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Jared  DeMarinis

Jared DeMarinis

Maryland State Board of Elections
Director - Division of Candidacy and Campaign Finance
Annapolis, MD, USA

Jared DeMarinis is the Director of Candidacy and Campaign Finance for the Maryland State Board of Elections, where he is responsible for the implementation and enforcement of State candidacy and campaign finance laws.  In 2013, he helped draft House Bill 1499, the Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2013, which completely overhauled pay-to-play and campaign finance laws in Maryland. The bill closed the controversial contribution “LLC loophole” and slate transfers, increased civil penalties and provided greater disclosure of political activity of 501(c) and 527 organizations.

In addition, Mr. DeMarinis is a leader in field regarding the use of new technologies in campaigns.  He was one of the first in the nation to draft and pass regulations regarding the use of social media, Internet advertisements by campaign accounts, and political contributions by text message.

Prior to working at the Maryland State Board of Elections, Mr. DeMarinis has worked on several political campaigns and organizations nationally and in New Jersey.  He has represented voter rights organizations, political parties and candidates, including serving as counsel on a case involving the legal issues of campaign contributions that exceeded the statutory limitation, improper expenditures, and voter fraud.

Additionally, he has served as an international election monitor for the parliamentary elections in Armenia (2007) and the presidential election in Azerbaijan (2013).

Mr. DeMarinis is a graduate of Villanova University (’95) and Rutgers University- School of Law- Newark (’01).

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