In the House of Delegates, Democrats occupy 91 of the 141 seats. Speaker Busch from Anne Arundel County was elected to lead the House of Delegates where he has been a member since 1987. The former teacher quickly established himself as a strong, progressive leader. Maryland's Democratic legislators are as diverse as the districts they represent and by working together they achieve remarkable results for citizens in every corner of the state. Speaker Busch led the charge to increase school funding across the state, resulting in Maryland being ranked as the top school system in the country.