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Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.)

Political Highlights: Baltimore City Council, 1971-77; Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, 1974; U.S. House of Representatives, 1977-87; U.S. Senate, 1987-present
Born: July 20, 1936; Baltimore, Md.
Residence: Baltimore
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Single
Education: Mount Saint Agnes College, B.A. 1958; U. of Maryland, M.S.W. 1965
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1986 (5th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science - Ranking Member; Defense; Labor-HHS-Education; State-Foreign Operations; Transportation-HUD); Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Children & Families; Primary Health and Retirement Security); Select Intelligence

Election History
2010generalBarbara Mikulski (D) 1,140,53162.2
Eric Wargotz (R) 655,66635.8
Kenniss Henry (GREEN) 20,7171.1
Richard Shawver (CNSTP) 14,7460.8
Claud Asbury (WRI) 2040.0
Donald Kaplan (WRI) 1100.0
James Lynch (WRI) 840.0
Lih Young (WRI) 800.0
2004generalBarbara Mikulski (D) 1,504,69164.8
E.J. Pipkin (R) 783,05533.7
Maria Allwine (GREEN) 24,8161.1
Thomas Trump (CNSTP) 9,0090.4
1998generalBarbara Mikulski (D) 1,062,81070.5
Ross Pierpont (R) 444,63729.5
1992generalBarbara Mikulski (D) 1,307,61071.0
Alan Keyes (R) 533,68829.0
1986generalBarbara Mikulski (D) 675,22561.0
Linda Chavez (R) 437,41139.0
1984generalBarbara Mikulski (D) 133,18968.2
Ross Pierpont (R) 59,49330.5
1982generalBarbara Mikulski (D) 110,04274.0
1980generalBarbara Mikulski (D) 102,29376.0
Russell Schaffer (R) 32,07424.0
1978generalBarbara Mikulski (D) 91,189100.0
1976generalBarbara Mikulski (D) 107,01475.0
1974generalCharles Mathias (R) 503,22357.3
Barbara Mikulski (D) 374,56342.7
Roll Call Vitals


Maryland is 9th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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