List of current members of the Maryland Senate
The Maryland Senate is the upper house of the Maryland General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. State of Maryland. One Senator is elected from each of the state's 47 electoral districts. As of January 2010, 33 of those seats are held by Democrats and 14 by Republicans. The leader of the Senate is known as the President, a position currently held by Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., who represents Charles and Prince George's counties. In addition, Senators elect a President Pro Tempore, and the respective party caucuses elect a majority and minority leader and a majority and minority whip.
Senators are elected in even-numbered years when the President of the United States is not being elected, similar to most other state offices in Maryland. The most recent election was in November 2014. Senators are not term-limited. Should a Senator resign from office before his or her term expires, the local central committee of the party to which the retiring senator belonged makes a recommendation to the Governor for whom to appoint to the open seat. It is tradition for the Governor to appoint the recommended person. Four of the current members of the Maryland State Senate were originally appointed, two of whom have since been elected in their own right. Newly elected Senators are sworn in and begin work on the second Wednesday of the January following their election.
Each Senator has at least one standing committee assignment. The first is to one of the four legislative committees: Budget and Taxation; Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs (listed in this table as Education, Health, and Environment); Finance; or Judicial Proceedings. A number of Senators have secondary committee assignments, most prominently to the Executive Nominations Committee, which oversees the constitutional responsibility of the Senate to approve nominations by the Governor. Assignment to the Rules or Executive Nominations committees or to any Ad Hoc committees is not noted.
Current party composition
|Maryland General Assemblies|
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|President of the Senate||Miller, Jr., Thomas V. MikeThomas V. Mike Miller, Jr.||Democratic||27|
|President pro tem||McFadden, Nathaniel J.Nathaniel J. McFadden||Democratic||45|
|Majority Leader||Peters, Douglas J. J.Douglas J. J. Peters||Democratic||23|
|Majority Whip||Gladden, Lisa A.Lisa A. Gladden||Democratic||41|
|Majority Whip||Raskin, JamieJamie Raskin||Democratic||20|
|Minority Leader||Jennings, J.B.J.B. Jennings||Republican||4|
|Minority Whip||Hershey Jr., Stephen S.Stephen S. Hershey Jr.||Republican||5|
Current State Senators
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|1||Allegany, Garrett, and Washington||Edwards, George C.George C. Edwards||Republican||2006||Finance|
|2||Washington||Serafini, Andrew A.Andrew A. Serafini||Republican||2015||Budget and Taxation|
|3||Frederick and Washington||Young, Ronald N.Ronald N. Young||Democratic||2010||Education, Health and Environmental Affairs|
|4||Carroll and Frederick||Hough, MichaelMichael Hough||Republican||2014||Judicial Proceedings|
|5||Baltimore County and Carroll||Ready, JustinJustin Ready||Republican||2015||Judicial Proceedings|
|6||Baltimore County||Salling, Johnny RayJohnny Ray Salling||Republican||2014||Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs|
|7||Baltimore County and Harford||J. B. Jennings, J. B. Jennings||Republican||2010||Education, Health, and Environment|
|8||Baltimore County||Klausmeier, Katherine A.Katherine A. Klausmeier||Democratic||2002||Finance|
|9||Carroll and Howard||Bates, Gail H.Gail H. Bates||Republican||2014||Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs|
|10||Baltimore County||Kelley, Delores G.Delores G. Kelley||Democratic||1994||Finance|
|11||Baltimore County||Zirkin, RobertRobert Zirkin||Democratic||2006||Budget and Taxation|
|12||Baltimore County and Howard||Kasemeyer, Edward J.Edward J. Kasemeyer||Democratic||1986||Budget and Taxation (Chair)|
|13||Howard||Robey, James N.James N. Robey||Democratic||2006||Budget and Taxation|
|14||Montgomery||Montgomery, Karen S.Karen S. Montgomery||Democratic||2010||Budget and Taxation|
|15||Montgomery||Feldman, Brian J.Brian J. Feldman||Democratic||2013||Finance|
|16||Montgomery||Lee, Susan C.Susan C. Lee||Democratic||2014||Judicial Proceedings|
|17||Montgomery||Cheryl C. Kagan||Democratic||2014||Education, Health and Environmental Affairs|
|18||Montgomery||Madaleno, Jr., Richard S.Richard S. Madaleno, Jr.||Democratic||2006||Budget and Taxation|
|19||Montgomery||Manno, RogerRoger Manno||Democratic||2010||Budget and Taxation|
|20||Montgomery||Smith, WillWill Smith||Democratic||2016|
|21||Anne Arundel and Prince George's||Rosapepe, JamesJames Rosapepe||Democratic||2006||Education, Health, and Environment|
|22||Prince George's||Pinsky, Paul G.Paul G. Pinsky||Democratic||1994||Education, Health, and Environment|
|23||Prince George's||Peters, Douglas J.J.Douglas J.J. Peters||Democratic||2006||Budget and Taxation|
|24||Prince George's||Benson, Joanne C.Joanne C. Benson||Democratic||2010||Finance|
|25||Prince George's||Currie, UlyssesUlysses Currie||Democratic||1994||Budget and Taxation|
|26||Prince George's||Muse, C. AnthonyC. Anthony Muse||Democratic||2006||Judicial Proceedings|
|27||Calvert and Prince George's||Miller, Jr., Thomas V. MikeThomas V. Mike Miller, Jr.||Democratic||1974||President of the Senate[b]|
|28||Charles||Middleton, Thomas M. "Mac"Thomas M. "Mac" Middleton||Democratic||1994||Finance (Chair)|
|29||Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's||Waugh, SteveSteve Waugh||Republican||2014||Education, Health, and Environment|
|30||Anne Arundel||Astle, JohnJohn Astle||Democratic||1994||Finance (Vice-Chair)|
|31||Anne Arundel||Simonaire, BryanBryan Simonaire||Republican||2006||Judicial Proceedings|
|32||Anne Arundel||DeGrange, Sr., James E.James E. DeGrange, Sr.||Democratic||1998||Budget and Taxation|
|33||Anne Arundel||Reilly, Edward R.Edward R. Reilly||Republican||2009[a]||Education, Health and Environmental Affairs|
|34||Cecil and Harford||Cassilly, RobertRobert Cassilly||Republican||2014||Judicial Proceedings|
|35||Harford||Norman, WayneWayne Norman||Republican||2014||Judicial Proceedings|
|36||Caroline, Cecil, Kent, and Queen Anne's||Hershey, Jr., Stephen S.Stephen S. Hershey, Jr.||Republican||2013|
|37||Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot, and Wicomico||Eckardt, Adelaide C.Adelaide C. Eckardt||Republican||2014||Budget and Taxation|
|38||Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester||Mathias, Jr, James N.James N. Mathias, Jr||Democratic||2010||Budget and Taxation|
|39||Montgomery||King, Nancy J.Nancy J. King||Democratic||2007||Budget and Taxation|
|40||Baltimore City||Robinson, Barbara A.Barbara A. Robinson||Democratic||2016|
|42||Baltimore County||Brochin, JamesJames Brochin||Democratic||2002||Judicial Proceedings|
|43||Baltimore City||Conway, Joan CarterJoan Carter Conway||Democratic||1997[a]||Education, Health, and Environment (Chair)|
|44||Baltimore City||Jones, Verna L.Verna L. Jones||Democratic||2002||Budget and Taxation|
|45||Baltimore City||McFadden, Nathaniel J.Nathaniel J. McFadden||Democratic||1994||Budget and Taxation (Vice-Chair)|
|46||Baltimore City||Ferguson, WilliamWilliam Ferguson||Democratic||2010||Education, Health and Environment|
|47||Prince George's||Ramirez, Victor R.Victor R. Ramirez||Democratic||2010||Finance|
a This Senator was originally appointed to office by the Governor to fill an open seat.
b The President of the Senate does not serve on any of the four standing legislative committees. He does, however, serve on both the Executive Nominations and the Rules Committees.
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