Kathy Szeliga

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Kathy Szeliga
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Maryland House of Delegates District 7
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
Minority Whip, Maryland House of Delegates
April 30, 2013 - present
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sTowson State University, 1994
BirthdayOctober 10, 1961
Place of birthBaltimore, Maryland
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
Office website
Kathy Szeliga (b. Oct. 10, 1961) is a Republican member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 7. She was first elected to the chamber in 2011. Szeliga began serving as Minority Whip following an April 30, 2013 closed-door vote that saw the ouster of Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio.[1]


Szeliga earned her B.A. in Elementary Education from Towson University in 1994. Her professional experience includes working as a teacher and a small business owner.

Committee assignments


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

  • Appropriations
  • Oversight Committee on Pensions
  • Subcommittee on Education and Economic Development


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Steinbeisser served on these committees: Appropriations[2]


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Kathy Szeliga endorsed Rick Perry in the 2012 presidential election. [3]



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland House of Delegates took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Bob Bowie, Jr., Pete Definbaugh and Norman Gifford, Jr. were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbents Rick Impallaria, Pat McDonough and Kathy Szeliga defeated David Seman and Tina Sutherland in the Republican primary. Impallaria, McDonough and Szeliga defeated Bowie, Definbaugh, and Gifford for three seats in the general election.[4][5]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 7 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPat McDonough Incumbent 29% 6,971
Green check mark transparent.pngKathy Szeliga Incumbent 25.5% 6,125
Green check mark transparent.pngRick Impallaria Incumbent 24.1% 5,790
David Seman 14.5% 3,483
Tina Sutherland 7% 1,675
Total Votes 24,044


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Szeliga successfully won election, coming in third in the general election on November 2, 2010 to capture the third of three seats.[6]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 7 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Patrick McDonough (R) 27,217
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Impallaria (R) 25,450
Green check mark transparent.png Kathy Szeliga (R) 24,573
Jeff Beard (D) 14,885
Kristina Sargent (D) 13,551
James Morrow (D) 11,960

Campaign donors


In 2010, Szeliga raised $75,375 in contributions.[7]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Cmte To Elect James M Kelly $6,000
Andy Harris For Maryl& Campaign Cmte $5,000
Szeliga, Kathy Y $5,000
Daniel G Schuster Inc $3,000


Szeliga and her husband, Mark, have two children.

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