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Election Projection 2014: District 37

Senate District 37

Incumbent: Richard Colburn (R)
Filed Challengers: Del. Addie Eckardt (R), Christopher Robinson (D)
Projection: Likely R Hold (edge to Colburn)

Past Results:
2010: Richard Colburn (R) 59.2%, Chris Robinson (D) 40.8%
2006: Richard Colburn (R) 56.2%, Hilary Spence (D) 38.8%, Moonyene Jackson-Amis (I) 4.9%

Sen. Richard Colburn (R)

Sen. Richard Colburn (R)

Delegate Addie Eckardt is mounting a primary challenge to Senator Colburn, who is in the middle of divorce proceedings for allegedly having an affair with one of his former aides. This seat will remain in Republican hands, it’s just a question of whose.

Del. Adelaide "Addie" Eckardt (R)

Del. Adelaide “Addie” Eckardt (R)

Campaign Finances as of the June 13 deadline:

  1. Addie Eckardt (R) raised $28,896, cash on hand $28,814
  2. Richard Colburn (R-inc) raised $78,824, cash on hand $33,184
  3. Chris Robinson (D) raised $9,888, cash on hand $1,345

House District 37A – 1 member

Incumbent: Rudy Cane (D) – will retire
Filed Challengers: Sheree Sample-Hughes (D)
Projection: Safe D Hold (Sample-Hughes)

Past Results:
2010: Rudy Cane (D) 63.2%, Dustin Mills (R) 36.7%
2006: Rudy Cane (D) unopposed


This is a majority-minority district on the Eastern Shore running from Cambridge to Salisbury. Incumbent Del. Cane withdrew from the race in late February, and Wicomico County Councilwoman Sheree Sample-Hughes will run unopposed in November.

House District 37B – 2 members

Incumbents: Addie Eckardt (R), Jeanne Haddaway-Riccio (R) – Eckardt will run for Senate, Haddaway-Riccio is running for Lt. Governor
Filed Challengers: Johnny Mautz (R), Allen Nelson (R), Rodney Benjamin (D), Keasha N. Haythe (D), Christopher T. Adams (R), Rene Desmarais (R), Karen Tolley (R)
Projection: Likely R Hold (Mautz, Adams)

Past Results:
2010: Addie Eckardt (R) 41.3%, Jeanne Haddaway (R) 39.9%, Patrice Stanley (D) 18.7%
2006: Addie Eckardt (R) 34.5%, Jeanne Haddaway (R) 32.2%, James A. Adkins (D) 16.6%, Tim Quinn (D) 16.6%


Both seats are left open in this Republican district on the middle Eastern Shore. Johnny Mautz and Christopher Adams appear to be the early front-runners, given their fundraising reports. Campaign Finances as of the June 13 deadline:

  1. Johnny Mautz (R) raised $99,281, cash on hand $25,587
  2. Christopher Adams (R) raised $50,760, cash on hand $21,776
  3. Allen Nelson (R) raised $3,401, cash on hand $1,563
  4. Rene Desmarais (R) raised $38,124, cash on hand $17,245
  5. Keasha Haythe (D) raised $4,685, cash on hand $4,685
  6. Karen Tolley (R) raised $2,930, cash on hand $67
  7. Rodney Benjamin (D) filed ALCE (raised/spent less than $1,000)