Robin Ficker

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Robin Ficker
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Maryland, District 6
PartyRepublican
Prior offices
Maryland House of Delegates
1979-1983
Education
Bachelor'sUnited States Military Academy
Master'sAmerican University
J.D.University of Baltimore School of Law
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Robin Ficker (b.1943) was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 6th Congressional District of Maryland. Ficker is a real estate broker, political activist, and lawyer from Montgomery County, Maryland. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. Ficker was defeated by incumbent Roscoe Bartlett in the Republican primary on April 3, 2012.[1]

Biography

Ficker was educated at the United States Military Academy and has a JD from the University of Baltimore School of Law, and an M.A. in administration from American University.

Career

Ficker was a Republican member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1979 to 1983.

On December 8, 2008, the Maryland Court of Appeals reinstated Ficker to the practice of law[2] after temporarily suspending his law license on June 7, 2007.[3] In 1997, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Ficker successfully challenged the constitutionality of a Maryland law forbidding lawyers from targeted direct-mail solicitation of criminal and traffic defendants within thirty days of arrest.[4]

Issues

Political Positions


Robin Ficker comments on Michael Jordan

Ficker is known for proposing anti-tax ballot initiatives.[5] A county initiative he proposed for the November 2008 ballot (Montgomery County Question B (2008)) prevailed by about 5,000 votes.[6] The measure requires the nine-member Montgomery County Council to vote unanimously to raise property tax revenue above the local limit. The victory earned him the Libertarian Party's Free Market Hero of the week award.[7]

Elections

2012

See also: Maryland's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

Ficker ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Maryland's 6th District. Ficker sought the nomination on the Republican ticket, but he was defeated by Roscoe Bartlett in the April 3, 2012, primary. [8]

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was January 11, 2012.[9]

U.S. House, Maryland, District 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRoscoe G. Bartlett Incumbent 43.6% 17,600
Kathy Afzali 10.2% 4,115
David R. Brinkley 19.8% 7,987
Robert Coblentz 2.4% 970
Robin Ficker 7.1% 2,854
Peter James 2.3% 933
Joseph T. Krysztoforski 7.6% 3,073
Brandon Orman Rippeon 7% 2,843
Total Votes 40,375

2009

He was a Republican candidate in the 2009 Montgomery County Council special election.[10]

2006

Ficker ran for Montgomery County Executive in 2006 as an independent, and received 28,063 votes, more than any other independent candidate in Montgomery County has earned.[11]

Personal

Ficker appeared in Bethesda Magazine's "67 Things We Love About Bethesda" list.[12]

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Acknowledgement: Parts of this article were taken from Wikipedia's article on Robin Ficker under Wikipedia's copyleft rules.