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Personal Details

Robin Ficker (b. 1943) was a 2016 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 6th Congressional District of Maryland. Ficker was defeated by Amie Hoeber in the primary.

Ficker was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 15 of the Maryland State Senate. He ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House to represent the 6th Congressional District of Maryland in 2012.

Ficker earned his B.S. from the United States Military Academy, his M.A. in administration from American University and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore. His professional experience includes working as a real estate broker, political activist and lawyer.

On December 8, 2008, the Maryland Court of Appeals reinstated Ficker to the practice of law after temporarily suspending his law license on June 7, 2007. In 1997, in the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th 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.

Elections

2016

rated this race as safely Democratic. In Maryland's 6th Congressional District, incumbent John Delaney (D) defeated Amie Hoeber (R), David Howser, George Gluck (G), and Ted Athey (Write-in) in the general election on November 8, 2016. Delaney defeated Tony Puca in the Democratic primary, while Hoeber defeated seven other Republican challengers to win the Republican nomination. The primary elections took place on April 26, 2016.

U.S. House, Maryland District 6 General Election, 2016

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Delaney Incumbent 56% 185,770
Republican Amie Hoeber 40.1% 133,081
Libertarian David Howser 2.1% 6,889
Green George Gluck 1.8% 5,824
N/A Write-in 0.1% 409
Total Votes 331,973
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections

U.S. House, Maryland District 6 Democratic Primary, 2016

Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Delaney Incumbent 84.9% 69,343
Tony Puca 15.1% 12,317
Total Votes 81,660
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections

U.S. House, Maryland District 6 Republican Primary, 2016

Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAmie Hoeber 29.3% 17,967
Terry Baker 22.6% 13,837
Frank Howard 17.4% 10,677
Robin Ficker 11.4% 7,014
David Vogt 9.4% 5,774
Christopher Mason 4.2% 2,590
Scott Cheng 3.8% 2,303
Harold Painter 1.8% 1,117
Total Votes 61,279
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections

2014

Elections for the 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. Incumbent Brian Feldman was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Robin Ficker was unopposed in the Republican primary. Feldman defeated Ficker in the general election.

Maryland State Senate District 15, General Election, 2014

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Feldman Incumbent 60.5% 19,925
Republican Robin Ficker 39.5% 13,028
Total Votes 32,953

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.

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

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.

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.