• O'MALLEY, MARTIN JOSEPH
Candidate for 2016 Presidential Election
Experience: Governor, State of Maryland, 2007-2015
Campaign Status: Running
Home State: Maryland
Total Raised: $6,336,978Coverage End: Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Personal

    Full Name: Martin O'Malley
    Gender: Male
    Family: Wife: Katie; 4 Children: Grace, Tara, William, Jack
    Birth Date: 01/18/1963
    Birth Place: Washington, DC
    Home City: Baltimore, MD
    Religion: Catholic

Education

    JD, University of Maryland Law School, 1988
    Bachelors, Catholic University, 1985

Political Experience

    Governor, State of Maryland, 2007-2015
    Mayor, Baltimore City, 1999-2007
    Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2000, 2004
    Council Member, Baltimore City Council, 1991-1999
    Candidate, Maryland State Senate, 1990

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

    Former Member, Appalachian Regional Commission
    Former Member, Baltimore Metropolitan Council Board of Directors
    Former Chair, Board of Public Works
    Former Member, Chesapeake Executive Council
    Member, Education Commission of the States
    Former Chair, Finance Committee, Baltimore City Council
    Former Chair, Governor's Executive Council
    Former Member, Governor's Workforce Investment Board
    Former Member, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
    Former Member, Interstate Mining Commission
    Former Member, Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
    Former Chair, Legislative Investigations Committee, Baltimore City Council
    Former Member, Maryland Environmental Trust
    Former Member, Maryland Veterans Home Commission
    Former Member, Rural Maryland Council
    Former Member, State Commission on the Capital City
    Chair, State House Trust
    Former Member, Susquehanna River Basin Commission
    Former Chair, Taxation Committee, Baltimore City Council
    Chair, National League of Cities International Task Force, 2005-2007
    Co-Chair, Task Force on Federal-Local Law Enforcement, 2001-2007
    Chair, United States Conference of Mayors Homeland Security Task Force, 2003-2007

Professional Experience

    Assistant State Attorney, Baltimore City
    Legislative Fellow, Office of Senator Barbara Mikulski, 1987-1988
    State Field Director, Barbara Mikulski United States Senate Campaign, 1986

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

    Former Chair, Democratic Governors Association
    Former Member/Finance Chair, Democratic Governors Association
    Member, Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick
    Board of Directors, Maryland African American Museum Corporation
    Member, Maryland Association of Counties
    Board of Directors, Maryland Municipal League
    Member, Maryland State Bar Association
    Board of Visitors Member, R. Adams Cowley Trauma Shock Center, University of Maryland Medical System
    Member, Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
    Member, Southern Regional Education Board
    Member, Southern States Energy Board

About Martin O'Malley

The former front man of the Irish fusion band, O’Malley’s March, who also incidentally, is the two-term Governor of Maryland, served noticed of a possible run for 2016 after agreeing to a speaking engagement in March 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina – only 500 miles and two states south of Annapolis. Nothing unusual about that, right?

That aside, Maryland’s remarkable drop in crime statistics, number one national ranking of public schools, $1b cash reserves, 8th fastest post-recession national recovery rate, and number one rank for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, are things that any potential candidate would love to have on their resume.

Former Governor O'Malley announced his bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination on May 30, 2015 in Baltimore.

Total: 15
Martin O'Malley Suspends His Presidential Campaign

Iowa was the final nail in the coffin.

02/01/2016
By Paige Lavender | The Huffington Post
O'Malley does freestyle rap: 'Guns, guns, guns, I don't like them guns'

Former Gov. Martin O’Malley spit fire at the National Rifle Association during a freestyle rap released late Tuesday.

12/01/2015
By Mark Hensch | The Hill
Martin O'Malley Compares Donald Trump's Language to Fascism

Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley said Sunday night that Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is making "the sort of appeal that historically has often preceded fascism." 

11/29/2015
By MaryAlice Parks | The Washington Post
Martin O'Malley unveils his healthcare plan

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley on Tuesday unveiled a healthcare plan that would seek to expand healthcare coverage to 95 percent of people in the U.S. over the next few years.

11/24/2015
By Rebecca Shabad | CBS News
Martin O'Malley to accept public campaign financing

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is accepting public financing for his presidential campaign, making him the first major-party candidate to accept public financing since Republican John McCain in 2008.

11/21/2015 16:32
By Stephanie Condon | CBS News
O'Malley slams Clinton and Sanders for 'poll-tested triangulation' on immigration

LAS VEGAS — Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley intensified his attacks against the two other Democratic presidential candidates here Sunday, accusing both opponents of having a cautious and outdated approach to immigration issues.

11/08/2015
By Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
O'Malley goes after Clinton's ties to Wall Street during a visit to 'The Daily Show'

Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley used an appearance Monday night on “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central to attack Hillary Rodham Clinton, accusing the former senator from New York of being too close to Wall Street to protect Americans from the “excesses” of big financial institutions. 

10/20/2015
By John Wagner | The Washington Post
O'Malley in distant fourth place in home state poll

Even in his deep-blue home state of Maryland, former Gov. Martin O'Malley is a distant fourth in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to the results of a Washington Post/University of Maryland poll released Monday.

10/12/2015
By Nick Gass | POLITICO
O'Malley slams Clinton on trade

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley criticized front-runner Hillary Clinton for opposing President Obama's international trade agreement "on the eve of the first Democratic debate."

10/11/2015
By Kevin Cirilli | The Hill
O'Malley: "Legitimate" questions surround Clinton's email

When it comes to questions surrounding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email practices Martin O'Malley, one of the people challenging her for the Democratic presidential nomination, says he'll leave that to the press.

09/11/2015
By Rebecca Kaplan | CBS News
Martin O'Malley Borrows From the Playbook for Struggling GOP Candidates: Talk Trump

With his poll numbers lagging, Martin O’Malley has decided to take swipes at the leading Republican candidate.

08/19/2015
By Eric Garcia | National Journal
Martin O'Malley to launch three-week tour of Iowa promoting new policies

In a bid to climb his way into the thick of the presidential race, Democrat Martin O’Malley will launch a three-week, more than 15-stop tour of Iowa on Friday to promote a set of new policy proposals, his campaign told POLITICO late Wednesday.

08/13/2015
By Gabriel Debenedetti | POLITICO
Martin O'Malley outraged about Democratic debate schedule -- others not so much

Presidential candidates set to participate in the six newly announced Democratic National Committee-sanctioned debates responded with either outrage or had not much of a reaction at all.

08/06/2015
CNN
White racism,' NRA are to blame for lax gun rules, Martin O'Malley says
06/21/2015
By Cathleen Decker | Los Angeles Times
Martin O'Malley Needs Black Votes to Win in 2016
06/16/2015
By Emily Cadei | News Week
Total: 20
Issue Title Candidate's Answers
1. Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right

Support
2. Stricter punishment reduces crime

Oppose
3. Marijuana is a gateway drug

Strongly Support
4. Higher taxes on the wealthy

Support
5. Stimulus better than market-led recovery

Support
6. Vouchers for school choice

Strongly Oppose
7. Make voter registration easier

Strongly Support
8. Prioritize green energy

Support
9. Avoid foreign entanglements

No Opinion
10. Expand the military

Support
11. Support & expand free trade

Support
12. Support American Exceptionalism

No Opinion
13. Absolute right to gun ownership

Strongly Oppose
14. Expand ObamaCare

Strongly Support
15. Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens

Strongly Support
16. EPA regulations are too restrictive

Strongly Oppose
17. Keep God in the public sphere

No Opinion
18. Legally require hiring more women & minorities

Support
19. Comfortable with same-sex marriage

Strongly Support
20. Privatize Social Security

Support
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