James Mathias, Jr.

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James Mathias, Jr.
Maryland House of Delegates District 38B
Assumed office
June 12, 2006
Current term ends
Political party Democrat
Profession Small Business Owner
Website House site
James Mathias, Jr. (b. September 2, 1951) is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates. He has represented District 38B since being appointed in June 2006.

Mathias is a small business owner. He served as Mayor of Ocean City from 1996-2006, was a member of the Ocean City Council from 1990-1996, and the Board of Zoning Appeals from 1987-1990.

He is a member of the Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee, Lower Eastern Shore Children's Center Advisory Board, Maryland Tourism Development Board, and the Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bay.[1]

Committee assignments

  • Economic Matters
    • Subcommittee on Alcoholic Beverages
    • Subcommittee on Banking, Economic Development, Science and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commercial Law



On November 7, 2006, James Mathias, Jr. ran for District 38B of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the first of two seats, beating Norman Conway, Michael James and Bonnie Luna. [2]

James Mathias, Jr. raised $137,949 for his campaign.[3]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 38B
Candidates Votes Percent
James Mathias, Jr. (D) 15,082 26.6%
Norman Conway (D) 14,223 25.1%
Michael James (R) 13,969 24.6%
Bonnie Luna (R) 13,469 23.7%
Write-Ins 24 0.0%

Campaign donors


In 2006 James Mathias, Jr. collected $137,949 in donations. [4]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Friends of Norm Conway & Jim Mathias $6,000
Compleat Restorations $4,000
Bahia Marina Inc. $4,000
Royal Plus Inc. $4,000
Leighton Moore $4,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Maryland House of Delegates District 38B
Succeeded by