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Murray Levy

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Murray Levy
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Maryland House of Delegates District 28
Incumbent
Assumed office
October 28, 2004
Current term ends
2011
Political party Democrat
Profession Legislator
Website House site
Murray Levy is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates. He has represented District 28 since his appointment on October 28, 2004.

Prior to his election to the House, Levy served as President of the County Commissioners of Charles County from 1994-2004. He has also served as Legislative Representative for the Maryland Association of Counties, Director of Public Works for Charles County, and Director of Finance for Charles County.

Levy is a member of the Maryland Democratic Business Caucus Steering Committee, Maryland Veterans Caucus, Maryland Rural Caucus, Rebuild La Plata Task Force, and the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland.[1]

Committee assignments

Elections

2006

On November 7, 2006, Murray Levy ran for District 28 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the second of three seats, losing to Sally Jameson but beating Peter Murphy, William Mayer, and James Crawford. [2]

Murray Levy raised $115,633 for his campaign.[3]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 28
Candidates Votes Percent


Sally Jameson (D) 24,051 24.5%
Murray Levy (D) 23,436 23.9%
Peter Murphy (D) 21,190 21.6%
William Mayer (R) 15,978 16.3%
James Crawford (R) 13,343 13.6%
Write-Ins 135 0.1%

Campaign donors

2006

In 2006 Murray Levy collected $115,633 in donations. [4]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Murray Levy $29,095
Supporters of Thomas MAC Middleton $3,100
Team Charles County $2,101
Hess Farm Partnership $1,500
IPH Properties $1,500

Pension funding gap

In November 2009, Maryland lawmakers learned how deep the pension gap was. Maryland's pension funds are missing the $17.5 billion more than the state has put aside (a total of $28.6 billion).[5]

The state will likely have to add $189 million to its teacher and employee pension funds by next year. Officials with the State Retirement Agency explained results from fiscal 2009 to the legislature. The $17.5 billion needed to close the gap is in addition to the approximately $28.6 billion that the pension office already has set aside.

Levy said the state would need to put aside an additional $541 million to the established $189 million it will contribute next year (but expressed doubt that this would happen). This would bring the state’s pension contributions close to $2 billion in fiscal 2010.

“I don’t think we’re even going to do the $189 million,” Levy said.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Maryland House of Delegates District 28
2004–present
Succeeded by
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