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Talmadge Branch

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Talmadge Branch
Maryland House of Delegates District 45
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 19
Majority Whip, Maryland State House of Delegates
Deputy Majority Whip, Maryland State House of Delegates
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$142/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSalisbury State College, 1980
Associate'sEssex Community College, 1978
BirthdayJanuary 30, 1956
Place of birthNorth Hampton County, NC
Office website
Talmadge Branch (b. January 30, 1956) is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 45 and serving as Majority Whip. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Branch served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Branch served on these committees:



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland House of Delegates will consist of a primary election on June 24, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbents Talmadge Branch and Cheryl D. Glenn will face Marques Dent, Cory V. McCray, Kevin W. Parson, Harry Spikes, Robert Stokes, Sr. and Aaron Keith Wilkes in the Democratic primary, while Rick Saffery will face Larry O. Wardlow, Jr. in the Republican primary. Ronald M. Owens-Bey is running as a Libertarian Party candidate.[1]


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Branch successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010, taking the first of three seats.[2]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 45 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Talmadge Branch (D) 18,676
Green check mark transparent.png Cheryl Glenn (D) 18,232
Green check mark transparent.png Hattie Harrison (D) 17,564
Rick Saffery (R) 2,799
Larry Wardlow (R) 2,622
Ronald Owens-Bey (L) 2,309


On November 7, 2006, Talmadge Branch ran for District 45 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the third of three seats, losing to Cheryl Glenn and Hattie Harrison but beating Ronald Owens-Bey.[3]

Talmadge Branch raised $135,133 for his campaign.[4]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 45
Candidates Votes Percent

Cheryl Glenn (D) 16,911 32.6%
Hattie Harrison (D) 16,084 31.0%
Talmadge Branch (D) 16,014 30.9%
Ronald Owens-Bey (P) 2,727 5.3%
Write-Ins 111 0.2%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Branch was up for re-election, he collected $101,280 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:


Branch is a member of the Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement Advisory Board of Salisbury University, America's Fund, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Conference of State Legislatures, and the State Interagency Coordinating Committee, Infants & Toddlers Program.[6]

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