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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 July 26, 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
Dutch Ruppersberger (D) - Congressman, Ex-Baltimore County Executive & Attorney

Ed Tinus (D) - Upholsterer & '12 Candidate
Chris Van Hollen (D) - Congressman, Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Del. & Attorney

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

Margaret Flowers (Green) - Pediatrician & Progressive Activist
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)
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)
Matthew Molyett (D) - Computer Security Engineer & '14 Candidate
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 Srait (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

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
Charles "Sam" Faddis (R) - Retired CIA Officer, Attorney, Author & Army Veteran

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

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
Frank Howard (R) - Businessman & '14 State Sen. Candidate

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

Christopher Mason (R) - Carpenter, USMC Veteran & '14 Frederick County Council 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

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

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-Marriott Corp. VP, Ex-Local TV News Anchor & Wife of TV Show Host Chris Matthews

Josh Rales (D) - Real Estate Developer, Attorney, Community Activist & '06 US Sen. Candidate

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

Craig Rice (D) - Montgomery County Councilman, Ex-State Del. & Financial Consultant

Kweisi Mfume for Congress


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Frank Mankiewicz for Congress 1974


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