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Tawanna Gaines

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Tawanna Gaines
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Maryland House of Delegates District 22
Incumbent
In office
December 21, 2001-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Deputy Majority Whip, Maryland State House of Representatives
2003-2007
Compensation
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$142/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedDecember 21, 2001
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, Town of Berwyn Heights
2000-2001
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 1, 1952
Place of birthWashington, DC
ProfessionUniversity of Maryland, College Park
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Tawanna P. Gaines (b. February 1, 1952) is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 22 and serving as Deputy Majority Whip. She was first appointed to the chamber on December 21, 2001.

Biography

Gaines' professional experience includes working as Coordinator of the National Student Exchange Program at the University of Maryland College Park.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Appropriations
  • Oversight Committee on Personnel
  • Subcommittee on Capital Budget
  • Subcommittee on Transportation and Environment, Chair

2009-2010

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

  • Appropriations
    • Oversight Committee on Personnel
    • Subcommittee on Capital Budget
    • Subcommittee on Transportation and Environment (Chair)

Elections

2014

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 Tawanna P. Gaines, Anne Healey and Alonzo T. Washington will face Rushern L. Baker IV in the Democratic primary.[1]

2010

See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Gaines successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010. She won the first of three seats. No Republicans ran in the district.[2]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 22 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Tawanna Gaines (D) 18,550
Green check mark transparent.png Justin Ross (D) 17,399
Green check mark transparent.png Anne Healey (D) 17,302

2006

On November 7, 2006, Tawanna Gaines ran for District 22 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the first of three seats, beating Anne Healey and Justin Ross.[3]

Tawanna Gaines raised $17,518 for her campaign.[4]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 22
Candidates Votes Percent


Tawanna Gaines (D) 17,572 33.9%
Anne Healey (D) 17,258 33.3%
Justin Ross (D) 16,818 32.4%
Write-Ins 187 0.4%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Gaines was up for re-election, she collected $22,873 in donations.[5]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:


2006

In 2006, Tawanna Gaines collected $17,518 in donations.[6]

Her four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Tawanna Gaines $2,648
Maryland Hospital Association $1,500
Health Facilities Association of Maryland $750
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association $750

Personal

Gaines is a member of the Maryland Veterans Caucus, Women Legislators of Maryland Executive Board, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, and Women Legislators of Maryland.[7]

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