Montgomery County Candidates List for local, state, federal office 2/12/18

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This is an updated list of candidates for local, state and federal offices in Montgomery County as best as we could determine as of February 12, 2018. It will be updated at least once a week until the filing deadline of Feb. 27. Candidates for county executive and county council are listed first, followed by the state legislature, Congress and statewide offices.

We have done our best to identify candidates who have announced, filed for the office or filed for public financing of their campaigns. We may have missed some candidates, although the list includes over 150 candidates already, at least 33 just for the four at-large seats on the Montgomery County Council. We are missing photos and websites of some candidates.

As we kick off the new year with a historic election where public campaign financing will be used for the first time in Montgomery County, 15 candidates have qualified to receive matching campaign finance funds and 25 others are seeking qualification. As it stands, $11 million in county funds have been allocated to finance the races for county executive and county council. We include total disbursement amounts for qualified candidates in their profile. (See the general list of approved candidates below.)

Election News –

Three Republicans have filed for candidacy in the U.S. Senate race, and Independent Neal Simon officially launched his campaign last week. Incumbent Sen. Ben Cardin has three Democrat opponents in the primary election, including convicted U.S. Army intelligence officer Chelsea Manning. Cardin will likely face a Republican, Libertarian and Unaffiliated (Independent) candidate in the Nov. 6 general election.

Incumbent Attorney General Brian Frosh, D, will be challenged by Republican Craig Wolf in the general election.

John Rea of Anne Arundel County is the third Democrat to enter the 3rd Congressional District race to challenge incumbent Congressman John Sarbanes in the June 26 primary election.

Just when we thought the County Council At-Large race couldn’t get any larger, Democrat David Lipscomb filed for candidacy, bringing the total number of Democrat candidates to 30.

Legislative District 15 has a new Republican candidate – Marc A. King – and a new Democrat candidate – Amy Frieder. There are now 3 Republicans and 8 Democrats vying to fill one vacant House seat in this district.

Democrat Marc Lande joined the Legislative District 16 House Delegate race and David Jeang of the Green Party joined the Legislative District 19 Senate race. 

Campaign finance reports for all candidates are now available on the State Board of Elections website. You can look up any candidate using this link:   

https://www.campaignfinance.maryland.gov/

Click on disclosures, view filed reports, click continue and then enter the candidate’s name (last name first) in the “committee name” highlighted box.

Directly below is a list of candidates who have qualified for public campaign financing. Amounts raised are included in most of their profiles.

15 Candidates approved for public campaign financing

County Executive election:  George Leventhal and Marc Elrich  

County Council At-Large election:  Hans Riemer, Gabe Albornoz, Bill Conway, Hoan Dang, Evan Glass, Seth Grimes, Will Jawando, Mohammad Siddique and Chris Wilhelm.

County Council District elections:

District 1 – Reggie Oldak

District 2 – Ed Amatetti

District 3 – Sidney Katz

District 4 – Nancy Navarro

This list is maintained by Glynis Kazanjian and Len Lazarick, who should be emailed about any corrections or additions.  We hope to add campaign finance and other useful data as the election season goes on, but not so much data that the list becomes unwieldy.

As with all the content on MarylandReporter.com and Montgomery Reporter, which operates under a Creative Commons License, the content can be used by anyone in any media without asking permission so long as MarylandReporter.com is credited.

COUNTY EXECUTIVE

Democrats

Roger Berliner

Roger  Berliner, District 1, County Council President, term-limited; filed 7/3/17

Using traditional fundraising; no public financing

Email roger@berlinerformontgomery.com

https://www.facebook.com/BerlinerForMontgomery/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/roger-berliner-officially-enters-2018-montgomery-executives-race/2017/06/08/9eb54904-4c79-11e7-bc1b-fddbd8359dee_story.html?utm_term=.368c67a617de


David Blair

David Blair (filed campaign account with State Election Board on 10/20/17)

Email davidb@friendsofdavidblair.com

http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/Potomac-Businessman-David-Blair-Highly-Likely-To-Run-For-County-Executive/


Marc Elrich

Marc Elrich, At-Large, term-limited; filed 6/28/17

Qualified for public financing 10/2017;  total received matching funds as of 12/31/17 – $316,146

Website www.marcelrich.org

Email info@marcelrich.org

http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2018/Elrich-Lands-Metropolitan-Washington-Council-AFL-CIO-Endorsement/

http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/Marc-Elrich-Formally-Launches-County-Executive-Campaign/


William Frick

William Frick; filed 1/3/18; Majority Leader House of Delegates

Website http://www.billfrick.com/

Email bill@billfrick.com

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/del-bill-frick-joins-montgomery-executives-race/2017/09/20/586fee5a-9e44-11e7-9083-fbfddf6804c2_story.html?utm_term=.05a848733de8

Rose Krasnow

Rose Krasnow; filed 1/12/18 (former Dep. Dir. Montgomery County Planning Board and former Rockville City Mayor)

Filed for public financing 11/13/17

Email rosekras@gmail.com


George Leventhal

George Leventhal, At-Large, term-limited; filed 7/3/17

Qualified for public financing 7/21/17; total matching funds received to date – $282,654

Email info@georgeleventhal.com
Website:  https://georgeleventhal.com/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/george-leventhal-officially-enters-race-for-montgomery-county-executive/2017/06/26/7e7b30b8-5a8e-11e7-9b7d-14576dc0f39d_story.html?utm_term=.56e3d03e4846

http://www.mymcmedia.org/leventhal-receives-nearly-200000-from-public-election-fund/


Republicans

Robin Ficker

Robin Ficker, Attorney; filed 2/28/17;

Filed for public financing; 2/8/17

Email robinficker@msn.com
Website http://www.robindeliversforyou.com/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/ficker-announces-2018-run-for-montgomery-county-executive/2017/03/03/f508dc1e-0037-11e7-8f41-ea6ed597e4ca_story.html?utm_term=.2a94e89cab21

http://www.mymcmedia.org/robin-ficker-declares-candidacy-in-the-2018-race-for-county-executive/


COUNTY COUNCIL

County Council At-Large (Four seats, runs countywide)

Democrats

Hans Riemer

Hans Riemer, incumbent; filed 7/19/17; first elected in 2010

Qualified for public financing 8/11/17; total received matching funds as of 12/31/17 – $ 127,821

Email info@hansriemer.com
Website hansriemer.com


Gabe Albornoz

Gabe Albornoz, D; filed 9/12/17

Qualified for public campaign financing, 1/30/18

www.gabeforcouncil.com


 

Rosemary Arkoian

Rosemary Arkoian; filed 12/19/17

Filed for public financing 12/13/17

Email rarkoian@hotmail.com

 


Marilyn Balcombe

Marilyn Balcombe; filed 9/28/17

Traditional financing; 5/1/17

Email marilyn@marilynbalcombe.com

http://marylandreporter.com/2017/06/20/term-limits-create-opportunities-for-women-to-run-for-montgomery-county-council/

https://www.germantownpulse.net/single-post/2017/02/15/Marilyn-Balcombe-to-Run-for-At-Large-Seat-on-County-Council

Del. Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley


Charles Barkley; filed for candidacy 11/9/17; serving fifth term House of Delegates

Email charles@charlesbarkleyforcouncil.com

Website http://charlesbarkleyforcouncil.com/

Traditional financing

http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/06hse/html/msa02763.html


Shruti Bhatnagar

Shruti Bhatnagar; filed 10/18/17

Filed for public campaign financing, 9/5/17

Email Shruti4MoCoCouncil@gmail.com

 

Cherri Branson


Cherri Branson; filed 10/20/17

Traditional financing; 6/20/17

Website http://www.branson4council.com/


Brandy Brooks

Brandy Brooks; filed 7/14/17

Filed for public financing; 5/12/17

Email brandy@brandy4moco.com
Website https://brandy4montgomery.com/

http://marylandreporter.com/2017/06/20/term-limits-create-opportunities-for-women-to-run-for-montgomery-county-council/


Craig Carozza-Caviness

Craig Carozza-Caviness; filed 1/23/18

Email craig.car.cav@gmail.com

 

 

Ron Colbert


Ron Colbert; filed 5/1/17

Public financing; 4/6/17

Email ron@colbertforcouncil.com
Website http://www.colbertforcouncil.com/

Bill Conway


Bill Conway; filed 8/4/17

Qualified for public financing 9/12/17; total received matching funds to date – $100,746

Website https://billconwayforcouncil.com/

http://www.mymcmedia.org/potomac-lawyer-says-hes-running-for-at-large-council-position/

Hoan Dang


Hoan Dang; filed 6/26/17

Qualified for public financing 9/19/17; total received matching funds to date – $104,509

Website http://votedang.com/

Email hoan@votedang.com

http://www.mymcmedia.org/hoan-dang-files-for-at-large-seat-on-county-council/


Lorna Phillips Forde

Lorna Phillips Forde; filed for candidacy 11/9/17

Filed for public financing; 7/24/17

Website http://www.lornaphillipsforde.com/

Email info@lornaphillipsforde.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LornaPhillipsForde4MCCouncil/


 

Loretta Garcia

Loretta Garcia, D; filed 8/30/17

Website https://www.facebook.com/LorettaGarciaforCouncil

Email attorneygarcia@aol.com


Filed for public campaign financing 8/29/17

Paul Geller

Paul Geller; filed 11/15/17

Filed for public campaign financing 11/15/17

Email ppgusa@hotmail.com

 Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/AlohaPaulGeller 


Evan Glass

Evan Glass; filed 9/20/17

Qualified for public financing; total received matching funds to date – $100,882

https://www.facebook.com/EvanGlassforMoCo/

 


Richard Gottfried

Richard Gottfried; filed 3/2/17

Filed for public financing, 3/2/17

Email richgott3@verizon.net
Website votegottfried.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIB-bEG1tFo


Neil Greenberger

Neil Greenberger; filed 10/4/17

Filed for public campaign financing 9/19/17

Website http://greenbergerforcouncil.com/

Email ngreenberger@hotmail.com

http://marylandreporter.com/2017/10/30/former-moco-council-aide-now-candidate-critical-of-former-bosses/

http://greenbergerforcouncil.com/neil-h-greenberger-announces-run-for-at-large-seat-on-montgomery-county-council/#.Wd5eY2iPK71

 http://www.mymcmedia.org/council-spokesman-to-run-for-seat-on-county-council/


Seth Grimes

Seth Grimes; filed 11/17/17

Qualified for public financing, 1/30/18

https://www.facebook.com/Seth4MC/

 


 

John Hurson

John Hurson; not filed for candidacy

http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/Former-Majority-Leader-in-Annapolis-To-Run-for-Montgomery-County-Council/

John Hurson attempts political comeback.


Ashwani Jain

Ashwani Jain; filed 8/16/17

Traditional financing

Website VoteAshwaniJain.com

Email ajain@voteashwanijain.com

Endorsement from Hon. Julián Castro video | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yhoIThSBN8


Will Jawando

Will Jawando; filed 8/9/17

Qualified for public financing, 1/31/18

Website http://willjawando.com/

 


David Lipscomb; filed 2/9/18

Email davidlipscomb6@gmail.com


Melissa McKenna

Melissa McKenna; filed 10/13/17

Website www.mckennaformoco.org

Email melissa@mckennaformoco.org

 


Michele Riley

Michele Riley; filed 11/20/17

Email  michele@michele4moco.com

Website https://www.michele4moco.com/

 


Danielle Meitiv

Danielle Meitiv; filed 6/1/17

Filed for public financing, 5/31/17

Email dmeitiv@gmail.com
Website http://meitiv2018.com/

http://marylandreporter.com/2017/06/20/term-limits-create-opportunities-for-women-to-run-for-montgomery-county-council/


Darwin Romero

Darwin Romero; filed 07/31/2017

Public financing, 7/26/17

Email info@darwinromero.us

https://www.facebook.com/romero4council


Mohammad Siddique

Mohammad Siddique

Mohammad Siddique; filed 8/10/17

Qualified for public campaign financing 1/29/18

msiddique00@gmail.com

 


Steve Solomon

Steve Solomon; filed 11/7/17

Traditional financing

Website www.VoteSteveSolomon.com

Email VoteSteveSolomon@Gmail.com


Chris Wilhelm; filed 9/21/17

Qualified for public financing, 2/21/17; total received matching funds to date – $95,202

Website https://www.wilhelmforcouncil.com/

Email chris@wilhelmforcouncil.com


At-Large

Green Party Candidates

Tim Willard

Tim Willard; filed 4/14/17

Filed for public financing, 4/18/17

Email dravidic@yahoo.com
Website http://www.timforcouncil.org/


Republican

Chris Fiotes, Jr.

Chris Fiotes, Jr.; filed 1/22/18

Email cfiotes@comcast.net

 

 


Penny Musser; filed 1/19/18

Email pennymusser79@gmail.com


Shelly Skolnick

Shelly Skolnick; filed 1/8/18

Email shelly.skolnick@starpower.net

 


County Council District 1

Democrats

Bill Cook

Bill Cook; filed 5/23/17

Filed for public financing, 3/9/17

Email wmcook@gmail.com
Website http://www.cookinthecouncil.com/

Pete Fosselman


Pete Fosselman; not filed for candidacy

Traditional financing, 3/2/17

 

http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/Ex-Kensington-Mayor-Becomes-First-Candidate-To-Jump-Into-District-1-Council-Race/


Andrew Friedson; filed 10/5/17

https://andrewfriedson.com/

http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/Andrew-Friedson-Announces-Run-for-District-1-County-Council-Seat/


Jim McGee

Jim McGee; filed 1/16/18

Filed for public financing, 7/27/17

Email 1920jimmy@gmail.com

 

Reggie Oldak


Reggie Oldak; filed 4/26/17

Qualified for public financing 8/24/17; $total received matching funds to date – $74,185

 

Email Reggie@ReggieOldak.com

Website https://www.reggieoldak.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ReggieOldakforCountyCouncil/

 https://www.reggieoldak.com/http://marylandreporter.com/2017/06/20/term-limits-create-opportunities-for-women-to-run-for-montgomery-county-council/


Dalbin Osorio

Dalbin Osorio; filed 9/22/17

Email info@dalbinosorio.com
Website http://www.dalbinosorio.com/

 


Ana Sol Gutierrez

Ana Sol Gutierrez

Ana Sol Gutierrez; filed 10/18/17

Filed for public campaign financing 9/18/17

Website http://www.anasolgutierrez.com/Ana-Delegate_Site/ANA_-_MD_Delegate_D-18.html

Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez jumps into County Council race

 

Meredith Wellington


Meredith Wellington; filed 8/4/17; former County Planning Board member

Traditional financing, 5/31/17

Email meredithwellington2018@gmail.com
Website https://www.meredithwellington.com/ 

http://bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/Former-Planning-Board-Member-Meredith-Wellington-Files-to-Run-for-District-1-County-Council-Seat/

Republicans

Richard Banach; filed 8/31/17

Filed for public financing, 8/20/17

Email richardbanach@go.rmc.edu


County Council District 2

Democrats

Craig Rice

Craig Rice; not filed for re-election, but has announced; incumbent

Traditional financing

 

 

http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rice/index.html

https://www.germantownpulse.net/single-post/2017/06/09/Craig-Rice-Will-Seek-Re-election-to-District-2-Seat-Forego-County-Executive-Run


Tiquia J. Bennett

Tiquia Bennett; filed 11/14/17

Email tiquia.bennett@gmail.com

 


Tony Puca

Tony Puca; filed 5/24/17; withdrawn (now running for Leg. Dist. 15 House seat)

Filed for public financing, 5/24/17

Email tonypuca@aol.com

In competitive MoCo council race, Democrat turns to crowdfunding; two Republicans already filed


Republicans

Ed Amatetti

Ed Amatetti; filed 3/1/17

Qualified for public financing 10/17/17; $37,190 distributed

Email eamatetti@comcast.net
Website http://www.edamatetti.com/

http://marylandreporter.com/2017/06/26/moco-council-candidate-closing-the-gap-on-qualifying-for-public-funding/

Tom Ferleman


Tom Ferleman; filed 2/28/17

Traditional financing, 2/23/17

Email thomas@ferleman.com
Website https://ferleman.com


County Council District 3

Democrat candidates

Sidney Katz

Sidney Katz, incumbent, filed 8/9/17

Qualified for public financing, 7/27/17; total received matching funds to date – $55,813

Website http://sidneykatz.com/

 

Ben Shnider


Ben Shnider; filed 5/10/17

Traditional financing

Email shniderb@gmail.com
Website https://www.shniderforcouncil.com/


County Council District 4

Democrats

Nancy Navarro

Nancy Navarro; incumbent; filed 6/29/17;

Filed for public financing, 3/31/17

Email nn@navarrogroup.com
Website http://nancynavarro.org/

County Council District 5

Democrats

Tom Hucker

Tom Hucker; filed 6/19/17

Traditional financing

Email tom@tomhucker.com
Website http://tomhucker.com/


STATE’S ATTORNEY

John McCarthy

John McCarthy, D, incumbent, filed 06/26/2017

Email john.mccarthy@johnmccarthy.us
Website www.johnmccarthy.us

The Democratic incumbents at the courthouse are running as a team. 

 

Tom DeGonia

Tom DeGonia; has not filed for candidacy – said to be running

http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/Rockville-Based-Lawyer-DeGonia-Plans-To-Take-On-States-Attorney-McCarthy/

CLERK OF THE COURT

Barbara Meiklejohn

Barbara H. Meiklejohn, D, incumbent, filed 06/26/2017

Email barbarameiklejohnforclerk@gmail.com

 

 

Alan Bowser

Alan S. Bowser; filed 11/30/17

Email alan.bowser@gmail.com

REGISTER OF WILLS

Joseph Griffin

Joseph M. Griffin, D, filed 06/26/2017

http://registers.maryland.gov/main/region/montgomery/montgomerybio.html

Email grif_joe@yahoo.com

SHERIFF

Darren Popkin

Darren Mark Popkin, D, filed  06/26/2017

Email darren.popkin@gmail.com

Website darrenpopkinforsheriff.com

 

Jae Hwang

Jae Hwang; filed 1/9/18

Website http://www.jaeforsheriff.com/

Email info@jaeforsheriff.com

http://www.thesentinel.com/mont/news/local/item/5945-gop-challenger-rises-against-sheriff-popkin


 MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

All incumbent state legislators from Montgomery County are Democrats. All legislative districts have one senator and three delegates elected at large from that district.

Legislative District 14

SENATE

Craig Zucker

Craig Zucker, D; filed 2/28/17; appointed to Senate February 2016 to fill vacancy; served one term and one year as delegate from Jan. 2011 to Feb. 2016

Website http://www.craigzucker.com/

 

Robert Drozd

Robert Drozd, R, filed 5/12/2017

https://www.facebook.com/DrozdForMaryland/

robert.s.drozd@gmail.com

 

HOUSE

Anne Kaiser

Anne Kaiser; filed 2/28/17; serving fourth term

Email delegatekaiser@gmail.com

Website http://annekaiser.com/

 

Eric Luedtke

Eric Luedtke; filed 2/28/17; serving second term

Email ericformaryland@gmail.com

Website http://www.ericluedtke.com/

 

Pamela Queen

Pamela Queen; filed 2/28/17; Appointed by Democrat Central Committee February 2016 to fill a vacancy left by Del. Craig Zucker, who was appointed to fill Sen. Karen Montgomery’s seat upon her resignation in Dec. 2015

Email pamela_queen4107@comcast.net

Website http://www.pamelaqueen.com/


Republican

Patricia Fenati

Patricia Fenati

Patricia Fenati; filed 9/29/17

Website www.patfenati.com

Email D14GOP@gmail.com

 

Unaffiliated

Adrienne Craver

Adrienne Craver; not filed for candidacy

https://www.adrienneformd.com/

adrienneformd@gmail.com


District 15 (One open seat; Del. Aruna Miller running for 6th Congressional District)

SENATE

Brian Feldman

Brian Feldman; serving in second term, filed 11/15/17; appointed to Senate in September 2013; formerly delegate 2003-2013

Website http://brianjfeldman.com/

 

Republican

David Wilson

David Wilson; filed 3/7/17

Email votefordavidwilson@gmail.com

Website http://www.votefordavidwilson.com/

 

HOUSE

Kathleen Dumais

Kathleen Dumais; filed 11/15/17; serving in the fourth term

Website http://kathleendumais.info/

 

 

David Fraser-Hidalgo

David V. Fraser-Hidalgo; filed 11/15/17; serving in second full term,

Website http://www.fraserfor15.org/

 

 

Anis Ahmed

Anis Ahmed; filed 12/11/17

Email ahmeda20878@gmail.com

Facebook facebook.com/anis.ahmed.169

 

 

Jaye Epsy

Jaye Espy; filed 1/12/18

Website jayeespy.com

Email Jayeformaryland@gmail.com

 

Amy Frieder

Amy Frieder; filed 2/5/18

Website www.amyfrieder.com

Email info@amyfrieder.com

 

Kevin Mack; filed for candidacy 11/3/17

Website https://www.mackfordelegate.com/

Email mackfordelegate@gmail.com

 

Tony Puca

Tony Puca; filed 12/27/17*previous County Council District 2 candidate

Filed for public financing, 5/24/17

Email tonypuca@aol.com

In competitive MoCo council race, Democrat turns to crowdfunding; two Republicans already filed

 

Lily Qi

Lily Qi (Asst. Chief Administrator Officer, Montgomery County Office of the County Executive); filed 1/4/18

Website http://www.lilyqi.com/Portal/Customers/lilyqi/index.html

Email qulturematters@gmail.com

Endorsements Ike Leggett, County Executive

 

Andy Wan Wye

Andrew (Andy) Van Wye; not filed for candidacy

Email andymvanwye@gmail.com


Facebook
 https://www.facebook.com/Andy-Van-Wye-for-Delegate-District-15-170099826912290/

Republican

Laurie Halverson

Laurie Halverson; filed for candidacy 11/8/17

Email LaurieSHalverson@gmail.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LaurieHalversonforDelegate/?ref=page_internal

 

Harvey Jacobs; filed 1/17/18

Email jacobs4md@gmail.com
Website www.jacobs4md.com

 

Marc A. King; filed 2/9/18

Email kingforld15@gmail.com


SENATE 
District 16 (one opening – Del. Bill Frick running for 6th Congressional District)

Susan Lee

Susan Lee; filed 4/5/17; serving first term as senator; served three terms as delegate

Email senatorsusanlee@gmail.com

Website http://susanleeforsenate.com/

HOUSE

Ariana Kelly

Ariana Kelly; not filed for re-election; serving second term

Website https://delegatearianakelly.com/

 

 

Marc Korman

Marc Korman; filed 3/23/17; serving first term

 

Website http://www.marckorman.com/

 

Nucchi Currier

Nucchi Currier; filed 1/25/18

Website nuchhifordelegate.com

Email Nuchhi@gmail.com
Facebook /www.facebook.com/Nuchhi4Delegate/

http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/President-of-Womans-National-Democratic-Club-Latest-Entrant-in-District-16-Delegate-Race/

 

Joseph Hennessey

Joseph Hennessey; filed 10/24/17

Email HennesseyforChange@gmail.com

 

 

Marc Lande; filed 2/2/18

Email landemarc1@mac.com

 

Sara Love

Sara Love; filed 10/23/17

Email SaraLove4MD@gmail.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pg/SaraLove4MD/about/

http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/Sara-Love-to-Run-for-District-16-Delegate-Seat/

 

Jordan Cooper

Jordan Cooper; not filed for candidacy

http://www.cooperformaryland.com/

 

 

Samir Paul

Samir Paul; not filed for candidacy

Website www.samirpaul.com

Email samir@samirpaul.com

http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/Montgomery-Blair-Teacher-Latest-Entrant-in-District-16-Delegate-Contest/

District 17

SENATE

Cheryl Kagan

Cheryl Kagan; not filed for re-election; first term in Senate; served House 1995 to 2003;

Website http://www.cherylkagan.org/

 

https://marylandmatters.org/2017/10/05/kagan-to-forgo-bid-for-county-exec-seek-re-election-to-senate/

http://marylandreporter.com/2017/07/31/sen-kagan-considers-race-for-county-executive/

HOUSE (one opening; Del. Andrew Platt not seeking re-election)

http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2018/District-17-Incumbents-Forming-Slate-With-Rockville-Council-Member-Palakovich-Carr/

Kuman Barve

Kumar Barve; filed 1/26/18; serving seventh term

Website http://www.kumarbarve.com/

 

 

James Gilchrist

James Gilchrist; not filed for re-election; serving in third term

 

 

 

Andrew Platt

Andrew Platt; not seeking re-election

 

 

 

Julie Palakovich Carr

Julie Palakovich Carr; filed 7/28/17; current member of the Rockville City Council

Email julie@juliepalakovichcarr.com

Website https://www.juliepalakovichcarr.com/

http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/Rockville-City-Council-Member-To-Run-for-Delegate/

Julian Haffner

Julian Haffner; not field for candidacy (previously running for County Council At-Large)

Email Julian@JulianHaffner.com

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JulianHaffner4MoCo/about/

http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/Attorney-Julian-Haffner-Is-Latest-Entrant-In-Crowded-Contest-For-County-Council-At-Large/

Rebecca Smonkrowski

Rebecca Smondrowski; not filed for candidacy (previously contender for County Council At-Large); MCPS Board of Education District 2 member; will kick off campaign Nov. 29

Email rsmondrowski@gmail.com

 

 

Republican

George Ivan Hernandez; filed 1/26/18

Email george.hernandez3@gmail.com

 

District 18 (Senate open due to Sen. Richard Madaleno running for governor; two open House seats – Incumbent Del. Jeffrey Waldstreicher running for Senate. Incumbent Del. Ana Sol Guiterrez opens up one seat to run for County Council District 1))

SENATE

Jeff Waldstreicher

Jeffrey Waldstreicher, D; running for Senate; serving third term as House delegate, filed 8/23/2017

Website http://www.jeffwaldstreicher.com/

 

 

Dana Beyer

Dana Beyer; filed 12/5/17

Website www.danabeyer.com

Email danamd@danabeyer.com 

http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2018/Politics-Roundup-Beyer-Gets-Major-Union-Endorsement-in-District-18-Senate-Primary/

 

HOUSE 

Democrats

Alfred Carr

Alfred Carr; filed for re-election 10/11/17; serving third term

Website http://www.alcarr.org/

 

 

Ron Franks

Ron Franks; filed 12/6/17

Website voteronfranks.com

Email ron.franks@gmail.com

 

Mila Johns; filed 6/14/17

Email milajohnsd18@gmail.com

Website http://milajohns.com 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/MilaJohnsforD18/community/

Helga Luest

Helga Luest; filed 10/20/17

Website www.votehelga.com

Email info@votehelga.com

 

Leslie Milano

Leslie Milano; filed 12/29/17

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lesliemilanofordelegate/

 

 

Joel Rubin

Joel Rubin; filed 12/11/17

Website http://www.rubinfordelegate.com/

Email joel@joelrubin.net

http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/Town-Of-Chevy-Chase-Council-Member-Joel-Rubin-To-Enter-District-18-Delegate-Race/

Emily Shetty

Emily Shetty; filed 11/1/17; Vice Chair, Montgomery County Democratic Party

Website EmilyShetty.com

 

 

Jared Solomon

Jared Solomon; filed for candidacy 11/17/17

Website www.solomonfor MD.com

Email jared@solomonMD.com

https://www.rollcall.com/news/hoh/frustrated-democratic-staffer-leaves-capitol-hill-run-office

 

 

District 19 (two open one Senate, one House – Sen. Roger Manno running for 6th Congressional District)

 SENATE

Ben Kramer

Benjamin Kramer; running for Senate seat; serving third term as delegate

Email benfkramer@aol.com

Website http://www.benkramer.org/

 

David Jeang

David Jeang; filed 26/18

Facebook facebook.com/DavidJeangforDistrict19/

Email davidjeang@gmail.com

 

 HOUSE

Charlotte Crutchfield

Charlotte Crutchfield; filed 1/10/18

Website www.voteforcharlotte.com

Email charlotte@voteforcharlotte.com

 

Bonnie Cullison

Bonnie Cullison; serving second term, filed 8/11/2017

Website http://cullisonformaryland.com/

Email bonniecullison@yahoo.com

 

Marice Morales

Marice Morales; serving first term, filed 8/11/2017

Website http://www.maricemorales.com/

Email maricemorales@gmail.com

 

Brian Crider

Brian Crider, D; filed 04/19/2017

Email brian@delegatebrian.com

Website http://www.delegatebrian.com/about/

 

Marlin Jenkins

Marlin Jenkins; filed 10/30/17

Website www.marlinformaryland.com

Email marlin.marlin4md@gmail.com

 

Vaughn Stewart

Vaughn Stewart; filed 9/14/17

Email vaughn@vaughnformaryland.com
Website http://www.vaughnformaryland.com/

 

Jade Wiles, Jr., D; filed 2/28/2017
Email jade_wiles@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/jade.wiles.9

 

 

Republican

Dave Pasti

Dave Pasti; filed 1/10/18

Website www.pastifordelegate.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/david.pasti

Email itspastitime@gmail.com

 

DISTRICT 20

SENATE

Will Smith

William Smith; not filed for re-election; appointed to the Senate December 2016 to fill seat vacated by Rep. Jamie Raskin, CD8; Served two years house as House delegate

Website https://willsmithformaryland.com/

 

HOUSE (one vacancy – 10-term Del. Sheila Hixson will not seek re-election)

http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/Hixson-Steps-Down-as-House-Ways-and-Means-Committee-Chairman/

David Moon

David Moon; not filed for re-election; first term

Website http://davidmoon.us/

Email david@davidmoon.us

 

Jheanelle Wilkins

Jheanelle Wilkins; not filed for re-election; appointed in 2017 to fill Del.  Smith’s vacated seat

Website https://jheanellewilkins.com/about/

Email jnelle29@gmail.com

 

Fatmata Barrie

Fatmata Barrie, D; filed 8/9/17

Email fbarrielaw@gmail.com

Website https://www.facebook.com/pg/fatmatabarrie4d20/about/?ref=page_internal

 

Lorig Charkoudian

Lorig Charkoudian, D; filed  06/02/2017
Email lorigcharkoudian@gmail.com
Website http://www.lorigD20.com

 

 

Malik Lendzondzo

Malik Lendzondzo; filed 12/26/18

Website maliklendzondzo.org

Email mlendzondzo@gmail.com

 

Darian Unger

Darian Unger; filed for candidacy 11/13/17

Website http://www.darianunger.com/

Email darian@darianunger.com

 

DISTRICT 39 (one open House seat – Del. Charles Barkley running for County Council At-Large)

http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2018/Leggett-Accuses-District-39-Incumbents-of-Deciding-Primary-Slate-in-Smoke-Filled-Room/

SENATE 

Nancy King

Nancy King; filed 5/25/2017; serving third term; served one term as House delegate

Email njk107@aol.com
Website http://www.FriendsofNancyKing.com

 

HOUSE

Kirill Reznik

Kirill Reznik; filed 5/25/17; serving in third term

Email delegate.reznik@gmail.com
Website http://www.Reznikformaryland.com

 

Shane Robinson

Shane Robinson; filed 5/25/17; serving second term

Email Shane@delegaterobinson.com
Website http://www.Delegaterobinson.com

 

Gabriel Acevero

Gabriel Acevero;  filed 4/05/2017
Email gabriel.acevero@gmail.com
Website http://www.gabrielacevero.org

 

 

Bobby Bartlett

Bobby Bartlett;  filed 6/26/2017
Email bobby@bobbybartlett.com
Website http://bobbybartlett.com/

 

 

Andy Hoverman

Andy Hoverman; filed 10/10/17

Website http://andyhoverman.ngpvanhost.com//

Email andy@andyhoverman.com

 

Leslley Lopez

Lesley J. Lopez; filed 6/21/2017

Website http://www.lopezformaryland.com
Email lesleyjlopez@gmail.com

 

 

Clint Sobratti; filed 1/2/18

Email clint.sobratti@gmail.com
Twitter twitter.com/csobratti

 

CONGRESS
Congress 3rd Congressional District
Rep. John Sarbanes

Rep. John Sarbanes

John Sarbanes; filed 1/25/18

Website http://www.johnsarbanes.com/

 

 

Adam DeMarco

Adam De Marco; filed 1/2/18

Website www.electdemarco.com

Email info@electdemarco.com
Facebook www.facebook.com/demarco4rep/

 

Eduardo Rosas; filed 1/17/18

Email info@electeduardorosas.com

 

John Rea; filed 2/9/18

Email johnrea15@yahoo.com

 

Republicans

David J. Evans; filed 6/20/17; withdrawn 11/27/17

Email evansj736@gmail.com

 

Congress 6th Congressional District – (Open seat due to Rep. John Delaney running for President in 2020)

FUNDRAISING totals for all candidates. 

Democrats

Andrew Duck

Andrew Duck; filed 6/7/17

Email Andrew.Duck@DuckForCongress.org
Website http://duckforcongress.org/

 


Nadia Hashimi

Nadia Hashimi; filed 1/5/18

Website http://nadiahashimi.com/

Email NadiaHashimiforCongress@gmail.com

 


 

Christopher Hearsey

Christopher Hearsey; filed 1/25/18

Website hearseyforcongress.com

Email chrismd6@hearseyforcongress.com

Facebook www.facebook.com/HearseyforCongress/

 

Aruna Miller


Del. Aruna Miller; filed 1/4/18; serving second term as delegate

Website https://www.arunamillerforcongress.com/

http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/Miller-Announces-350000-Fundraising-Haul-for-Possible-Race-for-Delaneys-Seat/

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-sixth-district-midterm-20170428-story.html

Roger Manno


Sen. Roger Manno; filed 1/9/18; serving in second term; House member 2007 to 2011 (one term)

Website http://rogermanno.com/

http://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/local/manno-ready-to-jump-from-md-senate-to-u-s/article_20951a86-446c-57a4-b0ee-ede95188d471.html

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/blog/bs-md-roger-manno-house-20170802-story.html

David Trone


David Trone; filed 1/9/18

Website https://www.davidtrone.com/

 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/blog/bs-md-trone-runs-for-congress-20170801-story.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/david-trone-jumps-into-race-to-succeed-john-delaney-in-the-us-house/2017/08/01/7d56a18e-76fb-11e7-9eac-d56bd5568db8_story.html?utm_term=.e475613203f0


Libertarian

Kevin Caldwell

Kevin Caldwell

Kevin Caldwell; filed 1/5/17

Email kcaldwell@electkevincaldwell.com

 

 


Republican

Amie Hoeber

Amie Hoeber, filed 10/23/17

Website http://amieformaryland.com/

Email info@amieforcongress.com

 


Kurt Elsasser

Kurt Elsasser; filed 1/26/18

Website Elsasser4congress.com

Email elsasser4congress@gmail.com

Facebook www.facebook.com/kurt.elsasser.562

 


Lisa Lloyd

Lisa Lloyd; filed 9/22/17

Email lisalloyd@lloyd4congress.com

 


Matt Mossburg

Matt Mossburg

Matt Mossburg; filed 8/21/17; dropped out

https://mossburgformaryland.com/

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/mossburg-drops-out-of-gop-primary-to-focus-on-the-opioid-crisis/2018/01/12/6aa32cc4-f7b1-11e7-b34a-b85626af34ef_story.html?utm_term=.a5d37a5d4a99


Brad Rohrs

Bradley Rohrs; filed 10/2/17

Website http://www.bradrohrs.com/

Email Brad@bradrohrs.com


Unaffiliated

Ted Athey

Ted Athey; filed 6/26/17

Email tedathey@gmail.com

Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/TedAtheyForCongress/

 Green Party

George Gluck

George Gluck; filed 2/28/17

Email: voteforgeorge@georgegluck.com

 

 

 8th Congressional District

Jamie Raskin

Jamie Raskin, D; filed 10/19/17; serving first term

Website https://jamieraskin.com/

 

 

GOVERNOR

Republicans

Larry Hogan

Larry Hogan, incumbent; not filed for re-election

Website http://www.larryhogan.com/

 

 

Democrats

Rushern Baker

Rushern Baker, Prince George’s County Executive; not filed for candidacy

Website http://www.rushernbaker.com/

 

http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2018/Leggett-Endorses-Baker-for-Governor/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/rushern-baker-leader-of-prince-georges-to-run-for-md-governor-in-2018/2017/06/20/78271472-1edc-11e7-ad74-3a742a6e93a7_story.html?utm_term=.ee45f74a867f


Maya Cummings

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings; dropped out of race

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/rockeymoore-cummings-drops-out-of-maryland-governors-race/2018/01/05/6f3e1fa4-f230-11e7-b3bf-ab90a706e175_story.html?utm_term=.1bf1c322cdbe

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/blog/bs-md-rockeymoore-cummings-governor-20171027-story.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/rockeymoore-cummings-launches-bid-for-maryland-governor/2017/10/11/5a3daf72-adeb-11e7-a908-a3470754bbb9_story.html?utm_term=.987b5709eb22


Ralph Jaffe

Ralph Jaffe; filed 5/18/17

Website www.fedupwithcrookedpolitics.com

 

 

Ben Jealous; not filed for candidacy

Runningmate Susan Turnbull

https://benjealous.com/

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-jealous-running-mate-20171128-story.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/ben-jealous-endorsed-by-casa-in-action-for-his-maryland-gubernatorial-bid/2018/01/26/99e0054a-029f-11e8-bb03-722769454f82_story.html?utm_term=.d59843a05f10

 

Kevin Kamenetz, Baltimore County executive, not filed

Website kevinformaryland.com

 

 

Richard Madaleno

Richard Madaleno; Montgomery County senator; not filed for candidacy

Website http://www.madalenoformaryland.com/

 

 

Alec Ross

Alec Ross; not filed for candidacy

Website https://alecross.com/

 

 

Jim Shea

Jim Shea; not field for candidacy

Website https://www.jimshea.com/

 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-shea-governor-20170622-story.html

Krish Vignarajah

Krish Vignarajah

Website https://krishformaryland.com

 

 

Libertarian candidates

Shawn Quinn

Shawn Quinn; filed 5/26/17

Website http://citizen4quinn.org/our-stand-on-issues.html

Email citizens4quinn@outlook.com

 

Lieutenant Governor

Boyd Rutherford

Boyd Rutherford, R, incumbent; not filed for re-election

 

 

 

Democrat candidates

Freda Jaffe; filed 5/18/17

Email greadings4fun@gmail.com

Website www.fedupwithcrookedpolitics.com

Libertarian candidates

Christina Smith; filed 5/26/17

Email cbsmith@citizens4quinn.com

Website http://citizen4quinn.org/our-stand-on-issues.html

COMPTROLLER 

Peter Franchot

Peter Franchot, D, finishing third term

https://www.franchot.com/

info@franchot.com

 

Anjali Reed Phukan, R, filed 4/20/17

http://mscomptroller.weebly.com/

anjalireed@gmail.com

Unconventional Republican runs for comptroller
ATTORNEY GENERAL 

Brian Frosh

Brian Frosh, D, incumbent; not filed for re-election

 

 

 

Republican

Craig Wolf; filed 2/8/18

Website wolf4ag.com

Email craig@wolf4ag.com

 

U.S. SENATE

Democrats

Sen. Ben Cardin

Sen. Ben Cardin

Benjamin L. Cardin, D, incumbent; filed 2/5/18

(serving in second term)

 

 

Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning; filed 1/18/18

Website http://xychelsea

Email campaign@xychelsea.is

 

http://www.thesentinel.com/mont/news/local/item/6288-chelsea-manning-files-to-run-for-us-senate-maryland-seat

 

Rikki Vaughn

 Richard “Rikki”Vaughn; filed 06/23/2017

Email rikkivaughn@vaughnforussenate2018.com
Website vaughnforussenate2018.com

 

Rica Wilson

Debbie “Rica” Wilson; filed, 02/28/2017

https://www.crowdpac.com/campaigns/201666/love-lifts-improving-lives-lifting-communities

Email wilsonleads2018@gmail.com

 

Jerome “Jerry” Segal; filed 10/16/17

Website segalforsenate.org

Email info@jeromesegal.org

 

Libertarian

Arvin Hohra

Arvin Vohra; filed 1/19/18

Website votevohra.com

Email votevohra@gmail.com

 

Republican

 

Sam Faddis

Sam Faddis; not filed for candidacy

https://www.samfaddis.com/

 

 

Tony Campbell

Tony Campbell; filed 2/9/18

Facebook facebook.com/campbell4maryland

Email campbell4maryland@gmail.com

 

Nnabu Eze; filed 2/7/18

Website nnabueze.com

Email eze4senate@gmail.com

Gerald I. Smith, Jr.

Gerald I. Smith, Jr.; filed 1/30/18

Website www.humanrightssupport.com

Email gerald.smithjr@outlook.com

 

Unaffiliated

Neal Simon

Neal Simon; announced campaign 2/6/18; not filed

Website http://www.nealsimon.com/

 

 

http://www.thesentinel.com/mont/news/state/item/6397-independent-neal-simon-to-challenge-cardin-in-u-s-senate-race

Sen. Ben Cardin may get independent challenger backed by Centrist Project

  • Richie Rich

    Does it really matter as Maryland tax payers continue to leave the state for greener less taxed pastures? I am most certain none of these politicians are talking about cutting the budget or making Md more affordable place to live. The wealthiest and retirees continue to head south and the state stagnates. 8,000 businesses alone left the state last year, 6,000 tax from moco – I guess really doesn’t matter anymore – best to move on.