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AFT-MD Announces list of Labor-endorsed candidates

AFT-Maryland announced today the list of the Labor-Endorsed candidates for the 2014 Primary election. The list includes endorsements for state-wide races—including Governor and Attorney General—as well races for state senate, state house of delegates, and local, and county-wide races.

“We took a lot of time and effort to look at all the candidates quite closely,” said AFT-Maryland Political Coordinator Todd Reynolds. “We feel these candidates, at every level, are the best candidates to serve working families and their priorities in Annapolis or in county and city offices. We certainly hope that all of our members will study the list and seriously consider voting for these worker-friendly candidates.”

The list of candidates for state-wide races, including Governor, Attorney General, and state senate and house of delegates can be found below.

The list of candidates for local offices in the Baltimore metro region can be found below.

Early voting for the Primary Election occurs from June 12-19, from 10am until 8pm. You can click here to find out where you may vote early in your precinct on those dates.

The primary election will be held Tuesday, June 24th.

List of labor-endorsed candidates for the 2014 Primary Election


GOVERNOR  --  Anthony Brown
COMPTROLLER  -- Peter Franchot


MD District 1                     No Recommendation
MD District 2                     Dutch Ruppersberger
MD District 3                     John Sarbanes
MD District 4                     Donna Edwards
MD District 5                     Steny Hoyer
MD District 6                     John Delaney
MD District 7                     Elijah Cummings
MD District 8                     Christopher Van Hollen
District of Columbia At Large:          Eleanor Holmes-Norton


District 1     Senate:    George C. Edwards
         1A  No Endorsement  / 1B Kevin Kelly / 1C  No Recommendation
District 2     Senate:    No Endorsement
         2A  Elizabeth Paul, No Recommendation / 2B John Donoghue
District 3     Senate:    Ron Young
        3A  Carol Krimm, Roger Wilson  /  3B No Recommendation
District 4     Senate:    No Recommendation
        Gene Stanton , No Recommendation , No Recommendation
District 5     Senate:    Anita Riley
        No Recommendation , No Recommendation , No Recommendation
District 6     Senate:    John Olszewski
       Eric Crizer , Eric Washington , Mike Weir, Jr.
District 7     Senate:    No Recommendation
       No Recommendation ,  No Recommendation ,  No Recommendation
District 8     Senate:    Kathy Klausmeier
       Harry "H.B. " Bhandari ,  Eric Bromwell ,   Renee Smith
District 9     Senate:    Ryan Frederick
       9A  James Ward Morrow , No Recommendation  /  9B  Tom Coale 
District 10   Senate:     Delores Kelley
       Robert Johnson,   Adrienne A. Jones ,   Carin Smith
District 11   Senate:     No Recommendation
       Shelly Hettleman ,  Dan Morhaim  , Dana Stein
District 12    Senate:    Edward J. Kasemeyer
       Terri Hill ,  Eric Ebersole ,  Nick Stewart
District 13    Senate:    Guy Guzzone
       Vanessa Atterbeary ,  Shane Pendergrass, Frank S. Turner
District 14    Senate:    Karen Montgomery
       Anne Kaiser ,  Eric Luedtke , Craig Zucker
District 15    Senate:    Brian Feldman
       David Fraser-Hidalgo ,  Bennett Rushkoff ,  No Recommendation
District 16    Senate:    Susan Lee
       Bill Frick ,  No Recommendation ,  No Recommendation
District 17    Senate:    No Recommendation
       Kumar Barve ,  Jim Gilchrist ,  Andrew Platt
District 18    Senate:    Richard Madaleno
       Natali Fani-Gonzalez ,  Jeff Waldstreicher , No Recommendation
District 19    Senate:    Roger Manno
       Bonnie Cullison , Ben Kramer , Marice Morales
District 20    Senate:    Jamie Raskin
       Sheila E. Hixson ,  Will Jawando , David Moon
District 21    Senate:    Jim Rosapepe
       Ben Barnes ,  Barbara Frush  ,  Joseline Pena-Melnyk
District 22    Senate:  Paul Pinsky
       Tawanna Gaines ,  Anne Healey ,  Alonzo Washington
District 23    Senate:    Douglas J.J. Peters
       23A Geraldine Valentino-Smith   23B Marvin Holmes  23B Joe Vallario
District 24    Senate:    Joanne Benson
       Erek Barron ,  Carolyn Howard ,  Michael Vaughn
District 25    Senate:    Ulysses Currie
       Dereck Davis ,  Larry Greenhill, Sr. ,  Juanita Miller
District 26    Senate:    Veronica Turner
       David Sloan ,  Kris Valderrama ,  No Recommendation
District 27    Senate:    No Recommendation
       27A  James Proctor    27B  Michael Jackson   27C Sue Kullen
District 28    Senate:    Thomas "Mac" Middleton
       Edith Patterson ,  No Recommendation ,  No Recommendation
District 29    Senate:    No Endorsement
       29A  No Endorsement   29B  John Bohanan  29C  Len Zuza
District 30    Senate:    No Recommendation
       30A  Michael Busch, Chuck Ferrar    30B  Mitchelle Stephenson
District 31    Senate:    No Recommendation
       31A  Ned Carey    31B  No Recommendation , No Recommendation
District 32    Senate:    James Ed DeGrange
       Pamela Beidle ,  Spencer Dove  ,  Theodore Sophocleus
District 33    Senate:    No Recommendation
       Henry Green ,  No Recommenation ,  No Recommendation
District 34    Senate:    Mary-Dulaney James
       34A  Mary Ann Lisanti ,  Pat Murray    34B  Cassandra Beverly
District 35    Senate:    No Recommendation
       35A  David Rudolph   35B  No Recommenation, No Recommendation
District 36    Senate:    No Endorsement
       No Endorsement  ,  No Endorsement  ,  No Endorsement
District 37    Senate:    No Endorsement
       37A  Sheree Sample-Hughes  37B  No Endorsement ,  No Endorsement
District 38    Senate:    No Recommendation
       38A  No Endorsement    38B  Norman Conway     38C  Judy Davis
District 39    Senate:    Nancy King
       Charles Barkley ,  Kirill Reznik  ,  Shane Robinson
District 40    Senate:    Catherine Pugh
       Frank Conaway  ,  Barbara Robinson ,  Shawn Tarrant
District 41    Senate:    Lisa Gladden
       Jill Carter ,  Nathaniel Oaks,  Samuel "Sandy" Rosenberg
District 42    Senate:    Connie DeJuliis
       42A  Stephen Lafferty   42B  Robert Leonard ,  No Recommendation
District 43    Senate:    Joan Carter Conway
       Curt Anderson ,  Maggie McIntosh  ,  Mary Washington
District 44    Senate:    Shirley Nathan-Pulliam
       44A  Keith Haynes    44B Aaron Barnett ,  Charles Sydnor, III  
District 45    Senate:    Nathaniel McFadden
       Talmadge Branch ,  Cheryl D. Glenn ,  Cory McCray
District 46    Senate:   Bill Ferguson
       Luke Clippinger ,  Peter Hammen ,  Brooke Elizabeth Lierman
District 47    Senate:    Victor Ramirez
       47A  Jimmy Tarlau , No Endorsement    47B  No Recommendation

Local Races in the Baltimore Metro Region:


County Executive:  George Johnson (D)

Anne Arundel County Council:
District #1 – No Endorsement
District #2 – Andy Werner (D)
District #3 - No Endorsement    
District #4 – Andrew Pruski (D)
District #5 - No Endorsement
District #6 -  Chris Trumbauer* (D)
District #7 - No Endorsement

Judge of Orphans Court – Michael J. Ragland, Sr. (R)

Clerk of Circuit Court - No Endorsement

Register of Wills – Jacqueline Allsup (D)

State’s Attorney - No Endorsement

Sheriff - Ronald Bateman* (D)


County Executive – No Recommendation

County Council:
District #1 – Tom Quirk* (D)
District #2 - Vicki Almond* (D)
District #3 – Laurie Taylor-Mitchell (D)
District #4 – Julian Earl Jones (D)
District #5 – David Marks* (R)
District #6 – Jeff Beard (D)
District #7 – Buddy Staigerwald (D)

Clerk of the Circuit Court - Julie Ensor* (D)

State’s’ Attorney - Scott Shellenberger* (D)

Register of Wills - Grace Connelly* (D)

Sheriff - Jay Fisher* (D)

Judges of Orphans Court - William Evans*, Juliet Fisher and Arthur M. Frank


Clerk of the Circuit Court – No Recommendation

Register of Wills – Marco K. Merrick (D)

State’s Attorney – Marilyn J. Mosby (D)

Sheriff - John W Anderson* (D)

Judges of Orphans Court – Charles “Chuck” Bernstein, Lewyn Scott Garrett and Michele E. Loewenthal


County Commissioners:
District #1 – Stephen Albert Wantz (R)
District #2 – No Endoresement
District #3 – Dennis Frazier (R)
District #4 – No Endoresement
District #5 – No Endoresement

Clerk of Circuit Court – No Endoresement

Register of Wills - No Endorsement

State’s Attorney - No Endorsement

Sheriff - No Endorsement

Judge of the Orphans Court – Charles E. Harrison* (D)


District #2 – John Ulrich (D)
District #3 - No Endorsement
District #4 - Wayne Tome (D)

State’s Attorney – No Endorsement

Clerk of the Circuit Court – No Endorsement

Register of Wills – No Endorsement

Judge of the Orphans’ Court – No Endorsement

Sheriff – Bill Gerczak (D)


County Executive – No Endorsement

Council President – James “Jim” D. Thornton (D)

County Council:
District #A - Dion F Guthrie* (D)
District #B - No Endorsement
District #C - No Endorsement
District #D - No Endorsement
District #E – Barbara Osborn Kreamer (D)
District #F – Joseph C. Smith (D)

Clerk of the Circuit Court - No Endorsement

Register of Wills - No Endorsement

State’s Attorney – Joseph Cassilly* (R)

Sheriff - Jesse Bane* (D)


County Executive – Courtney Watson (D)

County Council:
District #1 - No Recommendation
District #2 – Calvin Ball* (D)
District #3 – Jen Terrasa * (D)
District #4 - Mary Kay Sigaty* (D)
District #5 - No Endorsement

State’s Attorney – Dario Joseph Broccolino* (D)

Judge of Orphans Court – Anne L. Dodd* (D) and Leslie Smith Turner* (D)

Clerk of the Circuit Court – No Endorsement

Register of Wills – Byron Macfarlane (D)

Sheriff – No Endorsement

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