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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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Top Martin O'Malley Articles

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  • The legislature's to-do list [Editorial]

    The legislature's to-do list  [Editorial]
    The General Assembly session ends Monday, and already lawmakers have sent to Gov. Martin O'Malley's desk a number of important pieces of legislation, including a bill banning discrimination against transgender individuals, reforms to Baltimore's liquor...
  • O'Malley: Md.'s commitment to open space remains strong [Letter]

    O'Malley: Md.'s commitment to open space remains strong [Letter]
    In a recent Sun article calling on me, and Maryland's legislature to reaffirm our longstanding commitment to parks, playgrounds, trails and fields ("Marylanders need to speak up for open space," April 1), Dan Rodricks does a good job of spotlighting an...
  • Still no wage agreement in Annapolis

    Still no wage agreement in Annapolis
    The standoff in Annapolis over raising the minimum wage intensified Tuesday, as Gov. Martin O'Malley met with Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller to press for action on the proposal — one of his top legislative priorities. Meanwhile, a key...
  • Leaders gather for Maryland Day to celebrate state's 380th year

    Leaders gather for Maryland Day to celebrate state's 380th year
    When Tuesday's Maryland Day ceremony was relocated to the Baltimore Basilica because of the snow, several speakers noted the significance of the location. As the first Catholic cathedral in the country, in a state with a history of religious tolerance,...
  • Bill would allow doctors to write marijuana 'recommendation' for their patients

    Bill would allow doctors to write marijuana 'recommendation' for their patients
    Responding to growing public support for medical use of marijuana, the House of Delegates approved legislation Monday that would allow specially licensed physicians in Maryland to recommend the drug to patients with debilitating medical conditions....
  • House approves 'shielding' law

    House approves 'shielding' law
    The House of Delegates on Monday passed a law that would allow some ex-offenders to "shield" their criminal records from online background checks. In a 87-49 vote, the chamber approved the measure that would allow people convicted of various traffic,...
  • To court the GOP, O'Malley embraces Big Ag, abandons the bay [Letter]

    To court the GOP, O'Malley embraces Big Ag, abandons the bay [Letter]
    Once again, Gov. Martin O'Malley has tried to show that he can be a player on the national stage and a potential presidential candidate ("Don't count out O'Malley," March 2). At the recent Taste of Maryland dinner Mr. O'Malley tried to show Republican...
  • Maryland lost 9,800 jobs in January, Labor Department says

    Maryland lost 9,800 jobs in January, Labor Department says
    Maryland's employment base shrank by nearly 10,000 jobs in January and grew at a much weaker pace last year than originally estimated, the federal government said Monday. The state had about 23,000 more jobs in December than a year earlier, down from the...
  • Asleep at the wheel on health exchange [Letter]

    Asleep at the wheel on health exchange [Letter]
    The feds are going to look into Maryland's health exchange rollout fiasco and all the Democratic powers are saying they welcome the investigation ("Federal inspector to audit Maryland health exchange," March 9). Really ? Any one who actually believes...
  • The 3 percent solution [Editorial]

    The 3 percent solution  [Editorial]
    There's no greater test for any individual's faith in higher education than to sit down and write a tuition check. You may love your son or daughter absolutely, and you may have an unshakable faith in the college or university of their choice, but when...
  • House gives preliminary OK to mental health medication bill

    House gives preliminary OK to mental health medication bill
    The Maryland House gave preliminary approval Saturday to a bill that would make it easier for caregivers to administer medication to patients in mental hospitals against their wishes. The action clears the way for a final House vote Monday on the...
  • Arnold man's death prompts regulation of cliffside elevators

    Arnold man's death prompts regulation of cliffside elevators
    Friends and family members say that in life, John T. Menzies was passionate about helping others. In death, they say, Menzies will continue to help others through new state legislation that would require regular inspections of residential cliffside...