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Pat McDonough

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Patrick McDonough
Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House of Representatives, Maryland's 2nd Congressional District
Date of primaryApril 3, 2012
General electionNovember 6, 2012
Current office
Maryland House of Delegates District 7
In office
1979-1983, 2003-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position (current service)12
Years in position (previous service)4
Base salary$13,852/year
Per diem$70/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthSeptember 12, 1943
Place of birthBaltimore, MD
ProfessionBusiness Entrepreneur
Office website

Patrick McDonough (b. September 12, 1943) is a Republican member of the Maryland House of Delegates. He has represented District 7 from 1979-83 and currently since 2002. McDonough is a 2012 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 2nd Congressional District of Maryland.


McDonough has worked as a marketing and communication group's executive, publisher, and radio talk show host/producer.

He is a member of the Classroom Coalition, Harford County Pro Life, Hawthorn Civic Association, Joppa Residents Council, Maryland Coalition Against Crime, Maryland Leadership Council, and the Route 40 Business Civic Association.

McDonough belongs to the Maryland Veterans Caucus, Route 43 Advisory Committee, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, and the Maryland Rural Caucus.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McDonough has been appointed to these committees:


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



See also: Maryland's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

McDonough is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Maryland's 2nd District. McDonough is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket.[2] The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was January 11, 2012. The primary elections will be held on April 3, 2012. McDonough faces opposition from Larry Smith, Nancy Jacobs, Howard Orton, Vladmir Degen, and Richard Impallaria on the Republican ticket. Incumbent Dutch Ruppersberger is running for re-election unopposed on the Democratic ticket.


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

McDonough successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010. He came in first to capture one of three available seats.[3]

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


On November 7, 2006, Patrick McDonough ran for District 7 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the first of three seats, beating Richard Impallaria, J.B. Jennings, Linda Hart, Jack Sturgill, Rebecca Nelson, and Kim Fell. [4]

Patrick McDonough raised $57,177 for his campaign.[5]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 7
Candidates Votes Percent
Patrick McDonough (R) 21,189 18.6%
Richard Impallaria (R) 21,333 18.7%
J.B. Jennings (R) 23,184 20.3%
Linda Hart (D) 17,122 15.0%
Jack Sturgill (D) 15,390 13.5%
Rebecca Nelson (D) 13,481 11.8%
Kim Fell (G) 2,307 2.0%
Write-Ins 83 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which McDonough was up for re-election, he collected $53,624 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Maryland House of Delegates 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Pat McDonough's campaign in 2010
Maryland Realtors Association$1,600
American Fleet Services$1,400
Epic Pharmacies$1,100
Maryland Dental Association$1,050
Restaurant Association Of Maryland$850
Total Raised in 2010 $53,624


In 2006 Patrick McDonough collected $57,177 in donations. [7]

His three largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Pat McDonough $2,300
Maryland State Funeral Directors Association $1,200
Epic Pharmacies $1,200

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