The Green Papers: Maryland 2017 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


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

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th 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 (8)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Benjamin L. "Ben" Cardin
FEC S6MD03177; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,716,693; Dsb $423,402
  Candidate Democratic     Jerome "Jerry" Segal
FEC S8MD00252
  Candidate Democratic     Richard "Rikki" Vaughan
FEC S8MD00245
  Candidate Democratic     Debbie "Rica" Wilson
  Candidate Republican     Charles Sam "Sam" Faddis
FEC S8MD00237; 30 Sep 17; Tot $125,553; Dsb $104,998
  Candidate Republican     David Pae
  Candidate Libertarian     Arvin Vohra
  Candidate Independent     Edward G. Shlikas

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

  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.
 Candidate list (11)
  Candidate Democratic     Prince George's County Executive  Rushern L. Baker, III
  Candidate Democratic     Maya Rockeymoore Cummings
Wife of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, CD 7.
  Candidate Democratic     Ralph Jaffe
for Lieutenant Governor: Freda Jaffe
  Candidate Democratic     Ben Jealous
  Candidate Democratic     Baltimore County Executive  Kevin B. Kamenetz
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Richard S. "Rich" Madaleno, Jr.
  Candidate Democratic     Alec J. Ross
  Candidate Democratic     former State University Regent Jim Shea
  Candidate Democratic     Krish Vignarajah
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Lawrence J. "Larry" Hogan, Jr.
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford
  Candidate Libertarian     Shawn Quinn
for Lieutenant Governor: Christina Smith

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

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 (6 Undetermined, 1 Open)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1 Republican Congressman  Andrew P. "Andy" Harris
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (7) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jesse Colvin
FEC H8MD01193
  Candidate Democratic     Allison Galbraith
FEC H8MD01177; 30 Sep 17; Tot $31,528; Dsb $16,024
  Candidate Democratic     former Talbot County Attorney Michael L. "Mike" Pullen
FEC H8MD01185; 30 Sep 17; Tot $108,451; Dsb $46,602
  Candidate Democratic     Stephen "Steve" Worton
FEC H8MD01201
  Candidate Republican     Martin Elborn
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Andrew P. "Andy" Harris
FEC H8MD01094; 30 Sep 17; Tot $456,834; Dsb $180,887
  Candidate Republican     Lamont Taylor

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman  Charles Albert Dutch "C.A. Dutch" Ruppersberger, III
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jake Pretot
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Charles Albert Dutch "C.A. Dutch" Ruppersberger, III
FEC H2MD02160; 30 Sep 17; Tot $381,472; Dsb $374,327
  Candidate Republican     Mark Shell

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3 Democratic Congressman  John Peter Spyros Sarbanes
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Adam DeMarco
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  John Peter Spyros Sarbanes
FEC H6MD03292; 30 Sep 17; Tot $588,753; Dsb $319,743
  Candidate Republican     J. David Evans

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4 Democratic Congressman  Anthony Gregory Brown
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Thereasa Marie Black
FEC H8MD04213; 30 Sep 17; Tot $5,844; Dsb $2,158
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Anthony Gregory Brown
FEC H6MD04209; 30 Sep 17; Tot $323,521; Dsb $171,550
  Candidate Republican     George E. McDermott
FEC H4MD04071
  Candidate Republican     David Therrien
FEC H6MD04282

Incumbent - 115th 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 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Steny Hamilton Hoyer
FEC H2MD05155; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,398,215; Dsb $1,520,948
  Candidate Republican     Jonathon Mark "Johnny" Rice
FEC H8MD05129; 30 Sep 17; Tot $310; Dsb $0

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6 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 (13) - 116th Congress
    Democratic     Congressman  John K. Delaney - apparently not a candidate
27 July 2017: Not running for re-election.

FEC H2MD06195; 30 Sep 17; Tot $848,499; Dsb $557,468
  Candidate Democratic     Andrew James Duck
FEC H6MD06121; 30 Sep 17; Tot $26,497; Dsb $15,484
    Democratic     state Delegate  C. William "Bill" Frick - apparently not a candidate
20 September 2017: Running for Montgomery County Executive.

FEC H8MD06135; 30 Sep 17; Tot $247,502; Dsb $244,349
  Candidate Democratic     Nadia Hashimi
FEC H8MD06176; 30 Sep 17; Tot $286,057; Dsb $4,931
  Candidate Democratic     Chris Hearsey
FEC H8MD06218
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Roger Manno
FEC H8MD06150; 30 Sep 17; Tot $202,165; Dsb $31,387
  Candidate Democratic     state Delegate  Aruna Miller
FEC H8MD06143; 30 Sep 17; Tot $559,879; Dsb $34,703
    Democratic     Paul Kenneth Schwartz - apparently not a candidate
15 November 2017: Withdrawn
  Candidate Democratic     David Trone
FEC H8MD06168; 30 Sep 17; Tot $792,096; Dsb $735,243
  Candidate Republican     Amie Hoeber
FEC H6MD06212; 30 Sep 17; Tot $0; Dsb $9
  Candidate Republican     Lisa Lloyd
FEC H8MD06184
  Candidate Republican     former state Delegate Mathew "Matt" Mossburg
FEC H8MD06200; 30 Sep 17; Tot $10,539; Dsb $6,368
  Candidate Republican     Bradley "Brad" Rohrs
  Candidate Green     George Gluck
  Candidate Libertarian     Kevin Terome Caldwell
FEC H8MD06192
  Candidate Independent     Ted Athey

Incumbent - 115th 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 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (7) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Anthony Carter, Sr.
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Elijah E. Cummings
FEC H6MD07160; 30 Sep 17; Tot $300,091; Dsb $404,555
  Candidate Democratic     John Moser
FEC H8MD07075; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,760; Dsb $1,104
  Candidate Republican     Richmond Davis
  Candidate Republican     Thomas "Pinkston" Harris
  Candidate Republican     William T. Newton
  Candidate Republican     Michael Pearson
    Republican     Carrogan R. Vaughn - apparently not a candidate
21 August 2017: Deceased

FEC H4MD07074

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8 Democratic Congressman  Jamin B. "Jamie" Raskin
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jamin B. "Jamie" Raskin
FEC H6MD08457; 30 Sep 17; Tot $533,983; Dsb $355,086

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
 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, 35 candidates
  Republican: 3 incumbents, 20 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): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 3 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Progressive
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 2 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.

"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
  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
  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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