Ray Bly

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Ray Bly
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Maryland, District 2
High schoolGED, Job Corporation
Place of birthWashington, DC
Campaign website
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Ray Bly was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 7th Congressional District of Maryland.[1] He was defeated by Corrogan Vaughn in the Republican primary on June 24, 2014.[2]

He was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Maryland. Bly was defeated by Nancy Jacobs in the Republican primary on April 3, 2012, and ran as a write-in candidate in the general election.[3]

Bly was defeated by Democratic incumbent Dutch Ruppersberger on November 6, 2012.[4]


Bly's hometown is Jessup, Maryland. He received an AA from Howard Community College in 1980.[5]


  • United States Army, 1st Infantry Division BRO
  • Truck Driver
  • Bly has previously run for the U.S. House in 2008 and 2010.[6]



See also: Maryland's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

Bly ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Maryland's 7th District.[7] He was defeated by Corrogan Vaughn in the Republican primary on June 24, 2014.[2]


See also: Maryland's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Bly ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Maryland's 2nd District. Bly sought the nomination on the Republican ticket, but he was defeated by state senator Nancy Jacobs in the April 3, 2012, primary. He ran in the general election as a write-in candidate.[8]

General election

U.S. House, Maryland District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDutch Ruppersberger Incumbent 65.6% 194,088
     Republican Nancy Jacobs 31.1% 92,071
     Libertarian Leo Dymowski 3.2% 9,344
     Republican Ray Bly (Write-in) 0% 22
     N/A Other Write-ins 0.1% 415
Total Votes 295,940
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections "Representative in Congress"

Republican Primary

U.S. House, Maryland, District 2 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Jacobs 58.9% 12,372
Ray Bly 2% 415
Vlad Degen 1.5% 324
Rick Impallaria 23.8% 4,998
Howard Orton 2.4% 500
Larry Smith 11.4% 2,392
Total Votes 21,001

Campaign themes

Ray Bly outlines the four primary issues of his candidacy on his campaign website.[9]

  • "I would bring back fair trade which means everybody selling stuff in America could buy it wholesale for exactly the same price whether it was trainloads or small quantities. This would bring back all the mom and pop lumber yards, hardware stores, computer and clothing stores, etc."[10]
  • "I would ban community associations and site development plans in every City, County and State in America. I would also ban all these prefix fixes that go after the zoning of the property that limits the useage of the property. If it's commercial, let it be used for commercial. If it's residential, let it be used for residential. Let them build what they want without every busy body getting into their life history."[11]
  • "I would toughen the EPA laws so the County, City and States could control the buildings and projects so they do not damage our environment."[12]
  • "I would bring about national healthcare. That would be leased out to the Blue Cross Blue Shields of America or some other insurance provider. Not Obama-care."[13]


Bly is married to his wife, Tieng. They have three children together.[14]

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