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Lt. Gov. Michael Steele through the years

At Steele headquarters in Prince George's county, Senate candidate Michael Steele meets supporters.
(André F. Chung/Baltimore Sun)

Lt. Gov. Michael Steele through the years

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2006
At Steele headquarters in Prince George's county, Senate candidate Michael Steele meets supporters.
At Steele headquarters in Prince George's county, Senate candidate Michael Steele meets supporters. (André F. Chung/Baltimore Sun)
1998
Michael Steel, 39, the chairman of Prince George's County Republican Central Committee is one of possible running mates for Ellen Sauerbrey. He said it was an honor to be considered.
Michael Steel, 39, the chairman of Prince George's County Republican Central Committee is one of possible running mates for Ellen Sauerbrey. He said it was an honor to be considered. (CHIAKI KAWAJIRI/Baltimore Sun)
2002 Fundraiser
Michael Steele, running mate for gubernatorial candidate Robert Ehrlich (R) is silhouetted by screen while talking with Sharon Constantine, newly- elected member of the Republican Central Committee of Montgomery County at a campaign fashion fundraiser at Indian Springs Country Club.
Michael Steele, running mate for gubernatorial candidate Robert Ehrlich (R) is silhouetted by screen while talking with Sharon Constantine, newly- elected member of the Republican Central Committee of Montgomery County at a campaign fashion fundraiser at Indian Springs Country Club. (KARL MERTON FERRON/Baltimore Sun)
2002 campaign trail
Rep. Robert Ehrlich, Republican candidate for governor, introduced his running mate for Lt. Gov., Michael Steele, chairman of the Md. Republican Party from Prince Georges County, at the City Dock: Steele answers reporters questions after announcement.
Rep. Robert Ehrlich, Republican candidate for governor, introduced his running mate for Lt. Gov., Michael Steele, chairman of the Md. Republican Party from Prince Georges County, at the City Dock: Steele answers reporters questions after announcement. (AMY DAVIS/Baltimore Sun)
2002 Campaign
After press conference, Steele posed with sons, Drew,10, at left, and Michael, 13. Rep. Robert Ehrlich, Republican candidate for governor, introduced his running mate for Lt. Gov., Michael Steele, chairman of the Md. Republican Party from Prince Georges County, at the City Dock:
After press conference, Steele posed with sons, Drew,10, at left, and Michael, 13. Rep. Robert Ehrlich, Republican candidate for governor, introduced his running mate for Lt. Gov., Michael Steele, chairman of the Md. Republican Party from Prince Georges County, at the City Dock: (AMY DAVIS/Baltimore Sun)
2002 election night
Lt. Gov. Michael Steele and newly elected Gov. Robert Ehrlich react to the crowd at The Hyatt after their acceptance speech in 2002.
Lt. Gov. Michael Steele and newly elected Gov. Robert Ehrlich react to the crowd at The Hyatt after their acceptance speech in 2002. (Gene Sweeney Jr./Baltimore Sun)
2002 Post-election
At his home in Largo, Maryland, Lt. Governer-elect Michael Steele relaxes in the midst of congratulatory flowers and a (now) constantly ringing phone.
At his home in Largo, Maryland, Lt. Governer-elect Michael Steele relaxes in the midst of congratulatory flowers and a (now) constantly ringing phone. (DAVID HOBBY/Baltimore Sun)
2003
Lt. Governor-Elect Michael S. Steele talks with Joe DeFrancis, president of the Maryland Jockey Club, whose racetracks will be affected by the support of gambling by Steele and Ehrlich. Steele was the guest speaker at a breakfast reception for Del. Howard "Pete" Rawlings, a Democrat, at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel.
Lt. Governor-Elect Michael S. Steele talks with Joe DeFrancis, president of the Maryland Jockey Club, whose racetracks will be affected by the support of gambling by Steele and Ehrlich. Steele was the guest speaker at a breakfast reception for Del. Howard "Pete" Rawlings, a Democrat, at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel. (AMY DAVIS/Baltimore Sun)
2003 MLK Parade
Michelle Dashield of Cherry Hill, opens her arms for a hug from the governor after hugging Lt. Gov. Michael Steele along the parade route during the Martin Luther King Jr. parade.
Michelle Dashield of Cherry Hill, opens her arms for a hug from the governor after hugging Lt. Gov. Michael Steele along the parade route during the Martin Luther King Jr. parade. (JOHN MAKELY/Baltimore Sun)
2003 Inauguration
Governor Robert Ehrlich introduces his friend and Lt. Governor Michael Steele during the inauguration ceremony on the steps of the State House.
Governor Robert Ehrlich introduces his friend and Lt. Governor Michael Steele during the inauguration ceremony on the steps of the State House. (JOHN MAKELY/Baltimore Sun)
2003
Lt.Gov. Michael Steele, right, gets ready to fence with Erin Page, a junior at St. John's College during the College's fencing union practice session. Steele fenced epee while he was studying at Johns Hopkins University.
Lt.Gov. Michael Steele, right, gets ready to fence with Erin Page, a junior at St. John's College during the College's fencing union practice session. Steele fenced epee while he was studying at Johns Hopkins University. (KENNETH K. LAM/Baltimore Sun)
2003 Fencint
Gov.Robert Ehrlich gives. Lt. Gov. Michael Steele some friendly advice before he takes on Annapolis Alderman George Kelley in a fencing duel for the United Way.
Gov.Robert Ehrlich gives. Lt. Gov. Michael Steele some friendly advice before he takes on Annapolis Alderman George Kelley in a fencing duel for the United Way. (Gene Sweeney Jr./Baltimore Sun)
2003
As Michael Steele illustrates, Robert Ehrlich describes his Lt. Governor as bringing height among his attributes to his administration following their inauguration at the State House in Annapolis Wednesday.
As Michael Steele illustrates, Robert Ehrlich describes his Lt. Governor as bringing height among his attributes to his administration following their inauguration at the State House in Annapolis Wednesday. (DOUG KAPUSTIN/Baltimore Sun)
2004 Republican National Convention
Maryland Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.(left) jokes with Lt. Governor Michael S. Steele as the two signed autographs for the Maryland delegation at the 2004 Republican National Convention held at Madison Square Garden.
Maryland Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.(left) jokes with Lt. Governor Michael S. Steele as the two signed autographs for the Maryland delegation at the 2004 Republican National Convention held at Madison Square Garden. (MONICA LOPOSSAY/Baltimore Sun)
2004 Special Session
Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele (left) peers out with Governor Robert Ehrlich from his office following their press conference to announce an update on the ongoing medical malpractice special session at the State House.
Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele (left) peers out with Governor Robert Ehrlich from his office following their press conference to announce an update on the ongoing medical malpractice special session at the State House. (KARL MERTON FERRON/Baltimore Sun)
2004 Republican National Convention
Maryland Lieutenant Governor Michael S. Steele (right) is interviewed on CNN by anchor Wolf Blitzer for the Republican National Convention.
Maryland Lieutenant Governor Michael S. Steele (right) is interviewed on CNN by anchor Wolf Blitzer for the Republican National Convention. (MONICA LOPOSSAY/Baltimore Sun)
2004 Republican National Convention
Lt. Governor Michael S. Steele addresses the crowd during the 2004 Republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden.
Lt. Governor Michael S. Steele addresses the crowd during the 2004 Republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden. (MONICA LOPOSSAY/Baltimore Sun)
April 2003
Governor Bob Ehrlich signs bills into law today at the State House.From left: Senate President Mike Miller, Lt. Governor, Michael Steele, Ehrlich, and House Speaker Mike Bush shake hands before beginning the ceremony.
Governor Bob Ehrlich signs bills into law today at the State House.From left: Senate President Mike Miller, Lt. Governor, Michael Steele, Ehrlich, and House Speaker Mike Bush shake hands before beginning the ceremony. (ANDRÈ F. CHUNG/Baltimore Sun)
Slots hearing
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (right) and Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele listen to questions from the state House Ways and Means Committee on slot machines, revenue and taxes. Ehrlich threatens deep cuts to everything but schools if slots are rejected.
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (right) and Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele listen to questions from the state House Ways and Means Committee on slot machines, revenue and taxes. Ehrlich threatens deep cuts to everything but schools if slots are rejected. (Monica Lopossay/Baltimore Sun)
2005 Congressional subcommitte
Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley, left, and Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, center, leave the courtroom after testifying before a Congressional subcommitte hearing on drug-related violence and witness intimidation held held at the University of Baltimore Law School. At right is Judge Kenneth Johnson, retired, of the Baltimore City Circuit Court who also testified. (
Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley, left, and Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, center, leave the courtroom after testifying before a Congressional subcommitte hearing on drug-related violence and witness intimidation held held at the University of Baltimore Law School. At right is Judge Kenneth Johnson, retired, of the Baltimore City Circuit Court who also testified. ( (JOHN MAKELY/Baltimore Sun)
2005 Preakness
Lt. Gov. Michael Steele and Gov. Robert Ehrlich greet racegoers in the infield at Pimlico Race Track on the 130th Preakness Day.
Lt. Gov. Michael Steele and Gov. Robert Ehrlich greet racegoers in the infield at Pimlico Race Track on the 130th Preakness Day. (LLOYD FOX/Baltimore Sun)
2005
Lt. Gov. Michael Steele quizzes students at Deer Park Elementary School on Black History in 2005.
Lt. Gov. Michael Steele quizzes students at Deer Park Elementary School on Black History in 2005. (Patuxent Publishing)
2005 Bill signing
Lt. Governor Michael Steele gives a thumbs up as Governor Robert Ehrlich signs bills in the Governor's conference room at the State House.
Lt. Governor Michael Steele gives a thumbs up as Governor Robert Ehrlich signs bills in the Governor's conference room at the State House. (Andre F. Chung/Baltimore Sun)
2005 state budget
Lt. Gov. Michael Steele looks pensive during the announcements of the 2005 Maryland State budget.
Lt. Gov. Michael Steele looks pensive during the announcements of the 2005 Maryland State budget. (MONICA LOPOSSAY/Baltimore Sun)
2006 State budget
Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele listens as Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, jr. talks about his 2007 budget during a press briefing.
Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele listens as Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, jr. talks about his 2007 budget during a press briefing. (KIM HAIRSTON/Baltimore Sun)
2006 Senate campaign
President George Bush came to Baltimore to lend support for Senate candidate Michael Steele at M&T Bank Stadium.
President George Bush came to Baltimore to lend support for Senate candidate Michael Steele at M&T Bank Stadium. (Andre F. Chung/Baltimore Sun)
2006 Senate campaign
This frame grab is from a Michael Steele senate campaign ad.
This frame grab is from a Michael Steele senate campaign ad. (handout)
2006 Senate candidate forum
Rep. Ben Cardin (L) and Lt. Governor, Michael Steele meet each other in a Hagerstown hotel ballroom Friday afternoon as one arrives and one leaves a senatorial candidate forum.
Rep. Ben Cardin (L) and Lt. Governor, Michael Steele meet each other in a Hagerstown hotel ballroom Friday afternoon as one arrives and one leaves a senatorial candidate forum. (DOUG KAPUSTIN/Baltimore Sun)
2006 Senate campaign
Lt. Gov. Michael Steele and U.S. Senator John McCain spoke with press about Steele's run for U.S. Senate, outside of Penn Station.
Lt. Gov. Michael Steele and U.S. Senator John McCain spoke with press about Steele's run for U.S. Senate, outside of Penn Station. (MONCIA LOPOSSAY/Baltimore Sun)
2006 Senate campaign
Michael Steele, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, speaking on the Lawyers' Mall under the gaze of a statue of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, during a gathering of Black and Hispanic pastors from the region who endorsed Steele's candidacy today. Steele enumerated the points of his "Marshall Plan," in which he pledged to work for social justice issues affecting minorities, such as poverty, education, AIDS, small businesses, disparities in criminal sentencing, and faith-based groups.
Michael Steele, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, speaking on the Lawyers' Mall under the gaze of a statue of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, during a gathering of Black and Hispanic pastors from the region who endorsed Steele's candidacy today. Steele enumerated the points of his "Marshall Plan," in which he pledged to work for social justice issues affecting minorities, such as poverty, education, AIDS, small businesses, disparities in criminal sentencing, and faith-based groups. (AMY DAVIS/Baltimore Sun)
2006 Senate candidates
Tim Russert, right, host of "Meet the Press," asked questions of Senate candidates, Ben Cardin and Michael Steele.
Tim Russert, right, host of "Meet the Press," asked questions of Senate candidates, Ben Cardin and Michael Steele. (Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun)
2006 Senate campaign
Lt. Gov. Michael Steele gets the support of House and Senate republicans as he campaigns for U.S. Senate at City Dock in Annapolis.
Lt. Gov. Michael Steele gets the support of House and Senate republicans as he campaigns for U.S. Senate at City Dock in Annapolis. (KIM HAIRSTON/Baltimore Sun)
April 2006
From left: Chip DiPaula, Governor's Chief of Staff, Gov. Ehrlich, and Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, listen to testimony during public hearings ahead of a final decision on the BGE rates bill.
From left: Chip DiPaula, Governor's Chief of Staff, Gov. Ehrlich, and Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, listen to testimony during public hearings ahead of a final decision on the BGE rates bill. (Andre F. Chung/Baltimore Sun)
2006 senate debate
U.S. Senate Republican nominee Michael Steele speaks at a debate sponsored by the Collective Banking Group, a Christian ministry.
U.S. Senate Republican nominee Michael Steele speaks at a debate sponsored by the Collective Banking Group, a Christian ministry. (Christopher T. Assaf/Baltimore Sun)
2009 Republican National Committee meeting
MIchael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Party, addresses a luncheon at the Republican National Committee State Chairmen's meeting at the Gaylord National Convention Center at National Harbor.
MIchael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Party, addresses a luncheon at the Republican National Committee State Chairmen's meeting at the Gaylord National Convention Center at National Harbor. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)
April 2011
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (L) talks with Michael Steele. Funeral services at Old Saint Paul's Church in Baltimore for former Maryland Governor and Baltimore Mayor, William Donald Schaefer.
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (L) talks with Michael Steele. Funeral services at Old Saint Paul's Church in Baltimore for former Maryland Governor and Baltimore Mayor, William Donald Schaefer. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
August 2011
Former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, center, and Radio show host Marc Steiner, right, served as moderators for a mayoral candidates forum hosted by Empowerment Temple.
Former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, center, and Radio show host Marc Steiner, right, served as moderators for a mayoral candidates forum hosted by Empowerment Temple. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)
2012 Republican National Convention
Former RNC chairman Michael Steel walks the halls Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 before the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla.
Former RNC chairman Michael Steel walks the halls Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 before the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)
July 2019
Michael S. Steele, former Maryland lieutenant governor, speaks in Baltimore about President Trump's remarks about U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings and the 7th district.
Michael S. Steele, former Maryland lieutenant governor, speaks in Baltimore about President Trump's remarks about U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings and the 7th district. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Michael Steele
Former Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele talks about Trump?s remarks about Baltimore and its leadership during a press conference at New Shiloh Baptist Church during a previously scheduled meeting on the Black Economic Agenda.
Former Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele talks about Trump?s remarks about Baltimore and its leadership during a press conference at New Shiloh Baptist Church during a previously scheduled meeting on the Black Economic Agenda. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
2019 Hogan Inauguration
Former Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele chats with former Governor Parris Glendening and former First Lady Kendel Ehrlich before the inauguration of Governor Larry Hogan to his second term at the State House in Annapolis.
Former Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele chats with former Governor Parris Glendening and former First Lady Kendel Ehrlich before the inauguration of Governor Larry Hogan to his second term at the State House in Annapolis. (Joshua McKerrow/Capital Gazette)
Michael Steele
Republican political commentator and former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, who is considering running for Maryland governor in 2022, is interviewed at Rip's Country Inn.
Republican political commentator and former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, who is considering running for Maryland governor in 2022, is interviewed at Rip's Country Inn. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
Michael Steele
Republican political commentator and former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, who is considering running for Maryland governor in 2022, is interviewed at Rip's Country Inn.
Republican political commentator and former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, who is considering running for Maryland governor in 2022, is interviewed at Rip's Country Inn. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
Michael Steele
Republican political commentator and former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, who is considering running for Maryland governor in 2022, is interviewed at Rip's Country Inn.
Republican political commentator and former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, who is considering running for Maryland governor in 2022, is interviewed at Rip's Country Inn. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
Bowie Vaccination Clinic
Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford tours the Bowie Senior Center Vaccine Clinic with City of Bowie officials on Wednesday. The City of Bowie, the state and Safeway Pharmacy are partnering to get area residents vaccinated.
Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford tours the Bowie Senior Center Vaccine Clinic with City of Bowie officials on Wednesday. The City of Bowie, the state and Safeway Pharmacy are partnering to get area residents vaccinated. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
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