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Endorsements in the Race for Maryland Attorney General

A closeup of the podium at a July 2020 press conference. Cropped image from the Maryland Attorney General on Flickr.

Maryland Matters is gathering endorsements by other individuals and organizations in key statewide races throughout election season. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order. 

This list will be updated weekly. Most recently updated on July 16. New additions are italicized each week.

Anthony Brown (D)

Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol in July 2018. Brown is running for state Attorney General in 2022. Getty Images photo by Win McNamee.


  • Sen. Cory Booker (New Jersey)
  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (New York)
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts)
  • House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (District 5)
  • Rep. Kweisi Mfume (District 7)
  • Rep. David Trone (District 6)

Statewide Officials

  • State Treasurer Dereck Davis

Maryland General Assembly

  • Senate President Pro Tem Melony Griffith (Prince George’s)
  • Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Chair Paul Pinsky (Prince George’s)
  • Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Chair Will Smith (Montgomery)
  • Sen. Malcom Augustine (Prince George’s)
  • Sen. Joanne Benson (Prince George’s)
  • Sen. Jill Carter (Baltimore City)
  • Sen. Brian Feldman (Montgomery)
  • Sen. Antonio Hayes (Baltimore City)
  • Sen. Michael Jackson (Calvert/Charles/Prince George’s)
  • Sen. Ben Kramer (Montgomery)
  • Sen. Cory McCray (Baltimore City)
  • Sen. Obie Patterson (Prince George’s)
  • Sen. Charles Sydnor (Baltimore County)
  • Sen. Ron Watson (Prince George’s)
  • House of Delegates Speaker Adrienne Jones (Baltimore County)
  • House Speaker Pro Tem Sheree Sample-Hughes (Dorchester/Wicomico)
  • House of Delegates Appropriations Committee Chair Ben Barnes (Anne Arundel and Prince George’s)
  • House of Delegates Economic Matters Committee Chair C.T. Wilson (Charles)
  • House of Delegates Majority Whip Talmadge Branch (Baltimore City)
  • Del. Marlon Amprey (Baltimore City)
  • Del. Heather Bagnall (Anne Arundel)
  • Del. Darryl Barnes (Prince George’s)
  • Del. J. Sandy Bartlett (Anne Arundel)
  • Del. Chanel Branch (Baltimore City)
  • Del. Ben Brooks (Baltimore County)
  • Del. Nick Charles (Prince George’s)
  • Del. Charlotte Crutchfield (Montgomery)
  • Del. Debra Davis (Charles)
  • Del. Diana Fennell (Prince George’s)
  • Del. Wanika Fisher (Prince George’s)
  • Del. Anne Healey (Prince George’s)
  • Del. Andrea Fletcher Harrison (Prince George’s)
  • Del. Marvin Holmes (Prince George’s)
  • Del. Faye Martin Howell (Prince George’s)
  • Del. Julian Ivey (Prince George’s)
  • Del. Rachel Jones (Prince George’s)
  • Del. Cheryl Landis (Prince George’s)
  • Del. Jazz Lewis (Prince George’s)
  • Del. Edith Patterson (Charles)
  • Del. Elizabeth “Susie” Proctor (Prince George’s)
  • Del. Mike Rogers (Anne Arundel)
  • Del. Stephanie Smith (Baltimore City)
  • Del. Karen Toles (Prince George’s)
  • Del. Veronica Turner (Prince George’s)
  • Del. Kriselda Valderrama (Prince George’s)
  • Del. Geraldine Valentino-Smith (Prince George’s)
  • Del. Alonzo Washington (Prince George’s)
  • Del. Melissa Wells (Baltimore City)
  • Del. Jheanelle Wilkins (Montgomery)
  • Del. Nicole Williams (Prince George’s)

Anne Arundel County

  • County Executive Steuart Pittman
  • County Councilmember Sarah Lacey
  • County Councilmember Andrew Pruski

Baltimore City

  • Council President Nick Mosby
  • Councilmember Zeke Cohen
  • Councilmember Antonio Glover
  • Councilmember Danielle McCray
  • Councilmember Robert Stokes

Baltimore County

County Council Chair Julian Jones

Charles County

  • Board of County Commissioners President Reuben Collins
  • County Commissioner Thomasina “Sina” Coates

Howard County

  • County Council Chair Opel Jones
  • State’s Attorney Rich Gibson
  • Register of Wills Byron Macfarlane

Montgomery County

  • Former County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett
  • County Council President Gabe Albornoz
  • County Councilmember Andrew Friedson
  • County Councilmember Will Jawando
  • County Councilmember Sidney Katz
  • County Councilmember Craig Rice
  • Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Slavin

Prince George’s County

  • County Executive Angela Alsobrooks
  • State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy
  • Circuit Court Clerk Mahasin El Amin
  • County Councilmember Mel Franklin
  • County Councilmember Dannielle Glaros
  • County Councilmember Sydney Harrison
  • County Councilmember Calvin Hawkins
  • County Councilmember Jolene Ivey
  • County Councilmember Johnathan Medlock
  • County Councilmember Rodney Streeter
  • County Councilmember Deni Taveras
  • County Councilmember Todd Turner
  • Bladensburg Mayor Takisha James
  • Brentwood Mayor Rocio Treminio-Lopez
  • Cheverly Mayor Kayce Simmons Munyeneh
  • College Park Mayor Patrick Wojahn
  • Eagle Harbor Mayor Noah Walters
  • Edmonston Mayor Tracy Gant
  • Fairmount Heights Mayor Lillie Thompson Martin
  • Greenbelt Mayor Emmett Jordan
  • Laurel Mayor Craig Moe
  • Morningside Mayor Benn Cann
  • Mount Rainer Mayor Celina Benitez
  • New Carrollton Mayor Phelecia Nembhard
  • North Brentwood Mayor Petrella Robinson
  • Riverdale Park Mayor Alan Thompson

Wicomico County

Salisbury Mayor Jacob “Jake” Day


  • AFT-Maryland (American Federation of Teachers)
  • Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689
  • American Federation of Government Employees
  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 3
  • Association of Supervisory and Administrative School Personnel
  • Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
  • Building and Construction Trades Council, Baltimore-DC Metro
  • CASA In Action
  • The Collective PAC
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 487/Mid-Atlantic Studio Mechanics and Broadcast Technicians
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 24, 26, 70 and 307
  • International Union of Painters & Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 51
  • Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA), Mid-Atlantic Region
  • Maryland State and District of Columbia AFL-CIO
  • Maryland State Education Association
  • Mid-Atlantic Pipe Trades Association
  • National Nurses Organizing Committee
  • Prince George’s Muslim Council
  • Pro-Choice Maryland
  • Regional Council Of Carpenters, Eastern Atlantic States
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 1999 and 32BJ
  • Sierra Club Maryland Chapter
  • Teamsters Joint Council 55
  • Transport Workers Union of America
  • United Association Of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters
  • United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Locals 27, 400 and 1994
  • Unite Here! Locals 7, 23 and 25
  • VoteVets


  • District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine
  • Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison


Katie Curran O’Malley (D)

Maryland General Assembly

Retired Judge Katie Curran O’Malley, a Democratic candidate for attorney general. Screenshot of campaign announcement video.

  • Senate Majority Leader Nancy King (Montgomery)
  • Sen. Katie Fry Hester (Howard)
  • Sen. Katherine A. Klausmeier (Baltimore County)
  • Sen. Susan Lee (Montgomery)
  • Sen. Ron Young (Frederick)
  • House Majority Leader Eric Luedtke (Montgomery)
  • Del. Lisa Belcastro (Baltimore County)
  • Del. Regina Boyce (Baltimore City)
  • Del. Ned Carey (Anne Arundel)
  • Del. Julie Palakovich Carr (Montgomery)
  • Del. Lorig Charkoudian (Montgomery)
  • Del. Bonnie Cullison (Montgomery)
  • Del. Eric Ebersole (Baltimore County/Howard)
  • Del. Cathi Forbes (Baltimore County)
  • Del. James Gilchrist (Montgomery)
  • Del. Michele Guyton (Baltimore County)
  • Del. Terri Hill (Baltimore County and Howard)
  • Del. Carl Jackson (Baltimore County)
  • Del. Anne Kaiser (Montgomery)
  • Del. Ariana Kelly (Montgomery)
  • Del. Karen Lewis Young (Frederick)
  • Del. Robbyn Lewis (Baltimore City)
  • Del. Lesley Lopez (Montgomery)
  • Del. Sara Love (Montgomery)
  • Del. Maggie McIntosh (Baltimore City)
  • Del. Shane Pendergrass (Howard)
  • Del. Samuel “Sandy” Rosenberg (Baltimore City)
  • Del. Sheila Ruth (Baltimore County)
  • Del. Dana Stein (Baltimore County)
  • Del. Vaughn Stewart (Montgomery)
  • Del. Courtney Watson (Howard)
  • Del. Pat Young (Baltimore County)

Baltimore City

  • Former Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young
  • Councilmember Mark Conway
  • Councilmember Eric Costello
  • Councilmember Odette Ramos
  • Councilmember Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer

Baltimore County

  • Former County Executive James Smith Jr.
  • County Councilmember Cathy Bevins
  • County Councilmember Israel “Izzy” Patoka
  • County Councilmember Todd Quirk
  • Sheriff R. Jay Fisher

Frederick County

  • County Executive Jan Gardner
  • County Councilmember Jerry Donald
  • County Councilmember M.C. Keegan-Ayer
  • Frederick City Mayor Michael O’Connor

Harford County

  • County Councilmember Andre Johnson
  • Havre de Grace Councilmember Jason Robertson

Howard County

County Councilmember Liz Walsh

Montgomery County

  • Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman
  • Gaithersburg Councilmember Ryan Spiegel

Washington County

  • Hagerstown Mayor Emily Keller
  • Smithsburg Mayor Donald Souders

Wicomico County

Salisbury Councilmember Michele Gregory

Worcester County

Pocomoke City Councilmember Todd Nock


  • Baltimore County Firefighters & Paramedics/IAFF Local 1311
  • Chesapeake Climate Action Network Action Fund
  • Coalition of Pacific American Democrats of Maryland
  • EMILY’s List
  • International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers
  • Lower Shore Progressive Caucus
  • Maryland League of Conservation Voters
  • Teamsters Joint Council No. 62


  • Former Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera
  • Former U.S. Rep. Michael Barnes (District 8)
  • Former U.S. Rep. Beverly Byron (District 6)
  • Former Gov. Parris Glendening
  • Former State Treasurer Nancy Kopp
  • Former U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski


Michael Peroutka (R)

Maryland General Assembly

Del. Dan Cox (Frederick)


James Shalleck (R)

Statewide Officials

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.


Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35

Editor’s Note: Maryland Matters is publishing a running tally of endorsements in key 2022 races, including support for candidates from current elected officials as well as community and advocacy organizations. These lists are not exhaustive and do not include all endorsements from retired public officials. For additions, updates or corrections, email Louis Peck at [email protected].


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