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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 (2010)

George Mahoney for Governor 1958

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Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
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Filing Deadline (Major Parties): February 3, 2016
Filing Deadline (Third Parties/Independents): August 1, 2016
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): October 20, 2016
Primary: April 26, 2016

This page was last updated on November 21, 2015


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

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. ]
Elijah Cummings (D) - Congressman, State Del. & Attorney

Donna Edwards (D) - Congresswoman & Attorney
Ralph Jaffe (D) - Retired Teacher & Frequent Candidate
Michael Pearson (D) - '90 Gov. Candidate & '91 Baltimore City Council Candidate
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

Barry Glassman (R) - Harford County Executive, Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Del. & Ex-Harford County Councilman

Chrys Kefalas (R) - Attorney, Trade Association Executive & Ex-Gubernatorial Aide
Anthony Seda (R) - Teacher & Navy Veteran
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.


District 1:
Andy Harris (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jonathan Goff (R) - General Contractor
Sean Jackson (R) - Police Officer & USMC Veteran
Mike Smigiel (R) - Ex-State Del., Attorney, Tea Party Activist & USMC Veteran

District 2:
C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Kevin Scheminant (D)

Dave Banach (R) - USMC Veteran, College Student & '14 Nominee

Bill Heine (R) - Project Management Specialist, Army Veteran & '14 County Council Candidate
Yuripzy Morgan (R) - Attorney
Mark Shell (Libertarian) - IT Professional & '12/'14 Candidate

Roy Dyson for Congress

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

District 4:
[ Donna Edwards (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2016. ]
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

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
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
Rob Buck (R)

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
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
George Gluck (Green) - IT Consultant & Frequent Candidate

District 7:
Elijah Cummings (D)* - (Campaign Site)
William Newton (R) - Auto Mechanic, Antiques Store Owner & Frequent Candidate
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

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-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

Joel Rubin (D) - Foreign Policy Consultabt & Ex-US State Dept. Official

Gus Alzona (R) - Accountant, Management Consultant, GOP Activist & '12 Candidate
James Calderwood (R) - Attorney & USAF Veteran

Bill Day (R) - Attorney & Navy Veteran
Aryeh Shudofsky (R) - Ex-Congressional Aide
Shelly Skolnick (R) - Attorney & Frequent Candidate
Liz Matory (Independent) - Consultant, Ex-University Official, Ex-Democrat & '14 State Del. Candidate

Kweisi Mfume for Congress


Constitution Party of Maryland
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Maryland State Board of Elections

Frank Mankiewicz for Congress 1974


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Bill Shepard for Governor - 1990

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