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

Harry Hughes for Governor 1978

Filing Deadline (Major Parties): January 24, 2020
Filing Deadline (Third Parties/Indep): August 3, 2020
Filing Deadline (Write-In Candidates): October 15, 2020
Primary: April 28, 2020
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This page was last updated on October 18, 2019


[ Larry Hogan (R)* - Term-Limited in 2022. ]
Barry Glassman (R) - Harford County Executive, Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Del & Ex-County Councilman
Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio (R) - State Natural Resources Secretary, Ex-State Del. & '14 Lt Gov Candidate
Allan Kittleman (R) - Ex-Howard County Executive, Ex-State Senate Minority Leader & Attorney
Joe Petro (R) - Liquor Store Owner
Boyd Rutherford (R) - Lt Governor, Ex-State Cabinet Secretary, Ex-USDA Official & Attorney
Kelly Schulz (R) - State Commerce Secretary, Ex-State Del. & Ex-Legislative Aide
Angela Alsobrooks (D) - Prince George's County Executive & Ex-Prince George's State's Attorney
Anthony Brown (D) - Congressman, Ex-Lt Governor, Ex-State Del., Attorney, Iraq War Veteran & '14 Nom.
John Delaney (D) - Ex-Congressman, Attorney, Businessman & '20 Pres Candidate
Peter Franchot (D) - State Comptroller, Ex-State Del & Army Veteran
Doug Gansler (D) - Ex-Attorney General, Ex-Montgomery County State's Attorney & '14 Candidate
Ben Jealous (D) - Ex-NAACP National President, Venture Capitalist & '18 Nominee
Clarence Lam (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Del., Physician & Ex-Congressional Aide
Brooke Lierman (D) - State Del. & Attorney
Martin O'Malley (D) - Ex-Governor, Ex-Baltimore Mayor, Attorney & '16 Presidential Candidate
"Johnny O" Olszewski Jr. (D) - Baltimore County Executive, Ex-State Del. & Ex-Teacher
John Sarbanes (D) - Congressman & Attorney
David Trone (D) - Congressman & Wine Store Chain Owner
Ken Ulman (D) - Ex-Howard County Executive, Ex-County Councilman, Attorney & '14 Lt Gov Nominee
Mary Washington (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Del., Nonprofit Group Official & Sociologist

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

George Mahoney for Governor 1958

Boyd Rutherford (R)*

Peter Franchot (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Erek Barron (D) - State Del., Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide
Kumar Barve (D) - State Del. & Accountant
Brian Feldman (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Del. & Attorney
Joseph Griffin (D) - Montgomery County Register of Wills
Brooke Lierman (D) - State Del. & Attorney
Cory McCray (D) - State Sen. & Ex-State Del.
Jim Rosapepe (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Del., Ex-US Ambassador to Romania & Businessman
Will Smith (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Del., Naval Reserve Officer, Attorney & Afghan War Veteran
David Brinkley (R) - State Budget Secretary, Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Del. & Financial Consultant
Boyd Rutherford (R) - Lt Governor, Ex-State Cabinet Secretary, Ex-USDA Official & Attorney

Brian Frosh (D)* - (Campaign Site)


State House of Delegates

State Senate


Ben Cardin (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2024.

Mac Mathias for Senate - 1974

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


District 1:
Andy Harris (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jorge Delgado (R)
Mia Mason (D) - Retired Afghan War Veteran, Transgender Rights Activist & '18 US Sen Candidate

District 2:
C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Michael Feldman (D) - Community Organizer & Progressive Activist
Jake Pretot (D) - Clinical Research Software Developer & '18 Candidate
Tim Fazenbaker (R) - Businessman & '18 County Council Candidate
Carl Magee (R) - Senior Citizen Benefits Consultant, Ex-Police Officer & Frequent Candidate
Genevieve Morris (R) - Health Technology Consultant
Johnny Ray Salling (R) - State Sen., Retired Steelworker & Army Veteran
Jeff Northcott (I) - Systems Engineer

Kweisi Mfume for Congress

District 3:
John Sarbanes (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Carole Brown (D) - Attorney
John Rea (D) - Salesman & Frequent Candidate 
Charles Anthony (R) - Retired Army Officer, Retired Hospital Administrator & '18 Nominee
Evan Cronhardt (R) - Self-Employed Sub-Contractor, Laborer & '18 US Sen Candidate

District 4:
Anthony Brown (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Shelia Bryant (D) - Attorney, Retired USMC Colonel & Iraq War Veteran
Eric Loeb (R) - Technology Professional
George McDermott (R) - Construction Company Owner & Frequent Candidate

District 5:
Steny Hoyer (D)* - (House Majority Leader Site) - (Campaign Site)
Kevin Jones (D) - Army/Navy Veteran, Network Engineer & Yang Campaign Activist
Briana Urbina (D) - Attorney & Teacher
Mckayla Wilkes (D) - Administrative Assistant & College Student
Bryan Cubero (R) - Army Veteran
Lee Havis (R) - Nonprofit Group Executive & Educator

Helen Delich Bentley for Congress

District 6:
David Trone (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Preeti Panchal (D) - Intelligence Analyst

Terry Baker (R) - Washington County Commissioner

Kevin Caldwell (R) - Army Veteran & '18 Candidate
Neil Parrott (R) - State Del. & Traffic Engineer

Justin Ready (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Del., Consultant & Ex-State GOP Exec Dir

District 7 - SPECIAL ELECTION - 2020:
[ Elijah Cummings (D)* - Died October 17, 2019. ]
Vanessa Atterbeary (D) - State Del. & Attorney
Calvin Ball (D) - Howard County Executive
Stephanie Rawlings Blake (D) - Ex-Baltimore Mayor, Ex-Baltimore City Councilwoman & Attorney
Talmadge Branch (D) - State House Majority Whip
Jill Carter (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Del. & Attorney
Maya Rockeymoore Cummings (D) - State Democratic Chair, Lobbyist & Widow of Cong. Cummings

Mark Gosnell (D) - Physician

Antonio Hayes (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Del. & Ex-Community Organizer
Keith Haynes (D) - State Del. & Attorney
Brooke Lierman (D) - State Del. & Attorney
Kweisi Mfume (D) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-NAACP President, Ex-Baltimore City Councilman & '06 US Sen Candidate
Cory McCray (D) - State Sen. & Ex-State Del.
Marilyn Mosby (D) - Baltimore City State's Attorney
Nick Mosby (D) - State Del. & Ex-Baltimore City Councilman
Brandon Scott (D) - Baltimore City Council President & '18 Lt Gov Candidate
Carl Stokes (D) - Ex-Baltimore City Councilman, School Administrator & '16 Mayor Candidate
Charles Sydnor III (D) - State Del. & Attorney
Mary Washington (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Del., Sociologist, Nonprofit Executive & Ex-College Professor
Courtney Watson (D) - State Del., Ex-Howard County Councilwoman & Ex-School Board Member

Reba Hawkins (R) - Cleaning Service Owner
Liz Matory (R) - Consultant & Frequent Candidate
William Newton (R) - Retired Auto Repair Shop Owner & Frequent Candidate

District 8:
Jamie Raskin (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Lih Young (D) - Economist, College Professor & Frequent Candidate
Michael Yadeta (R) - Construction Manager & Project Engineer

Roy Dyson for Congress


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Frank Mankiewicz for Congress 1974


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