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MARYLAND

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

CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Election Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

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 August 23, 2015


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Larry Hogan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Rushern Baker (D) - Prince George's County Executive, Ex-State Del. & Attorney
John Delaney (D) - Congressman & Businessman
Kevin Kamentetz (D) - Baltimore County Executive, Ex-Baltimore County Councilman & Attorney
Tom Perez (D) - US Labor Secretary, Ex-USDOJ Official, Ex-Montgomery County Councilman & Attorney
Dutch Ruppersberger (D) - Congressman, Ex-Baltimore County Executive & Attorney
Ken Ulman (D) - Ex-Howard County Executive, Ex-Howard County Councilman, Attorney & '14 Lt. Gov. Nominee

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

Harry Hughes for Governor 1978

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Boyd Rutherford (R)*

STATE COMPTROLLER:
Peter Franchot (D)* - (Campaign Site)

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Brian Frosh (D)* - (Campaign Site)


GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

State House of Delegates

State Senate


U.S. SENATOR:

[ Barbara Mikulski (D)* - Retiring in 2016. ]
Elijah Cummings (D) - Congressman, State Del. & Attorney
John Delaney (D) - Congressman & Businessman

Donna Edwards (D) - Congresswoman & Attorney
Ralph Jaffe (D) - Retired Teacher & Frequent Candidate

Dutch Ruppersberger (D) - Congressman, Ex-Baltimore County Executive & Attorney

Violet Staley (D) - Educator
Ed Tinus (D) - Upholsterer & '12 Candidate
Chris Van Hollen (D) - Congressman, Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Del. & Attorney
Lih Young (D) - Economist, College Professor & Frequent Candidate
Richard Douglas (R) - Ex-Depy. Asst. Defense Secretary, Businessman, Attorney, Iraq War Veteran & '12 Candidate

Andy Harris (R) - Congressman, Ex-State Sen., Physician & Navy Veteran
Mary Kane (R) - Non-Profit Group CEO, 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
Steve Schuh (R) - Anne Arundel County Executive, Ex-State Del. & Ex-Investment Banker

Anthony Seda (R) - Teacher

Kathy Szeliga (R) - State House Minority Whip & General Contractor
Dave Wallace (R) - Businessman & '12/'14 US Rep. Candidate

Margaret Flowers (Green) - Pediatrician & Progressive Activist
Edward Shlikas (Independent) - Retired School Facility Manager & Ex-Teacher
Greg Dorsey (Write-In) - Music Instructor & '14 State Sen. Candidate

Mac Mathias for Senate - 1974

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


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Andy Harris (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Sean Jackson (R) - Police Officer & USMC Veteran

J.B. Jennings (R) - State Senate Minority Leader, Ex-State Del., Businessman & Rancher

Mike Smigiel (R) - Ex-State Del., Attorney, Tea Party Activist & USMC Veteran

Kathy Szeliga (R) - State House Minority Whip & General Contractor

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
Warren Christopher (D) - Retired Army Officer, Iraq/Afghan War Veteran & '14 Candidate
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
Lisa Ransom (D) - Political Strategist, Democratic Activist & '10 State Del. Candidate
Terence Strait (D) - Federal Employee, Psychologist & Progressive Activist
Alvin Thornton (D) - College Professor & Ex-Congressional Aide
Ingrid Turner (D) - Ex-Prince George's County Council Chair, Attorney & Retired Navy Officer

Michael Vaughn (D) - State Del. & Financial Consultant

George McDermott (R) - Construction Company Owner & Frequent Candidate

District 5:
Steny Hoyer (D)* - (House Minority Whip Site) - (Campaign Site)
Kristin Beck (D) - Retired Navy SEAL & Transgender Activist
Mark Arness (R) - Physician & Iraq War Veteran
Sam Faddis (R) - Retired CIA Officer, Attorney, Author & Army Veteran

Helen Delich Bentley for Congress

District 6:
John Delaney (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Kathy Afzali (R) - State Del. & Businesswoman

Terry Baker (R) - Washington County Commissioner, Ex-Clear Spring City Councilman & Retired Trades Instructor
Xiangfei "Scott" Cheng (R) - Physician, College Instructor & '14 State Rep. Nominee

Robin Ficker (R) - Ex-State Del., Attorney, Anti-Tax Activist & Frequent Candidate

Amie Hoeber (R) - Military Consultant & Ex-Deputy Under Secretary of the Army
Frank Howard (R) - Businessman & '14 State Sen. Candidate

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

Chris Mason (R) - Carpenter, USMC Veteran & '14 Frederick County Council Candidate
Harold Painter (R) - Accountant & '14 Candidate
Dave Vogt (R) - State Del. & Afghan War Veteran

District 7:
Elijah Cummings (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Calvin Ball (D) - Howard County Councilman, College Professor & Mediator
Talmadge Branch (D) - State Del. & Ex-State Democratic Party Vice Chair
Lisa Gladden (D) - State Senate Majority Whip, Ex-State Del. & Attorney

Corrogan Vaughn (R) - Limousine Company Owner & Frequent Candidate

District 8:
[ Chris Van Hollen (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2016. ]
Dave Anderson (D) - College Professor & Non-Profit Group Executive
Kumar Barve (D) - State Del. & Ex-State House Majority Leader
Valerie Ervin (D) - Ex-Montgomery County Councilwoman & Ex-Montgomery County School Board Member

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

Roger Manno (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Del., Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide

Kathleen Matthews (D) - Ex-Hotel Chain Executive, Ex-Local TV News Anchor & Wife of TV Show Host Chris Matthews
Jamie Raskin (D) - State Senate Majority Whip & Attorney

Craig Rice (D) - Montgomery County Councilman, Ex-State Del. & Financial Consultant
Gus Alzona (R) - Accountant, Management Consultant, GOP Activist & '12 Candidate
James Calderwood (R) - Attorney & USAF Veteran

Liz Matory (Independent) - Consultant, Ex-University Official, Ex-Democrat & '14 State Del. Candidate


Kweisi Mfume for Congress

STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Constitution Party of Maryland
Maryland Democratic Party
Maryland Green Party
Libertarian Party of Maryland
Maryland Republican Party


STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Maryland State Board of Elections


Frank Mankiewicz for Congress 1974

STATE NEWS SOURCES:

The Capital (Annapolis)
Arbutus Times
Baltimore Business Journal
Baltimore Chronicle (Alternative)
Baltimore City Paper (Alternative)
Baltimore County Jeffersonian
Baltimore County North East Times
Baltimore Gay Paper
Baltimore Jewish Times
Baltimore Messenger
Baltimore Sun
Bowie Blade-News
Carroll County Times
Catonsville Times
Cecil County Post
University of Maryland Diamondback (College Park)
Columbia Flier
Cumberland Times-News
Deale Bay Weekly
Easton Star Democrat
Frederick News-Post
Gaithersburg Gazette
Hagerstown Herald-Mail
Howard County Times
Laurel Leader
Maryland Daily Record (Business & Legal News)
Maryland Public Television (MPT)
Maryland Reporter
Montgomery County Journal
Mt. Airy Messenger
Oakland Republican
Owings Mills Times
PolitickerMD.com
Prince George's County Journal
Salisbury Daily Times
Takoma Voice
Towson Times
Washington Post
Washington Times

Bill Shepard for Governor - 1990

WBAL TV-11 (NBC - Baltimore)
WJZ TV-13 (CBS - Baltimore)
WMAR TV-2 (ABC - Baltimore)
WBFF TV-45 (FOX - Baltimore)
WHAG TV-25 (NBC - Hagerstown)
WBOC TV-16 (CBS - Salisbury)
WMDT TV-47 (ABC - Salisbury)

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