Wade Kach

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Wade Kach
Floor Speech in 2010.jpg
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates from District 5B
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 8, 1975
Constituency District 5B, Northern Baltimore County
Personal details
Born (1947-07-19) July 19, 1947 (age 66)
Baltimore, Maryland
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Evelyn
Profession Retired Baltimore County Teacher/Auditor
Religion Christian

Wade Kach (born July 19, 1947) is an American politician and member of the Maryland House of Delegates.

Background[edit]

Wade Kach is a member of the Maryland House of Delegates representing District 5B, which is part of Baltimore County, MD. He won 98.9% of the vote in 2006 while running unopposed.[1] In 2002 he defeated Democrat Stephen C. Kirsh and Independent William T. Newton with 71.2% of the vote in the new 5B District.[2]

From 1994 to 2002, his district was 9A, which he represented with fellow Republican Martha Scanlan Klima. Again, they both defeated Stephen C. Kirsch.[3] Prior to 1994, Kach represented District 10 in Baltimore County along with former governor Robert Ehrlich.[4] Before the 1994 election, District 10 was represented by Kach, Ehrlich, and former gubernatorial candidate Ellen Sauerbrey.

Kach was re-elected to his present seat in the November 2010 election by a wide margin.

Education[edit]

Growing up, Kach attended public schools in Baltimore City, including Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. He began college at Towson University beforing settling at Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College), where he received his B.A. in 1970. Early on, Kach began to work for his conservative principles, chairing the Maryland Federation of College Republicans in 1970.

Career[edit]

Kach started his career as a middle school math teacher in Baltimore County Public Schools. After 22 years in the classroom, he transitioned into the Audit Office of the school system, reviewing the spending of all schools in the County.

He was a member of the Republican State Central Committee in Baltimore City from 1970-73. He was first elected as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates in 1975. Since then, he was elected as a delegate to the Republican Party National Convention in 1988 and 2000.

Active in his community, Kach is a member of the Timonium Optimists, the North Baltimore County Republican and Civic Organization, and the Ashland Community Organization. Kach is also a past member Parents Anonymous of Maryland, the Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Coordinating Council, and the Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce.

He has received many honors including an award from the Maryland Society of Accountants in 1999 and the Casper R. Taylor, Jr., Founder's Award, from the House of Delegates in 2006.

Legislative notes[edit]

Election results[edit]

  • 2006 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 5B[5]
Voters to choose one:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Wade Kach, Rep. 15,321   98.9%    Won
Other Write-Ins 172   1.1%    Lost
  • 2002 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 5B[5]
Voters to choose one:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Wade Kach, Rep. 13,122   71.2%    Won
Stephen C. Kirsch, Dem. 5,268   28.6%    Lost
William T. Newton, Ind. 31   0.2%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 17   0.1%    Lost
  • 1998 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 9A[6]
Voters to choose two:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Wade Kach, Rep. 18,382   38%    Won
Martha Scanlan Klima, Rep. 19,190   40%    Won
Stephen C. Kirsch, Dem. 10,584   22%    Lost
  • 1994 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 9A[7]
Voters to choose two:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Wade Kach, Rep. 18,734   36%    Won
Martha Scanlan Klima, Rep. 19,927   38%    Won
Shelley Buckingham, Dem. 7,829   15%    Lost
Raymond A. Huber, Dem. 5,823   11%    Lost

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Maryland State Board of Elections
  2. ^ Maryland State Board of Elections
  3. ^ Maryland State Board of Elections
  4. ^ Maryland State Board of Elections
  5. ^ a b "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Sept. 11, 2007
  6. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Sept. 11, 2007
  7. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Sept. 11, 2007

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