Montgomery County Candidates List for local, state, federal office 6/15/18

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This is an updated list of candidates for local, state and federal offices in Montgomery County as of June 16, 2018. Candidates for county executive, county council and local judiciary offices are listed first, followed by the state legislature, Congress and statewide offices.

The list includes over 200 candidates, including 38 just for the four at-large seats on the Montgomery County Council.

MarylandReporter.com offers its condolences to family, staff and friends of gubernatorial candidate Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz who passed away unexpectedly from cardiac arrest in the early morning hours on May 10.

Kamenetz’s running mate Valerie Ervin planned to take the top slot of the Kamenetz-Ervin ticket on the 2018 primary election ballot, but has since dropped out of the race. Ervin chose Marisol Johnson, a former Baltimore County Board of Education member, as her running mate. But because the State Board of Elections would not reprint ballots to allow Ervin’s name to appear at the top of the ticket, she eventually dropped out of the race and announced on June 12 she would back Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker for governor.

As we enter into an unprecedented election season where public campaign financing will be used for the first time in Montgomery County, 22 candidates have qualified to receive matching campaign finance funds, five candidates have been disqualified and two others are waiting to be qualified. The deadline to file for public financing certification was May 15.

Since the last update, County Council candidates Jim McGee (D-District 1) and Kevin Harris (D-District 5) have qualified for public financing.

On Friday, June 1, Montgomery County Department of Finance Director David Crow posted updated financial information on approved public campaign financing candidates, but the remaining two candidates had not qualified by that time.

Click on the links below for previously published public financing stories. 

20 Montgomery candidates approved for public financing system, four hang in balance – 

Dozens of council candidates apply for public financing; five already disqualified

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.)

Maryland Reporter will continue to add candidate endorsement information as we receive it. Endorsements for organizations are listed below each candidate’s name, individual endorsements are not. If a candidate has an endorsement page on their campaign website, we will link to it. 

Below are questionnaire responses from various Montgomery County organizations.

Montgomery County Alliance – http://www.mocoalliance.org/news/mca-2018-candidates-questionnaire-the-results.

Progressive Neighbors – http://www.progressiveneighborsmd.org/

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 profiles.

22 Candidates approved for public campaign financing

County Executive election:  George Leventhal, Marc Elrich and Rose Krasnow.  

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

County Council District elections:

District 1 – Ana Sol Gutierrez, Jim McGee and Reggie Oldak

District 2 – Ed Amatetti

District 3 – Sidney Katz

District 4 – Nancy Navarro

District 5 – Kevin Harris

Two seeking approval

Robin Ficker, R, County Executive and Lorna Phillips-Forde, D, County Council At-Large

This list is maintained by Glynis Kazanjian and Len Lazarick, who should be emailed about any corrections or additions.

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

News – Some Montgomery County Republicans urged to switch parties to vote in Democratic primary

http://marylandreporter.com/2018/04/27/some-montgomery-republicans-urged-to-switch-parties-to-vote-in-democratic-primary/

Democrats

Roger Berliner

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

Using traditional fundraising; no public financing

Endorsements Montgomery County Sierra Club, other endorsements https://berlinerformontgomery.com/latest/african-american-leaders-letter-support/https://berlinerformontgomery.com/our-team/, 

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

Endorsements Washington Post, AOBA

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 4/30/18 – $503,867

Website www.marcelrich.org

Email info@marcelrich.org

Endorsements 32 BJ SEIU, LiUANA Baltimore/Washington, DC Council, CASA IN ACTION, DSA Metro/DC, Metropolitan Washington Council AFL-CIO, Montgomery County Career Fire Fighters, Montgomery County Federation of Teachers Local 01670, Progressive Maryland, Local 500 SEIU, UAW – United Automobile Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Democratic Socialists of America Metro DC, 32BJ SEIU, SEIU 1199, LiUANA, Progressive Maryland, MC FOP, MC Volunteer Firefighters, UFCW Local 400 and see this list https://www.marcelrich.org/endorsements

http://marylandreporter.com/2018/05/23/moco-exec-race-elrich-deals-with-socialist-label-in-meet-up-with-blair/MoCo exec race: Elrich deals with socialist label in meet-up with Blair

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

Endorsements GCAAR

 

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)

Approved for public financing 3/6/18; total matching funds disbursement as of 4/30/18 $287,980

Website https://www.rosekrasnow.com/

Endorsements Montgomery County Chapter National Organization of Women

Email rosekras@gmail.com

www.marylandreporter.com – A lane to victory for only woman running for Montgomery County executive, some insiders say


George Leventhal

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

Qualified for public financing 7/21/17; total matching funds as of 4/30/18 – $426,044

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/

GOP County Exec candidate Ficker may not qualify for public campaign funding –http://marylandreporter.com/2018/05/14/gop-county-exec-candidate-ficker-may-not-qualify-for-public-campaign-funding/ 

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 4/30/18 – $ 163,816

Endorsements Washington Post, GCAAR, Sierra Club, LiUANA Baltimore/Washington, DC Council, AOBA, SEIU Local 500, Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett, MCNOW, MCEA, 32BJ SEIU, CASA in Action, MC Volunteer Firefighters

Email info@hansriemer.com
Website hansriemer.com


Gabe Albornoz

Gabe Albornoz, D; filed 9/12/17

Qualified for public campaign financing, 1/30/18; total matching funds as of 4/30/18 – $124,106

Website www.gabeforcouncil.com

Endorsements Washington Post, GCAAR, SEIU Local 500 and Local 32BJ, CASA In Action, MCPS Retirees Association, AOBA, Jews United For Justice, Latino Democratic Club of Montgomery and Coalition of Asian Pacific American Democrats

Email gabe.albornoz@gabeforcouncil.com

Endorsements SEIU Local 500, Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett, 32BJ SEIU


 

Rosemary Arkoian

Rosemary Arkoian; filed 12/19/17

Filed for public financing 12/13/17

Website www.rosemary4council.com

Email rarkoian@hotmail.com

 


Marilyn Balcombe

Marilyn Balcombe; filed 9/28/17

Traditional financing; 5/1/17

Website http://www.marilynbalcombe.com/

Email marilyn@marilynbalcombe.com

Endorsements Washington Post, GCAAR, Montgomery County Public Schools Retirees Association, AOBA, and http://www.marilynbalcombe.com/gaithersburg-city-officials-support-balcombe-county-council/ 

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

Traditional financing

Website http://charlesbarkleyforcouncil.com/

Email charles@charlesbarkleyforcouncil.com

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 disqualified for public campaign financing

Website https://www.shrutibhatnagar.com/

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

Qualified for public financing; received $76,379 as of 4/30/18 in matching funds

Endorsements Montgomery County Education Association, Progressive Maryland, Democratic Socialists of America Metro DC, MC NOW, MCEA, 32BJ SEIU, CASA in Action, MCGEO, UFCW Local 400

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

Website http://ccc4moco.com/

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 as of 4/30/18 – $140,531

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; received matching funds as of 4/30/18 – $125,693

Endorsements – GCAAR, Montgomery County Public Schools Retirees Association (MCPSRA), PIVOT, Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett

Website http://votedang.com/

Email hoan@votedang.com

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

Tom R. Falcinelli, Jr.

Tom R. Falcinelli, Jr.; filed 2/26/18

Email aifadirector@aol.com

 


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 

Endorsements MCNOW

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


Jill Ortman-Fouse

Jill Fouse Ortman; filed 2/27/18

Email Jill@Jillortmanfouse.com

Qualified for public campaign financing; as of 4/30/81 received $79,046 in matching funds.

 


 

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 – disqualified for public campaign financing

Paul Geller

Paul Geller; filed 11/15/17

Email ppgusa@hotmail.com

 Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/AlohaPaulGeller 

Filed for public campaign financing 11/15/17 –  disqualified for public campaign financing.

Statement –  My Treasurer, at my direction, went to the public campaign financing website to verify we did not yet apply for public financing…something we were sent several email notifications to make sure we did not do until we met the thresholds.  The first time my Treasurer accessed the site to file our financial paperwork (general paperwork, not a request for matching funds), a warning appeared on his computer screen to not fill out the form for matching funds until our campaign met the qualifications.  He did not do so.  When we were repeatedly reminded by the state to fill out financial paperwork in advance of a January deadline, and at my request, he went into the system and, according to him, there was no warning whatsoever and he had to fill out that first screen to get to the next one.  When he realized what happened, we respectfully brought this to the attention of state and county election officials.  They told us they were aware of this lack of a warning screen issue and that it tripped up other candidates.  They also said there was nothing they could do.  Understood.  I moved on.   


Evan Glass

Evan Glass; filed 9/20/17

Qualified for public financing; total received matching funds as of 4/30/18 – $179,675

Endorsements Washington Post, GCAAR, Montgomery County Sierra Club, MCNOW

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

Website http://greenbergerforcouncil.com/

Email ngreenberger@hotmail.com

Filed for public campaign financing 9/19/17; switched to traditional financing – did not sumbit application for approval

https://www.marylandmatters.org/single-post/2018/05/30/Why-Montgomery-County%E2%80%99s-Public-Financing-Program-Did-Not-Work-for-Me

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; total matching funds as of 4/30/18 – $89,497

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


 

Ashwani Jain

Ashwani Jain; filed 8/16/17

Traditional financing

Endorsements SEIU Local 500

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; total received matching funds as of 4/30/18 $166,943

Endorsements MCEA, Sierra Club, Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett, MCEA, 32BJ SEIU, CASA in Action, SEIU 500, LiUANA, Progressive Maryland, MCGEO, UFCW Local 400, MCFOP

Website http://willjawando.com/

 


David Lipscomb

David Lipscomb; filed 2/9/18

Email davidlipscomb6@gmail.com

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

 


Melissa McKenna

Melissa McKenna; filed 10/13/17

Website www.mckennaformoco.org

Email melissa@mckennaformoco.org

 


Danielle Meitiv

Danielle Meitiv; filed 6/1/17

Approved for public financing, 3/20/17; total matching funds dispersed as of 4/30/18 $98,327

Endorsements Sierra Club, Democratic Socialists of America Metro DC, Progressive Maryland

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/

 

Michele Riley

Michele Riley; filed 11/20/17

Email  michele@michele4moco.com

Website https://www.michele4moco.com/

Applied for public campaign financing – disqualified for public campaign financing.  Statement –“My campaign was disqualified from receiving matching funds due to a filing error,” Riley said. “We were not permitted to appeal the disqualification decision. Subsequent to the disqualification, the Board of Elections sent instructions to campaigns to warn against making the same error my campaign did (i.e. stating clearly which button NOT to press). . . I am staying in the race and using private financing, but in the spirit of public financing, I am still not accepting donations from corporations, unions or PACs.”

 

 

Graciela Rivera-Oven; filed 2/26/18
Website www.gracielariveraoven.com
Email grace.rivera@comcast.net


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; Matching funds received as of 4/30/18 – $73,396

msiddique00@gmail.com

 


Jarrett Smith

Jarrett Smith; filed 2/23/18

Website smithformoco.com

Email smithformoco@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 matching funds received as of 4/30/18 – $98,267

Endorsements MCEA, LiUANA Baltimore/Washington, DC Council, Democratic Socialists of America Metro DC, MCEA, Progressive Maryland, MCGEO, UFCW Local 400,

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  disqualified for public campaign financing

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

Statement on disqualification – “When we filed our 2018 report with the state we inadvertently checked the box that we were filing for matching funds at that time when we did not have enough donations. The SBE did not let us change the report and disqualified us. I will remain in the race and continue to seek small private donations.  The Green Party does not accept donations from PACs, businesses or unions.”


Republican

Chris Fiotes, Jr.

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

Email cfiotes@comcast.net

 

 


Robert Dyer

Robert Dyer; filed 2/27/18

Website www.RobertDyer.net

Email robert1999@hotmail.com


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; filed 2/23/18

Email pete@petefosselman
Website petefosselman.com

Traditional financing, 3/2/17

Endorsements Montgomery County Public Schools Retirees Association, (see https://petefosselman.com/endorsements/ for all endorsements)

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

Traditional financing

Endorsements Washington Post, LiUANA Baltimore/Washington, DC Council, Baltimore-Washington Laborers’ District Council (BWLDC), Run For Something

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

Approved for public financing; $36,751 in matching funds to be disbursed this week

Email 1920jimmy@gmail.com

 

Reggie Oldak


Reggie Oldak; filed 4/26/17

Qualified for public financing 8/24/17; total received matching funds as of 3/31/18 – $105,642

Endorsements MCNOW

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

Approved for public campaign financing 3/28/18; total matching funds disbursed as of 3/31/18 $35,345

Endorsements MCEA, CASA in Action, SEIU 500, Progressive Maryland, MCGEO

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/ 

Endorsements Progressive Neighbors, D1Neighbors and see this list https://www.meredithwellington.com/endorsements

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; filed 2/16/18; incumbent

Traditional financing

Endorsements Washington Post, GCAAR, AOBA, MCNOW, MCEA, 32BJ SEIU, METPAC (real estate trade group), SEIU 500, CASA in Action, MC Volunteer Firefighters

Website www.craigrice.org

Email ricepolitics@gmail.com

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

 


Republicans

Ed Amatetti

Ed Amatetti; filed 3/1/17

Qualified for public financing 10/17/17; $40,170 matching funds received as of 3/31/18

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

Kyle Sefcik; filed 1/31/18
Website www.kylesefcik.com
Email kylesefcikforcouncil@gmail.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 as of 3/31/18 – $97,968

Endorsements Washington Post, GCAAR, Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett, Montgomery County Career Firefighters, AOBA, MCFOP Lodge 35, Coalition Asian Pacific American Democrats of Maryland, MC Volunteer Firefighters, MCNOW, Latino Democratic Club, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35, Metropolitan Political Action Committee – MD, and the Brickyard Coalition and see endorsements:  http://www.sidneykatz.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Katz-Elected-Officials-Endorsement-Release-3.pdf

Website http://sidneykatz.com/

 

Ben Shnider


Ben Shnider; filed 5/10/17

Traditional financing

Endorsements MCEA, Montgomery County Sierra Club, SEIU 32BJ, LiUANA Baltimore/Washington, DC Council, MCEA, 32BJ SEIU, CASA in Action, SEIU 500, SEIU 1199, Progressive Maryland, UFCW Local 400

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


County Council District 4

Democrats

Nancy Navarro

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

Approved for public financing 12/12/17; total matching funds disbursed as of 3/31/18 $35,975

Endorsements Washington Post, GCAAR, Montgomery County Sierra Club, LiUANA Baltimore/Washington, DC Council, MCNOW, MCEA, 32BJ SEIU, CASA in Action, SEIU 500, SEIU 1199, Progressive Maryland, MCGEO, UFCW Local 400, MC Volunteer Firefighters

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

 

Jay Graney; filed 2/27/18

Email jaygraney1223@gmail.com

County Council District 5

Democrats

Tom Hucker

Tom Hucker; filed 6/19/17

Traditional financing

Endorsements Washington Post, GCAAR, Montgomery County Sierra Club, LiUANA Baltimore/Washington, DC Council, MCNOW, MCEA, 32BJ SEIU, CASA in Action, SEIU 500, SEIU 1199, Progressive Maryland, MC Career Firefighters, MC FOP, MCGEO, UFCW Local 400, MC Volunteer Firefighters and GCAAR.

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

 

Kevin Harris

Kevin Harris; filed 2/22/18

Met 5/15 submission application; approved for public campaign financing; $41,840 in matching funds to be disbursed this week
Website www.kevinharrisforcouncil.org
Email kevin@kevinharrisforcouncil.org

 

Kenge Malikidogo Fludd

Kenge Malikidogo-Fludd; filed 2/26/18

Website https://www.kengefludd.com/

Email voteforkenge@gmail.com

 


STATE’S ATTORNEY

John McCarthy

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

Endorsements UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO

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

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

 

 JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

(7 seats available)

James A. Bonifant; filed 10/27/17; incumbent

Website http://www.electsittingjudgesmcs.com/

Email electjab@gmail.com

Jeannie E. Cho; filed 10/27/17; incumbent

Website http://www.electsittingjudgesmcs.com/

Email electjec@gmail.com

Jill Reid Cummins; filed 1/23/18; incumbent

Website http://www.electsittingjudgesmcs.com/

Email electjrc@gmail.com

Debra L. Dwyer; filed 10/27/17; incumbent

Website http://www.electsittingjudgesmcs.com/

Email electdld@gmail.com

Kevin G. Hessler; filed 10/27/17; incumbent

Website http://www.electsittingjudgesmcs.com/

Email kghelect@gmail.com

David W. Lease; filed 1/25/18; incumbent

Website http://www.electsittingjudgesmcs.com/

Email electdwl2018@gmail.com

Marylin Pierre; filed 1/11/18

Website www.pierreforjudge.com

Email mpierrelaw@gmail.com

Margaret Marie Schweitzer; filed 1/18/18; incumbent

Website http://www.electsittingjudgesmcs.com/

Email electmms2018@gmail.com

CLERK OF THE COURT

http://marylandreporter.com/2018/05/28/montgomery-court-clerk-says-opponent-is-dishonest-about-endorsements/Montgomery Court Clerk says opponent is dishonest about endorsements 

Barbara Meiklejohn

Barbara H. Meikeljohn; D, filed 6/26/17; incumbent

Email barbarameiklejohnforclerk@gmail.com

Running as part of Court House Team (State’s Attorney John McCarty, Sheriff Darren Popkin and Register of Wills Joe Griffin)

Endorsements UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO, Asian Pacific Democrats of Maryland

Alan BowserAlan S. Bowser; filed 11/30/17

Email alan.bowser@gmail.com

Endorsements:  Progressive Neighbors, Casa de Maryland, and Progressive Neighbors.

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

Republican

Delores Reyes; filed 2/27/18

Email theresadnr@gmail.com
Facebook Dolores Reyes

SHERIFF

Darren Popkin

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

Email darren.popkin@gmail.com

Website darrenpopkinforsheriff.com

 

Jae Hwang

Jae Hwang, R; 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

Endorsements Maryland Sierra Club, MCEA/MSEA, MCNOW, 32BJ SEIU

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

Endorsements MCEA/MSEA, MCNOW, 32BJ SEIU, Progressive Maryland, Sierra Club, CASA in Action, SEIU 500, SEIU 1199, LiUANA, AFL-CIO, MCGEO, MC Career Firefighters, MC Volunteer Firefighters

Email delegatekaiser@gmail.com

Website http://annekaiser.com/

 

Eric Luedtke

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

Endorsements Progressive Maryland, MCEA/MSEA, MCNOW, 32BJ SEIU, Sierra Club, CASA in Action, SEIU 500, SEIU 1199, LiUANA, AFL-CIO, MCGEO, MC Career Firefighters, MC Volunteer Firefighters

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

Endorsements Maryland Sierra Club, Progressive Maryland, MCEA/MSEA, MCNOW, 32BJ SEIU, Sierra Club, CASA in Action, SEIU 500, SEIU 1199, LiUANA, AFL-CIO, MCGEO, MC Career Firefighters, MC Volunteer Firefighters

Website http://www.pamelaqueen.com/

Email pamela_queen4107@comcast.net

 

Paul Ransom; filed 2/15/18

Email paulransom77@gmail.com


Republican

 

Kevin Dorrance; filed 2/27/18
Email kadorrance@gmail.com

 

Patricia Fenati

Patricia Fenati

Patricia Fenati; filed 9/29/17

Website www.patfenati.com

Email D14GOP@gmail.com

 

 

Michael A. Ostroff; filed 2/27/18
Facebook facebook.com/ostroff4delegate

Email ostroff4delegate@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

Endorsements MCEA, MSEA, Maryland Sierra Club, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, and Montgomery County Career Firefighters, MCNOW, MC Volunteer Firefighters, MC FOP, MD Farm Bureau, MD Realtors, MCPS Retirees Assoc., AFL-CIO, MCGEO, SEIU 1199 and LiUANA.

Website http://brianjfeldman.com/

 

Hongjun Xin; filed 2/15/18

Email hongjunxin@gmail.com
Facebook facebook.com/h.j.xin

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

Endorsements MCEA/MSEA, MCNOW, Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, CASA in Action, SEIU 500, SEIU 1199, Progressive Maryland, MC Career Firefighters, MCGEO, MC Volunteer Firefighters

Website http://kathleendumais.info/

 

 

David Fraser-Hidalgo

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

Endorsements Progressive Maryland, MCEA/MSEA, MCNOW, Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, CASA in Action, SEIU 500, SEIU 1199, AFL-CIO, MCGEO, MC Career Firefighters, MC Volunteer Firefighters

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 Withdrawn 2/21/18

Website jayeespy.com

Email Jayeformaryland@gmail.com

 

Amy Frieder

Amy Frieder; filed 2/5/18

Website www.amyfrieder.com

Email info@amyfrieder.com

 

Hamza Khan

Hamza Sarwar Khan; filed 2/27/18
Website www.khanfordelegate.com

Email hamza@yeswekhan.org

Endorsements CASA in Action, MCGEO

 

Kevin Mack; filed for candidacy 11/3/17

Website https://www.mackfordelegate.com/

Email mackfordelegate@gmail.com

Endorsements MCEA, SEIU 500, AFL-CIO, Progressive Maryland,

 

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

Endorsements Maryland Sierra Club, MCNOW

Website www.lilyqi.com

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 King

Marc A. King; filed 2/9/18

Website www.kingin18.com

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

Endorsements MCEA/MSEA, MCNOW

Email senatorsusanlee@gmail.com

Website http://susanleeforsenate.com/

 

Republican

Marcus Alzona; filed 2/27/18
Website MarcusAlzona.com

Email vote@MarcusAlzona.com

HOUSE

Ariana Kelly

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

Website https://delegatearianakelly.com/

Endorsements Progressive Maryland, MCEA/MSEA, MCNOW, 32BJ SEIU, Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, CASA in Action, SEIU 500, SEIU 1199, AFL-CIO, MC Career Firefighters, MCGEO, MC Volunteer Firefighters

 

Marc Korman

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

Endorsements Progressive Maryland, International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1664 (the Montgomery County Fire Fighters), MCEA/MSEA, MCNOW, Sierra Club, CASA in Action, SEIU 500, SEIU 1199, AFL-CIO, MC Career Firefighters, MCGEO, MC Volunteer Firefighters

Website http://www.marckorman.com/

 

Jordan Cooper

Jordan Cooper; filed 1/30/18

Website www.JordanCooper.us

Email jordan@cooper4md.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

Endorsements Maryland Sierra Club, MCNOW, League of Conservation Voters, 

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/

 

Samir Paul

Samir Paul; filed 2/26/18

Endorsements MCEA/MSEA, CASA in Action, SEIU 500, AFL-CIO, Progressive Maryland, MCGEO

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/

 

Republican

Bill Day; filed 2/27/18
Website www.billday.org
Email bill@billday.org

District 17

SENATE

Cheryl Kagan

Cheryl Kagan; filed 2/21/18; first term in Senate; served House 1995 to 2003;

Endorsements MCEA/MSEA, MCNOW

Website http://www.cherylkagan.org/

Email info@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/

Republican

Josephine Wang

Josephine Wang; filed 3/1/18

Email josie382@gmail.com

 

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/

Endorsements MCNOW, MCEA, SIERRA Club, League of Conservation Voters, CASA in Action, SEIU 500, SEIU 1199, MCGEO, MC Volunteer Firefighters

 

James Gilchrist

James Gilchrist; serving in third term

Endorsements MCNOW, Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, CASA in Action, SEIU 1199, MCGEO, MC Volunteer Firefighters

 

 

Andrew Platt

Andrew Platt; not seeking re-election

 

 

 

Esam Al-Shareffi; filed 2/22/18

Email excaliburprime1@gmail.com

 

Julie Palakovich Carr

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

Endorsements Maryland Sierra Club, MCNOW, MCEA, CASA in Action, AFL-CIO, Progressive Maryland,

Website https://www.juliepalakovichcarr.com/

Email julie@juliepalakovichcarr.com

 

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

Julian Haffner

Julian Haffner; filed 2/20/18 (previously running for County Council At-Large)

Endorsements MCEA, SEIU 500, AFL-CIO, Progressive Maryland, MCGEO

Website www.julianhaffner.com

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; filed 2/23/18 (previously contender for County Council At-Large); MCPS Board of Education District 2 member

Email rsmondrowski@gmail.com

Endorsements SEIU 500

 

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)

Incumbent delegates called vulnerable with three open seats in MoCo legislative District 18

SENATE

Jeff Waldstreicher

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

Endorsements Maryland Sierra Club, SEIU 32BJ, UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO, MCEA, MCNOW, League of Conservation Voters, AFL-CIO, Progressive Maryland,  MC Volunteer Firefighters, and MCFOP

Website http://www.jeffwaldstreicher.com/

Dana Beyer

Dana Beyer; filed 12/5/17

Endorsements SEIU Local 500, CASA In action

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/

Michelle Carhart

Michelle Carhart; filed 2/22/18

Website https://www.michellecarhart.com/

Email michelle@michellecarhart.com

 

HOUSE 

Democrats

Alfred Carr

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

Endorsements Montgomery County Education Association, Sierra Club, MD League of Conservation Voters, Progressive Maryland, CASA IN ACTION, MCNOW, MCGEO, CASA in Action, Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, SEIU 1199, MC Volunteer Firefighters

Website http://www.alcarr.org/

Email alfred.carr@gmail.com

 

Ron Franks

Ron Franks; filed 12/6/17

Website voteronfranks.com

Email ron.franks@gmail.com

 

Mila Johns; filed 6/14/17

Website http://milajohns.com 

Email milajohnsd18@gmail.com

Endorsements SEIU Local 500, Run For Something, Progressive Neighbors, and the Moms Demand Action/Everytown Gun Sense Candidate distinction, MCNOW, LiUANA, Asian American Democratic Club of Montgomery County, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland

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

Website www.milanofordelegate.com

Email leslie@milanofordelegate.com

Endorsements SEIU Local 500, MCPS Retirees Association, LiUANA, LeapForward, MomsDemandAction, NARAL100% Prochoice, Progressive Neighbors

 

Joel Rubin

Joel Rubin; filed 12/11/17

Website http://www.rubinfordelegate.com/

Email joel@joelrubin.net

Endorsements MCEA,

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

Endorsements Maryland Sierra Club, MCNOW, 32BJ SEIU, SEIU Local 500, CASA in Action, MCGEO, AFL-CIO

Website EmilyShetty.com

Email emily@emilyshetty.com

 

Jared Solomon

Jared Solomon; filed for candidacy 11/17/17

Endorsements Maryland Sierra Club, 32BJ SEIU, Casa In Action, Progressive Maryland, Local 1994 MCGEO, Moms Demand Action “Gun Sense” Seal of Approval, Montgomery County Green Democrats, LGBTQ Democrats of Montgomery County, Latino Democratic Club of Montgomery County, Coalition of Asian Pacific American Democrats of Maryland & Montgomery County, CASA in Action, Sierra Club, MCEA, Progressive Maryland and see https://www.solomonformd.com/endorsements

Website www.solomonfor MD.com

Email jared@solomonMD.com

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

 

Green

Jon Cook; filed 2/13/18
Email cookjonw@gmail.com

 

Republican

Linda Willard; filed 2/27/18

Email lindajordanwillard@hotmail.com

 

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

Endorsements Maryland Sierra Club, MCEA/MSEA

Website http://www.benkramer.org/

Email benfkramer@aol.com

Green

David Jeang

David Jeang; filed 26/18

Facebook facebook.com/DavidJeangforDistrict19/

Email davidjeang@gmail.com

 

Republican

Alirio E. Martinez, Jr.; filed 3/1/18

Email aliriomcgop@gmail.com

 

 HOUSE

Bonnie Cullison

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

Endorsements MCEA/MSEA, MCNOW, 32BJ SEIU, CASA in Action, SEIU 500, AFL-CIO, Progressive Maryland, MCGEO, MCGEO, MC Volunteer Firefighters, LiUANA, SEIU 1199, League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club

Website http://cullisonformaryland.com/

Email bonniecullison@yahoo.com

 

Marice Morales

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

Endorsements Progressive Maryland, MCNOW, 32BJ SEIU, CASA in Action, SEIU 500, AFL-CIO, Progressive Maryland, MCGEO, MC Volunteer Firefighters, LiUANA, SEIU 1199, League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club

Website http://www.maricemorales.com/

Email maricemorales@gmail.com

 

Brian Crider

Brian Crider, D; filed 04/19/2017

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

Email brian@delegatebrian.com

 

Charlotte Crutchfield

Charlotte Crutchfield; filed 1/10/18

Website www.voteforcharlotte.com

Email charlotte@voteforcharlotte.com

Endorsements MCNOW

 

Marlin Jenkins

Marlin Jenkins; filed 10/30/17

Endorsements UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO, 32BJ SEIU, CASA in Action, SEIU 500, AFL-CIO, Progressive Maryland, MCGEO, MCEA

Website www.marlinformaryland.com

Email marlin.marlin4md@gmail.com

 

Vaughn Stewart

Vaughn Stewart; filed 9/14/17

Endorsements Maryland Sierra Club, MCEA

Website http://www.vaughnformaryland.com/

Email vaughn@vaughnformaryland.com

 

Carl Ward

Carl Ward; filed 2/12/18

Website votecarlward.com

Email votecarlward@gmail.com

 

Jade Wiles, Jr., D; filed 2/28/2017

Website wilesfordelegate.com

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

 

Helen Domenici; filed 2/2/\7/18

Email hdomenici@gmail.com

Martha Schaerr; filed 2/27/18

Website marthaformaryland.com

Email martha.schaerr@gmail.com

DISTRICT 20

SENATE

Will Smith

William Smith; filed 2/9/18; appointed to the Senate December 2016 to fill seat vacated by Rep. Jamie Raskin, CD8; Served two years house as House delegate

Endorsements Maryland Sierra Club, MCEA/MSEA, 32BJ SEIU

Website https://willsmithformaryland.com/

Email williamcsmithjr@gmail.com

Republican 

Dwight Patel; filed 3/5/18

Email dwight@dwightpatel.com

 

Unaffiliated

Vardly E. St. Preux; filed Declaration of Intent 2/27/18

Email generalnorth@gmail.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; filed 2/16/18; first term

Endorsements Progressive Maryland, MCEA/MSEA, MCNOW, 32BJ SEIU, Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, CASA in Action, SEIU 500, SEIU 1199, AFL-CIO, Progressive Maryland, Montgomery County Career Firefighters, MCGEO, MC Career Firefighters

Website http://davidmoon.us/

Email david@davidmoon.us

 

Jheanelle Wilkins

Jheanelle Wilkins; filed 2/13/18; appointed in 2017 to fill Del.  Smith’s vacated seat

Endorsements Maryland Sierra Club, Progressive Maryland, MCEA/MSEA, MCNOW, 32BJ SEIU, Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, CASA in Action, SEIU 500, SEIU 1199, LiUANA, AFL-CIO,  Progressive Maryland, Montgomery County Career Firefighters, MCGEO, MC Career Firefighters

Website https://jheanellewilkins.com/about/

Email jnelle29@gmail.com

 

Fatmata Barrie

Fatmata Barrie, D; filed 8/9/17

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

Email fbarrielaw@gmail.com

 

Lorig Charkoudian

Lorig Charkoudian, D; filed  06/02/2017

Endorsements UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO, MCNOW, CASA in Action, LiUANA, MCGEO

Website http://www.lorigD20.com

Email lorigcharkoudian@gmail.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

Endorsements 32BJ SEIU, MCEA, SEIU 500, MC Career Firefighters

 

George Zokle; filed 2/27/18

Email george.zokle@gmail.com

Twitter twitter.com/GeorgeZokle

 

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

Endorsements Maryland Sierra Club, MCEA/MSEA

Website http://www.FriendsofNancyKing.com

Email njk107@aol.com

 

Republican

Al Phillips; filed 2/13/18

Email alphillips207@comcast.net

 

HOUSE

Kirill Reznik

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

Endorsements MCEA/MSEA, MCNOW, Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, CASA in Action, SEIU 500, SEIU 1199, Montgomery County Volunteer Firefighters

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

 

Shane Robinson

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

Endorsements MCEA/MSEA, Sierra Club, League of Conservation, CASA in Action Voters, SEIU 500, SEIU 1199, Montgomery County Career Firefighters, MCGEO, Montgomery County Volunteer Firefighters

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

Endorsements MCNOW, 32BJ SEIU, MCEA, CASA in Action, SEIU 500, SEIU 32BJ, SEIU 1199, LiUANA, AFL-CIO, Progressive Maryland, MCGEO

 

Bobby Bartlett

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

Endorsements AFL-CIO, Progressive Maryland

 

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

Endorsements Maryland Sierra Club, MCNOW, League of Conservation Voters

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

 

 

Clint Sobratti; filed 1/2/18

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

 

Republican

Verelyn Gibbs Watson; filed 2/23/18

Email verelyngibbswatson@gmail.com

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/

 

John Rea; filed 2/9/18

Email johnrea15@yahoo.com

 

Eduardo Rosas

Eduardo Rosas; filed 1/17/18

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

Email info@electeduardorosas.com

 

 

Libertarian

David Lashar

David Lashar; filed 3/12/18

Email david@lashar2018.us
Website www.lashar2018.us

 

 

Republicans

Charles Anthony; filed 2/14/18

Email crownambassad3@hotmail.com

 

Rob Seyffreth

Rob Seyfferth; filed 2/23/18

Facebook Facebook.com/robseyfferthforcongress

Email robertseyfferth@yahoo.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/

Endorsements Public Interest Podcast

 

 

George English; Filed 2/22/18

Email georgetenglishjr@juno.com

 

Chris Graves

Chris Graves; filed 2/27/18

Website chrisgravesforcongress.com

Email chris.graves@chrisgravesforcongress.com

 

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/

Endorsements MCEA, NEA Fund for Children and Public Education, MSEA, Sierra Club, Emily’s List, 314 Action, Coalition of Asian Pacific Democrat Americans of Maryland, APPI Victory Fund, Impact Fund, Latino Democratic Club of MC, Association of Black Democrats of Montgomery County

and please see this list – https://www.arunamillerforcongress.com/endorsements)

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)

Endorsements Progressive Maryland, SEIU Local 32BJ, Maryland United Autoworkers (UAW), MD Attorney General Brian Frosh, SEIU 500, SEIU 32BJ, LiUANA, AFL-CIO, Montgomery County Career Firefighters, Montgomery County FOP,  MCGEO, UFCW Local 400, Montgomery County Volunteer Firefighters

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

Website www.Lloyd4Congress.com

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 St. 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/

 

 

Utam Paul; filed 2/22/18

Email utampaul@hotmail.com

Summer Spring; filed 2/27/28

Email connect@summerforcongress.com

 

Libertarian

Jasen Wunder; filed 2/16/18

Website jasenwunder.org
Email jasenwunder@outlook.com

Republican

Bridgette Cooper

Bridgette L. Cooper; filed 2/27/18

Website www.bricooper.net/cooper-for-congress

Email cooper4congressmd@gmail.com

 

John Walsh; filed 2/27/18

Email jgw.walsh@gmail.com

 

Victor Williams; filed 2/27/18

Website www.trumpcongress.com

Email trumpcongress@gmail.com

 

 

GOVERNOR & LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR (run as a ticket)

Republicans

Larry Hogan

Larry Hogan, incumbent; filed 2/22/18

Runningmate Lt. Gov. Rutherford Boyd

Website http://www.larryhogan.com/

Email info@larryhogan.com

Democrats

News links:  Democratic candidates trade barbs in last televised debate

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

Running mate Elizabeth Embry

Website http://www.rushernbaker.com/

Endorsements Washington Post. Rep. John Delaney (CD-6)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/rep-john-delaney-backs-rushern-baker-for-maryland-governor/2018/06/14/a1c23156-6ff6-11e8-bd50-b80389a4e569_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.806d6b2457e1

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-rushern-baker-running-mate-20180219-story.html

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

 

Valerie Ervin

Valerie Ervin; filed 5/17/18 Withdrawn from race

Valerie Ervin originally planned to replace Kamenetz at the top of the ticket, but has since dropped out of the gubernatorial race and has endorsed Prince George’s County  Executive Rushern Baker III in the Democratic primary.

Running mate Marisol Johnson

Website www.valerieformaryland.com

Email Valerieformaryland@gmail.com

http://marylandreporter.com/2018/05/20/dead-man-walking-to-support-ervin-vote-for-kamenetz/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/valerie-ervin-says-she-will-run-for-md-governor-in-kevin-kamenetzs-place/2018/05/17/18e43b48-5888-11e8-858f-12becb4d6067_story.html?utm_term=.f5839cb88ea6

 

Ralph Jaffe

Ralph Jaffe; filed 5/18/17

Runningmate Freda Jaffe

Website www.fedupwithcrookedpolitics.com

 

 

Ben Jealous; filed 2/23/18

Runningmate Susan Turnbull

Endorsements CASA IN ACTION, Progressive Maryland, 32BJ SEIU, SEIU 500, SEIU 1199, UFCW Local 400, MCEA and (see list:  https://benjealous.com/category/endorsements/)

Website https://benjealous.com/

Email ben@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

 

James Jones; filed 2/27/18
Runningmate Charles S. Waters

Email james.jonesjr@yahoo.com

 

Kevin Kamenetz, Baltimore County Executive; filed 2/26/18 – deceased

Runningmate Valerie Ervin originally planned to replace Kamenetz at the top of the ticket, but has since dropped out of the gubernatorial race and has endorsed Prince George’s County  Executive Rushern Baker III in the Democratic primary.

Valerie Ervin Drops Out Of Governor’s Race, Backs Rushern Baker

Website kevinformaryland.com

Email kane@kevinkamenetz.com

MarylandReporter.com offers its condolences to family, staff and friends of gubernatorial candidate Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz who passed away unexpectedly from cardiac arrest in the early morning hours on May 10.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-kamenetz-running-mate-20180221-story.html

Richard Madaleno

Richard Madaleno; Montgomery County senator; filed 2/20/18

Runningmate Luwanda Jenkins

Endorsements MD NARAL, LiUANA and (see website for additional names)

Website http://www.madalenoformaryland.com/

Email rich@madalenoformaryland.com

 

Alec Ross

Alec Ross; filed 2/23/18

Runningmate Julie Verratti

Website https://alecross.com/

Email alec@alecross.com

 

Jim Shea

Jim Shea; filed2/27/18

Runningmate:  Brandon Scott

Website https://www.jimshea.com/

Email info@jimshea.com

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

Krish Vignarajah

Krish Vignarajah; filed 2/27/17

Running Mate Sharon Blake

Website https://krishformaryland.com

 

Green

Ian  Schlakman; filed 12/13/17

Runningmate Annie Chambers
Website ai4gov.com
Email ian@schlakman.com

Libertarian candidates

Shawn Quinn

Shawn Quinn; filed 5/26/17

Runningmate Christina Smith

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

Email citizens4quinn@outlook.com

 

COMPTROLLER 

Peter Franchot

Peter Franchot, D, finishing third term (running unopposed)

Endorsements  Maryland Sierra Club

Website https://www.franchot.com/

Email 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

Endorsements Maryland Sierra Club, 32BJ SEIU

Website http://www.brianfrosh.com/

Email brian@brianfrosh.com

 

Republican

Craig Wolf; filed 2/8/18

Website wolf4ag.com

Email craig@wolf4ag.com

 

U.S. SENATE

Democrats

Sen. Ben Cardin

Sen. Ben Cardin

Ben Cardin, D, Incumbent; filed 2/5/18; (serving in second term)

Website www.bencardin.com

Email info@bencardin.com

Endorsements – African Americans of Howard County (AAIHC), Inter-ministerial Alliance, League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, Maryland and District of Columbia AFL-CIO, Maryland State Education Association (MSEA), MoCo Green Democrats, National Education Association Fund for Children and Public Education, National Resource Defense Council (NRDC), Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Sierra Club

Erik Jetmir; filed 2/26/18

Website www.ErikJetmir.com

Email info@erikjetmir.com

 

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

 

Marcia Morgan; filed 2/15/18

Website marciahmorgan.com

Email marciahmorgan@hotmail.com

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

 

Lih Young; filed 2/12/18

Website www.vote-md.org

Email lyly2kj@gmail.com

 

Libertarian

Arvin Hohra

Arvin Vohra; filed 1/19/18

Website votevohra.com

Email votevohra@gmail.com

 

Republican

Tony Campbell

Tony Campbell; filed 2/9/18

Facebook facebook.com/campbell4maryland

Email campbell4maryland@gmail.com

 

Chris Chaffee; filed 2/26/18

Email chrischaffeeforussenate@gmail.com

Evan Cronhardt; filed 2/15/18

Website evancronhardt.com

Email evancronhardt@gmail.com

Nnabu Eze; filed 2/7/18

Website nnabueze.com

Email eze4senate@gmail.com

 

John Graziani

John Graziani; filed 2/22/18

Facebook facebook.com/grazianiforsenate/

Email johnrgrazianiforussenate@gmail.com

 

Christina Grigorian

Christina Grigorian; filed 2/23/18

Website www.grigorianforsenate.com

Email christina@grigorianforsenate.com

 

Bill Krehnbrink; filed 2/26/18

Email coachbillkrehnbrink@verizon.net

 

 

Gerald I. Smith, Jr.

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

Website www.humanrightssupport.com

Email gerald.smithjr@outlook.com

 

Blaine Taylor

Blaine Taylor; filed 2/12/18

Facebook facebook.com/blainetaylor

Email blainetaylor@comcast.net

 

Brian Charles Vaeth; filed 2/26/18

Website www.vaethforgov.com

Email brain@vaethforgov.com

Albert Binyahmin Howard, filed 2/27/18

 

Unaffiliated

Neal Simon

Neal Simon; announced campaign 2/6/18; filed with FEC

Endorsements Unite America

Website http://www.nealsimon.com/

Email teamneal@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.