State Senator (MD-11)

Employer / Organization

Maryland State Senate District 11

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Feb 28, 2017 - Feb 28, 2018

Description

A Maryland State Senator serves in the upper house of the bicameral Maryland State Legislature. Maryland has 47 senators, who each represent one district within the state. Each senator represents about 127,148 constituents from their respective districts. Primary responsibilities of a senator include, developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other senators and the house of representatives. Additionally, the senate has the exclusive authority to try officials impeached by the house in addition to authorizing certain executive appointments. Leadership in the senate is guided by the Senate President, who, after being chosen by the majority party caucus, and elected by the entire senate body, is charged with assigning each senator to various committees and leadership positions. A Maryland senator serves a four-year term, with no limit on the number of terms served. The salary of the position is $43,500 per year in addition to per diem for every day in session.

Application Guidelines
In order to appear on the ballot for this position, follow these three steps. 1) Contact the Maryland State Board of Elections to confirm that your address is in the district for which you are seeking and that you pass any residency or professional requirements needed. 2) Obtain the candidacy filing paperwork during the appropriate period. In Maryland the candidate filing period begins the last day of February during the year preceding the election. Candidates will also be required to file financial disclosure statements on behalf of the campaign. 3) Candidates must file their paperwork by the second to last day of February during the year of the election. If candidates miss this deadline they will not appear on the ballot for the general election or primary (if applicable). For further questions, contact the Maryland State Board of Elections at (410) 269-2840 / (800) 222-8683 or info.sbe@maryland.gov, or contact your state party if you are seeking to represent them.

Submit application to:
Maryland State Board of Elections, 151 West Street, Suite 200, Annapolis, MD, 21401, US