Presidential Election Day: Nov. 8, 2016

Presidential Primary and State Primary Election: April 26, 2016



Maryland Candidates for Congress MD 2016

Maryland Congress Candidates
Maryland Congressional Candidates 2016

Maryland Congressional Candidates 2016

District 1:
Andy Harris (R)
Jonathan Goff (R)
Sean Jackson (R)
Mike Smigiel (R) - Tea Party Activist
Jim Ireton (D)
Joe Werner (D)
Matt Beers (Libertarian)

District 2:
C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D)
Bill Heine (R)
Carl Magee (R)
Pat McDonough (R)
Yuripzy Morgan (R)
Mark Shell (R)
Kristin Kasprzak (Libertarian)

District 3:
John Sarbanes (D)
John Rea (D)
Thomas "Pinkston" Harris (R)
Mark Plaster (R)
Nnabu Eze (Green)

District 4:
Anthony Brown (D)
Warren Christopher (D)
Glenn Ivey (D)
Joseline Pea-Melnyk (D)
Terence Strait (D)
Robert "Bro" Broadus (R)
Rob Buck (R)
George McDermott (R)
David Therrien (R)
Kamesha Clark (Green)

District 5:
Steny Hoyer (D)
Kristin Beck (D)
Debbie Wilson (D)
Mark Arness (R)
Sam Faddis (R)

District 6:
John Delaney (D)
Tony Puca (D)
Terry Baker (R)
Scott Cheng (R)
Robin Ficker (R)
Amie Hoeber (R)
Frank Howard (R)
Chris Mason (R)
Harold Painter (R)
Dave Vogt (R)
George Gluck (Green)

District 7:
Elijah Cummings (D)
Adrian Petrus (D)
Ray Bly (R)
William Newton (R)
Corrogan Vaughn (R)
Myles Hoenig (Green)
Scott Soffen (Libertarian)
Andre Kersey (Independent)

District 8:
Dave Anderson (D)
Kumar Barve (D)
Dan Bolling (D)
Ana Sol Gutierrez (D)
Will Jawando (D)
Kathleen Matthews (D)
Jamie Raskin (D)
Joel Rubin (D)
David Trone (D)
Dan Cox (R)
Jeff Jones (R)
Liz Matory (R)
Aryeh Shudofsky (R)
Shelly Skolnick (R)
Elizabeth Croydon (Green)
Charles "Teddy" Galloway (Green)
Nancy Wallace (Green)
Jasen Wunder (Libertarian)

Maryland Senator Candidates 2016

Freddie Dickson Jr. (D)
Donna Edwards (D)
Ralph Jaffe (D)
Charles Smith (D)
Violet Staley (D)
Blaine Taylor (D)
Ed Tinus (D)
Chris Van Hollen (D)
Lih Young (D)
Chris Chaffee (R)
Sean Connor (R)
Richard Douglas (R)
John Graziani (R)
Greg Holmes (R)
Joe Hooe (R)
Chrys Kefalas (R)
Mark McNicholas (R)
Lynn Richardson (R)
Anthony Seda (R)
Richard Shawver (R)
Kathy Szeliga (R)
Dave Wallace (R)
Garry Thomas Yarrington (R)
Margaret Flowers (Green)
Arvin Vohra (Libertarian)
Greg Dorsey (Independent)
Steve Gladstone (Independent)
Edward Shlikas (Independent)
Kay Young (Independent)

Maryland Governor

Larry Hogan (R) and Boyd Rutherford (R)



History of Maryland  - Information that every candidate for Congress should know.

Area 10,454 square miles (27,076 square km).

Pop. (2000) 5,296,486; (2007 est.) 5,618,344.

The Coastal Plain covers about half of Maryland's land area, yielding to the region called the Piedmont Plateau at a fall line running from the northern tip of the District of Columbia through Baltimore and to near the northeastern corner of the state. The Catoctin ridgeline in the west forms the gateway to the Appalachians.

The Eastern Shore, the area east of Chesapeake Bay, is flat with extensive wetlands. The maximum elevation there is 100 feet (30 metres) above sea level. The area west of the Chesapeake, called the Western Shore, is generally flat, but some low hills reach heights of 300 to 400 feet (90 to 120 metres). Most of the Coastal Plain is farmland with small rural communities, except for the urban areas of Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Salisbury, and Ocean City.

Maryland's share of the Appalachian Mountains comprises a series of forested barriers, with many of the intervening valleys still uncleared. Backbone Mountain, hugging the West Virginia line, is the highest point in Maryland, at 3,360 feet (1,024 metres).

Before the arrival of European colonists in 1634, Maryland's natural vegetation was quite different from what it is today. At that time about nine-tenths of Maryland was forested, but over the centuries people cleared, plowed, and urbanized the landscape, and by the early 21st century only some two-fifths of the state remained forested. Still, Maryland has more than 150 tree species. Oak and hickory are by far the most dominant types, constituting about two-thirds of the forests.

The Eastern Shore was formerly an area of oak, pine, cypress, and gum forests, and on the Western Shore there were oak, hickory, and pine forests. Today the Coastal Plain, primarily on the Eastern Shore, is largely cleared, and the forests that do exist reflect the mild climatic influences of Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Bald cypress and loblolly pine are common, generally representing the northern limit of these trees. The Piedmont area was forested by chestnut, walnut, hickory, oak, and pine; today it is dominated by oak, yellow poplar, ash, and some pine. In western Maryland the pattern was pine and chestnut on hilltops, with oak, poplar, maple, and walnut in the valleys; now the mountains and valleys are forested by oaks and other hardwoods (beech, birch, and maple).

Maryland is an ecologically diverse state that supports a wide variety of wildlife species, some of which are abundant enough to allow economic activities such as the Chesapeake Bay fishery, but over the centuries the loss and degradation of wildlife habitats to development has greatly diminished this diversity. Elk, bison, wolves, and cougars disappeared from Maryland in the 18th and 19th centuries. As the human population has grown and pressures for development have intensified, it has become difficult, yet critical, to protect wildlife habitats. In addition to development, there are threats from global warming (including potential climate change and rises in sea level) and air and water pollution. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources' Natural Heritage Program monitors the status of more than 1,100 native plants and animals. Particular attention is focused on species such as the blue crab and the Chesapeake Bay oyster.