Raymond Blagmon

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Raymond Blagmon
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Maryland
High schoolJohn F. Kennedy High School (1986)
Bachelor'sHoward University, University of Maryland (1994)
Master'sAmerican University and the University of Chicago (1998)(2002)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy Reserves
CitationsLieutenant Commander Logistics Officer
Date of birthMarch 23, 1968
Place of birthRichmond, Virginia
Campaign website
Raymond Blagmon campaign logo
Raymond Blagmon was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Maryland. Blagmon was defeated by incumbent Ben Cardin in the Democratic primary on April 3, 2012.[1]


Raymond Blagmon was born in Richmond, Virginia on March 23, 1968 and grew up on military bases moving around from one base to another.[2] Blagmon attended John F. Kennedy High School where he graduated in 1986.[2]

After high school, Raymond Blagmon attended Howard University and the University of Maryland, where he earned a Bachelor's of Science in Accounting in 1994 and subsequently went on to pass the CPA exam. He went on to expand his education at American University and the University of Chicago where he earned a Master’s of Science in Taxation in 1998 and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship in 2002, respectively.[2]


Blagmon has been a Certified Personal Accountant for 16 years.[2]


  • United States Navy Reserves, Currently a Lieutenant Commander Logistics Officer[2]



See also: United States Senate elections in Maryland, 2012

Blagmon ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Maryland. He was defeated by incumbent Ben Cardin in the Democratic primary on April 3, 2012.[1][3]

U.S. Senate-Maryland Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBen Cardin Incumbent 74.2% 240,704
Raymond Blagmon 1.8% 5,909
C. Anthony Muse 15.7% 50,807
J.P. Cusick 1.5% 4,778
Christopher Garner 2.9% 9,274
Ralph Jaffe 1% 3,313
Blaine Taylor 1.3% 4,376
Ed Tinus 0.3% 1,064
Lih Young 1.2% 3,993
Total Votes 324,218


Blagmon currently resides in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.[2]

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