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Martin O'Malley

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Martin O'Malley
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Governor of Maryland
In office
January 17, 2007 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 7
Elections and appointments
First elected2006
Next general2014
Term limits2 consecutive terms
Prior offices
Mayor of Baltimore
December 7, 1999 – January 17, 2007
High schoolGonzaga College High School
Bachelor'sCatholic University of America (1985)
J.D.University of Maryland School of Law (1988)
BirthdayJanuary 18, 1963
Place of birthWashington, D.C.
ReligionRoman Catholicism
Office website
Martin Joseph O'Malley (b. January 18, 1963 in Washington, D.C.) is the current Democratic Governor of Maryland. He first won election in 2006 and was re-elected in 2010, fending off his own predecessor, Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. who was running for another term. O'Malley won by a 15.6% margin. He served previously as the Mayor of Baltimore from 1999 to 2007. He also currently serves as the Chairman of the Democratic Governors Association.



  • Gonzaga College High School
  • BA, The Catholic University of America (1985)
  • JD, The University of Maryland School of Law

Political career

Governor of Maryland (2007-Present)

O'Malley was sworn in as Governor on January 17, 2007 and won re-election in 2010. In 2012, O'Malley was elected to a second term as head of the Democratic Governors Association.[1]

Mayor of Baltimore (1999-2007)

O'Malley announced his campaign for Mayor of Baltimore in 1999. He won the Democratic Primary with over 50% of the vote. He was then elected Mayor of Baltimore in the General election with over 90% of the vote.[2] In 2004, O'Malley was re-elected in the general election with 88% of the vote, defeating Republican challenger Elbert (Ray) Henderson.



O'Malley first won election as Governor of Maryland in 2006. He was nominated by the Democratic Party to challenge incumbent Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich in the November 2006 election. O'Malley selected Anthony G. Brown, Delegate from Prince George's County, lawyer, and Iraq War veteran, as his running mate. O'Malley was expected to face Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan in the Democratic primary. However, Duncan dropped out of the race on June 22, 2006, citing clinical depression.

He defeated incumbent Gov. Ehrlich in the November 7, 2006, gubernatorial election by a 6.5% margin.[3] He was the only candidate to defeat a sitting governor in 2006.

Campaign donors

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