Don Dwyer, Jr.

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Don Dwyer, Jr.
Maryland House of Delegates District 31
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 12
Deputy Minority Whip, Maryland State House of Delegates
Base salary$13,852/year
Per diem$70/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolGlen Burnie High School, 1976
Date of birthFebruary 11, 1958
Place of birthAnnapolis, MD
ProfessionExecutive Director, Institute on the Constitution
Office website
Don Dwyer, Jr. (b. February 11, 1958) is a Republican member of the Maryland House of Delegates. He has represented District 31 since January 8, 2003 and currently serves as Deputy Minority Whip.

Dwyer has been a Contract Aerospace Engineer, Business Consultant, Owner and Operator of American Screen and Poster, Incorporated, and Junior Manufacturing Engineer with Fairchild Republic Aircraft.

He is a member of the Maryland Veterans Caucus, American Legislative Exchange Council, and the Taxpayers Protection Caucus.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Dwyer has been appointed to these committees:


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



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Dwyer successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010. He took the third of three seats in the district.[2]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 31 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Nicholaus Kipke (R) 24,143
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Schuh (R) 22,805
Green check mark transparent.png Don Dwyer, Jr. (R) 22,452
Jeremiah Chiappelli (D) 12,943
Justin Towles (D) 11,968
Robert Eckert (D) 11,856
Joshua Crandall (L) 2,015
Cory Faust, Sr. (C) 1,660


On November 7, 2006, Don Dwyer, Jr. ran for District 31 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the third of three seats, losing to Steve Schuh and Nicholaus Kipke but beating Joan Cadden, Thomas Fleckenstein, and Craig Reynolds. [3]

Don Dwyer, Jr. raised $67,095 for his campaign.[4]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 31
Candidates Votes Percent
Steve Schuh (R) 19,049 18.4%
Nicholaus Kipke (R) 18,150 17.5%
Don Dwyer, Jr. (R) 17,558 17.0%
Joan Cadden (D) 17,533 16.9%
Thomas Fleckenstein (D) 16,654 16.1%
Craig Reynolds (D) 14,454 14.0%
Write-Ins 58 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2006 Don Dwyer, Jr. collected $67,095 in donations. [5]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Anne Arundel Republicans Legislators Slate $5,000
Southern Maryland Associated Builders & Contractors $4,000
Friends of Janet Greenip $3,000
Citizens for Les Belcher $2,500
A-A Recycle & Sand $2,300

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