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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.

"It isn't 'official' to political insiders until you see the candidate's name listed on Politics1." -- Governor Larry Hogan (2012)

George Mahoney for Governor 1958

Filing Deadline (Major Parties): February 27, 2018
Filing Deadline (Third Parties/Indep): August 29, 2018
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): October 31, 2018
Primary: June 26, 2018
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on February 20, 2018


(Governor & Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets in the election.)

Larry Hogan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
& Boyd Rutherford (R)*
- (Campaign Site)

Rushern Baker (D) - Prince George's County Executive, Ex-State Del. & Attorney
& Elizabeth Embry (D) - Ex-Atty General Criminal Division Chief & '16 Baltimore Mayor Candidate

Ralph Jaffe (D) - Retired Teacher & Frequent Candidate
& Freda Jaffe (D) - Ralph Jaffe's Wife & Frequent Candidate

Ben Jealous (D) - Ex-NAACP National President & Venture Capitalist
& Susan Turnbull (D) - Ex-DNC Vice Chair & Ex-State Democratic Chair

Kevin Kamenetz (D) - Baltimore County Executive, Ex-Baltimore County Councilman & Attorney
& Runningmate Not Yet Named

Rich Madaleno (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Legislative Aide & Ex-Budget Analyst
& Luwanda Jenkins (D) - Ex-State Minority Affairs Secretary & Businesswoman

Alec Ross (D) - Technology Executive, Author & Ex-Hillary Clinton Advisor
& Julie Verratti (D) - Craft Brewery Owner & Ex-Small Business Administration Policy Advisor

Jim Shea (D) - Attorney & Ex-State University Regent
& Brandon Scott (D) - Baltimore City Councilman

Krish Vignarajah (D) - Ex-Michelle Obama Policy Director & Attorney
& Runningmate Not Yet Named

Ian Schlakman (Green) - Technology Consultant, Community Activist & '14 US Rep Nominee
& Annie Chambers (Green) - Minister & Civil Rights Activist

Shawn Quinn (Libertarian) - Truck Driver, Navy Veteran, '14 Nominee & '10 State Del. Nominee
& Christina Smith (Libertarian) - Minister

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

Harry Hughes for Governor 1978

Peter Franchot (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Maggie McIntosh (D) - State Del., Ex-House Majority Leader & Ex-Teacher
Joseline Peña-Melnyk (D) - State Del., Ex-College Park City Councilwoman, Attorney & '16 US Rep. Candidate

Anjali Reed Phukan (R) - Accountant, IT Engineer, '14 Candidate & '16 School Board Candidate

Brian Frosh (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Craig Wolf (R) - Attorney, Trade Association Executive, Ex-Congressional Aide & Afghan War Veteran


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State Senate


Ben Cardin (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Erik Jetmir (D) - Attorney
Chelsea Manning (D) - Convicted Spy & Dishonorably Discharged Army Veteran
Mia Mason (D) - National Guard Soldier, Army/Navy Veteran & Transgender Rights Activist
Marcia Morgan (D)
Jerome Segal (D) - College Professor & Peace Activist
Rikki Vaughan (D) - Restaurant Owner & Felon
Debbie "Rica" Wilson (D) - Teacher, Poet & Motivational Speaker
Lih Young (D) - Economist, College Professor & Frequent Candidate 
Tony Campbell (R) - GOP Activist & '14 Baltimore County Executive Candidate
Evan Cronhardt (R) - Ex-Coordinating Center Board Member & Ex-Businessman
Nnabu Eze (R) - IT Consultant & '16 Green Party US Rep Nominee
Sam Faddis (R) - Retired CIA Officer, Attorney, Author, Army Veteran & '16 US Rep. Candidate
David Pae (R) - USMC Veteran
Gerald Smith (R) - USAF Veteran & Conspiracy Theorist
Blaine Taylor (R) - Author, Ex-Congressional Aide, Vietnam War Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Arvin Vohra (Libertarian) - Libertarian National Vice Chair, Businessman & Frequent Candidate
Edward Shlikas (Independent) - Retired School Facility Manager, Ex-Teacher & '16 Candidate
Neal Simon (Independent) - Businessman & Philanthropist  

Mac Mathias for Senate - 1974

Chris Van Hollen (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2022.


District 1:
Andy Harris (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Martin Elborn (R) - Police Officer & Iraq War Veteran
Lamont Taylor (R) - Janitorial Contractor
Michael Brown (D)
Jesse Colvin (D) - Business Consultant & Afghan War Veteran
Allison Galbraith (D) - Business Contracting Consultant
Erik Lane (D) - Businessman, Ex-Technology Consultant & Farmer
Michael Pullen (D) - Ex-Talbot County Attorney & Sanders Campaign Activist
Steve Worton (D) - Ex-Defense Dept. Program Administrator
Jenica Martin (Libertarian) - Court-Appointed Special Advocate for Children

District 2:
C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jake Pretot (D) - Clinical Research Software Developer
Liz Matory (R) - Consultant, Ex-Democrat, '16 Candidate in CD-8 & '14 State Del. Candidate
Mark Shell (R) - Businessman, Navy Veteran, Ex-Democrat & '16 Candidate
Michael Carney (Libertarian)

Roy Dyson for Congress

District 3:
John Sarbanes (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Adam DeMarco (D) - Business Consultant & Iraq War Veteran
John Rea (D) - Salesman & Frequent Candidate
Eduardo Rosas (D) - State Veterans Commission Member & Retired Navy Veteran
Charles Anthony (R)

District 4:
Anthony Brown (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Thereasa Black (D) - Law School Graduate & Naval Reserve Officer
George McDermott (R) - Construction Company Owner & Frequent Candidate
David Therrien (R) - Realtor, Retired Navy Officer & '16 Candidate
Dave Bishop (Libertarian) - USMC Veteran

District 5:
Steny Hoyer (D)* - (House Minority Whip Site) - (Campaign Site)
Johnny Rice (R) - Executive Assistant & Trump Campaign Activist
Jacob Pulcher (Libertarian)

Helen Delich Bentley for Congress

District 6:
[ John Delaney (D)* - Not Seeking Reelection in 2018. ]
Andrew Duck (D) - Stockbroker, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Chris Graves (D)
Nadia Hashimi (D) - Novelist & Physician
Chris Hearsey (D) - Aerospace Executive & Attorney
Roger Manno (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Del., Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide
Aruna Miller (D) - State Del. & Civil Engineer
David Trone (D) - National Chain Wine Store Owner  & '16 Candidate in CD-8
Kurt Elsasser (R) - Sales Representative & USMC Veteran
Amie Hoeber (R) - Military Consultant, Ex-Deputy Under Secretary of the Army & '16 Nominee
Lisa Lloyd (R) - Talent Agent
Brad Rohrs (R) - Airline Pilot, Realtor & Retired Navy Officer
George Gluck (Green) - IT Consultant & Frequent Candidate
Kevin Caldwell (Libertarian) - Army Veteran
Ted Athey (Independent) - Electrical Contractor, Sanders Campaign Activist & '16 Candidate

District 7:
Elijah Cummings (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Anthony Carter (D)
John Moser (D) - Systems Engineer
Charles Smith (D) - Community Activist & Frequent Candidate 
Ray Bly (R) - Storage Yard Owner, Vietnam War Veteran & Frequent Candidate 
Richmond Davis (R) - Attorney & Vietnam War Veteran
Thomas "Pinkston" Harris (R) - Insurance Broker & Frequent Candidate
William Newton (R) - Retired Auto Repair Shop Owner, Community Activist & Frequent Candidate
Michael Pearson (R) - '14 State Del. Candidate & '16 US Sen. Candidate

District 8:
Jamie Raskin (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jasen Wunder (Libertarian) - Paramedic & '16 Nominee

Kweisi Mfume for Congress


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Frank Mankiewicz for Congress 1974


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