Edward Kasemeyer

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Edward Kasemeyer
Maryland State Senate District 12
In office
1987-1990, 1995-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position (current service)19
Years in position (previous service)3
Majority Leader, Maryland State Senate
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'sWestern Maryland College, 1967
BirthdayJuly 18, 1945
Place of birthBaltimore, MD
ProfessionMortgage Banking
Office website
Edward Kasemeyer is a Democratic member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 12. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994 and previously served a term from 1987 to 1990.

Kasemeyer earned his Bachelors Degree from Western Maryland College in 1967.

Committee assignments


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


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

  • Budget and Taxation (Vice Chair)
  • Joint Committee on Investigation
  • Special Joint Committee on Pensions
  • Legislative Policy Committee
  • Executive Nominations Committee
  • Rules
  • Spending Affordability Committee
  • Joint Legislative Work Group to Study State, County and Municipal Fiscal Relationships (Co-Chair)
  • Health Care Delivery & Financing


Signature requirements reform

In April 2009, Kasemeyer sponsored legislation to loosen signature requirements to use a standard of "reasonable certainty" when evaluating petition signatures.



See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2010

Kasemeyer defeated Republican candidate Rick Martel by a margin of 24,981 to 17,568 in the November 2 general election. [1]

In the September 14 primary election, Kasemeyer ran unopposed. [2]

Maryland State Senate, District 12 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Edward Kasemeyer (D) 24,981 58.7%
RIck Martel (R) 17,568 41.3%


On November 7, 2006, Kasemeyer ran for District 12 of the Maryland State Senate, beating Richard Martel. [3]

Kasemeyer raised $71,067 for his campaign.[4]

Maryland Senate, District 12
Candidates Votes Percent
Edward Kasemeyer (D) 26,286 62.3%
Richard Martel (R) 15,884 37.6%
Write-Ins 29 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Kasemeyer was up for re-election, he raised $102,345 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Arizona Fine Wine & Spirits $4,000
Maryland Realtors Association $3,000
Health Policy Leadership Alliance $3,000
Service Employees DC & Maryland State Council 54 $3,000


In 2006 Edward Kasemeyer collected $71,067 in donations. [6]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Maryland Hospital Association $4,000
Maryland Realtors Association $3,250
National Association of Industrial & Office Properties $2,500
Maryland State Teachers Association $2,400


Kasemeyer has five children.[7]

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