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Kumar Barve
Maryland House of Delegates District 17
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 24
Majority Leader, Maryland State House of Delegates
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1990
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sGeorgetown University, 1980
Date of birthSeptember 8, 1958
Place of birthSchenectady, New York
ProfessionFinancial Analyst
Office website
Kumar P. Barve (b. September 8, 1958) is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 17 and serving as Majority Leader. He was first elected to the chamber in 1990.


Barve's professional experience includes working as a financial analyst.

Committee assignments


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


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



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. Andrew Platt and incumbents Kumar P. Barve and Jim Gilchrist defeated Susan Hoffmann, Laurie-Ann Sayles and George Zamora in the Democratic primary and were unopposed in the general election.[1][2]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 17 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKumar P. Barve Incumbent 25.4% 5,749
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Gilchrist Incumbent 20.3% 4,599
Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew Platt 20.3% 4,596
Susan Hoffmann 19.9% 4,509
Laurie-Ann Sayles 10.6% 2,409
George Zamora 3.5% 798
Total Votes 22,660


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Barve successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010. He came in first, securing the first of three available seats in the district.[3]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 17 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kumar Barve (D) 20,720
Green check mark transparent.png James Gilchrist (D) 20,704
Green check mark transparent.png Luiz Simmons (D) 20,469
Daniel Campos (R) 10,646
Craig Frick (R) 8,945
Josephine Wang (R) 8,736


On November 7, 2006, Kumar Barve ran for District 17 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the third of three seats, losing to James Gilchrist and Luiz Simmons but beating Mary Haley, Josephine Wang, and Paul Hnarakis.[4]

Kumar Barve raised $102,830 for his campaign.[5]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 17
Candidates Votes Percent
James Gilchrist (D) 23,524 25.4%
Luiz Simmons (D) 22,148 23.9%
Kumar Barve (D) 21,994 23.7%
Mary Haley (R) 9,016 9.7%
Josephine Wang (R) 8,384 9.0%
Paul Hnarakis (R) 7,535 8.1%
Write-Ins 75 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Barve was up for re-election, he collected $94,553 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Maryland House of Delegates 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kumar Barve's campaign in 2010
Maryland Realtors Association$5,500
Seiu 1199$4,000
Mcgeo Food & Commercial Workers Local 1994$3,000
Cavanagh, Mr Terry$2,000
Hemphill, Robert H$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $94,553


In 2006, Kumar Barve collected $102,830 in donations.[7]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Maryland Realtors Association $2,250
Robert Hemphill $2,000
Montgomery County Medical Society $2,000
Constellation Energy Group $2,000
Maryland State Dental Association $1,750


Barve is Vice-Chair of the Montgomery County Delegation, and a member of the Gaithersburg and Upper Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, Indian Cultural Coordinating Committee, Maryland Citizen Action Coalition, Maryland National Abortion Rights Action League, and the Washingtonian Towns Civic Association.[8]

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