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Stephen Hershey, Jr.
Stephen Hershey, Jr..jpg
Maryland State Senate District 36
In office
October 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$142/day
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedSeptember 18, 2013
Appointed byMartin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maryland House of Delegates, District 36
2011 - 2013
Bachelor'sCatholic University of America, 1987
Master'sGeorge Washington University, 2002
Date of birthMay 2, 1964
Place of birthWashington, DC
ProfessionVice-President, Jones Lang LaSalle
Office website
Stephen S. Hershey, Jr. (b. May 2, 1964) is a Republican member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 36. He was first appointed to the chamber on September 18, 2013. Hershey replaced E. J. Pipkin (R), who resigned to move out of the state.[1]

Hershey served in the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 36 from 2011 to 2013, when he resigned to join the Senate.


Hershey earned his B.C.E. in Civil Engineering from the Catholic University of America in 1987 and his M.B.A. from George Washington University in 2002. His professional experience includes working as the Vice President of Jones Lang LaSalle.

Committee assignments


After being sworn into the Maryland State Senate, Hershey served on the following committees:

Maryland Committee Assignments, 2013
Judicial Proceedings


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

  • Economic Matters
  • Subcommittee on Banking, Economic Development, Science and Technology
  • Subcommittee on Unemployment Insurance



See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland State Senate 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. Ben Tilghman was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Stephen Hershey, Jr. defeated Richard Sossi in the Republican primary. Hershey defeated Tilghman in the general election.[2][3]

Maryland State Senate District 36, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Hershey, Jr. Incumbent 67.2% 27,876
     Democratic Ben Tilghman 32.8% 13,612
Total Votes 41,488

Maryland State Senate, District 36 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Hershey, Jr. Incumbent 56% 6,007
Richard Sossi 44% 4,720
Total Votes 10,727


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Hershey defeated incumbent Richard Sossi in the September 14 Republican primary. He was unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 36 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Stephen Hershey, Jr. (R) 32,364
Green check mark transparent.png Jay Jacobs (R) 26,979
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Smigiel, Sr. (R) 26,925
William Manlove (D) 17,453
Arthur Hock (D) 16,472

Campaign donors


In 2010, Hershey raised $22,341 in contributions.[5]

He contributed the most to his campaign, $19,000.


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Stephen Hershey, Jr. endorsed Rick Perry in the 2012 presidential election. [6]


Hershey is married.

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Political offices
Preceded by
E. J. Pipkin (R)
Maryland Senate District 36
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Richard Sossi (R)
Maryland House District 36
Succeeded by
Steve Arentz (R)