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Michael Busch
Maryland House of Delegates District 30
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 28
Speaker of the House, Maryland State House of Delegates
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1986
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sTemple University, 1970
Date of birthJanuary 4, 1947
Place of birthBaltimore, Maryland
ProfessionDepartment of Recreation and Parks, Anne Arundel County
Office website
Michael E. Busch (b. January 4, 1947) is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 30 and serving as Speaker of the House. He was first elected to the chamber in 1986.


Busch's professional experience includes working as Administrator for Youth Athletics in Anne Arundel County, and coach and teacher at Saint Mary's High School.

Committee assignments


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Busch 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. Incumbent Mike Busch and Chuck Ferrar defeated Laurie Sears Deppa, Cheryl Miller, Ridg Mills, Gordon Smith and Maria Triandos in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Herb McMillan and Genevieve Lindner were unopposed in the Republican primary. Busch and McMillan defeated Ferrar and Linder in the general election for two seats.[1][2]

Maryland House of Delegates District 30A, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHerb McMillan Incumbent 28% 14,484
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Busch Incumbent 27.6% 14,289
     Democratic Chuck Ferrar 23% 11,932
     Republican Genevieve Lindner 21.4% 11,100
Total Votes 51,805

Maryland House of Delegates, District 30A Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Busch Incumbent 39% 5,255
Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Ferrar 21.2% 2,854
Maria Triandos 13.8% 1,864
Cheryl Miller 13.2% 1,779
Laurie Sears Deppa 5.9% 794
Ridg Mills 5.1% 690
Gordon Smith 1.7% 227
Total Votes 13,463


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Busch successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010. He took the second of three seats in the district.[3]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 30 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ron George (R) 25,631
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Busch (D) 23,995
Green check mark transparent.png Herb McMillan (D) 22,553
Virginia Clagett (D) 21,142
Seth Howard (R) 20,080
Judd Legum (D) 19,760


On November 7, 2006, Michael Busch ran for District 30 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the first of three seats, beating Virginia Clagett, Ron George, Barbara Samorajczyk, Andy Smarick, Ron Elfenbein, and David Whitney.[4]

Michael Busch raised $773,672 for his campaign.[5]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 30
Candidates Votes Percent
Michael Busch (D) 22,479 17.1%
Virginia Clagett (D) 22,360 17.0%
Ron George (R) 21,811 16.6%
Barbara Samorajczyk (D) 21,758 16.5%
Andy Smarick (R) 20,594 15.6%
Ron Elfenbein (R) 20,457 15.5%
David Whitney (C) 2,225 1.7%
Write-Ins 80 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Busch was up for re-election, he collected $612,605 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:


In 2006, Michael Busch collected $773,672 in donations.[7]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Service Employees DC & Maryland State Council 54 $6,000
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters $5,500
Communications Workers Virginia $5,500
Maryland Bankers Association $4,000
Warminster Campus LP $4,000


Busch is a member of the University of Maryland Medical System Corporation Board of Directors, Government House Trust, and the Maryland Historical Trust.[8]

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