The Green Papers: Maryland 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Special Primary House CD 7: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Primary and Special Election House CD 7: Tuesday 28 April 2020
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Wednesday 20 November 2019 - Filing Deadline: Special Election House CD 7..
Friday 24 January 2020 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 4 February 2020 - Special Primary House CD 7. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p EST (1200-0100 UTC).
Tuesday 28 April 2020 - Primary and Special Election House CD 7. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC).
Monday 3 August 2020 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor..
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - 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

Maryland 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


The Democratic and Republican Parties nominate by Primary. The Green and Libertarian parties nominate by convention.


Election Dates, Candidacy dates, 2020 Primary Election State Candidates List from the Maryland State Board of Elections.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 10 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2020

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Benjamin L. "Ben" Cardin
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Benjamin L. "Ben" Cardin
FEC S6MD03177

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
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Jaden Thomas Farris
FEC S2MD00511
  Candidate Democratic     Michelle Laurence Smith
FEC S2MD00529

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Lawrence J. "Larry" Hogan, Jr.
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 22 June 2015: Governor Hogan announced that he has advanced and aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
16 November 2015: Governor Hogan announced that he was 100% cancer free and in complete remission.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Elected on same ticket with the Governor. No separate Primary for Lt Gov from Gov

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Undetermined);
6 Democratic (6 Undetermined);
1 Vacancy

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Andrew P. "Andy" Harris
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Erik Lane
  Candidate Democratic     Mia Mason
  Candidate Republican     Jorge Delgado
FEC H0MD01216; 30 Sep 19; Tot $29,615; Dsb $2,684
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Andrew P. "Andy" Harris
FEC H8MD01094; 30 Sep 19; Tot $561,173; Dsb $226,895

Incumbent - 116th 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 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (8) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Michael A. Feldman
FEC H0MD02206
  Candidate Democratic     Jake Pretot
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Charles Albert Dutch "C.A. Dutch" Ruppersberger, III
FEC H2MD02160; 30 Sep 19; Tot $438,716; Dsb $523,172
  Candidate Republican     Timothy P. "Tim" Fazenbaker
FEC H0MD02214
  Candidate Republican     Carl H. Magee, Jr.
  Candidate Republican     Genevieve Morris
FEC H0MD02222; 30 Sep 19; Tot $18,999; Dsb $14,739
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Johnny Ray Salling
FEC H0MD02230
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Jeffery "Jeff" Northcott

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  John Peter Spyros Sarbanes
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (6) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     John M. Rea
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  John Peter Spyros Sarbanes
FEC H6MD03292; 30 Sep 19; Tot $239,260; Dsb $305,812
  Candidate Republican     Charles Anthony
FEC H8MD03165
  Candidate Republican     Evan Cronhardt
  Candidate Republican     Thomas E. "Pinkston" Harris
  Candidate Republican     Rob Seyfferth
FEC H0MD03220

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Anthony Gregory Brown
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Anthony Gregory Brown
FEC H6MD04209; 30 Sep 19; Tot $605,129; Dsb $170,806
  Candidate Democratic     Shelia Bryant
FEC H0MD04145; 30 Sep 19; Tot $28,381; Dsb $11,069
  Candidate Republican     Eric Loeb
  Candidate Republican     George E. McDermott
?

FEC H4MD04071

Incumbent - 116th 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 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (8) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Steny Hamilton Hoyer
FEC H2MD05155; 30 Sep 19; Tot $2,047,170; Dsb $1,505,827
  Candidate Democratic     Darryl Kevin "Kevin" Jones, Jr.
FEC H0MD05209
  Candidate Democratic     Briana Urbina
FEC H0MD05191; 30 Sep 19; Tot $16,522; Dsb $15,769
  Candidate Democratic     Mckayla Wilkes
FEC H0MD05183; 30 Sep 19; Tot $82,832; Dsb $20,090
  Candidate Republican     Bryan DuVal Cubero
  Candidate Republican     Lee Havis
FEC H0MD05217
  Candidate Republican     Kenneth Baxter Lee
FEC H0MD05233
  Candidate Republican     Christopher "Chris" Palombi
FEC H0MD05225

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  David Trone
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (5) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Maxwell Bero
  Candidate Democratic     Preeti Jayant Panchal
FEC H0MD06249
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  David Trone
FEC H6MD08549; 30 Sep 19; Tot $762,063; Dsb $830,066
  Candidate Republican     Kevin T. Caldwell
  Candidate Republican     state Delegate  Neil Conrad Parrott
FEC H0MD06231; 30 Sep 19; Tot $59,659; Dsb $38,315

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Vacant
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 3 November 2020
Vacant Office - 17 October 2019: Passed away at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges.
 Candidate list (32) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     T. Dan Baker
  Candidate Democratic     state Delegate  Talmadge Branch
FEC H0MD07130
  Candidate Democratic     Alicia D. Brown
  Candidate Democratic     Anthony Carter, Sr.
FEC H8MD07109
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Jill P. Carter
FEC H0MD07148
  Candidate Democratic     Matko Lee Chullin, III
  Candidate Democratic     Jay Fred Cohen
  Candidate Democratic     Maya Rockeymoore Cummings
Wife of the late Congressman Elijah E. Cummings

FEC H0MD07122
  Candidate Democratic     Jermyn "Mike" Davidson
  Candidate Democratic     Darryl Gonzalez
  Candidate Democratic     Mark Steven Gosnell
  Candidate Democratic     Leslie E. Grant
  Candidate Democratic     Dan Hiegel
FEC H4MD03040
  Candidate Democratic     F. Michael Higginbotham
FEC H0MD07163
  Candidate Democratic     state Delegate  Terri Lynn Hill
FEC H0MD07171
  Candidate Democratic     state Delegate  Jay Jalisi
FEC H0MD07205
  Candidate Democratic     Paul V. Konka
  Candidate Democratic     former Congressman  Kweisi Mfume
First elected: 1986, re-elected: 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994. Resigned 15 February 1996 to take the position of Chief Executive Officer, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

FEC H0MD07114
  Candidate Democratic     Adrian Petrus
FEC H6MD07459
  Candidate Democratic     Saafir A. Rabb
FEC H0MD07106
  Candidate Democratic     Charles U. Smith
FEC H0MD07056
  Candidate Democratic     Harry Spikes
  Candidate Democratic     Charles Stokes
FEC H8MD07117
  Candidate Republican     Christopher M. "Chris" Anderson
  Candidate Republican     James C. Arnold
  Candidate Republican     Ray Bly
FEC H8MD07042
  Candidate Republican     Brian L. Brown
  Candidate Republican     Reba A. Hawkins
  Candidate Republican     Kimberly "Kim" Klacik
FEC H0MD07197
  Candidate Republican     Liz Matory
FEC H0MD07155; 30 Sep 19; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Mekkah X. Mohammed
FEC H0MD07189
  Candidate Republican     William T. Newton
FEC H6MD07434
  
17 October 2019: Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, 68, passed away at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges. He was first elected in a Special Election on 16 April 1996 and served in Congress until his death.

Special Election - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for special election
Special Election
Democratic
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 28 April 2020
Special Election
 Candidate list (32)
  Candidate Democratic     T. Dan Baker
  Candidate Democratic     state Delegate  Talmadge Branch
FEC H0MD07130
  Candidate Democratic     Alicia D. Brown
  Candidate Democratic     Anthony Carter, Sr.
FEC H8MD07109
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Jill P. Carter
FEC H0MD07148
  Candidate Democratic     Matko Lee Chullin, III
  Candidate Democratic     Jay Fred Cohen
  Candidate Democratic     Nathaniel M. Costley
  Candidate Democratic     Maya Rockeymoore Cummings
Wife of the late Congressman Elijah E. Cummings

FEC H0MD07122
  Candidate Democratic     Jermyn "Mike" Davidson
  Candidate Democratic     Darryl Gonzalez
  Candidate Democratic     Mark Steven Gosnell
  Candidate Democratic     Leslie E. Grant
  Candidate Democratic     Dan Hiegel
FEC H4MD03040
  Candidate Democratic     F. Michael Higginbotham
FEC H0MD07163
  Candidate Democratic     state Delegate  Terri L. Hill
FEC H0MD07171
  Candidate Democratic     state Delegate  Jay Jalisi
FEC H0MD07205
  Candidate Democratic     Paul V. Konka
  Candidate Democratic     former Congressman  Kweisi Mfume
First elected: 1986, re-elected: 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994. Resigned 15 February 1996 to take the position of Chief Executive Officer, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

FEC H0MD07114
  Candidate Democratic     Adrian Petrus
FEC H6MD07459
  Candidate Democratic     Saafir A. Rabb
FEC H0MD07106
  Candidate Democratic     Charles U. Smith
FEC H0MD07056
  Candidate Democratic     Harry Spikes
  Candidate Democratic     Charles Stokes
FEC H8MD07117
  Candidate Republican     Christopher M. "Chris" Anderson
  Candidate Republican     James C. Arnold
  Candidate Republican     Ray Bly
FEC H8MD07042
  Candidate Republican     Brian L. Brown
  Candidate Republican     Reba A. Hawkins
  Candidate Republican     Kimberly "Kim" Klacik
FEC H0MD07197
  Candidate Republican     Liz Matory
FEC H0MD07155; 30 Sep 19; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     William T. Newton
FEC H6MD07434
 17 October 2019: Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, 68, passed away at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges. He was first elected in a Special Election on 16 April 1996 and served in Congress until his death.
28 October 2019: Governor Lawrence J. "Larry" Hogan, Jr. (Republican) called a Special Election to fill this vacant seat. The filing deadline is 20 November 2019, the Special Primary Election is on 4 February 2020, and the Special General Election is on 28 April 2020.
Special Election Candidate List

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Jamin B. "Jamie" Raskin
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jamin B. "Jamie" Raskin
FEC H6MD08457; 30 Sep 19; Tot $826,131; Dsb $541,790
  Candidate Democratic     Lih Young
  Candidate Republican     Nicholas Gladden
FEC H0MD08195
  Candidate Republican     Michael Yadeta

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Attorney General  Brian E. Frosh
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Comptroller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Comptroller  Peter Franchot
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010, 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 

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): 12 incumbents, 68 candidates
  Republican: 3 incumbents, 37 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)
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Progressive
  Unity
Independents
  Unaffiliated: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in
 
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
  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 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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