The Green Papers: Maryland 2015 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:5,789,929 (1.87% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:10(1.86% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:8(1.84% of 435)
Capital:Annapolis
 

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Maryland State and Local Government

Maryland 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


The Green and Libertarian Parties nominate by convention rather than by primary.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Benjamin L. "Ben" Cardin
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Benjamin L. "Ben" Cardin
FEC S6MD03177

Class 3 Democratic Senator Barbara A. Mikulski
First elected: 1986; re-elected: 1992, 1998, 2004, 2010.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 2 March 2015: Announced retirement
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Donna Fern Edwards
Congressman CD 4.
10 March 2015: Announced.

FEC S6MD03458; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,565,518; Dsb $1,197,011
  Candidate Democratic     Ralph Jaffe
    Democratic     Senator Barbara A. Mikulski - apparently not a candidate
2 March 2015: Announced retirement

FEC S6MD00140; 30 Sep 15; Tot $96,980; Dsb $422,215
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Tyrone Pearson
FEC S6MD03490
  Candidate Democratic     Violet Scheryl Staley
FEC S6MD03482
  Candidate Democratic     Ed Tinus
    Democratic     former Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend - apparently not a candidate
11 May 2015: Not a candidate.
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Christopher "Chris" Van Hollen, Jr.
Congressman CD 8.
4 March 2015: Announced.

FEC S6MD03441; 30 Sep 15; Tot $5,169,778; Dsb $1,043,784
  Candidate Democratic     Lih Young
  Candidate Republican     Richard James Douglas
FEC S2MD00388; 30 Sep 15; Tot $5,048; Dsb $3,010
  Candidate Republican     Chrysovalantis P. "Chrys" Kefalas
FEC S6MD03466; 30 Sep 15; Tot $155,188; Dsb $62,752
  Candidate Republican     Daniel Michael "Dan" Schroeder
FEC S6MD03433
  Candidate Republican     Anthony Seda
  Candidate Republican     state Delegate Kathy Szeliga
FEC S6MD03508
  Candidate Green     Margaret Flowers
FEC S6MD03474; 30 Sep 15; Tot $13,790; Dsb $1,729
  Candidate Independent     Edward Shlikas
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Greg Dorsey

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor Lawrence J. "Larry" Hogan, Jr.
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
22 June 2015: Governor Hogan announced that he has advanced and aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected on same ticket with the Governor. No separate Primary for Lt Gov from Gov

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Undetermined);
7 Democratic (5 Undetermined, 2 Open)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1 Republican Congressman Andrew P. "Andy" Harris
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Jonathan Goff, Jr.
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Andrew P. "Andy" Harris
FEC H8MD01094; 30 Sep 15; Tot $487,282; Dsb $210,859
  Candidate Republican     Sean Jackson
  Candidate Republican     former state Delegate Michael D. "Mike" Smigiel, Sr.
FEC H6MD01213; 30 Sep 15; Tot $12,534; Dsb $9,510

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman Charles Albert Dutch "C.A. Dutch" Ruppersberger, III
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Charles Albert Dutch "C.A. Dutch" Ruppersberger, III
FEC H2MD02160; 30 Sep 15; Tot $378,888; Dsb $406,975
  Candidate Democratic     Kevin Allan Scheminant
FEC H6MD02195
  Candidate Republican     Bill Heine
  Candidate Republican     Yuripzy Morgan
FEC H6MD02203

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3 Democratic Congressman John Peter Spyros Sarbanes
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
    Democratic     Matthew David Molyett - apparently not a candidate
6 July 2014: Filed termination report with the FEC.

FEC H4MD03115
  Candidate Democratic     John Rea
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman John Peter Spyros Sarbanes
FEC H6MD03292; 30 Sep 15; Tot $348,181; Dsb $223,907
  Candidate Republican     Mark Leroy Plaster
FEC H6MD03441; 30 Sep 15; Tot $107,258; Dsb $74,193

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4 Democratic Congressman Donna Fern Edwards
First elected in a Special Election, 17 June 2008, held to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman Albert Wynn, effective 1 June 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 10 March 2015: Announced candidacy for the U.S. Senate Class 3 seat in 2016.
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Lieutenant Governor Anthony Gregory Brown
FEC H6MD04209; 30 Sep 15; Tot $354,639; Dsb $101,657
  Candidate Democratic     Warren Christopher
FEC H4MD04113; 30 Sep 15; Tot $144,924; Dsb $48,134
  Candidate Democratic     state Delegate Dereck Eugene Davis
FEC H6MD04233; 30 Sep 15; Tot $313,327; Dsb $107,296
  Candidate Democratic     Prince George's County State's Attorney Glenn Frederick Ivey
FEC H2MD04232; 30 Sep 15; Tot $521,724; Dsb $134,975
  Candidate Democratic     state Delegate Joseline A. Peña-Melnyk
FEC H6MD04217; 30 Sep 15; Tot $364,631; Dsb $60,097
    Democratic     Lisa Renee Ransom - apparently not a candidate
Filed a termination report with the FEC.

FEC H6MD04241; 31 Oct 15; Tot $10,161; Dsb $10,161
  Candidate Democratic     Terence Michael Strait, Jr.
FEC H6MD04258; 30 Sep 15; Tot $8,511; Dsb $120
  Candidate Democratic     Alvin Thornton
FEC H6MD04266; 30 Sep 15; Tot $17,450; Dsb $8,969
  Candidate Democratic     former Prince George County Council Member Ingrid M. Turner
FEC H6MD04225; 30 Sep 15; Tot $278,850; Dsb $143,616
  Candidate Republican     Rob Buck
  Candidate Republican     George McDermott

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 5 Democratic Congressman Steny Hamilton Hoyer
First elected in a special election: May 1981 re: Congress declaring Congresswoman Gladys Spellman's seat vacant due to her coma.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Christopher T. "Kristin" Beck
FEC H6MD05198; 30 Jun 15; Tot $6,126; Dsb $2,678
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Steny Hamilton Hoyer
FEC H2MD05155; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,406,874; Dsb $1,560,119
  Candidate Republican     Mark Arness
  Candidate Republican     Charles S. "Sam" Faddis
FEC H6MD05206; 30 Sep 15; Tot $40,692; Dsb $13,579

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 6 Democratic Congressman John K. Delaney
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman John K. Delaney
FEC H2MD06195; 30 Sep 15; Tot $615,760; Dsb $331,383
  Candidate Republican     Washington County Commissioner Terry L. Baker
FEC H6MD06220; 30 Sep 15; Tot $13,025; Dsb $9,646
  Candidate Republican     Xiangfei "Scott" Cheng
FEC H6MD06188
  Candidate Republican     Amie Hoeber
FEC H6MD06212; 30 Sep 15; Tot $184,948; Dsb $37,775
  Candidate Republican     Frank Howard
FEC H6MD06204; 30 Sep 15; Tot $18,063; Dsb $10,938
  Candidate Republican     Christopher James "Chris" Mason
FEC H6MD06196
  Candidate Republican     Harold Walton Painter, Jr.
FEC H4MD06209; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,750; Dsb $1,750
  Candidate Republican     state Delegate David E. Vogt, III
FEC H6MD06238; 30 Sep 15; Tot $50,062; Dsb $21,020
  Candidate Green     George Gluck

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 7 Democratic Congressman Elijah E. Cummings
First elected: in Special Election, 16 April 1996, re: resignation of Congressman Kweisi Mfume, 18 February 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
    Democratic     Jamal Harrison Bryant - apparently not a candidate
22 September 2015: Dropping out after discovering incumbent Congressman Elijah Cummings (Democratic) will seek reelection rather than running for the U.S. Senate.

FEC H6MD07442
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Elijah E. Cummings
FEC H6MD07160; 30 Sep 15; Tot $372,888; Dsb $282,629
  Candidate Republican     William Thomas Newton
FEC H6MD07434
  Candidate Republican     Corrogan R. Vaughn
  Candidate Not readily classifiable     Michael Tyrone Pearson
Party affiliation: "Delegated"

FEC H4MD07066

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 8 Democratic Congressman Christopher "Chris" Van Hollen, Jr.
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 4 March 2015: Candidate for Senate Class 3 in 2016.
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     David M. Anderson
FEC H6MD08515; 30 Sep 15; Tot $68,107; Dsb $20,008
  Candidate Democratic     state Delegate Kumar P. Barve
FEC H6MD08291; 30 Sep 15; Tot $423,967; Dsb $147,623
    Democratic     former Montgomery County Councilor Valerie Ervin - apparently not a candidate
17 September 2015: Dropped out.

FEC H6MD08499; 30 Sep 15; Tot $29,751; Dsb $25,714
  Candidate Democratic     William "Will" Jawando
FEC H6MD08465; 30 Sep 15; Tot $275,006; Dsb $78,524
  Candidate Democratic     Kathleen Matthews
FEC H6MD08481; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,065,327; Dsb $173,611
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator Jamin B. "Jamie" Raskin
FEC H6MD08457; 30 Sep 15; Tot $929,299; Dsb $235,382
  Candidate Democratic     Joel Martin Rubin
FEC H6MD08523
  Candidate Democratic     state Delegate Ana Sol-Gutierrez
FEC H6MD08473; 30 Sep 15; Tot $186,427; Dsb $24,854
    Democratic     Congressman Christopher "Chris" Van Hollen, Jr. - apparently not a candidate
4 March 2015: Candidate for Senate Class 3 in 2016.

FEC H2MD08126; 30 Sep 15; Tot $199,800; Dsb $1,867,058
  Candidate Republican     Bill Day
  Candidate Republican     Aryeh Shudofsky
FEC H6MD08531
  Candidate Republican     Shelton "Shelly" Skolnick
FEC H2MD08084
  Candidate Independent     Liz Matory
FEC H6MD08507; 30 Sep 15; Tot $11,228; Dsb $2,634

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Attorney General Brian E. Frosh
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Comptroller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Comptroller Peter Franchot
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 11 incumbents, 31 candidates
  Republican: 3 incumbents, 28 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Conservative USA
  Justice Party
  Progressive
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
  Unaffiliated: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/mdmanual/43const/html/const.html
Election Authority
  Maryland State Board of Elections
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Maryland General Assembly
Democratic
  Maryland Democratic Party
Republican
  Maryland Republican Party
Third Party
  Conservative Party USA Maryland
  Constitution Party of Maryland Effective 27 June 2006 the Maryland affiliate of the Constitution Party voted to disaffiliate from the national Constitution Party.
  Justice Party of Maryland
  Libertarian Party of Maryland
  Maryland Green Party
  Progressive Maryland
  The Unity Party of Maryland
Media & others
  Arbutus Times (The Baltimore Sun)
  Baltimore Jewish Times
  Baltimore Messenger - Towson
  Baltimore Sun
  Bay Weekly - Chesapeake
  Columbia Flier
  Cumberland Times-News
  DiamondbackOnline.com - University of Maryland
  DMOZ - Maryland
  Howard County Times
  MarylandReporter.com - Columbia
  Owings Mills Times
  Politics1.com - Maryland
  Takoma Voice - Takoma Park
  The Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel
  The Baltimore Sun - Laurel Leader
  The Frederick News-Post
  The Gazette
  The Herald-Mail - Hagerstown
  The Jeffersonian - Baltimore County
  The Republican - Oakland
  The Star Democrat - Easton
  The Washington Post (Metro)
  Towson Times - Columbia
  WBAL TV - NBC - Baltimore
  WBFF TV - FOX / WNUV TV - WB - Baltimore
  WHAG TV - NBC - Hagerstown - Frederick - Cumberland
  WJZ TV - CBS - Baltimore
  WMAR TV-2 (ABC - Baltimore)

 


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