This monthly roundup covers Maryland election news in September and lists every candidate who has filed and most who have announced. Each district is listed by county and, in most cases, incumbents with their status. The districts reflect the new district lines, which have placed some incumbents into a different district.
If we have missed any candidates who have announced and have a website, but have not officially filed, please email Len@MarylandReporter.com. We will update this list in November.
Maryland General Assembly
Sen. George Edwards filed for re-election Sept. 12.
District 1B: One delegate, Allegany (Kelly filed)
Del. Kevin Kelly filed for re-election Sept. 3.
District 1C: One delegate, Allegany and Washington (Myers is retiring)
District 2: (Shank filed)
Sen. Chris Shank filed for re-election Sept. 9.
Del. Neil Parrott, who represented District 2B before redistricting, filed for delegate in 2A on Sept. 9.
Del. Andrew Serafini, who represented District 2A before redistricting, also filed for delegate in 2A on Sept. 9.
District 2B: One delegate, Washington
District 3A: Two delegates, Frederick
Retiring: Del. Patrick Hogan
District 3B: One delegate, Frederick
Running for delegate: Republican Darren Wigfield.
Running for delegate: Republican former Mount Airy town councilwoman Wendi Peters.
Running for delegate: Republican Robin Grammer has announced he is running for delegate, as has Bob Long, who was the top Republican candidate in the 2010 General Election. Dan Liberatore, a Republican, has filed in the delegate race, as has Ric Metzgar, an Essex Republican.
Johnny Ray Salling, a Republican, filed Sept. 10 for Senate.
Marcus Foreman, a Democrat, filed Sept. 3 for the delegate seat.
Jonathan Campbell filed Oct. 7 for delegate.
Running: Incumbent Del. Kathy Szeliga, a Republican, has filed, as has Democrat Norman Gifford, a Democrat, filed in June for the delegate seat.
Running for delegate (one open seat): Republican Christian Miele.
9A: Two delegates, Carroll, Howard
Incumbent Del. Warren Miller has filed for delegate, as has Trent Kittleman in April, and former Republican congressional nominee Frank Mirabile filed for delegate in July; Eric Bouchat and Kyle Lorton are also in the running.
9B: One delegate, Howard
UPDATED: Democrat Rich Corkran filed Oct. 1 for the delegate seat.
Sen. Delores Kelley filed for re-election in May. Stephanie Boston who ran against Kelley last time is running again. Much of the district is new.
Running for delegate: Democrats Rob Johnson and Frederick Strickland have filed.
Democratic incumbents Sen. Robert Zirkin, Del. Dan Morhaim and Del. Dana Stein are running as a slate. Del. Jon Cardin is running for attorney general instead of seeking re-election.
Running for delegate: Democrat Don Engel is the only candidate who has filed.
Sen. Ed Kasemeyer, a Democrat, filed for reelection in July.
UPDATED: Democrat former delegate Mike Gisriel filed on Sept. 10 as reported on this website and has a campaign Facebook page. Jim Hyatt has a Facebook page, and will announce his candidacy this month.
Renee McGuirk-Spence, a Democrat and daughter of the late state Sen. Harry J. McGuirk, filed Sept. 9; Michael Dresser reports on her candidacy in the Sun.
Lawyer Nick Stewart, who served briefly as a speech writer for Gov. Martin O’Malley, plans to announce Oct. 10.
Democrat Adam Sachs filed for delegate Oct.3.
Del. Guy Guzzone is seeking the open Senate seat.
Running for delegate: Columbia resident Fred Eiland, school board member Janet Siddiqui has announced she will seek a delegate seat, and has been included on the incumbents’ ticket, Republican Danny Eaton filed for delegate in April.
Running for delegate: Democrat John Paul Evans of Gaithersburg, along with the incumbents listed above.
The Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee must nominate someone to the open delegate seat left by Brian Feldamn’s appointment to the Senate. Ryan Marshall of The Gazette gives an overview of the process.
Former Del. Saqib Ali, a Democrat who formerly represented District 39 before re-districting, filed Sept. 13 for delegate, and is also seeking appointment to the seat.
UPDATE: Sen. Brian Feldman filed Oct. 7 to be elected to the Senate seat to which he was recently appointed.
UPDATE: Del. Kathleen Dumais filed for re-election on Oct. 7.
Aspirations for higher office have produced an open Senate seat and two open delegate seats. All the candidates so far are Democrats.
UPDATED: Former Del. Gareth Murray, a Democrat, filed Oct. 1 for delegate. Bethesda Magazine ran an article in Sept. talking about his political comeback.
Sen. Jennie Forehand, a Democrat, has yet to officially make the call whether she will run again, reports Kate Alexander in The Gazette.
Democrat Andrew Platt filed for delegate.
Sen. Roger Manno and Dels. Bonnie Cullison and Ben Kramer are running as a slate – leaving out Del. Sam Arora, reports Kate S. Alexander in the Gazette. Arora has not made a re-election announcement.
UPDATED: Sen. Jamie Raskin filed for re-election on Oct. 4.
George Zokle, a Democrat, filed Sept. 11 for delegate.
UPDATED: Del. Sheila Hixson filed for re-election on Oct. 4.
District 21: Three delegates, Anne Arundel, Prince George’s (Rosapepe, Barnes, Frush, Pena-Melnyk)
District 23A: One delegate, Prince George’s
Filed for delegate: Democrat Tony Jones, who lives in Upper Marlboro.
UPDATED: Del. Melony Griffith is scheduled to announce her bid for Senate Oct. 15, reports John Wagner in The Washington Post. Griffith will be challenging incumbent Sen. Ulysses Currie, who was censured by the Senate for failing to disclose work for a grocery store chain.
Attorney Brian Woolfolk filed July 25 for Senate.
Filed for delegate: Democrats Vernon Holmes and Keith Gary, who filed Sept. 19.
District 27: Charles, Calvert (Miller)
District 27A: One delegate, Charles, Calvert (Proctor)
District 27B: One delegate, Calvert, Prince George’s
District 27C: One delegate, Calvert (Fisher)
Former Del. Sue Kullen announced she was running for the seat again, according to the Southern Maryland Newspapers.
Filed for delegate: Democrat Larry Green.
District 29: St. Mary’s, Calvert (Dyson)
Republican Steve Waugh, a Lusby resident, filed for Senate Sept. 10 and baynet.com did a meet the candidate feature on him. He got 48.5% of the vote against Sen. Roy Dyson in 2010.
District 29A: One delegate, St. Mary’s (Wood)
UPDATED: Bryan Barthelme, a Republican, filed for the delegate seat on Oct. 4. He announced his candidacy in a letter to the editor in The Chesapeake.
District 29B: One delegate, St. Mary’s (Bohanan)
Announced: Retired Air Force officer Deb Rey, a Republican.
District 29C: One delegate, St. Mary’s, Calvert (O’Donnell)
Running for Senate: Former Republican congressional candidate Eric Delano Knowles
District 30A: Two delegates, Anne Arundel (two delegates, Busch, McMillan)
Filed for delegate: Democrat Maria Triandos.
District 30B: One delegate, Anne Arundel
Filed for Senate: Democrat Anthony Scott Harman.
31A: One delegate, Anne Arundel
Announced for delegate: Republican Gus Kurtz and Democrat Ned Carey filed Sept. 3 for delegate.
31B: Two delegates, Anne Arundel
Filed for delegate: Democrat Stan Janor who ran for delegate in 2010.
Sen. Ed DeGrange and Dels. Pam Beidle and Ted Sophocleus filed for re-election as a team, but Del. Mary Ann Love was missing from their slate, reports Kate Yoon for the Capital-Gazette.
Word has it that Democratic Del. Mary-Dulany James is running for the Senate seat, but other than a revised website banner, we can’t find any reports on that.
34B: One delegate, Harford (McComas filed)
Filer for Senate: Republicans Michael A. Dawson, a former Perryville commissioner, and Thomas J. Wilson, who filed Sept. 9.
District 35A: One delegate, Cecil (Rudolph )
District 35B: Two delegates, Harford, Cecil (Stifler)
Filed: Republicans Andrew Cassilly, and Teresa Reilly.
Del. Stephen Hershey was sworn into the Senate Oct. 1, filling the seat left by Sen. E.J. Pipkin.
J.D. Uhler filed for delegate in April.
District 37: Dorchester, Talbot, Wicomico (Colburn,)
Filed for Senate: Democrat Cheryl Everman.
37A: One delegate (Cane filed),
Wicomico County Councilwoman Sheree Sample-Hughes, a Democrat, is running for delegate. Del. Rudolph Cane, a Democrat, filed for reelection Aug. 21.
Attorney Philip Cronan has announced for the open seat left by Haddaway-Riccio.
Del. Mike McDermott, a Republican, filed Sept. 16 for District 38 Senate. The Worcester County Republican was drawn into the same delegate district as another Republican delegate, so he decided to challenge Democratic senator Jim Mathias reports delmarvanow.com.
District 38A: One delegate Del. Charles James Otto filed July 16 to run in the new single-member District 38A.
District 38B: One delegate, Wicomico (Conway)
38C: One delegate, Worcester
Filed for delegate: Republican Xiangfei Cheng,
Filed for delegate: Marvin “Doc” Cheatham, a longtime civil rights leader in Baltimore. The Baltimore Post-Examiner covers a campaign event at the Pi Omega Chapter House in West Baltimore Sept. 24.
Running for delegate: Democrats Rob “Bobby” LaPin, a former Baltimore City teacher and U.S. Army veteran, Quianna Cooke.
Del. Barbara Robinson, a Democrat, filed on Sept. 24.
Filed for delegate: Michael Pearson and Joyce Smith
42A: One delegate, Baltimore County
42B: Two delegates, Baltimore County
Del. Susan Aumann filed Aug. 21 for District 42B delegate.
Del. Maggie McIntosh, a Democrat, filed on Sept. 17 for delegate.
Del. Mary Washington, a Democrat, filed Sept. 20 for delegate.
Del. Emmett Burns, now in the redrawn District 44 but formerly of District 10, is retiring.
Sen. Verna Jones-Rodwell, a Democrat, filed for Senate Sept. 10, pitting her against
Del. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam has filed for Senate. She is formerly of District 10.
44A: One delegate, Baltimore City (one member) Three incumbent delegates have filed for what has been redrawn to a single-member district: Del. Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr. Del. Keith Haynes, a Baltimore Democrat, filed Aug. 28, Del. Melvin Stukes filed Sept. 18.
44B: Two delegates, Baltimore County (two open seats)
Woodlawn resident Aaron Barnett filed Sept. 13, saying that people have been asking him to run for office during his years of community and recreation work, reports Julie Baughman for The Baltimore Sun. Barnett is vice president of the International Longshoremen’s Association Local 333 Port of Baltimore.
Frederick Ware-Newsome, a Democrat, filed Oct. 2.
Running for delegate: Cory McCray
Running for delegate: Civil rights lawyer Brooke Lierman, a Fells Point Democrat (Speculation is that Del. Brian McHale is retiring.)
District 47: Prince George’s (Ramirez, Ivey, Niemann running for council, Summers)
Del. Doyle Niemann sent out an e-mail telling supporters he will run for Prince George’s County Council, reports Maryland Juice. He has opted not to run in the new district, which splits 47 into two new districts.
District 47A: Two delegates, Prince George’s
District 47B: One delegate, Prince George’s
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