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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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  • Taneytown veterinarian named to Horse Industry Board

    Taneytown veterinarian named to Horse Industry Board
    Michael Odian was first drawn to horses at the age of 5, after a pony ride at a friend's birthday party. Fast forward 40 years and you'll find the well-known veterinarian raising horses at his Taneytown farm and traveling the region to care for show and...
  • Pfizer's interest in AstraZeneca worries Maryland

    Pfizer's interest in AstraZeneca worries Maryland
    Research labs closed by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer dot the country: Illinois. Michigan. New Jersey. New York. North Carolina. Maryland officials don't want this state to join that list. After Pfizer declared its desire to buy AstraZeneca — which...
  • Baltimore County firefighter dies during training exercise

    Baltimore County firefighter dies during training exercise
    A 58-year-old Baltimore County firefighter died Friday afternoon after he suffered a suspected heart attack during training, officials said. Robert Fogle III, a 27-year veteran and career firefighter, was participating in exercises at the Sparrows...
  • Climate change threat hits close to home for Md. [Letter]

    Climate change threat hits close to home for Md. [Letter]
    Maryland's coastal zones are the lifeblood of our state and especially vulnerable to sea level. That's why the terrifying news of the collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet melt hits particularly close to home ("Historic sites face climate threats," May...
  • Rawlings-Blake replaces chief of staff

    Rawlings-Blake replaces chief of staff
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's office said Friday she has replaced her chief of staff Alexander M. Sanchez with her longtime friend and colleague Kaliope Parthemos, the deputy mayor for economic development since 2010. "It was a mutual agreement...
  • Brown, Gansler spar while Mizeur decries 'bickering'

    Brown, Gansler spar while Mizeur decries 'bickering'
    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler launched barbed attacks on each other's record and character as they and Del. Heather R. Mizeur met in the Democratic gubernatorial campaign's first televised debate Wednesday night. As...
  • Brochin, DeJuliis square off in redrawn north county district

    Brochin, DeJuliis square off in redrawn north county district
    Baltimore County Democrat Jim Brochin calls himself the most independent member of the Maryland Senate. That kind of talk hasn't won him too many friends among party leaders. Gov. Martin O'Malley has endorsed his opponent. So has Baltimore County...
  • The triumph of fairness [Editorial]

    The triumph of fairness  [Editorial]
    Two years ago, Republican Del. Neil Parrott and MdPetitions.com had become so adept at petitioning Maryland laws to referendum that some Democrats, Gov. Martin O'Malley included, urged the General Assembly to make it tougher to do. How foolish that...
  • O'Malley's March to open for Irish rock band in Baltimore on Saturday

    O'Malley's March to open for Irish rock band in Baltimore on Saturday
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's band will open for one of the nation's best-known and most political Celtic rock bands Saturday in Baltimore, the governor's political action committee has announced. O'Malley's March will play at what is billed as the last...
  • Spin control [Editorial]

    Spin control  [Editorial]
    As is inevitable in an election debate, the Democratic candidates for Maryland governor stated as facts some things that, to put it kindly, could use a bit more context. We'll parse three of them for you. Brown on the health exchange After being...
  • Egging them on [Editorial]

    Egging them on  [Editorial]
    One might have sympathized with Del. Heather Mizeur during Wednesday night's debate among the Democratic gubernatorial candidates when it came her turn to answer a question about whether the Washington Redskins should change its name. It's not that she...
  • A sign of change in Maryland [Letter]

    As we will have a new governor at the beginning of next year, I hope that person, whoever he or she may be, considers instead of replacing Gov. Martin O'Malley's name on all of our road signs, at taxpayer expense, simply removing them. If the new...