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U.S. Senate delegation from Maryland

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This page displays current and historical information pertaining to the U.S. Senate delegation from Maryland.

Current members

The current members of the U.S. Senate from Maryland are:


Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Barbara Mikulski
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Maryland 1987January 3, 2017November 8, 2016LinkCharles McC. Mathias, Jr. (R)
Ben Cardin
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Maryland 2007January 3, 2019November 2018LinkPaul Sarbanes (D)

Election history


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Class I

Senators in Class I were elected to office in the November 2012 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election.[1] Class I terms run from the beginning of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2013, to the end of the 115th Congress on January 3, 2019.[1]

2012

U.S. Senate, Maryland General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBen Cardin Incumbent 56% 1,474,028
     Republican Dan Bongino 26.3% 693,291
     Libertarian Dean Ahmad 1.2% 32,252
     Independent Rob Sobhani 16.4% 430,934
     Democratic Lih Young (Write-in) 0% 163
     Republican Mary Podlesak (Write-in) 0% 21
     Independent Brandy Baker 0% 151
     Independent Ed Tinus 0% 48
     N/A Other Write-ins 0.1% 2,346
Total Votes 2,633,234
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections "U.S. Senator"

2006
On November 7, 2006, Benjamin Cardin won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Michael S. Steele (R), Kevin Zeese (Green) and Lih Young (Write-in, D) in the general election.[2]

U.S. Senate, Maryland General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBenjamin Cardin 54.2% 965,477
     Republican Michael S. Steele 44.2% 787,182
     Green Kevin Zeese 1.5% 27,564
     Write-in Democratic Lih Young 0% 120
     N/A Write-in 0% 796
Total Votes 1,781,139

2000
On November 7, 2000, Paul S. Sarbanes (D) won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Paul H. Rappaport (R) and Corrogan R. Vaughn in the general election.[3]

U.S. Senate, North Carolina General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul S. Sarbanes 63.2% 1,230,013
     Republican Paul H. Rappaport 36.7% 715,178
     N/A Corrogan R. Vaughn 0% 113
     N/A Other 0.1% 1,594
Total Votes 1,946,898

Class III

Senators in Class III were elected to office in the November 2010 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class III terms run from the beginning of the 112th Congress on January 3, 2011, to the end of the 114th Congress on January 3, 2017.

2010
On November 2, 2010, Barbara Mikulski won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated Eric Wargotz (R), Richard Shawver (Constitution), Kenniss Henry (Green), Claud L. Ashbury (Write-in, R), Donald Kaplan (Write-in), James T. Lynch, Jr. (Write-in, D), Lih Young (Write-in), Denise L. Whittington (Write-in), Robert J. Evans (Write-in) and Mary Catherine Podlesak (Write-in, R) in the general election.[4]

U.S. Senate, Maryland General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Mikulski incumbent 62.2% 1,140,531
     Republican Eric Wargotz 35.8% 655,666
     Constitution Richard Shawver 0.8% 14,746
     Green Kenniss Henry 1.1% 20,717
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 1,644
     Write-in Republican Claud L. Ashbury 0% 204
     N/A Donald Kaplan 0% 110
     Write-in Democratic James T. Lynch, Jr. 0% 84
     N/A Lih Young 0% 80
     N/A Denise L. Whittington 0% 56
     N/A Robert J. Evans 0% 14
     Write-in Republican Mary Catherine Podlesak 0% 6
Total Votes 1,833,858

2004
On November 2, 2004, Barbara Mikulski won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated E.J. Pipkin (R), Maria Allwine (Green), Thomas Trump (Constitution), Robert Gemmill II (Write-in), Ray Bly (Write-in) and Dennard A. Gayle-El, Sr. (Write-in) in the general election.[5]

U.S. Senate, Maryland General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Mikulski incumbent 64.8% 1,504,697
     Republican E.J. Pipkin 33.7% 783,055
     Green Maria Allwine 1.1% 24,816
     Constitution Thomas Trump 0.4% 9,009
     Write-in Robert Gemmill 0% 204
     Write-in Ray Bly 0% 109
     Write-in Dennard A. Gayle-El, Sr. 0% 47
Total Votes 2,321,937

1998
On November 3, 1998, Barbara Mikulski won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated Ross Z. Pierpont in the general election.[6]

U.S. Senate, Maryland General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Mikulski incumbent 70.5% 1,062,810
     Republican Ross Z. Pierpoint 29.5% 444,637
Total Votes 1,507,447

1992
On November 3, 1992, Barbara Mikulski won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated Alan L. Keyes (R) in the general election.[7]

U.S. Senate, Maryland General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Mikulski incumbent 71% 1,307,610
     Republican Alan L. Keyes 29% 533,688
Total Votes 1,841,298

1986
On November 4, 1986, Barbara Mikulski won election to the United States Senate. She defeated Linda Chavez (R) in the general election.[8]

U.S. Senate, Maryland General Election, 1986
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Mikulski 60.7% 675,225
     Republican Linda Chavez 39.3% 437,411
     N/A Write-in 0% 1
Total Votes 1,112,637

Historical members

The following individuals were elected to the U.S. Senate from Maryland.

Historical Representation to the US Senate by Party from Louisiana
Party Total
     Republican 16
     Democratic 25
     Federalist 6
     Pro-Administration 3
     Anti-Jacksonian 2
     Whig 7
     Unionist 3
Total Senators 62
Class 1 Senators from Maryland
Class 1 Senators from Maryland
Senator Years Served Party
Charles Carroll 1789-1792 PRO-ADMIN
Richard Potts 1793-1796 PRO-ADMIN,F
John E. Howard 1796-1803 F
Samuel Smith 1803-1815 Republican
Robert G. Harper 1816-1816 F
Alexander Contee Hanson 1816-1819 F
William Pinkney 1819-1822 Republican
Samuel Smith 1822-1833 Republican
Joseph Kent 1833-1837 AJ,W
William D. Merrick 1838-1845 W
Reverdy Johnson 1845-1849 W
David Stewart 1849-1850 W
Thomas G. Pratt 1850-1857 W,OP
Anthony Kennedy 1857-1863 AM,U
Reverdy Johnson 1863-1868 Democratic
William Pinkney Whyte 1868-1869 Democratic
William T. Hamilton 1869-1875 Democratic
William Pinkney Whyte 1875-1881 Democratic
Arthur P. Gorman 1881-1899 Democratic
Louis E. McComas 1899-1905 Republican
Isidor Rayner 1905-1912 Democratic
William P. Jackson 1912-1914 Republican
Blair Lee 1914-1917 Democratic
Joseph I. France 1917-1923 Republican
William Cabell Bruce 1923-1929 Democratic
Phillips Lee Goldsborough 1929-1935 Republican
George L. P. Radcliffe 1935-1947 Democratic
Herbert R. O'Conor 1947-1953 Democratic
J. Glenn Beall, Sr. 1953-1965 Republican
Joseph D. Tydings 1965-1971 Democratic
J. Glenn Beall, Jr. 1971-1977 Republican
Paul S. Sarbanes 1977-2007 Democratic
Benjamin L. Cardin 2007-Present Democratic
Class 3 Senators from Maryland
Class 3 Senators from Maryland
Senator Years Served Party
John Henry 1789-1797 PRO-ADMIN,F
James Lloyd 1797-1800 F
William Hindman 1800-1801 F
Robert Wright 1801-1806 Republican
Philip Reed 1806-1813 Republican
Robert H. Goldsborough 1813-1819 F
Edward Lloyd 1819-1826 Republican
Ezekiel F. Chambers 1826-1834 ADAMS,AJ
Robert H. Goldsborough 1835-1836 AJ
John S. Spence 1836-1840 AJ,W
John Leeds Kerr 1841-1843 W
James A. Pearce 1843-1862 Democratic
Thomas H. Hicks 1862-1865 U
John A. J. Creswell 1865-1867 U
George Vickers 1868-1873 Democratic
George R. Dennis 1873-1879 Democratic
James B. Groome 1879-1885 Democratic
Ephraim King Wilson 1885-1891 Democratic
Charles H. Gibson 1891-1897 Democratic
George L. Wellington 1897-1903 Republican
Arthur P. Gorman 1903-1906 Democratic
William Pinkney Whyte 1906-1908 Democratic
John Walter Smith 1908-1921 Democratic
Ovington E. Weller 1921-1927 Republican
Millard E. Tydings 1927-1951 Democratic
John Marshall Butler 1951-1963 Republican
Daniel B. Brewster 1963-1969 Democratic
Charles McC. Mathias, Jr. 1969-1987 Republican
Barbara A. Mikulski 1987-Present Democratic

See also

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