Who’s in and who’s out?
By Kevin Rudolph
(May, 08, 2018, ANNAPOLIS, Md.) It’s no secret that every four years Maryland holds its elections for all statewide offices and many local and county offices.
This means that legislators looking to move up the political ladder must sacrifice their chances of reelection and stand for a new office where they do not have the ease of incumbency.
- Five Senators are retiring from office including: Senators Ed Kasemeyer, John Astle, Ed DeGrange, Ulysses Currie and Linda Norman.
- Three are running for county office including: Senator Anthony Muse, who is running for Prince George’s County Council, Jim Brochin, who is running for Baltimore county executive, and Victor Ramirez, who is running for Prince George’s state’s attorney.
- Senator Rich Madaleno is running for governor.
- Senator Roger Manno is running for Congress in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District.
- Delegates are running for Senate seats including: Christian Miele, Clarence Lam, Jeff Waldstreicher, Ben Kramer, Angela Angel, Pam Beidle, Mary Beth Carozza, Antonio Hayes, Chris West, Mary Washington, and Cory McCray.
- Delegates who are retiring, or not seeking reelection, include: David Vogt, Dan Morhaim, Andrew Platt, Sheila Hixson, Barbara Frush, Carolyn Howard, Sally Jameson, Herb McMillan, Meagan Simonaire, and Sue Aumann.
- Delegates running for county executive seats include: Kathy Afzali, running for Frederick County executive, Pat McDonough, running for Baltimore County Executive, and Bill Frick, running for Montgomery County executive.
- Delegates Charles Barkley and Anna Sol Guitierrez are running for Montgomery County Council, while Tony Knotts is running for Prince George’s County Council District 8.
- Delegate Aruna Miller is running for Congress in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District.
So who’s in?
That depends on your vote!
Your vote really does matter.
Maryland’s elections, especially the county and delegate elections, are often decided by a mere hundred votes so make sure you find your polling place and vote!
And remember: the Republican and Democratic Party primaries will take place on June 26 and the election will take place on November 6.