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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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  • 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...
  • O'Malley scheduled fourth New Hampshire visit

    O'Malley scheduled fourth New Hampshire visit
    Gov. Martin O'Malley will visit the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire yet again next month, this time to deliver a speech to a Democratic fundraiser near Portsmouth. As the two-term governor weighs a presidential bid, O'Malley has...
  • Howard, Laurel granted state funds for bike path projects

    Howard, Laurel granted state funds for bike path projects
    Howard County and Laurel were among a group of jurisdictions granted state funding this week that will result in new and enhanced bike paths in their communities. The funds were a portion of $2.3 million awarded to 14 jurisdictions by Gov. Martin O'...
  • O'Malley heads back to Iowa for midterms

    O'Malley heads back to Iowa for midterms
    Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is considering a run for president in 2016, will swing through three Midwestern states this weekend -- including Iowa -- the latest stops on a campaign itinerary that has grown more intense ahead of the November midterm...
  • Washington's Olympic bid moves forward with extent of Maryland role undefined

    Washington's Olympic bid moves forward with extent of Maryland role undefined
    Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank is on the board and Gov. Martin O'Malley offered his preliminary backing, but Maryland's role in a bid to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to the Washington region remained largely undefined. The nonprofit Washington 2024...
  • O'Malley pitches 'O'Team' for midterm fundraising

    O'Malley pitches 'O'Team' for midterm fundraising
    Gov. Martin O'Malley is soliciting campaign cash for five Democrats in competitive midterm races this year, a group his federal political action committee is branding the "O'Team." O'Malley, who has been crisscrossing the country as he considers a run...
  • O'Malley backs bid for D.C. Olympics in 2024

    O'Malley backs bid for D.C. Olympics in 2024
    Gov. Martin O'Malley on Thursday put his support behind efforts to bring the 2024 Olympics to the greater Washington-D.C. area. The term-limited governor added his voice to that of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray in backing the...
  • Let's talk about white racism [Letter]

    Let's talk about white racism [Letter]
    The commentary, "A necessary conversation" (Aug 17), by Loyola University Maryland assistant professor Karsonya Wise Whitehead, in which she claims that our nation needs to have "a serious conversation about race," is another see-no-evil, speak-no-evil,...
  • Businesses anticipating major tourism boost from Star-Spangled Spectacular

    Businesses anticipating major tourism boost from Star-Spangled Spectacular
    As the nation's eyes turn to Baltimore for the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 next week, city leaders hope to capitalize on what one official called "the largest tourism event in our city's history" and the chance to showcase the city in...
  • Shadow boxing in the Md. governor's race [Editorial]

    Shadow boxing in the Md. governor's race  [Editorial]
    Those who thought that Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown would seek to ignore the fact that he faces competition in November's general election appear to be wrong. But to say that he is engaging with Republican nominee Larry Hogan isn't exactly right either....