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Quick Facts
Personal Details

Benjamin Kramer (Democratic Party) is a member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 19. He assumed office on January 9, 2019. His current term ends on January 10, 2023.

Kramer (Democratic Party) ran for election to the Maryland State Senate to represent District 19. He won in the general election on November 6, 2018.

Kramer is a former Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 19 from 2007 to 2019.

Benjamin Kramer was born in Wheaton, Maryland. He earned a bachelor's degree in law enforcement from the University of Maryland at College Park. Kramer's career experience includes owning a small business.

Caucuses/Former Committees

Former Chair, Banking, Economic Development, Science and Technology Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates

Former Member, Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Biotechnology Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates

Former Member, Economic Matters Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates

Former Member, Family Law Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates

Former Member, Property and Casualty Insurance Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates

Education

  • BA, Law Enforcement, University of Maryland, College Park, 1979

Political Experience

  • BA, Law Enforcement, University of Maryland, College Park, 1979
  • Senator, Maryland State Senate, District 19, 2019-present
  • Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 19, 2006-2019
  • Candidate, Maryland State Senate, District 19, 2018

Former Committees/Caucuses

Former Chair, Banking, Economic Development, Science and Technology Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates

Former Member, Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Biotechnology Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates

Former Member, Economic Matters Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates

Former Member, Family Law Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates

Former Member, Property and Casualty Insurance Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Audit and Evaluation

Member, Finance

Member, Protocol

Member, Subcommittee on Energy and Public Utilities

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • BA, Law Enforcement, University of Maryland, College Park, 1979
  • Senator, Maryland State Senate, District 19, 2019-present
  • Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 19, 2006-2019
  • Candidate, Maryland State Senate, District 19, 2018
  • Member, Advisory Council on Quality Care at the End of Life, Maryland, 2019-present
  • Member, Commission on Aging, Maryland, 2019-present
  • Member, E-Facts Task Force, Maryland, 2019-present
  • Vice-Chair, Bi-County Agency Committee, Montgomery County Delegation, 2011-present
  • Member, American Red Cross, Montgomery County Chapter
  • Member, Board of Directors, Montgomery County Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Member, Board of Directors, Reginald Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children
  • Former President, Bowie Mill Civic Association
  • Former Member, Citizens Advisory Board, Montgomery County Police
  • Former President, Derwood Civic Association
  • Member, Liquor Control Task Force, Montgomery County
  • Member, Montgomery County Delegation
  • Member, Wheaton/Glenmont Police Citizens Advisory Board
  • Member, Wheaton Redevelopment Steering Committee
  • Member, Task Force to Study Economic Development and Apprenticeships, 2013
  • Member, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Matters Committee Montgomery County Delegation, 2007-2010
  • Member, Bi-County Committee, Montgomery County Delegation, 2007
Elections

2018

General election
General election for Maryland State Senate District 19

Benjamin Kramer defeated David Jeang in the general election for Maryland State Senate District 19 on November 6, 2018.

Benjamin Kramer (D)
88.0%
39,393 Votes

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David Jeang (G)
10.7%
4,795 Votes
Other/Write-in votes
1.3%
574 Votes

Total votes: 44,762

Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for Maryland State Senate District 19

Benjamin Kramer advanced from the Democratic primary for Maryland State Senate District 19 on June 26, 2018.

Benjamin Kramer
100.0%
13,739 Votes

Total votes: 13,739

Republican primary election
Republican primary for Maryland State Senate District 19

Alirio Martinez Jr. advanced from the Republican primary for Maryland State Senate District 19 on June 26, 2018.

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Alirio Martinez Jr.
100.0%
1,858 Votes

Total votes: 1,858

Withdrawn or disqualified candidates

  • Alirio Martinez Jr. (R)


2014

Elections for the Maryland House of Delegates 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. Marice I. Morales and incumbents Bonnie Cullison and Ben Kramer defeated Paul Bardack, Melodye A. Berry and Charlotte Crutchfield in the Democratic primary. Martha Schaerr was unopposed in the Republican primary. Cullison, Kramer and Morales defeated Schaerr for three seats in the general election.

Maryland House of Delegates District 19, General Election, 2014

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBen Kramer Incumbent 29.1% 22,238
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBonnie Cullison Incumbent 28% 21,394
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarice I. Morales 26.3% 20,104
Republican Martha Schaerr 16.5% 12,622
Total Votes 76,358

Maryland House of Delegates, District 19 Democratic Primary, 2014

Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBen Kramer Incumbent 28.5% 8,196
Green check mark transparent.pngBonnie Cullison Incumbent 21.8% 6,279
Green check mark transparent.pngMarice I. Morales 17% 4,894
Charlotte Crutchfield 15.7% 4,512
Paul Bardack 12.8% 3,679
Melodye A. Berry 4.3% 1,238
Total Votes 28,798

2010

Kramer successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010. He won the first of three seats.

Maryland House of Delegates, District 19 General Election (2010)

Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Benjamin Kramer (D) 23,526
Green check mark transparent.png Sam Arora (D) 22,242
Green check mark transparent.png Bonnie Cullison (D) 21,795
Linn Rivera (R) 11,929
Tom Masser (R) 11,362

2006

On November 7, 2006, Benjamin Kramer ran for District 19 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the second of three seats, losing to Henry Heller but beating Roger Manno, John Joaquin, Thomas Hardman, and Tom Masser.

Benjamin Kramer raised $116,890 for his campaign.

Maryland House of Delegates, District 19

Candidates Votes Percent
Henry Heller (D) 24,928 23.6%
Benjamin Kramer (D) 24,707 23.3%
Roger Manno (D) 24,598 23.2%
John Joaquin (R) 10,647 10.1%
Thomas Hardman (R) 10,474 9.9%
Tom Masser (R) 10,348 9.8%
Write-Ins 141 0.1%