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Your complete directory of Maryland candidates for Governor, State Cabinet, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

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George Mahoney for Governor 1958

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Filing Deadline (Major Parties): January 2016
Filing Deadline (Third Parties/Independents): August 2016
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): October 2016
Primary: April 2016

This page was last updated on March 24, 2015


Larry Hogan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Tom Perez (D) - US Labor Secretary, Ex-USDOJ Official, Ex-Montgomery County Councilman & Attorney

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

Harry Hughes for Governor 1978

Boyd Rutherford (R)*

Peter Franchot (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Brian Frosh (D)* - (Campaign Site)


State House of Delegates

State Senate


[ Barbara Mikulski (D)* - Retiring in 2016. ]
Rushern Baker (D) - Prince George’s County Executive, Ex-State Del. & Attorney
Susan Burke (D) - Attorney & Human Rights Activist
Elijah Cummings (D) - Congressman, State Del. & Attorney
John Delaney (D) - Congressman & Businessman

Donna Edwards (D) - Congresswoman & Attorney

Doug Gansler (D) - Ex-Attorney General, Ex-Montgomery County State's Attorney & '14 Gov. Candidate
Ben Jealous (D) - Ex-NAACP National President & Non-Profit Group Executive
Heather Mizeur (D) - Ex-State Del., DNC Member, Organic Farmer, Consultant & '14 Gov. Candidate
Dutch Ruppersberger (D) - Congressman, Ex-Baltimore County Executive & Attorney
John Sarbanes (D) - Congressman & Attorney

Ed Tinus (D) - Upholsterer & '12 Candidate

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (D) - Ex-Lt. Governor, Attorney & '02 Gov. Nominee

Chris Van Hollen (D) - Congressman, Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Del. & Attorney

Dan Bongino (R) - Ex-Secret Service Agent, Ex-Police Officer, '10 US Rep. Nominee & '12 Nominee
Andy Harris (R) - Congressman, Ex-State Sen., Physician & Navy Veteran
Mary Kane (R) - Ex-Secretary of State, Trade Association Executive & '10 Lt. Gov. Nominee
Chrys Kefalas (R) - Attorney, Trade Association Executive & Ex-Gubernatorial Aide
Allan Kittleman (R) - Howard County Executive, Ex-State Senate Minority Leader, Ex-Howard County Councilman & Attorney
Laura Neuman (R) - Anne Arundel County Executive
Boyd Rutherford (R) - Lt. Governor, Ex-USDA Official, Ex-State General Services Secretary & Attorney
Steve Schuh (R) - Anne Arundel County Executive, Ex-State Del. & Ex-Investment Banker
Kathy Szeliga (R) - State House Minority Whip & General Contractor

Greg Dorsey (Write-In) - Music Instructor & '14 State Sen. Candidate

Mac Mathias for Senate - 1974

Ben Cardin (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2018.


District 1:
Andy Harris (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Smigiel (R) - Ex-State Del., Attorney, Tea Party Activist & USMC Veteran

District 2:
C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Dave Banach (R) - USMC Veteran, College Student & '14 Nominee

Bill Heine (R) - Project Management Specialist, Army Veteran & '14 County Council Candidate

Mark Shell (Libertarian) - IT Professional & '12/'14 Candidate

Roy Dyson for Congress

District 3:
John Sarbanes (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mark Plaster (R) - Physician & Iraq War Veteran

District 4:
[ Donna Edwards (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2016. ]
Angela Alsobrooks (D) - Prince George's State's Attorney
Aisha Braveboy (D) - Ex-State Del., Attorney & '14 Atty. Gen. Candidate

Anthony Brown (D) - Ex-Lt. Governor, Ex-House Majority Whip, Attorney, Iraq War Veteran & '14 Gov. Nominee

Dereck Davis (D) - State Del. & Local Government Sanitation Administrator
Derrick Leon Davis (D) - Prince George's County Councilor
Andrea Harrison (D) - Prince George's County Councilor

Glenn Ivey (D) - Ex-Prince George's County State's Attorney & '12 Candidate

C. Anthony Muse (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Del., Methodist Pastor & '12 US Sen. Candidate

Joseline Peña-Melnyk (D) - State Del., Ex-College Park City Councilwoman & Attorney
Ingrid Turner (D) - Ex-Prince George's County Council Chair, Attorney & Retired Navy Officer

Michael Vaughn (D) - State Del. & Financial Consultant
Jay Walker (D) - State Del. & Ex-Pro Football Player

District 5:
Steny Hoyer (D)* - (House Minority Whip Site) - (Campaign Site)
Kristin Beck (D) - Retired Navy SEAL & Transgender Activist

Helen Delich Bentley for Congress

District 6:
John Delaney (D)* - (Campaign Site)
John Donoghue (D) - Ex-State Del., Ex-Hagerstown City Councilman & Financial Advisor
Brian Feldman (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Del. & Attorney
Kirill Reznik (D) - State Del.
& Attorney
Craig Rice (D) - Montgomery County Councilman, Ex-State Del. & Financial Consultant

Dan Bongino (R) - Ex-Secret Service Agent, Ex-Police Officer, '10 Nominee & '12 US Sen. Nominee

Xiangfei "Scott" Cheng (R) - Physician, College Instructor & '14 State Rep. Nominee

Neil Parrott (R) - State Del. & Traffic Engineering Firm Owner

District 7:
Elijah Cummings (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 8:
[ Chris Van Hollen (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2016. ]
Kumar Barve (D) - State Del. & Ex-State House Majority Leader

Valerie Ervin (D) - Ex-Montgomery County Councilwoman & Ex-Montgomery County School Board Member
Nancy Floreen (D) - Montgomery County Councilwoman, Ex-Garrett Park Mayor & Attorney
Bill Frick (D) - State Del. & Attorney
Ana Sol Gutierrez (D) - State Del., Ex-Montgomery County School Board Member & Computer Engineer
Will Jawando (D) - Ex-White House Aide, Ex-Congressional Aide, Attorney & '14 State Del. Candidate
Ariana Kelly (D) - State Del., Ex-Non-Profit Group Executive & Ex-TV News Show Producer
George Leventhal (D) - Montgomery County Councilman, Ex-Congressional Aide & Ex-State Legislative Aide
Roger Manno (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Del., Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide
Kathleen Matthews (D) - Marriott Hotel Executive, Ex-Local TV News Anchor & Wife of TV Show Host Chris Matthews
Heather Mizeur (D) - Ex-State Del., DNC Member, Organic Farmer, Consultant & '14 Gov. Candidate

Jamie Raskin (D) - State Senate Majority Whip & Attorney

Craig Rice (D) - Montgomery County Councilman, Ex-State Del. & Financial Consultant
Hans Riemer (D) - Montgomery County Councilman & Ex-Political Organizer
Jeff Waldstreicher (D) - State Del. & Attorney

Kweisi Mfume for Congress


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Frank Mankiewicz for Congress 1974


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