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Richard Sossi
Maryland House of Delegates District 36
Former member
Term in office began
January 8, 2003
Term in office ended
January 12, 2011
Political party Republican
Profession Owner, The Ship & Soldier Shop
Richard Sossi (b. June 23, 1943) was a Republican member of the Maryland House of Delegates. He represented District 36 from January 8, 2003 to January 12, 2011, serving as Deputy Minority Whip.

Sossi is Owner of The Ship & Soldier Shop. He previously worked as Department Manager of Montgomery Wards, realtor, and served in the United States Navy.

Sossi is Chair of the Queen Anne's County Delegation, and a member of the Maryland Veterans Caucus, Task Force on Traffic Capacity Across the Chesapeake Bay, Bainbridge Development Advisory Board, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, and the Maryland Rural Caucus.[1]

Committee assignments

  • Environmental Matters
    • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Agriculture Preservation and Open Space
    • Subcommittee on Housing and Real Property
    • Subcommittee on Natural Resources
  • Protocol



Sossi was defeated by Stephen Hershey, Jr. in the September 14 Republican primary. Sossi lost by a margin of 5,382 to 5,229.


On November 7, 2006, Richard Sossi ran for District 36 of the Maryland House of Delegates, beating Mary Walkup, Michael Smigiel, Sr., Wheeler Baker, Mark Guns, Joan Horsey, and Joseph Sanchez. [2]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 36
Candidates Votes
Richard Sossi (R) 19,450
Mary Walkup (R) 19,430
Michael Smigiel, Sr. (R) 17,764
Wheeler Baker (D) 16,950
Mark Guns (D) 15,475
Joan Horsey (D) 13,498
Joseph Sanchez (G) 4,137
Write-Ins 41

Campaign donors


In 2006 Richard Sossi collected $35,882 in donations. [3]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
O'Donnell-Shank Victory Fund $1,000
R W Marsh Enterprises Inc. $750
Mullin Appraisal Service $750
Chesapeake Bay Beach Club $750
Ellery Adams & The Rescue Team $700

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Political offices
Preceded by
Maryland House of Delegates District 36
2003–January 12, 2011
Succeeded by
Stephen Hershey, Jr.