UPDATE Goners: 10 senators, 29 delegates leave their seats this year

UPDATE Goners: 10 senators, 29 delegates leave their seats this year

The nine Senators leaving, from left: Rich Madaleno, Jim Brochin, Ulysses Currie, Ed DeGrange, Victor Ramirez, Ed Kasemeyer, John Astle,, Anthony Muse, Roger Manno. State Senate photo

By Len Lazarick


UPDATE: This is the last legislative session for 10 senators and 29 delegates as they leave their seats to others, whether by retiring or running for other offices. (CORRECTION: We missed two delegates in the first go-around. Thanks to the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Don Fry for the correction.)

Primary and general elections may unseat other lawmakers, but here is the list of the lawmakers that will produce at least a 20% turnover in both chambers.


  • Ed Kasemeyer, D, Howard-Baltimore District 12, retiring after five terms.
  • Rich Madaleno, D-Montgomery, District 18, running for governor.
  • Roger Manno, D-Montgomery, District 19, running for U.S. House, 6th Congressional District
  • Ulysses Currie, D-Prince George’s, retiring after six terms.
  • Anthony Muse, D-Prince George’s, District 26, running for county executive.
  • John Astle, D-Anne Arundel, District 30, retiring after six terms.
  • James Ed DeGrange, D-Anne Arundel, District 32, retiring after five terms.
  • Jim Brochin, D-Baltimore County, District 42, running for county executive.
  • Victor Ramirez, D-Prince George’s, running for state’s attorney.
  • Linda Norman, R-Harford-Cecil, District 35, replaced her late husband, Sen. Wayne Norman


  • Kathy Afzali, R-Frederick-Carroll, District 4, running for county executive.
  • David Vogt, R-Frederick-Carroll, District 4, leaving after one term.
  • Pat McDonough, R-Baltimore County, District 7, running for county executive.
  • Christian Miele, R-Baltimore County, District 8, running for state Senate.
  • Dan Morhaim, D-Baltimore County, District 11, retiring after six terms.
  • Clarence Lam, D-Howard-Baltimore, District 12, running for Senate
  • Frank Turner, D-Howard, District 13, retiring after six terms.
  • Aruna Miller, D-Montgomery, District 15, running for Congress, 6th Congressional District
  • Bill Frick, D-Montgomery, District 16, running for county executive
  • Andrew Platt, D-Montgomery, District 17, leaving after one term.
  • Ana Sol Guitierrez, D-Montgomery, District 18, running for county council.
  • Jeff Waldstreicher, D-Montgomery, District 18, running for state Senate.
  • Ben Kramer, D-Montgomery, District 19, running for state Senate.
  • Sheila Hixson, D-Montgomery, District 20, retiring after 10 terms
  • Barbara Frush, D-Prince George’s-Anne Arundel, District 21, retiring after six terms
  • Carolyn Howard, D-Prince George’s, District 24, retiring after six terms and two partial terms
  • Angela Angel, D-Prince George’s, District 25, running for state Senate
  • Tony Knotts, D-Prince George’s, District 26, leaving after one term
  • Sally Jameson, D-Charles, District 28, retiring after four terms
  • Herb McMillan, R-Anne Arundel, District 30A, retiring after three terms.
  • Meagan Simonaire, R-Anne Arundel, District 31B, leaving after one term
  • Pam Beidle, D-Anne Arundel, District 32, running for state Senate
  • Mary Beth Carozza, R-Wicomico-Worcester, running for state Senate
  • Charles Barkley, D-Montgomery, District 39, running for county council.
  • Antonio Hayes, D-Baltimore City, District 40, running for state Senate
  • ADDED Sue Aumann,R-Baltimore County-District 42B, retiring after four terms.
  • ADDED Chris West, R-Baltimore County, District 42B , running for State Senate
  • Mary Washington, D-Baltimore City, District 43, running for state Senate
  • Cory McCray, D-Baltimore City, District 45, running for state Senate

According to a Department of Legislative Services report for the General Assembly Compensation Commission (page 74), state Senate turnover in an election year has averaged about 21%, and the House turnover has ranged from 21% to 41% in 2014, its highest number in 20 years.

In 2014, 12 delegates ran for Senate and 7 were elected. This year, 11 delegates are running for Senate. Two-thirds of the Senate at this time has served as delegates.

About The Author

Len Lazarick


Len Lazarick was the founding editor and publisher of MarylandReporter.com and is currently the president of its nonprofit corporation and chairman of its board He was formerly the State House bureau chief of the daily Baltimore Examiner from its start in April 2006 to its demise in February 2009. He was a copy editor on the national desk of the Washington Post for eight years before that, and has spent decades covering Maryland politics and government.

Support Our Work!

We depend on your support. A generous gift in any amount helps us continue to bring you this service.