Mary Ann Love

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Mary Ann Love
Mary Ann Love (2007).jpg
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates from District 32
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 25, 1993
Constituency District 32, Anne Arundel County
Personal details
Born (1940-02-21) February 21, 1940 (age 74)
West Pittson, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic

Mary Ann Love (born February 21, 1940) is an American politician from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. She is currently serving in her 4th full term in the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Maryland's District 32. Love was originally appointed to the seat in 1993, but has since been elected in her own right. She currently serves on the Economic Matters Committee.

Career[edit]

Legislative Notes[edit]

  • voted in favor of increasing the sales tax by from 5% to 6% - Tax Reform Act of 2007(HB2)[1]
  • voted to support in-state tuition for all graduates of a Maryland public high school, 2007(HB6)[2]
  • voted for the Maryland Gang Prosecution Act of 2007 (HB713), subjecting gang members to up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $100,000 [3]
  • voted for Jessica’s Law (HB 930), eliminating parole for the most violent child sexual predators and creating a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in state prison, 2007 [4]
  • voted for Public Safety – Statewide DNA Database System – Crimes of Violence and Burglary – Post conviction (HB 370), helping to give police officers and prosecutors greater resources to solve crimes and eliminating a backlog of 24,000 unanalyzed DNA samples, leading to 192 arrests, 2008 [5]
  • voted for Vehicle Laws – Repeated Drunk and Drugged Driving Offenses – Suspension of License (HB 293), strengthening Maryland’s drunk driving laws by imposing a mandatory one year license suspension for a person convicted of drunk driving more than once in five years, 2009 [6]
  • voted for HB 102, creating the House Emergency Medical Services System Workgroup, leading to Maryland’s budgeting of $52 million to fund three new Medevac helicopters to replace the State’s aging fleet, 2009 [7]
  • voted in 2013 in favor of gun control legislation (SB 281) banning certain firearms and placing significant new restrictions on the ability of law-abiding citizens to own firearms [8]

Election results[edit]

  • 2002 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 32[1]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
James E. Rzepkowski, Rep. 18,299   19.84%    Won
Theodore Sophocleus, Dem. 16,842   18.26%    Won
Mary Ann Love, Dem. 16,646   18.05%    Won
Robert G. Pepersack, Sr, Rep. 14,628   15.86%    Lost
Victor A. Sulin, Dem. 13,694   14.85%    Lost
David P. Starr, Rep. 12,020   13.04%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 82   0.09%    Lost
  • 1998 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 32[2]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Mary Ann Love, Dem. 15,823   19%    Won
Theodore Sophocleus, Dem. 15,382   18%    Won
James E. Rzepkowski, Rep. 14,959   18%    Won
Michael W. Burns, Rep. 13,247   16%    Lost
Victor Sulin, Dem. 12,658   15%    Lost
Betty Ann O'Neill, Dem. 11,752   14%    Lost
  • 1994 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 32[3]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
James E. Rzepkowski, Rep. 15,147   20%    Won
Michael W. Burns, Rep. 12,883   17%    Won
Mary Ann Love, Dem. 12,414   16%    Won
Gerald P. Starr, Rep. 12,166   16%    Lost
Victor A. Sulin, Dem. 11,872   16%    Lost
Thomas H. Dixon III, Dem. 11,002   15%    Lost

References[edit]

  1. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Nov. 13, 2007
  2. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Nov. 13, 2007
  3. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Nov. 13, 2007