Donald C. Fry

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Donald C. Fry
State Senate District 35
In office
1997–1999
Preceded by William H. Amoss
Succeeded by J. Robert Hooper
Delegate District 35A
In office
1991–1997
Preceded by Joseph Lutz & William A Clark
Succeeded by Michael G. Comeau
Personal details
Born (1955-06-23)June 23, 1955
Killeen, Texas
Political party Democratic

Donald Fry (born June 23, 1955), is a former member of the Maryland House of Delegates and the Maryland State Senate.

Background[edit]

Fry was a member of the Maryland Senate from 1997–99, representing District 35, which covers Harford and Cecil Counties. He was defeated in 1998 by Republican J. Robert Hooper.

Prior to being appointed as a state senator, Fry was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates representing District 35A, which only covered Harford County. He was first elected in 1990, along with Republican Jim Harkins.[1] Both men were elected to replace incumbents Democrat Joseph Lutz, who was defeated in the general election, and one time Republican William A. Clark,[2] who was defeated by Fry in the Democratic primary.[2][3]

On November 12, 1997, Governor Parris Glendening appointed Donald Fry to replace Democrat William H. Amoss, who died on October 8, 1997.[4] In the succeeding election during 1998, Fry was defeated by Republican challenger J. Robert Hooper, who garnered 55% of the vote.[5]

Education[edit]

Fry graduated from Bel Air High School in Bel Air, MD. He received his B.S. from Frostburg State College in 1977 and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1979.

Career[edit]

Fry has been a practicing attorney since becoming a member of the Maryland State [1] and Harford County Bar Associations [2]. He was a member of the Democratic Central Committee of Harford County from 1980 until 1982, then again from 1986 until 1990, serving as chair from 1986 until 1990.

In addition to his political and legal work, Fry was a member of the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross, Northeastern District, from 1984 until 1989, serving as chair from 1986 until 1989. Also, he was the President of the Bel Air Jaycees in 1983. In 1988, Donald Fry was named as one of Ten Outstanding Young Marylanders by Maryland Jaycees.[3]

As a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, Donald fry was a member of the Ways and Means Committee, the Appropriations Committee and many subcommittees. Also, he was the chair of the Harford County Delegation in 1992, and again from 1995 until 1997.

During Fry's short tenure as a member of the Maryland State Senate, he was a member of the Budget and Taxation Committee, Joint Audit Committee, and the Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation.

Since being defeated as State Senator, Donald Fry is now the President of the Greater Baltimore Committee [4], a group that works to improve the business climate for the Baltimore region.

Election results[edit]

  • 1998 Race for Maryland State Senate – 35th District[6]
Voters to choose one:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
J. Robert Hooper, Rep. 22,741   55%    Won
Donald C. Fry, Dem. 18,370   45%    Lost
  • 1994 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 35A[7]
Voters to choose two:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
James M. Harkins, Rep. 18,655   36%    Won
Donald C. Fry, Dem. 14,458   28%    Won
James F. Greenwell, Rep. 10,443   20%    Lost
Joseph Lutz, Dem. 7,858   15%    Lost
  • 1990 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 35A[8]
Voters to choose two:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
James M. Harkins, Rep. 10.122   29%    Won
Donald C. Fry, Dem. 8,791   25%    Won
James A. Adkins, Rep. 8,594   24%    Lost
Joseph Lutz, Dem. 7,946   22%    Lost

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maryland State Board of Elections
  2. ^ a b Maryland State Board of Elections
  3. ^ Maryland State Board of Elections
  4. ^ Maryland Senate, Appointments by Governor to
  5. ^ Maryland State Board of Elections
  6. ^ "State Senate Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved August 15, 2007. 
  7. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved October 24, 2007. 
  8. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved October 24, 2007. 

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