William H. Campbell

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William H. Campbell
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Former Candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMaritime Academy
Master'sJohns Hopkins University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
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William H. Campbell was a Republican candidate for Maryland Comptroller in the 2014 elections.[1] William H. Campbell lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


Campbell served as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Naval Reserve from 1967 until 1984 when he was honorably discharged.[2]

Campbell has pursued a career in finance working to find solutions for large private organizations facing financial challenges. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer for the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Veterans Affairs and was a member of the NASA Audit and Financial Analysis Committee.[2]

Additionally, Campbell serves as the co-chair for the Maryland Taxpayers' Association.[3]


  • B.S., Marine and Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 1967
  • Diploma, National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Resource Management, 1984
  • M.S., Johns Hopkins University, Technical Management, 1987
  • Certificate, Harvard University, Senior Managers in Government, 1993
  • Certificate, Harvard University, Finance for Senior Executives, 1995
  • Certificate, Harvard University, Delivering Information Services, 1996[2]


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Campbell provided the following statement to Ballotpedia:[3]

I want to end structural budget deficits, reform the State employee pension funds and the retiree healthcare fund, eliminate wasteful spending, and provide outstanding financial management to Maryland.[4]



See also: Maryland down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Campbell ran for election to the office of Maryland Comptroller. Campbell was uncontested in the Republican primary on June 24, 2014. He faced incumbent Peter Franchot (Democrat) and Anjali Reed Phukan (Maryland Service Party) in the general election on November 4, 2014.


Maryland Comptroller, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Franchot Incumbent 62.7% 1,061,267
     Republican William H. Campbell 37.2% 630,109
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 2,536
Total Votes 1,693,912
Election Results via Maryland State Board of Elections.


Campbell and his wife, Pam, live in Columbia, Maryland. They have two children and three grandchildren.[2]

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  1. William Campbell for Maryland Comptroller 2014: "Homepage," accessed September 9, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 William Campbell for Maryland Comptroller 2014: "About Bill," accessed January 19, 2014 (dead link) (dead link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Information submitted through Ballotpedia's biographical submission form on January 16, 2014
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.