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Election 2014: Howard County

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Well the filing date for candidates to file to run in Maryland has come and gone this week in Maryland. So we now know who is running in what districts and whether they will have a contested primary or contested general election. Since I am a Howard County resident, I have decided to provide a somewhat in depth look at the candidates in each of Howard’s 3 (or 4) legislative districts.

District 9


2 Democratic Candidates, so there will be a primary.

1 Republican Candidate, so no primary

Delegate 9A – 2 Seats

2 Democratic Candidates (Primary)

5 Republican Candidate (Primary)

Delegate 9B – 1 Seat

2 Democratic Candidates (Primary)

2 Republican Candidate (Primary)

District 12

(Portions in both Howard and Baltimore Counties)


1 Democratic Candidate (no primary)

1 Republican Candidate (no primary)

Delegate – 3 Seats

10 Democratic Candidates (Primary)

3 Republican Candidate (no primary)

District 13


1 Democratic Candidate (no primary)

1 Republican Candidate (no primary)

  • Jody Venkatesan

Delegate – 3 Seats

5 Democratic Candidates (Primary)

  • Frank Turner, Incumbent
  • Shane Pendergrass, Incumbent
  • Vanessa Atterbeary
  • Fred Eiland
  • Nayab Siddiqui – Husband of Janet Siddiqui
  • Janet Siddiqui – Dropped her candidacy, will remain on HoCo School Board

3 Republican Candidate (no primary)

2016 Elections

Primary - 4/5/2016
General - 11/8/2016

Races to Watch

U.S. Senate

Barbara Mikulski (D) is retiring.

Top (D) Candidates
Donna Edwards
Chris Van Hollen

All 8 House Seats are up for election.

Current Representatives
1st - Andy Harris (R)

2nd - Dutch Reppersberger (D)

3rd - John Sarbanes (D)
Top candidates Dr. Mark Plaster (R).

4th - Donna Edwards (D) - running for Senate
Top candidates Anthony Brown (D), Glenn Ivey (D), George McDermott (?)

5th - Steny Hoyer (D)

6th - John Delaney (D) - may run for Senate
Top (R) candidates David Vogt (R), Kathy Afzali (R), Neil Parrott (R), Mike McKay (R).

7th - Elijah Cummings (D) - may run for Senate
Top candidates Calvin Ball (D), Corrogan Vaughn (R).

8th - Chris Van Hollen (D) - running for Senate
Top (D) candidates Kumar Barve, Valerie Ervin, Kathleen Mattews, Jamie Raskin
Top (R) candidates Frank Howard - potential