The Green Papers: Maryland 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 26 June 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Tuesday 27 February 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 26 June 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC).
Monday 6 August 2018 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EST (1200-0100 UTC).
 
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


The Democratic and Republican Parties nominate by Primary. The Green (30 April party run primary) and Libertarian (10 March state Convention) parties nominate by convention.


2018 Election Information from the state Board of Elections.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Benjamin L. "Ben" Cardin
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (23)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Benjamin L. "Ben" Cardin
FEC S6MD03177; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,750,976; Dsb $772,931
  Candidate Democratic     Erik Jetmir
FEC S8MD00286; 31 Mar 18; Tot $3,501; Dsb $2,542
  Candidate Democratic     Chelsea Elizabeth Manning
FEC S8MD00260; 31 Mar 18; Tot $71,999; Dsb $48,406
  Candidate Democratic     Marcia H. Morgan
FEC S8MD00385
  Candidate Democratic     Jerome "Jerry" Segal
FEC S8MD00252; 31 Mar 18; Tot $82,406; Dsb $79,141
  Candidate Democratic     Richard "Rikki" Vaughan
FEC S8MD00245
  Candidate Democratic     Debbie "Rica" Wilson
FEC S8MD00278
  Candidate Democratic     Lih Young
FEC S6MD03375
  Candidate Republican     Antono Wade "Tony" Campbell
FEC S8MD00328; 31 Mar 18; Tot $15,384; Dsb $3,635
  Candidate Republican     Chris Chaffee
FEC S6MD03557
  Candidate Republican     Evan M. Cronhardt
FEC S8MD00344
  Candidate Republican     Nnabu Eze
FEC S8MD00351
  Candidate Republican     John R. Graziani
FEC S6MD03573
  Candidate Republican     Christina J. Grigorian
FEC S8MD00336; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,325; Dsb $91
  Candidate Republican     Albert Binyahmin Howard
FEC S8MD00310; 31 Mar 18; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Bill Krehnbrink
FEC S8MD00369
  Candidate Republican     Gerald I. Smith, Jr.
FEC S8MD00377
  Candidate Republican     Blaine Taylor
FEC S2MD00438
  Candidate Republican     Brian Charles Vaeth
FEC S2MD00487
  Candidate Green; (Democratic)     Mia Danielle Mason
FEC S8MD00294
  Candidate Libertarian     Arvin Vohra
FEC S6MD03664
  Candidate Independent     Edward G. Shlikas
  Candidate Independent     Neal Simon
FEC S8MD00302; 31 Mar 18; Tot $628,377; Dsb $162,936

Class 3 Democratic Senator  Christopher "Chris" Van Hollen, Jr.
Previously served in the U.S. Congress elected: 2002-2014. First elected to the U.S. Senate: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

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

Chair up for regular election 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.
Renominated
 Candidate list (13)
  Candidate Democratic     Prince George's County Executive  Rushern L. Baker, III
for Lieutenant Governor: Elizabeth Embry
  Candidate Democratic     former Montgomery County Councilor Valerie Ervin
for Lieutenant Governor: former Baltimore School Board Member Marisol Johnson
On 10 May 2018, Gubernatorial candidate Kevin Kamenetz passed away suddenly due to cardiac arrest. See Decision Ahead For Kamenetz Running Mate [Valerie Ervin] from WBAL News.
17 May 2018: Valerie Ervin decides to run for Governor.
21 May 2018: Will not appear on the ballot because the ballots have already been printed.
  Candidate Democratic     Ralph Jaffe
for Lieutenant Governor: Freda Jaffe
  Candidate Democratic     Ben Jealous
for Lieutenant Governor: Susan Turnbull
  Candidate Democratic     James Hugh Jones, II
for Lieutenant Governor: Charles S. Waters
  Candidate Democratic     former Montgomery County Councilor Kevin Kamenetz
for Lieutenant Governor: former Montgomery County Councilor Valerie Ervin

On 10 May 2018, Gubernatorial candidate Kevin Kamenetz passed away suddenly due to cardiac arrest. See Decision Ahead For Kamenetz Running Mate [Valerie Ervin] from WBAL News.
17 May 2018: Valerie Ervin decides to run for Governor.
21 May 2018: Kevin Kamenetz remains on the ballot because the ballots have already been printed.
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Richard S. "Rich" Madaleno, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: Luwanda Jenkins
  Candidate Democratic     Alec J. Ross
for Lieutenant Governor: Julie C. Verratti
  Candidate Democratic     former State University Regent Jim Shea
for Lieutenant Governor: Baltimore City Councilman Brandon M. Scott
  Candidate Democratic     Krish O'Mara Vignarajah
for Lieutenant Governor: Sharon Y. Blake
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Lawrence J. "Larry" Hogan, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford
  Candidate Green     Ian Schlakman
for Lieutenant Governor: Annie Chambers
  Candidate Libertarian     Shawn Quinn
for Lieutenant Governor: Christina Smith
 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

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

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Undetermined);
7 Democratic (5 Undetermined, 1 Renominated, 1 Open)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Andrew P. "Andy" Harris
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (10) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Bernard Brown
FEC H8MD01243
  Candidate Democratic     Jesse Colvin
FEC H8MD01193; 31 Mar 18; Tot $450,573; Dsb $118,224
  Candidate Democratic     Allison Galbraith
FEC H8MD01177; 31 Mar 18; Tot $83,791; Dsb $36,480
  Candidate Democratic     Erik Lane
FEC H8MD01250
  Candidate Democratic     former Talbot County Attorney Michael L. Pullen
FEC H8MD01185; 31 Mar 18; Tot $181,081; Dsb $151,065
  Candidate Democratic     Stephen "Steve" Worton
FEC H8MD01201; 31 Mar 18; Tot $125,773; Dsb $4,958
  Candidate Republican     Martin Elborn
FEC H8MD01219
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Andrew P. "Andy" Harris
FEC H8MD01094; 31 Mar 18; Tot $981,187; Dsb $410,180
  Candidate Republican     Lamont Taylor
FEC H8MD01227
  Candidate Libertarian     Jenica Martin
FEC H8MD01235

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Charles Albert Dutch "C.A. Dutch" Ruppersberger, III
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (7) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jake Pretot
FEC H8MD02100; 31 Mar 18; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Charles Albert Dutch "C.A. Dutch" Ruppersberger, III
FEC H2MD02160; 31 Mar 18; Tot $602,462; Dsb $600,015
  Candidate Republican     Liz Matory
FEC H8MD02118
  Candidate Republican     Hubert Owens, Jr.
FEC H8MD02126
  Candidate Republican     Mark Gerald Shell
FEC H2MD02285
  Candidate Republican     Mitchell J. Toland,, Jr.
FEC H8MD02134
  Candidate Libertarian     Michael Carney

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  John Peter Spyros Sarbanes
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (8) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Adam D. DeMarco
FEC H8MD03116; 31 Mar 18; Tot $16,026; Dsb $18,488
  Candidate Democratic     John Rea
FEC H8MD04064
  Candidate Democratic     state Veterans Commissioner Raul Eduardo "Eduardo" Rosas
FEC H8MD03140
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  John Peter Spyros Sarbanes
FEC H6MD03292; 31 Mar 18; Tot $802,941; Dsb $475,230
  Candidate Republican     Charles Anthony
FEC H8MD03165
  Candidate Republican     Thomas E. "Pinkston" Harris
FEC H8MD07091
  Candidate Republican     Robert "Rob" Seyfferth
FEC H8MD03157
  Candidate Libertarian     James David "David" Lashar
FEC H8MD03173

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Anthony Gregory Brown
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Anthony Gregory Brown
FEC H6MD04209; 31 Mar 18; Tot $489,961; Dsb $385,220
  Candidate Republican     George E. McDermott
FEC H4MD04071
  Candidate Libertarian     David "Dave" Bishop
FEC H8MD04221

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
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 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Dennis L. Fritz
FEC H4MD05177
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Steny Hamilton Hoyer
FEC H2MD05155; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,328,211; Dsb $2,346,097
  Candidate Republican     William A. "Bill" Devine, III
FEC H8MD05145
  Candidate Republican     Jonathon Mark "Johnny" Rice
FEC H8MD05129; 31 Mar 18; Tot $410; Dsb $120
  Candidate Libertarian     Jacob Pulcher
Nominated by Party, appearing in General Election Only

FEC H8MD05137

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Congressman  John K. Delaney
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 27 July 2017: Not running for re-election.
 Candidate list (16) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Andrew James Duck
FEC H6MD06121; 31 Mar 18; Tot $54,830; Dsb $36,158
  Candidate Democratic     George T. English
FEC H6MD08333
  Candidate Democratic     Christopher "Chris" Graves
FEC H8MD06259; 31 Mar 18; Tot $62,685; Dsb $46,107
  Candidate Democratic     Nadia Hashimi
FEC H8MD06176; 31 Mar 18; Tot $450,999; Dsb $148,515
  Candidate Democratic     Christopher "Chris" Hearsey
FEC H8MD06218; 31 Mar 18; Tot $59,932; Dsb $46,590
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Roger Manno
FEC H8MD06150; 31 Mar 18; Tot $387,535; Dsb $113,138
  Candidate Democratic     state Delegate  Aruna Miller
FEC H8MD06143; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,188,423; Dsb $246,942
  Candidate Democratic     David Trone
FEC H8MD06168; 31 Mar 18; Tot $5,636,612; Dsb $4,089,592
  Candidate Republican     Kurt Martin Elsasser, II
FEC H8MD06242; 07 Apr 18; Tot $4,407; Dsb $44,080
  Candidate Republican     Amie Hoeber
FEC H6MD06212; 31 Mar 18; Tot $245,386; Dsb $125,888
  Candidate Republican     Lisa Lloyd
FEC H8MD06184; 09 May 18; Tot $19,108; Dsb $17,224
  Candidate Republican     Bradley Stephen "Brad" Rohrs
FEC H8MD06226; 31 Mar 18; Tot $9,895; Dsb $6,577
  Candidate Green     George Gluck
FEC H2MD08175
  Candidate Libertarian     Kevin Terome Caldwell
FEC H8MD06192
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Ted Athey
FEC H6MD06261
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Chin Yeh

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
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 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (11) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Anthony Carter, Sr.
FEC H8MD07109
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Elijah E. Cummings
FEC H6MD07160; 31 Mar 18; Tot $565,659; Dsb $654,254
  Candidate Democratic     John Moser
FEC H8MD07075; 31 Mar 18; Tot $7,495; Dsb $4,832
  Candidate Democratic     Charles U. Smith
FEC H0MD07056
  Candidate Democratic     Charles Stokes
FEC H8MD07117
  Candidate Republican     Raymond J. "Ray" Bly
FEC H8MD07042
  Candidate Republican     Richmond Davis
FEC H8MD07083; 31 Mar 18; Tot $10,759; Dsb $4,656
  Candidate Republican     William T. Newton
FEC H6MD07434
  Candidate Republican     Michael Tyrone Pearson
FEC H4MD07066; 22 May 17; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Libertarian     David R. Griggs
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Swami Swaminathan

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Jamin B. "Jamie" Raskin
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (7) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Utam Paul
FEC H8MD08214
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jamin B. "Jamie" Raskin
FEC H6MD08457; 31 Mar 18; Tot $842,360; Dsb $572,951
  Candidate Democratic     Summer Spring
FEC H8MD08222
  Candidate Republican     Bridgette L. "Bri" Cooper
FEC H8MD08230
  Candidate Republican     John Walsh
FEC H8MD08248
  Candidate Republican     Victor Williams
FEC H8MD08255
  Candidate Libertarian     Jasen Wunder
FEC H6MD08606

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

Seat up for regular election Democratic Attorney General  Brian E. Frosh
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General  Brian E. Frosh
  Candidate Republican     Craig Wolf

Comptroller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election Democratic Comptroller  Peter Franchot
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Comptroller  Peter Franchot
  Candidate Republican     Anjali Reed Phukan
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 11 incumbents, 52 candidates
  Republican: 3 incumbents, 38 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 3 candidates
  Libertarian: 10 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Progressive
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
  Unaffiliated: 3 candidates
 
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.

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
  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
  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
  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
  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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