Jennie Forehand

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Jennie Forehand
Maryland State Senate District 17
In office
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 19
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
Prior offices
Maryland State House of Delegates
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1958
Place of birthNashville, TN
ProfessionPresident, Forehand Antiques and Interiors
Office website
Personal website
Jennie Forehand is a Democratic member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 17. She was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

Forehand earned her B.S. in Industrial Relations from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1958.[1]. Her professional experience includes working as a businesswoman, President of Forehand Antiques and Interiors, teacher, juvenile court probation counselor and statistician.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2010

Forehand defeated Republican candidate Adol Theo Owen-Williams II by a margin of 23,508 to 8,535 in the November 2 general election. [2]

In the September 14 primary election, Forehand defeated Cheryl Kagan by a margin of 4,129 to 3,773. [3]

Maryland State Senate, District 17 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jennie Forehand (D) 23,508 73.4%
Adol Theo Owen-Williams II (R) 8,535 26.6%


On November 7, 2006, Forehand ran unopposed for District 17 of the Maryland State Senate. [4]

Forehand raised $56,285 for her campaign.[5]

Maryland Senate, District 17
Candidates Votes Percent
Jennie Forehand (D) 27,588 98.6%
Write-Ins 392 1.4%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Forehand was up for re-election, she raised $91,107 in donations.[6]

Her four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Maryland Association for Justice $6,000
Maryland Realtors Association $5,500
Friends of Paula Hollinger $3,000
Maryland State Education Association $2,439


In 2006 Jennie Forehand collected $56,285 in donations. [7]

Her four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Aris Mardirossian $4,000
Maryland New Car & Truck Dealers Association $1,750
Marriott Business Servieces $1,000
Washington Area New Auto Dealers Association $1,000


Forehand is married with 2 children.[8]

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