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Martin O'Malley

Martin O'Malley is the 61st governor of Maryland, having previously served as mayor of Baltimore City from 1999 to 2007. O'Malley defeated incumbent Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. in the Nov. 7, 2006, election by a 6.5 percent margin. He was the only candidate to defeat a sitting governor in 2006. In 2010, O'Malley and Ehrlich again contested the gubernatorial position, with O'Malley again winning. O'Malley's involvement in politics began at age 20, when he became a volunteer for Gary Hart's presidential campaign. While in law school, O'Malley further honed his skills as state field director for Barbara A. Mikulski's successful U.S. Senate race and later served as a legislative fellow... Show more »
Martin O'Malley is the 61st governor of Maryland, having previously served as mayor of Baltimore City from 1999 to 2007. O'Malley defeated incumbent Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. in the Nov. 7, 2006, election by a 6.5 percent margin. He was the only candidate to defeat a sitting governor in 2006. In 2010, O'Malley and Ehrlich again contested the gubernatorial position, with O'Malley again winning. O'Malley's involvement in politics began at age 20, when he became a volunteer for Gary Hart's presidential campaign. While in law school, O'Malley further honed his skills as state field director for Barbara A. Mikulski's successful U.S. Senate race and later served as a legislative fellow in her office. O'Malley was elected to a seat on the City Council in 1991 and served until 1999, representing Baltimore's 3rd District. As mayor, O'Malley's statistics-based accountability tool CitiStat won Harvard University's prestigious Innovations in American Government award in 2004. O'Malley is a 1985 graduate of The Catholic University. He earned his J.D. in 1988 from the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore and passed the bar the same year. O'Malley is married to state District Judge Catherine 'Katie' Curran O'Malley, the daughter of J. Joseph Curran Jr., who served as Maryland attorney general from 1987 to 2007. Martin and Katie O'Malley live in the governor's mansion in Annapolis with their children, Grace, Tara, William and Jack. Aside from politics, O'Malley showcases his musical talents and heritage with his on-again, off-again Irish rock band O'Malley's March.
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  • 15,000 low-income Baltimoreans getting online through Comcast program

    15,000 low-income Baltimoreans getting online through Comcast program
    About 30,000 low-income Marylanders, half of them in the Baltimore region, have signed up for $10-a-month Internet service, Comcast officials said Monday as they promoted broadened access to the program, now in its fourth year. The Philadelphia-based...
  • Governors group takes aim at Hogan over education

    Governors group takes aim at Hogan over education
    The Democratic Governors Association has put $750,000 into an advertising campaign questioning Republican nominee Larry Hogan's commitment to education. The national group works to elect Democrats, but the ad released this past week never mentions the...
  • A spectacular weekend for Baltimore [Editorial]

    A spectacular weekend for Baltimore  [Editorial]
    After something of a rough week, the city showed off its best to a national audience with this weekend's Star Spangled Spectacular, packing downtown with residents and tourists alike to celebrate a singular moment in American history. The rain cleared...
  • City to weigh immigrant-friendly policies

    City to weigh immigrant-friendly policies
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to unveil dozens of recommendations Wednesday intended to lure immigrant families to Baltimore and retain them. The proposals, from increasing the availability of translators at city agencies to making it easier...
  • Frederick Douglass portrait installed at Government House

    Frederick Douglass portrait installed at Government House
    Frederick Douglass, the Maryland-born slave turned abolitionist leader, has become the first African-American to have his portrait hung in the governor's official residence in Annapolis. Gov. Martin O'Malley, first lady Katie Curran O'Malley and Lt. Gov....
  • O'Malley en route to London to tout CitiStat

    O'Malley en route to London to tout CitiStat
    Gov. Martin O'Malley is heading to London this week to tout the CitiStat program he developed as Baltimore's mayor. O'Malley on Tuesday was en route to England for what organizers described as an invitation-only discussion Wednesday with 25 policy...
  • Maryland faces worse climate-driven flooding, report warns

    Maryland faces worse climate-driven flooding, report warns
    Baltimore and Annapolis are likely to suffer serious coastal flooding again before this century is over, and people and property in Ocean City and on the lower Eastern Shore face even greater risks as climate change accelerates sea level rise along...
  • Boycott the NFL [Letter]

    Boycott the NFL [Letter]
    Women have a duty to combat the domestic violence in the NFL by refusing to buy the products of any football advertiser ("Domestic violence deserves attention year round," Sept. 12). Cut off their money. Men have the same duty. We oppose violence, but...
  • Sparrows Point owner, government reach cleanup agreement

    Sparrows Point owner, government reach cleanup agreement
    Hopes for redevelopment of the former Sparrows Point steel mill in Baltimore County — and the promise of new jobs — took two giant strides forward Thursday as the land was sold to a new owner who also reached agreement with state and federal...
  • Governor candidates are on separate tracks

    Governor candidates are on separate tracks
    Anthony G. Brown brightens as he talks about building large transportation projects — including two light rail lines worth a combined $5 billion. To the Democratic nominee for governor, they are a key to creating jobs and stimulating Maryland's...
  • 15 apply for vacant City Council seat

    15 apply for vacant City Council seat
    Fifteen people have applied to fill the vacant 11th District seat on Baltimore City's Council, according to the office of City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young.  They are:  - Melanie A. Ambridge, a former board member of the South Baltimore...
  • O'Malley picks Battle of Baltimore over Iowa

    O'Malley picks Battle of Baltimore over Iowa
    Few political events in Iowa are more important to an aspiring Democratic presidential candidate than the Harkin Steak Fry. And this year's fundraiser — the 37th and final for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin — is drawing some of its biggest names...