Adelaide Eckardt

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Adelaide Eckardt
Maryland House of Delegates District 37B
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 20
Deputy Minority 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'sUniversity of Maryland School of Nursing, 1978
Master'sUniversity of Maryland School of Nursing, 1981
OtherRN, Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing, 1964
Date of birthSeptember 8, 1943
Place of birthBryn Mawr, PA
ProfessionRegistered Nurse
Office website
Adelaide Eckardt (b. September 8, 1943) is a Republican member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 37B and serving as Minority Caucus Leader. She was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

Eckardt's professional experience includes working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Eastern Shore Hospital Center, Psychiatric Nurse Clinical Specialist, Adjunct Professor at University of Maryland and Salisbury University, a Consultant at Howard Community College, and a registered nurse.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Eckardt successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010. She took the first of two available seats in the district.[1]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 37B General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Adelaide Eckardt (R) 23,106
Green check mark transparent.png Jeannie Haddaway (R) 22,309
Patrice Stanley (D) 10,476


On November 7, 2006, Adelaide Eckardt ran for District 37B of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the first of two seats, beating Jeannie Haddaway, James A. Adkins, and Tim Quinn. [2]

Adelaide Eckardt raised $70,250 for her campaign.[3]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 37B
Candidates Votes Percent
Adelaide Eckardt (R) 19,980 34.5%
Jeannie Haddaway (R) 18,677 32.2%
James A. Adkins (D) 9,640 16.6%
Tim Quinn (D) 9,588 16.6%
Write-Ins 34 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Eckardt was up for re-election, she collected $34,804 in donations.[4]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:


In 2006 Adelaide Eckardt collected $70,250 in donations. [5]

Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Egypt Road LLC $1,900
Jean Shehan $1,000
Sonia Jones $1,000
Maryland State Dental Association $900
Constellation Energy Group $850


Eckardt is a member of the Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, Taxpayers Protection Caucus, Maryland Rural Caucus, Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement Advisory Board at Salisbury University, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, and the House Special Task Force on Drug and Alcohol Abuse.[6]

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