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Maryland: 2006 Elections
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Edited on Thu Jan-17-08 08:36 AM by MrWiggles


2006 Elections: Governor, US Senator, Other Statewide Offices, US House, State Senate, State House, Ballot initiatives/Referendums

This page was edited by: EarlG, Daylin Byak, Eugene, MrWiggles

State Politics At-A-Glance

Population (2000 Census): 5,296,486
Electoral Votes: 10

:bluebox: 2004 Presidential: Kerry (D) 56%, Bush (R) 43%
:bluebox: 2000 Presidential: Gore (D) 57%, Bush (R) 40%, Nader (I) 3%
:bluebox: 1996 Presidential: Clinton (D) 54%, Dole (R) 38%, Perot (I) 6%

:bluebox: Governor: Martin O'Malley (D) Elected: 2006 (Next Election: 2010)
:bluebox: Senior US Senator: Barbara Mikulski (D) Elected: 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004 (Next Election: 2010)
:bluebox: Junior US Senator: Ben Cardin (D) Elected: 2006 (Next Election: 2012)
:bluebox: US House (8 seats): D-6, R-2
:bluebox: State Senate (47 seats): D-33, R-14
:bluebox: State House of Delegates (141 seats): D-104, R-37

Election Information

Primary Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election: January 22, 2008
State/Local Primary Date: February 12, 2008

General Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for General Election: October 15, 2008
General Election Date (all states): November 04, 2008

State Office in charge of Elections
Maryland State Board of Elections
Robert L. Walker, Chairman
P.O. Box 6486
Annapolis, MD 21401-0486
Phone: (410) 269-2840
Fax: (410) 974-2019

State Democratic Party
:bluebox: Maryland Democratic Party
188 Main Street, Suite 1
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: (410) 269-8818
Fax: (410) 280-8882

State Republican Party
:redbox: Maryland Republican Party
15 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: (410) 269-0113
Fax: (410) 269-5937

Governor's Race 2006


Martin O'Malley (D)
Running Mate: Anthony Brown (D)
Baltimore Mayor
Campaign Website:

Bob Ehrlich (R) Incumbent
Running Mate: Kristen Cox (R)
Campaign Website:

Ed Boyd (G)
Running Mate: James Joseph Madigan (G)
Peace Activist
Campaign Website:

Chris Driscoll (Populist)
Running Mate: Ed Rothstein (Populist)
State Party Chair and Progressive Activist
Campaign Website:

US Senate Race 2006

Sen. Paul Sarbanes (D) is retiring in 2006, so this is an open seat.

Ben Cardin (D)
Campaign Website:

Michael Steele (R)
Leiutenant Governor and Attorney
Campaign Website:

Kevin Zeese (G)(L)
Attorney and Peace Activist
Campaign Website:

Other Statewide Races 2006

State Comptroller

Peter Franchot (D)
State Delegate
Campaign Website:

Anne McCarthy (R)
University of Baltimore Business School Dean
Campaign Website:

Bob Auerbach (G)
Former State Party Co-Chair and Retired Librarian
Campaign Website:

Attorney General

Doug Gansler (D)
Montgomery County State's Attorney
Campaign Website:

Scott Rolle (R)
Frederick County State's Attorney
Campaign Website:

US House of Representatives Races 2006

US House Districts: 8

Key Races: 03 OPEN SEAT, this seat is currently held by Rep. Ben Cardin (D).

Candidates, by Congressional District

Jim Corwin (D), Campaign Website:
Wayne Gilchrest (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:

Dutch Ruppersberger (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Jimmy Mathis (R), Campaign Website:

John Sarbanes (D), Campaign Website:
John White (R), Campaign Website:
Charles McPeek, Sr., Campaign Website:

Albert Wynn (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website: ?
Moshe Starkman (R), Campaign Website:

Steny Hoyer (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Steve Warner (G), Campaign Website:

Andrew Duck (D), Campaign Website:
Roscoe Bartlett (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Robert Kozak (G), Campaign Website:

Elijah Cummings (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website:

Chris Van Hollen (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Jeff Stein (R), Campaign Website:
Gerard Giblin (G), Campaign Website: ?

State Senate Races 2006

State Senate Districts: 47

Seats at stake in 2006: 47

Key Races: ?

State House Races 2006

State House Districts: 141

Seats at stake in 2006: 141

Key Races: ?

Ballot initiatives/Referendums

:graybox: Question 1 - Constitutional Amendment
   Disposition of Public Lands
   The Board of Public Works may not approve the sale, transfer, exchange, grant or other
   permanent disposition of any state-owned outdoor recreation, open space, conservation,
   preservation, forest, or park land without the express approval of the General Assembly
   or of a committee that the General Assembly designates by statute, resolution or rule.
   (Amending Article XII-Public Works)
   Full Text (pdf)

:graybox: Question 2 - Constitutional Amendment
   Circuit Court in Banc Decisions
   Allows appeals to the Court of Special Appeals from a decision by an in banc circuit court.
   (Amending Article IV-Judiciary Department)
   This constitutional amendment establishes the right of a party who did not request in banc
   review by the circuit court to appeal an adverse decision by the in banc court to the
   State's intermediate appellate court, the Court of Special Appeals. The amendment provides
   that a party in a circuit court trial conducted by less than three circuit court judges is
   eligible for in banc review. The amendment establishes that three judges of a circuit court
   constitute a circuit court in banc. The amendment repeals the authority of the circuit
   courts to regulate the rules governing in banc circuit court appeals, and establishes that
   the Maryland Rules are to provide the procedure for such appeals. The amendment also
   eliminates obsolete language pertaining to writs of error from this provision of the
   Full Text (pdf)

:graybox: Question 3 - Constitutional Amendment
   Civil Jury Trials
   Authorizes the enactment of legislation that limits the right to trial by jury in civil
   proceedings to those proceedings in which the amount in controversy exceeds $10,000.
   (Amending the Declaration of Rights, Article 5)
   Full Text (pdf)

:graybox: Question 4 - Statewide Referendum
   Election Law Revisions
   Requires power and duties assigned to the State Board of Elections to be exercised in
   accordance with an affirmative vote by a supermajority of the members of the State Board;
   requires local boards of elections to establish new precincts to serve certain higher
   educational institutions; requires local boards to adopt regulations concerning voter
   registration and to allow public notice and comment concerning proposed changes in precinct
   boundaries; requires local boards of elections to make public reports concerning deletion
   of individuals from the voter registry and concerning the number of voter registration
   applications received; authorizes the State Elections administrator to take specified
   actions to ensure compliance with State elections laws by local election boards and
   personnel, requires that certain provisions of this legislation apply only to certain
   jurisdictions and will remain effective until June 30, 2008; requires all polling places
   to be equipped with computers containing a record of all registered voters in the county.
   (Amending Election Law 2-102, 2-103, 2-202, 2-202.1, 2-206, 2-301, 2-303, 3-501, 10-302)
   Full Text (pdf)


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