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Today we continue our series of conversations with people who have announced their intention to run for Mayor of Baltimore. As of February 3rd, 12 Democrats, 4 Republicans, 1 Green Party candidate, 2 Independents, and 4 Unaffiliated candidates have registered with the Board of Elections to be on the April 26th mayoral primary ballot.  Their deadline to file is today. Each Wednesday for the next several weeks, we’ll take some time here on Maryland Morning to speak with candidates about their visions for the city.

David Warnock joins Tom in the studio this morning to make the case for what sets him apart in this year’s crowded race for Charm City’s top job. He’s 58 years old, a Democrat, and a successful businessman. He is the founder of a private equity firm and co-founder of the Green Street Academy, a charter school in West Baltimore. Warnock is also the chairman of a charitable foundation that has funded a variety of educational and community-focused organizations, including The Center for Urban Families

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Today we continue our series of conversations with people who have announced their intention to run for Mayor of Baltimore. As of January 20th, 8 Democrats, 2 Republicans, 1 Green Party candidate, 2 Independents, and 5 Unaffiliated candidates have registered with the Board of Elections to be on the April 26th mayoral primary ballot. At least 4 candidates have opened campaign headquarters and have been actively campaigning, but have yet to file with the Board of Elections. Their deadline to do so is two weeks from today, on February 3rd. Each Wednesday for the next several weeks, we’ll take some time here on Maryland Morning to speak with candidates about their visions for the city.

Tom's guest today is Sheila Dixon. She is a Democrat. She is 62 years old, and lives in Hunting Ridge on the city's west side. Ms. Dixon is currently working with the Maryland Minority Contractors Association. She was first elected to the City Council in 1987. She served as the Mayor of Baltimore from 2007-2010, until she resigned following a misdemeanor conviction for fraudulent misappropriation of gift cards given to her by some real estate developers.

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Today, we begin a series of conversations with people who have announced their intention to run for Mayor of Baltimore.  As of Monday (January 11th), 9 Democrats, 1 Republican, 1 Green Party Candidate, 1 Independent, and 3 Unaffiliated candidates have registered with the Board of Elections to be on the April 26 ballot.  Several candidates who have opened campaign headquarters and who have been actively campaigning have yet to file with the Board of Elections.  Their deadline to do so is three weeks from today, February 3rd. 

Each Wednesday for the next several weeks, we’ll take some time here on Maryland Morning to speak with candidates about their vision for the city.  Today, Tom's guest is Elizabeth Embry.  She is a lawyer.  She is 38 years old.  She lives in Waverly, and she has worked most recently as the chief of the criminal division in the Maryland Attorney General’s office.   She is a Democrat.  She announced her candidacy on November 6th.

To cast your ballot in the April 26th Maryland State & Baltimore mayoral primary elections, you must have registered to vote by April 5th.  For more information on the primary election and how to register,  click here

Democratic Congresswoman and Senatorial candidate Donna Edwards joins Midday to talk about her run to fill the seat that will be left vacant by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski’s retirement in 2017. We’ll talk gun control, equal pay, investment in STEM education, and her call for six debates with her rival, Rep. Chris Van Hollen.

The Unique Political Position Of Peter Franchot

Nov 14, 2014

Despite a strong Republican showing in last week's election, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot easily won his bid to retain his seat. WYPR's Fraser Smith and Christopher Connelly talk about Franchot's unique place in the state Democratic party.

A coalition of civic groups launched today a long-term campaign to reform the way Maryland draws its congressional election districts. 

Primary Results

Jun 25, 2014

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown won the Democratic nomination for Maryland governor. He'll face GOP contender Larry Hogan in November. This hour, we'll deconstruct the election results with Melissa Deckman, chair and professor of political science at Washington College, and Barry Rascovar of politicalmaryland.org.

Election Day Here & There

Jun 24, 2014
The Baltimore Sun

As Maryland voters head to the polls for the statewide primary, we get reports on turnout from WYPR reporters. Plus, we hear about the recent election in Ukraine from attorney Alan Friedman, a former director of governmental relations for Anne Arundel County who served as an observer in Ukraine and in five earlier elections in Eastern Europe.

Midday Candidates' Week: Gansler

Jun 20, 2014

Attorney General Doug Gansler is one of three Democrats seeking his party’s nomination in Tuesday’s primary. Prior to serving eight years as Maryland’s top legal official, Gansler was the states attorney for Montgomery County. His gubernatorial priorities include streamlining government spending, cutting taxes, and diminishing the achievement-gap in Maryland schools. Guest host Nathan Sterner

Midday Candidates' Week: Craig

Jun 20, 2014

Harford County Executive David Craig has been a Havre de Grace city councilman, its mayor, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, and a state senator. And he’s one of four Republicans vying for his party’s nomination in next week’s gubernatorial primary. Among his top, would-be priorities: An elimination of the state’s personal income tax. He’d also slash government spending. His push: To make the state more economically competitive.

Midday Candidates' Week: Hogan

Jun 19, 2014

GOP front runner Larry Hogan, an Annapolis businessman, was the last to throw his hat into the ring, announcing his bid for the governorship in January.

Midday Candidates' Week: Brown

Jun 19, 2014

Lt. Governor Anthony Brown is the clear front runner in the Democratic race for Maryland governor. Ahead of next week’s gubernatorial primary, polls show him leading his nearest rival by a margin of 2 to 1. Brown’s resume includes eight years in the governor’s office, a tour of duty in Iraq as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, and eight years in the Maryland General Assembly representing Prince George’s County.

Midday Candidates' Week: Attorney General Race

Jun 18, 2014

As the Republican and Libertarian candidates are running unopposed in the June 24th primary, we’ll talk with the three contenders vying for the Democratic nomination to become Maryland’s top legal officer; State House Del. Aisha Braveboy of Prince George’s County, Del. Jon Cardin of Baltimore County, and State Senator Brian Frosh of Montgomery County. 

Midday Candidates' Week: Legislative Races

Jun 17, 2014
The Baltimore Sun

Barry Rascovar of Political Maryland and Len Lazerick, editor and publisher for Maryland Reporter, join us as we examine the legislative races in the Baltimore region, Western Maryland, and the Eastern Shore. We’ll also be joined by the reporters who have been closely covering these races. 

Midday Candidates' Week: George

Jun 17, 2014

Ron George is a two-term Maryland State House Delegate from Anne Arundel County. And he’s one of four Republicans vying for his party’s nomination in next week’s gubernatorial primary. Among his top, would-be priorities: Decrease the tax burden on small-to-midsize businesses. His push: To build the private sector, and bring more jobs to Maryland. The Annapolis jeweler store owner supports medical marijuana, but is against its legalization.

Midday Candidates' Week: Mizeur

Jun 16, 2014

Maryland State House Del. Heather Mizeur (D-Montgomery County) supports marijuana legalization and an increase in the state's minimum wage to $16.70. With a focus on health care and the environment, she's considered the most progressive of the Democratic candidates for Maryland governor.

Midday Candidates' Week: Lollar

Jun 16, 2014

Charles Lollar is a U.S. Marine Corps. officer, a former Tea Party activist, a businessman, and an ordained preacher. His top, would-be top priorities if elected governor: Eliminating the personal income tax and the estate tax, lowering the corporate income tax, and rolling back the sales tax. The only African-American Republican in the race, polls put him tying for second among his GOP rivals. 

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You could call it a rematch…even though the two Republicans running for the nomination for Anne Arundel County Executive haven’t faced each other in an election before. 

Last year they were both competing to be appointed county executive after John Leopold’s criminal misconduct conviction.   Incumbent County Executive Laura Neuman got the nod then from the county council.  Now, in next Tuesday’s primary election, she again faces two-term State Delegate Steve Schuh.  

Carde Cornish

The primary election is less than a month away, on June 24th. We’re talking this week with the two Democratic candidates for Baltimore City State’s Attorney. That's the city’s top prosecutor. Joining Sheilah Kast today is Marilyn Mosby, a civil attorney who worked as a prosecutor in the State’s Attorney’s office for six years.

State of Maryland

With the primary election four weeks from tomorrow, we’re talking this week with the two Democratic candidates for Baltimore City State’s Attorney. This morning, Sheilah Kast is joined by the incumbent State’s Attorney, Gregg Bernstein, who was elected four years ago and is running for reelection. 

Maryland State Archives

Maryland's primary election is June 24 and leading up to it, we've been talking to the major Democratic and Republican candidates for Governor and the Democratic candidates for Attorney General.

On Monday we heard from Delegate Aisha Braveboy and today we'll hear from Delegate Jon Cardin, a Democrat who represents Northwest Baltimore County's 11th District.

Aishabraveboy.com

Maryland’s primary election is six weeks from tomorrow, June 24.  This week we’re talking to the three Democrats running for their party’s nomination for Attorney General. One of them could succeed the incumbent, Doug Gansler, who is running for Governor. One of them is Delegate Aisha Braveboy, a Democrat from Prince George’s County. 

Doug Gansler, Candidate for Governor

May 6, 2014
Maryland Attorney General website

Maryland’s primary election will take place June 24th.  Next week, last week we spoke with the Republicans running for Governor. This week, we’re talking to the three men running for the Democratic nomination. One of them is Attorney General Doug Gansler.

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