Wheeler R. Barker is a former member of the Maryland House of Delegates, serving District 36, which covers Carolina, Cecil, Kent, and Queen Anne's Counties. Mr. Baker is known for his colorful home-spun language. He is quoted as saying such things as "I just feel like I can carry the water pail better than he can." and "I tell people we need to knock the dents out from the inside.
Delegate Baker has long been involved with Eastern Shore organizations. Prior to being elected to the House of Delegates, Baker was elected to the board of County Commissioners for Queen Anne's County, a position he held from 1986 until 1990. Before that he was a member of the Queen Anne's County Democratic Central Committee from 1974 until 1978. He was a member of the Chesapeake Bay Trust from 1995 until 2001. Additionally, he served on the Governor's Task Force on Eastern Shore Economic Development from 1999 until 2001, the Task Force to Study the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation from 2000 until 2001, the Mid-Shore Regional Council from 2001 until 2003, and finally the Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland
While a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, Wheeler Baker served on several committees including: the Appropriations Committee from 1995 until 2003, and several subcommittees. He was the chair of the Queen Anne's County Delegation from 1995 until 2003.
Since being defeated for reelection in 2002, Baker has run for reelection (in 2006), but has stayed involved in Eastern Shore politics. He is a current member of the Kent Narrows Development Foundation, an organization sponsors community activities on Kent Island in Queen Anne's County. He currently owns Baker Liquor Store and Deli in Chester, Maryland.
|Richard Sossi, Rep.||19,450||53.4%||Won|
|Wheeler R. Baker, Dem.||16,950||46.6%||Lost|
|Richard Sossi, Rep.||19,098||19.0%||Won|
|Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., Rep.||19,216||19.1%||Won|
|Mary Roe Walkup, Rep.||28,230||28.0%||Won|
|Wheeler R. Baker, Dem.||17,575||17.5%||Lost|
|James G. Crouse, Dem.||16,329||16.2%||Lost|
|Wheeler R. Baker, Dem.||17,109||55%||Won|
|Richard Sossi, Rep.||13,807||45%||Lost|
|Ronald A. Guns, Dem.||14,915||20%||Won|
|Wheeler R. Baker, Dem.||13,911||18%||Won|
|Mary Roe Walkup, Rep.||13,589||18%||Won|
|W. Michael Newnam, Rep.||11,874||16%||Lost|
|Sharon Maenner Carrick, Rep.||11,350||15%||Lost|
|Allaire D. Williams, Rep.||10,796||14%||Lost|