Adelaide C. Eckardt

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Adelaide C. Eckardt
Adelaide C. Eckardt (November 2007).jpg
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 37B district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 11, 1995
Preceded by Robert Alan Thornton Jr.
Personal details
Born (1943-09-08) September 8, 1943 (age 70)
United StatesBryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican

Adelaide C. Eckardt (born September 8, 1943), is a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, District 37B.

Background[edit]

Adelaide C. Eckardt was first elected in 1994 to represent the new District 37B.[1] District 37B covers parts of Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot, & Wicomico counties.

She defeated Democratic incumbent Robert Alan Thornton Jr.[2] and served with fellow Republican Kenneth D. Schisler. She ran in 1990, but was defeated by Kenneth D. Schisler, Robert Alan Thornton Jr., and Democrat Samuel Q. Johnson III.[2]

In 1998, Eckardt was reelected along with Schisler.[3] Again in 2002, Eckardt and Schisler won with little competition.[4] Finally, in 2006, Eckardt won reelection once again, this time with fellow Republican, Jeannie Haddaway.[5] Schisler was appointed to the chair of the Maryland Public Service Commission by Governor Bob Ehrlich in May 2003.

Education[edit]

Like fellow House Republican Mary Roe Walkup, Eckardt got her career start in nursing. Eckardt attended Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing and received her R.N. degree. She later attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Nursing attaining her B.S. in 1978, and later her M.S. in 1981. She practiced as a Registered Nurse-Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Career[edit]

A few years later, Eckardt became an adjunct member of the faculty at Salisbury State University. Later that same year, she became a Psychiatric Nurse Clinical Specialist at Eastern Shore Hospital Center [1] and worked there until 2003. During that same time, she also served as an adjunct member of the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She remained on the faculty from 1991-99.

Eckardt's remained active in her field, but shifted to a more administrative and legislative role. She joined the Executive Committee of the Maryland Hospital Association in 1993 and has served on the Board of Directors for Leadership Maryland, Inc., a non-profit organization committed to the betterment of Maryland [2], since 2001.

Currently, Eckardt is a board member of the Chesapeake Health Planning Systems, a member of the Maryland Nurses Association [3], the American Nurses Association [4], the American Ortho-Psychiatric Association [5], and Sigma Theta Tau, the honor society of nursing.

She is a past recipient of the Psychiatric Nursing Award from the University of Maryland Graduate School of Nursing [6] in 1981. In 1986 and again in 1991, Eckard was named Nurse of the Year, District 4, by the Maryland Nurses Association [7]. In 1988, she won the Rosalie S. Abrams Legislative Award from the Maryland Nurses Association. She received the Outstanding Board Member Award from the Maryland Nurses Association in 1992. Later she received the Outstanding Rural Legislator Award from the Rural Maryland Council [8] in 2003. Additionally in 2003, she received recognition for her efforts from Local Management Board. Finally, she was listed as a member of Maryland's Top 100 Women by the Daily Record[9], a local newspaper, in 2003, 2005, and 2007.

Legislative notes[edit]

  • voted against the Clean Indoor Air Act of 2007 (HB359)[10]
  • voted for the Healthy Air Act in 2006(SB154)[11]
  • voted for slots in 2005 (HB1361)[12]
  • voted for electric deregulation in 1999 (HB703)[13]
  • voted against in-state tuition for illegal immigrants in 2007 (HB6)[14]

Election results[edit]

  • 2006 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 37B[6]
Voters to choose two:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Adelaide C. Eckardt, Rep. 19,980   34.5%    Won
Jeannie Haddaway, Rep. 18,677   32.2%    Won
James A. Adkins, Dem. 9,640   16.6%    Lost
Tim Quinn, Dem. 9,588   16.6%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 34   0.1%    Lost
  • 2002 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 37B[7]
Voters to choose two:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Adelaide C. Eckardt, Rep. 21,100   50.2%    Won
Kenneth D. Schisler, Rep. 20,718   49.3%    Won
Other Write-Ins 200   0.5%    Lost
  • 1998 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 37B[8]
Voters to choose two:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Adelaide C. Eckardt, Rep. 16,558   42%    Won
Kenneth D. Schisler, Rep. 15,604   40%    Won
William Steven Brohawn, Dem. 7,340   19%    Lost
  • 1994 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 37B[9]
Voters to choose two:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Adelaide C. Eckardt, Rep. 11,422   27%    Won
Kenneth D. Schisler, Rep. 14,992   35%    Won
Philip Carey Foster, Dem. 6,618   16%    Lost
Robert Alan Thornton Jr, Dem. 9,240   22%    Lost
  • 1990 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 37[10]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Samuel Q. Johnson, Dem. 12,803   23%    Won
Kenneth D. Schisler, Rep. 11,096   20%    Won
Robert Alan Thornton Jr, Dem. 12,480   23%    Won
Adelaide C. Eckardt, Rep. 9,559   17%    Lost
Don William Bradley, Dem. 9,210   17%    Lost

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Maryland State Board of Elections
  2. ^ a b Maryland State Board of Elections
  3. ^ Maryland State Board of Elections
  4. ^ Maryland State Board of Elections
  5. ^ Maryland State Board of Elections
  6. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 30, 2007. 
  7. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 30, 2007. 
  8. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 5 November 2007. Retrieved September 30, 2007. 
  9. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 30, 2007. 
  10. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved September 30, 2007. 

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