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Maryland, House of Delegates, District 12

Maryland House of Delegates District 12
Current incumbentsEric Ebersole Democratic Party
Terri L. Hill Democratic Party
Jessica Feldmark Democratic Party

Maryland's state house district twelve is held by Democratic Representatives Eric Ebersole, Terri L. Hill, and Jessica Feldmark.

Maryland state delegates represent an average of 40,947 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 37,564 residents.

About the office

Members of the Maryland House of Delegates serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Maryland legislators assume office the second Wednesday in January after the election.

Qualifications

Section 9 of Article 3 of the Maryland Constitution states:

A person is eligible to serve as a Senator or Delegate, who on the date of his election, (1) is a citizen of the State of Maryland, (2) has resided therein for at least one year next preceding that date, and (3) if the district which he has been chosen to represent has been established for at least six months prior to the date of his election, has resided in that district for six months next preceding that date.

If the district which the person has been chosen to represent has been established less than six months prior to the date of his election, then in addition to (1) and (2) above, he shall have resided in the district for as long as it has been established.

A person is eligible to serve as a Senator, if he has attained the age of twenty-five years, or as a Delegate, if he has attained the age of twenty-one years, on the date of his election.

Salaries

State legislators
SalaryPer diem
$50,330/year$106/day for lodging; $47/day for meals.

Vacancies

The governor is responsible for filling all vacancies in the house.

The governor has 30 days after the vacancy to make an appointment based on the recommendations of the political party committee that holds the vacant seat. The political party committee has up to 30 days after the vacancy to submit a list of recommended candidates to the governor. If the party committee fails to act within the 30 day deadline, the governor has 15 days to appoint a person from the political party that last held the seat.

The person appointed to the seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term.

Elections

2018

General election
General election for Maryland House of Delegates District 12 (3 seats)

The following candidates ran in the general election for Maryland House of Delegates District 12 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Eric Ebersole (D)
22.7
30,478

Jessica Feldmark (D)
21.9
29,427

Terri L. Hill (D)
21.8
29,313

Melanie Harris (R)
12.3
16,536

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Bob Cockey (R)
11.3
15,141

Michael Russell (R)
10.0
13,509
Other/Write-in votes
0.1
126

Total votes: 134,530
Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for Maryland House of Delegates District 12 (3 seats)

The following candidates ran in the Democratic primary for Maryland House of Delegates District 12 on June 26, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Terri L. Hill (D)
29.9
9,920

Eric Ebersole (D)
28.1
9,326

Jessica Feldmark (D)
21.4
7,104

Mark Weaver (D)
5.9
1,943

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Dario Broccolino (D)
5.7
1,896

James Howard (D)
3.9
1,283

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Malcolm Heflin (D)
2.7
892

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Jonathan Bratt (D)
2.4
793

Total votes: 33,157
Republican primary election
Republican primary for Maryland House of Delegates District 12 (3 seats)

Melanie Harris, Bob Cockey, and Michael Russell advanced from the Republican primary for Maryland House of Delegates District 12 on June 26, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Melanie Harris (R)
35.0
2,724

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Bob Cockey (R)
33.0
2,568

Michael Russell (R)
32.0
2,488

Total votes: 7,780


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. Eric Ebersole, Terri L. Hill and Clarence K. Lam defeated Brian S. Bailey, Jay Fred Cohen, Rebecca P. Dongarra, Michael Gisriel, Renee McGuirk-Spence, Adam Sachs and Nick Stewart in the Democratic primary, while Gordon Bull, Joseph D. "Joe" Hooe and Rick Martel were unopposed in the Republican primary. Ebersole, Hill and Lam defeated Bull, Hooe and Martel for three seats in the general election.

Maryland House of Delegates District 12, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEric Ebersole 19% 19,274
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTerri L. Hill 18.9% 19,236
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngClarence K. Lam 18.3% 18,568
Republican Joseph D. "Joe" Hooe 15.9% 16,171
Republican Rick Martel 14.1% 14,290
Republican Gordon Bull 13.9% 14,146
Total Votes 101,685

Maryland House of Delegates, District 12 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngClarence K. Lam 21.3% 6,307
Green check mark transparent.pngTerri L. Hill 20.5% 6,059
Green check mark transparent.pngEric Ebersole 14.9% 4,427
Rebecca P. Dongarra 12.8% 3,782
Nick Stewart 10.1% 2,991
Renee McGuirk-Spence 6.4% 1,908
Brian S. Bailey 5.3% 1,576
Michael Gisriel 4.2% 1,246
Adam Sachs 2.5% 747
Jay Fred Cohen 2% 580
Total Votes 29,623

Campaign contributions

From 2014 to 2014, candidates for Maryland House of Delegates District 12 raised a total of $656,874. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $50,529 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Maryland House of Delegates District 12
Year Amount Candidates Average
2014 $656,874 13 $50,529
Total $656,874 13 $50,529