Alfred W. Redmer Jr.

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Alfred W. Redmer Jr.
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Maryland Insurance Commissioner
Assumed office
January 21, 2015
Deputy Nancy S. Grodin
Preceded by Therese M. Goldsmith
Maryland Insurance Commissioner
In office
July 29, 2003 – 2005
Preceded by Steven Larsen
Succeeded by James V. McMahan
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates from District 8
In office
January 9, 1991 – May 31, 2003
Preceded by Donna M. Felling & William J. Burgess
Succeeded by John W. E. Cluster Jr.
Personal details
Born (1956-01-15) January 15, 1956 (age 62)
Baltimore, Maryland
Political party Republican

Alfred W. Redmer Jr. (born January 15, 1956) was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, District 8 in Baltimore County prior to being appointed Maryland Insurance Commissioner in 2003.

Background[edit]

Delegate Redmer was first elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in January 1990 to represent District 8 in Baltimore County, which covers the greater Parkville area. After serving for a couple of terms, he was appointed to Maryland Insurance Commissioner in 2003 by Governor Bob Ehrlich. Delegate John W. E. Cluster Jr. was appointed to take his seat.

Education[edit]

Redmer graduated from Perry Hall High School, which is in Perry Hall, Maryland, a northeast area Baltimore suburb. After high school he attended The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. The American College is a college for life insurance underwriters.

Career[edit]

Prior to being elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, Redmer founded Redmer Insurance & Investment Services. He was also the Marketing and public relations specialist for the Mather Companies. He was a trustee for the Council on Economic Education in Maryland [1].

Redmer was a member of the Republican State Central Committee for 9th District in Baltimore County from 1978-82. He was the co-chair of Ronald Reagan's Presidential Campaign, 8th District, in 1980. He served as on the campaign staff for U.S. Representative Helen D. Bentley in 1980 and again in 1982. He was elected as a delegate for the 2nd Congressional District for the 1988 Republican National Convention.

During his tenure in the Maryland House of Delegates, Redmer served as Minority Leader from 2001-03. Additionally, he was a member of several committees, including: the Environmental Matters Committee from 1991 until 2003, the Special Joint Committee on Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program from 1995-98, the Joint Legislative Task Force on Organ and Tissue Donations during 1997 and 1998, and the Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing from 1999 until 2003.

He served on the Legislative Policy Committee from 2001-03, the Spending Affordability Committee from 2001 until 2003, the Rules and Executive Nominations Committee from 2002-03, the Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer in 2002, and again in 2003, and finally the Health and Government Operations Committee.

Delegate Redmer was appointed to the Maryland Insurance Commissioner in 2003 and resigned his seat in the House of Delegates. He replace Steve Larsen as Commissioner. Larsen would later go on to become chair of the Maryland Public Service Commission. Redmer held this position for two years. He resigned to accept a position with Coventry Health Care, a health insurance company located in Delaware.[1] Redmer was succeeded by James V. McMahan.

Redmer was appointed to a second term of Maryland Insurance Commissioner by current Gov. Larry Hogan (R) in January 2015.

Election results[edit]

  • 2002 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 08[2]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Alfred W. Redmer Jr. 22,884   19.61%    Won
Eric M. Bromwell 20,314   17.41%    Won
Joseph C. Boteler III, Rep. 19,826   16.99%    Won
Mike Rupp 18,755   16.07%    Lost
Tim Caslin 18,553   15.90%    Lost
Todd Schuler 16,277   13.95%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 86   0.07%    Lost
  • 1998 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 08[3]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Katherine Klausmeier, Dem. 19,835   21%    Won
Alfred W. Redmer Jr., Rep 17,846   19%    Won
James F. Ports Jr., Rep. 17,756   19%    Won
J. Joseph Curran III, Dem. 17,583   19%    Lost
Joseph C. Boteler III, Rep. 11,306   12%    Lost
Taras Andrew Vizzi, Dem. 9,927   11%    Lost
  • 1994 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 08[4]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Katherine Klausmeier, Dem. 17,496   20%    Won
Alfred W. Redmer Jr., Rep. 14,876   18%    Won
James F. Ports Jr., Rep. 15,244   17%    Won
Calvin Clemons, Rep. 13,996   16%    Lost
Daniel E. McKew, Dem. 12,931   15%    Lost
John G. Disney, Dem. 11,886   14%    Lost
  • 1990 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 08[5]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Alfred W. Redmer Jr., Rep. 15,354   18%    Won
Joseph Bartenfelder, Dem. 14,876   18%    Won
James F. Ports Jr., Rep. 14,266   17%    Won
Kenneth G. Hirsch, Rep. 14,129   17%    Lost
Donna M. Felling, Dem. 13,006   15%    Lost
William J. Burgess, Dem. 12,680   15%    Lost
John Michael Fleig 20   0%    Lost
  • 1986 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 08[6]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Joseph Bartenfelder, Dem. 18,245   23%    Won
Donna M. Felling, Dem. 16,443   21%    Won
William J. Burgess, Dem. 16,049   20%    Won
Scott A. Sewell, Rep. 11,610   15%    Lost
Alfred W. Redmer Jr., Rep. 10,841   14%    Lost
Howard C. Harclerode, Rep. 5,782   7%    Lost

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Insurance Journal
  2. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Sept. 07, 2007
  3. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. ; retrieved September 7, 2007.
  4. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Nov. 10, 2007
  5. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Nov. 10, 2007
  6. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Nov. 11, 2007

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