Election Projection 2014: District 11

Senate District 11

Incumbent: Bobby Zirkin (D)
Filed Challengers: none
Projection: Safe D Hold

Past Results:
2010: Bobby Zirkin (D) unopposed
2006: Bobby Zirkin (D) 70.8%, Jeffrey S. Yablon (R) 29.1%

This district gave up Reisterstown and Hernwood, while picking up western Towson. Vote-wise this is an even trade, as both the areas gained and received lean Democratic. Senator Zirkin should have no surprises in 2014, and indeed he looks set to run unopposed for the second election cycle in a row.


House District 11 – 3 members

Incumbents: Jon Cardin (D), Dan K. Morhaim (D), Dana Stein (D) – Cardin ran unsuccessfully for Attorney General
Filed Challengers: Shelly Hettleman (D), Laura Harkins (R)
Projection: Safe D Hold

Past Results:
2010: Jon Cardin (D) 24.3%, Dan K. Morhaim (D) 21.3%, Dana Stein (D) 21.2%, J. Michael Collins (R) 10.6%, Carol C. Byrd (R) 10.5%, Steven J. Smith (R) 10.3%
2006: Jon Cardin (D) 25.8%, Dan K. Morhaim (D) 24.6%, Dana Stein (D) 24.0%, Patrick V. Dyer (R) 11.0%, Patrick Abbondandolo (R) 10.1%

Senator Zirkin and Delegates Morhaim and Stein have formed a slate together for 2014. That leaves one open seat in this safe Democratic territory, as Delegate Cardin left the House of Delegates to run for AG. Shelly Hettleman rode a massive fundraising advantage to victory in June. Laura Harkins will be the only Republican on the ballot.