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Election 2022

Endorsements in the Race for Maryland Governor

Government House, the governor’s mansion, sits just across the street from the State House. Photo by Danielle E. Gaines.

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.

Peter Franchot (D)

Peter V.R. Franchot (D). Campaign photo.

Maryland General Assembly

  • Senate Majority Leader Nancy King (Montgomery)
  • Sen. Craig Zucker (Montgomery)
  • Del. Dalya Attar (Baltimore City)
  • Del. Heather Bagnall (Anne Arundel)
  • Del. Darryl Barnes (Prince George’s)
  • Del. J. Sandy Bartlett (Anne Arundel)
  • Del. Ned Carey (Anne Arundel)
  • Del. Nick Charles (Prince George’s)
  • Del. Michele Guyton (Baltimore County)
  • Del. Marvin Holmes (Prince George’s)
  • Del. Steve Johnson (Harford)
  • Del. Pamela Queen (Montgomery)
  • Del. Jay Walker (Prince George’s; husband of Franchot running mate Monique Anderson-Walker)
  • Del. Courtney Watson (Howard)

Allegany County

  • Cumberland Councilmember Rock Cioni
  • Cumberland Councilmember Eugene Frazier

Anne Arundel County

  • County Councilmember Sarah Lacey
  • Circuit Court Clerk Scott Poyer
  • Annapolis Alderwoman Rhonda Pindell Charles
  • Annapolis Alderwoman Elly Tierney
  • Highland Beach Mayor William Sanders

Baltimore City

Register of Wills Belinda Conway

Baltimore County

Sheriff Jay Fisher

Calvert County

Register of Wills Margaret Phipps

Caroline County

  • Denton Mayor Abigail McNinch
  • Henderson Mayor Sandy Cook

Carroll County

Westminster Councilmember Greg Pecoraro

Charles County

  • County Commissioner Gilbert “BJ” Bowling
  • County Commissioner Bobby Rucci
  • County Commissioner Amanda Stewart
  • Sheriff Troy Berry
  • Register of Wills Loraine Hennessy

Dorchester County

  • County Councilmember Jay Newcomb
  • County Councilmember Ricky Travers
  • Register of Wills Terry Wheatley
  • Hurlock Mayor Charles Cephas

Garrett County

Grantsville Mayor Mark Diehl

Harford County

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

Howard County

  • County Councilmember Deb Jung
  • Register of Wills Byron MacFarlane

Kent County

  • Chestertown Mayor David Foster
  • Chestertown Councilmember Ellsworth Tolliver

Montgomery County

  • Former County Executive Douglas Duncan
  • County Councilmember Andrew Friedson
  • Register of Wills Joseph Griffin
  • Sheriff Darren Popkin
  • Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman
  • Gaithersburg Councilmember Ryan Spiegel
  • Takoma Park Councilmember Terry Seamens
  • Takoma Park Councilmember Jarrett Smith

Prince George’s County

  • County Councilmember Ed Burroughs
  • Register of Wills Cereta Lee
  • County Board of Education Member Shayla Adams-Stafford
  • County Board of Education Member Kenny Harris
  • County Board of Education Member David Murray
  • County Board of Education Member Joshua Thomas
  • Brentwood Mayor Rocio Treminio-Lopez
  • Fairmount Heights Mayor Lillie Thompson Martin
  • Forest Heights Mayor Calvin Washington
  • Glenarden Mayor Cashena Cross
  • Greenbelt Mayor Emmett Jordan
  • New Carrollton Mayor Phelicia Nembhard
  • North Brentwood Mayor Petrella Robinson
  • Bladensburg Councilmember Carrol McBryde
  • Forest Heights Councilmember Robert Barnes
  • Forest Heights Councilmember Paula Noble
  • Glenarden Councilmember Erika Fareed
  • Glenarden Councilmember Kathleen Guillaume
  • Greenbelt Councilmember Colin Byrd
  • Greenbelt Councilmember Ric Gordon
  • Morningside Councilmember Todd Mullins
  • Seat Pleasant Councilmember Shireka McCarthy
  • Seat Pleasant Councilmember Kelly Porter
  • Seat Pleasant Councilmember Gerald Raynor

Somerset County

  • County Commissioners President Craig Mathies
  • County Commissioner Randy Laird

Talbot County

Register of Wills Patricia Campen

Washington County

  • Register of Wills Jason Malott
  • Boonsboro Mayor Howard Long

Wicomico County

  • Former County Executive Rick Pollitt
  • County Councilmember Joshua Hastings
  • County Councilmember William McCain
  • Register of Wills Karen Lemon
  • Salisbury Mayor Jacob Day
  • Salisbury City Councilmember April Jackson

Worcester County

  • County Commissioner Joshua Nordstrom
  • Berlin Councilmember Shaneka Nichols

Organizations

  • Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) Mid-Atlantic Region; Baltimore-Washington Laborers District Council; West Virginia and Appalachian Laborers’ District Council; LIUNA Locals 11, 202R, 572, 616 and 710.
  • Teamsters Joint Council 55
  • International Longshoremen’s Association
  • International Union of Operating Engineers Local 77
  • Unite Here! Local 7 and Local 23

Others

Former U.S. Rep. Wayne Gilchrest (District 1)

 

Doug Gansler (D)

Douglas F. Gansler (D). Campaign photo.

Maryland General Assembly

  • Sen. Ron Young (Frederick)
  • Del. Jon Cardin (Baltimore County)

Anne Arundel County

State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess

Frederick County

  • County Board of Education Member Brad Young
  • Frederick City Alderwoman Donna Kuzemchak

Talbot County

State’s Attorney Scott Patterson

Washington County

County Treasurer Todd Hershey

Organizations

  • Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4
  • Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Baltimore

Others

  • Connecticut Attorney General William Tong
  • Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings
  • Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller
  • Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum
  • Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson

 

John King (D)

John King headshot

John B. King Jr. (D). Campaign photo.

Congress

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (Connecticut)

Maryland General Assembly

Del. Lorig Charkoudian (Montgomery)

Allegany County

County Board of Education Member Debra Frank

Anne Arundel County

  • County Councilmember Lisa Rodvien
  • Annapolis Alderman Robert Savidge
  • Annapolis Alderman Brooks Schandelmeier

Frederick County

  • County Councilmember Kai Hagen
  • County Board of Education Member David Bass

Montgomery County

Takoma Park Councilmember Kacy Kostiuk

Prince George’s County

New Carrollton Councilmember Briana Urbina

Wicomico County

Salisbury Councilmember Michele Gregory

Organizations

  • Lower Shore Progressive Caucus
  • Maryland NOW (National Organization of Women) PAC
  • National Iranian American Action Council PAC
  • Our Revolution
  • Pro-Choice Maryland
  • Sierra Club Maryland Chapter
  • Sunrise Movement

 

Wes Moore (D)

Wes Moore headshot

Wes Moore. Photo by Danielle E. Gaines.

Congress

  • House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (5th District)
  • Rep. Kweisi Mfume (District 7)
  • Rep. C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (District 2)
  • Former Rep. Albert Wynn (District 4)

Maryland General Assembly

  • Senate President Bill Ferguson (Baltimore City)
  • Senate President Pro Tem Melony Griffith (Prince George’s)
  • Senate Budget and Taxation Committee Chair Guy Guzzone (Howard)
  • Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee Chair Paul Pinsky (Prince George’s)
  • Senate Finance Committee Chair Delores Kelley (Baltimore County)
  • Sen. Malcolm Augustine (Prince George’s)
  • Sen. Arthur Ellis (Charles)
  • Sen. Brian Feldman (Montgomery)
  • Sen. Antonio Hayes (Baltimore City)
  • Sen. Michael Jackson (Calvert/Charles/Prince George’s)
  • Sen. Cheryl Kagan (Montgomery)
  • Sen. Susan Lee (Montgomery)
  • Sen. Obie Patterson (Prince George’s)
  • Sen. Ron Watson (Prince George’s)
  • House Speaker Adrienne Jones (Baltimore County)
  • House Speaker Pro Tem Sheree Sample-Hughes (Dorchester and Wicomico)
  • House of Delegate Appropriations Chair Ben Barnes (Anne Arundel and Prince George’s)
  • House of Delegates Economic Matters Committee Chair C.T. Wilson (Charles)
  • House of Delegates Environment and Transportation Committee Chair Kumar Barve (Montgomery)
  • House Ways and Means Committee Chair Vanessa Atterbeary (Howard)
  • House of Delegates Majority Leader Eric Luedtke (Montgomery)
  • House of Delegates Majority Whip Talmadge Branch (Baltimore City)
  • Del. Marlon Amprey (Baltimore City)
  • Del. Lisa Belcastro (Baltimore County)
  • Del. Regina Boyce (Baltimore City)
  • Del. Chanel Branch (Baltimore City)
  • Del. Antonio “Tony” Bridges (Baltimore City)
  • Del. Frank Conaway Jr. (Baltimore City)
  • Del. Debra Davis (Charles)
  • Del. Jessica Feldmark (Baltimore County/Howard)
  • Del. Diana Fennell (Prince George’s)
  • Del. Jim Gilchrist (Montgomery)
  • Del. Andrea Harrison (Prince George’s)
  • Del. Terri Hill (Howard)
  • Del. Rachel Jones (Calvert and Prince George’s)
  • Del. Anne Kaiser (Montgomery)
  • Del. Cheryl Landis (Prince George’s)
  • Del. Jazz Lewis (Prince George’s)
  • Del. Maggie McIntosh (Baltimore City)
  • Del. Edith Patterson (Charles)
  • Del. Roxane Prettyman (Baltimore City)
  • Del. Elizabeth “Susie” Proctor (Charles and Prince George’s)
  • Del. Mike Rogers (Anne Arundel)
  • Del. Samuel “Sandy” Rosenberg (Baltimore City)
  • Del. Emily Shetty (Montgomery)
  • Del. Stephanie Smith (Baltimore City)
  • Del. Geraldine Valentino-Smith (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

Baltimore City

  • Former Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young
  • Councilmember John Bullock
  • Councilmember Zeke Cohen
  • Councilmember Mark Conway
  • Councilmember Eric Costello
  • Councilmember Phylicia Porter
  • Councilmember Odette Ramos
  • Councilmember Robert Stokes
  • Councilmember James Torrence

Baltimore County

  • Former County Executive James Smith Jr.
  • County Council President Julian Jones
  • County Councilmember Cathy Bevins
  • County Councilmember Tom Quirk

Charles County

County Commissioner Thomasina “Sina” Coates

Dorchester County

Cambridge Commissioner/Acting Mayor Lajan Cephas

Howard County

Howard County Councilmember Christiana Rigby

Montgomery County

  • County Councilmember Will Jawando
  • Kensington Mayor Tracey Furman
  • Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Slavin
  • Gaithersburg Councilmember Lisa Henderson
  • Poolesville Commissioner Ed Reed
  • Washington Grove Councilmember Darrell Anderson

Prince George’s County

  • County Executive Angela Alsobrooks
  • State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy
  • County Councilmember Tom Dernoga
  • County Councilmember Mel Franklin
  • County Councilmember Dannielle Glaros
  • County Councilmember Sydney Harrison
  • County Councilmember Calvin Hawkins
  • County Councilmember Johnathan Medlock
  • County Councilmember Rodney Streeter
  • County Councilmember Deni Taveras
  • County Councilmember Todd Turner
  • Forest Heights Mayor Calvin Washington
  • Laurel Mayor Craig Moe
  • Morningside Mayor Benn Cann
  • University Park Mayor Joel Biermann
  • Bowie Councilmember Adrian Boafo
  • Bowie Councilmember Michael Esteve
  • Laurel Councilmember Brencis Smith
  • Riverdale Park Councilmember Richard Smith

Washington County

  • Hagerstown Mayor Emily Keller
  • Hagerstown Councilmember Tiara Burnett
  • Hagerstown Councilmember Tekesha Martinez

Worcester County

Pocomoke City Councilmember Todd Nock

Organizations

  • African Americans in Howard County (political arm of African American Coalition of Howard County)
  • Baltimore Fire Officers Union Local 964
  • Coalition of Asian Pacific American Democrats of Maryland
  • The Collective PAC
  • Indian American Impact
  • International Association of Ironworkers Local 5
  • Maryland League Of Conservation Voters
  • Maryland State Education Association
  • 3.14 Action Fund
  • VoteVets

Others

Former Governor Parris Glendening

 

Tom Perez (D)

Tom Perez headshot

Tom Perez. Campaign photo.

Congress

  • Sen. Ben Ray Lujan (New Mexico)
  • Sen. Alex Padilla (California)
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (California)
  • Rep. Salud Carbajal (California)
  • Rep. Tony Cardenas (California)
  • Rep. Ruben Gallego (Arizona)
  • Rep. Jimmy Gomez (California)
  • Rep. Raul Grijalva (Arizona)
  • Rep. Linda Sanchez (California)
  • Rep. Darren Soto (Florida)
  • Former Rep. Michael Barnes (Maryland/District 8)

Maryland General Assembly

  • Sen. Joanne Benson (Prince George’s)
  • Sen. Ben Kramer (Montgomery)
  • Sen. Cory McCray (Baltimore City)
  • House Of Delegates Judiciary Committee Chair Luke Clippinger (Baltimore City)
  • House of Delegates Rules and Executive Nominations Committee Chair Anne Healey (Prince George’s)
  • Del. Julie Palakovich Carr (Montgomery)
  • Del. Bonnie Cullison (Montgomery)
  • Del. Carl Jackson (Baltimore County)
  • Del. Ariana Kelly (Montgomery)
  • Del. Mary Lehman (Prince George’s)
  • Del. Robbyn Lewis (Baltimore City)
  • Del. Lesley Lopez (Montgomery)
  • Del. Shane Pendergrass (Howard)
  • Del. Kirill Reznik (Montgomery)
  • Del. Sheila Ruth (Baltimore County)
  • Del. Dana Stein (Baltimore County)
  • Del. Vaughn Stewart (Montgomery)
  • Del. Jennifer Terrasa (Howard)
  • Del. Veronica Turner (Prince George’s)

Baltimore City

  • City Councilmember Kristerfer Burnett
  • City Councilmember Ryan Dorsey
  • City Councilmember Antonio Glover
  • City Councilmember Danielle McCray

Baltimore County

County Executive John Olszewski

Charles County

  • Board of Commissioners President Reuben Collins

Frederick County

County Executive Jan Gardner

Montgomery County

  • County Executive Marc Elrich
  • Former County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett
  • County Council President Gabe Albornoz
  • County Councilmember Evan Glass

Prince George’s County

  • College Park Mayor Patrick Wojahn
  • Mount Rainier Mayor Celina Benitez
  • Hyattsville Councilmember Rommel Sandino
  • Mount Rainier Councilmember Jimmy Tarlau

Organizations

  • Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 689 and 1300
  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Councils 3, 67 and 2250
  • AFT-Maryland (American Federation of Teachers)
  • Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1
  • CASA In Action
  • Communications Workers of American (CWA) Maryland/D.C. Council and Locals 2100, 2105, 2106, 2107, 2108, 2236
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Locals 24, 26, 70 and 410
  • Latino Victory Fund
  • Maryland State and District of Columbia AFL-CIO
  • Progressive Maryland
  • Service Employees International Locals 500 and 32BJ
  • SEIU 1199 United Healthcare Workers East Maryland/DC Division
  • United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Locals 27, 400, 1994
  • United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters

Others

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison

 

Dan Cox

Daniel L. Cox (R). Photo by Danielle E. Gaines.

Dan Cox (R)

Former President Donald Trump

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly Schulz

Kelly M. Schulz. Photo by Danielle E. Gaines.

Kelly Schulz (R)

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.

Maryland General Assembly

  • Senate Minority Leader Bryan Simonaire (Anne Arundel)
  • Sen. Jack Bailey (Calvert/St. Mary’s)
  • Sen. Mary Beth Carozza (Lower Shore)
  • Sen. Paul Corderman (Washington)
  • Sen. Adelaide Eckardt (Middle Shore)
  • Sen. George Edwards (Allegany/Garrett)
  • Sen. Jason Gallion (Harford/Cecil)
  • Sen. J.B. Jennings (Baltimore County/Harford)
  • Sen. Justin Ready (Carroll)
  • Sen. Ed Reilly (Anne Arundel)
  • Sen. Chris West (Baltimore County)
  • House of Delegates Minority Leader Jason Buckel (Allegany)
  • Del. Chris Adams (Middle Shore)
  • Del. Wendell Beitzel (Allegany/Garrett)
  • Del. Mike Griffith (Cecil/Harford)
  • Del. Wayne Hartman (Lower Shore)
  • Del. Kevin Hornberger (Cecil)
  • Del. Nicholaus Kipke (Anne Arundel)
  • Del. Trent Kittleman (Howard/Carroll)
  • Del. Susan Krebs (Carroll)
  • Del. Mike McKay (Allegany/Washington)
  • Del. Rachel Munoz (Anne Arundel)
  • Del. April Rose (Carroll)
  • Del. Sid Saab (Anne Arundel)
  • Del. Kathy Szeliga (Baltimore County/Harford)
  • Del. Brenda Thiam (Washington)

Allegany County

  • County Commissioner Creade Brodie
  • County Commissioner Dave Caporale
  • Cumberland Mayor Raymond Morriss

Baltimore County

  • County Councilmember Todd Crandell
  • County Councilmember David Marks

Calvert County

County Commissioner Steve Weems

Caroline County

  • County Board of Commissioners President Larry Porter
  • County Commissioner Wilbur Levengood Jr.
  • State’s Attorney Joe Riley
  • Federalsburg Mayor Kimberly Abner

Carroll County

  • County Commissioners President Ed Rothstein
  • County Commissioner Eric Bouchat
  • County Commissioner Dennis Frazier
  • County Commissioner Steve Wantz
  • County Commissioner Dick Weaver
  • Circuit Court Clerk Heather DeWees
  • Sheriff Jim DeWees
  • Taneytown Mayor Bradley Wantz
  • Union Bridge Mayor Perry Jones Jr.

Cecil County

  • County Executive Danielle Hornberger
  • County Council President Bob Meffley
  • County Councilmember Bill Coutz
  • Rising Sun Mayor Travis Marion

Dorchester County

County Councilmember Lenny Pfeffer

Frederick County

  • County Councilmember Michael Blue
  • New Market Mayor Winslow Burhans

Garrett County

  • County Commissioner Paul Edwards
  • County Commissioner James Hinebaugh
  • County Commissioner Larry Tichnell

Harford County

Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler

Kent County

  • County Commissioner Ronald Fithian
  • County Commissioner Robert Jacob
  • County Commissioner P. Thomas Mason

Prince George’s County

Bowie Councilmember Roxy Ndebumadu

Queen Anne’s County

Centreville Councilmember Eric Johnson

St. Mary’s County

  • County Commissioner Eric Colvin
  • County Commissioner Todd Morgan
  • County Commissioner John O’Connor
  • Leonardtown Mayor Dan Burris
  • Leonardtown Councilmember Nick Colvin

Talbot County

  • County Council President Chuck Callahan
  • County Councilmember Corey Pack
  • County Councilmember Laura Price

Washington County

Board of Commissioners President Jeffrey Cline

Organizations

  • Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35
  • Log Cabin Republicans

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].