Tom Coale

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Tom Coale
Candidate for
Maryland House of Delegates, District 9B
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Place of birthHighland, Maryland
Campaign website
Tom Coale is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 9B of the Maryland House of Delegates.[1]


Campaign themes


Coale's website highlights the following campaign themes:

Transform Government As We Know It.
  • Invigorate and capitalize on civic engagement to develop better solutions for Maryland’s challenges.
  • Empower and strengthen Maryland nonprofits to direct private support for public need
  • Innovate new ways for meaningful engagement by an interested public in the law-making process.

Focus on Smart Government.

  • Lessen the regulatory burden on small businesses by streamlining duplicative reports and incubating start-ups.
  • Promote cost-benefit analysis of new laws to promote predictability and discourage harmful burdens.
  • Implement audit recommendations to make responsible use of taxpayer dollars and prevent waste.

Ensure Good Government.

  • Operate in a transparent way that is worthy of the public trust.
  • Utilize 21st Century technology to increase access to government proceedings, data, and legislative reports.
  • Engage Maryland’s burgeoning tech sector in finding new ways to access and implement our troves of public data into serving the public good.[2][3]



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland House of Delegates will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Tom Coale defeated Rich Corkran in the Democratic primary, while Bob Flanagan defeated Carol Loveless in the Republican primary. Coale faces Flanagan in the general election.[4][5]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 9B Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Coale 62.1% 2,054
Rich Corkran 37.9% 1,254
Total Votes 3,308
Maryland House of Delegates, District 9B Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Flanagan 56.3% 1,069
Carol Loveless 43.7% 831
Total Votes 1,900



In 2014, Coale's endorsements include:

  • The Baltimore Sun[6]


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