Maryland filing deadline report: 32 candidates file for 4 state executive positions

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February 26, 2014


By Kristen Mathews

Annapolis, Maryland: Four state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Maryland. On February 25, the filing period for candidates came to a close. The primary election is scheduled for June 24, 2014. Maryland is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote in their primary election and generally close it to all voters except those registered with their party.[1]
Incumbent Governor of Maryland Martin O'Malley is prevented by term limits from seeking a third consecutive term in office. Current incumbent Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown officially launched his 2014 gubernatorial campaign on May 10, 2013. If he wins, Brown will be the first lieutenant governor to be elected governor since the lieutenant governor's office was created in 1970, as well as Maryland's first African-American governor.[2][3] Although eligible for re-election, current Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is also seeking the Democratic nomination for governor in 2014.[4] Current Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is the only incumbent seeking re-election.[5]

Governor and Lieutenant Governor

General election

Democratic Party Anthony Brown/Ken Ulman[6][7]
Republican Party Larry Hogan/Boyd Rutherford[8] Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Shawn Quinn/Lorenzo Gaztanaga[9]

Lost in primary

Democratic Party Doug Gansler/Jolene Ivey[10][11]
Democratic Party Ralph Jaffe/Freda Jaffe[8][12]
Democratic Party Heather Mizeur/Delman Coates[13][14][15]
Democratic Party Charles Smith/Clarence Tucker[8]
Democratic Party Cindy Walsh/Mary Elizabeth Wingate-Pennacchia[8]
Republican Party David Craig/Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio[16][17][18]
Republican Party Ron George/Shelley Aloi[19][20][21]
Republican Party Charles Lollar/Ken Timmerman[22]

Attorney general Democratic Party Brian Frosh - Member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 16[23][24] Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jeffrey Pritzker[5]
Libertarian Party Leo Wayne Dymowski[5]

Filed for other office

Democratic Party Doug Gansler - Incumbent


See also

Ballotpedia News


  1. Maryland State Board of Elections Website, "Primary Elections," accessed January 3, 2014
  2. WBAL Radio, "Brown Kicks Off Bid for Governor Today," May 10, 2013
  3. The Washington Post, "Steele Running Against History," August 7, 2005
  4., "Gansler announces runningmate," October 14, 2013
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Maryland State Board of Elections, 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election State Candidates List, February 26, 2014
  6., "Filed for 2014 Maryland governor expands," May 28, 2012
  7. The Washington Post, "New candidates to step forward Monday in Maryland’s race for governor," June 2, 2013
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Maryland State Board of Elections, 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election State Candidates List, February 26, 2014
  9. Libertarian Party of Maryland, "2014 Candidates," accessed December 16, 2013
  10., "Gansler announces runningmate," October 14, 2013
  11. Baltimore News Journal, "Attorney General Doug Gansler kicks off bid for governor," September 23, 2013
  12. Vote for Ralph Jaffe, Home, accessed December 23, 2013
  13. Washington Post, "Del. Heather Mizeur selects the Rev. Delman Coates as running-mate," November 13, 2013
  14. Baltimore Sun, "Mizeur makes smart moves as candidate for governor," November 14, 2013
  15. The Huffington Post, "Heather Mizeur Running For Governor Of Maryland," July 17, 2013
  16. The Washington Post, "Craig touts experience, takes aim at taxes in advance of run for Md. governor," May 31, 2013
  17. David, "Main page," accessed May 30, 2012
  18. Southern Maryland Newspapers Online, Craig announces gubernatorial running mate, July 17, 2013
  19. The Capital Gazette, "Maryland GOP Del. Ron George to run for governor," April 30, 2013
  20. Maryland Reporter, "Ron George runs for governor," June 5, 2013
  21., "Delegate To Run For Governor," June 1, 2013
  22. '"Charles Lollar for Governor 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 9, 2013
  23. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named frosh
  24. Brian Frosh for Attorney General 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 9, 2013
  25. William H. Campbell for Comptroller 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 9, 2013