2022 Gubernatorial Candidates

April 29, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Candidates for Maryland’s 2022 Gubernatorial Race: Who’s In? Who’s Out?

Candidates are starting to announce their candidacy for Maryland’s 2022 gubernatorial election. Maryland’s current governor, Larry Hogan (R), is ineligible to run for reelection due to term limits. Here’s a look at who is in, who is out, and who is up in the air when it comes to putting their hat in the ring […]

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April 24, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Former Education Secretary Under Obama Announces Bid for Maryland Governor

The field of candidates for Maryland’s 2022 gubernatorial election continues to grow. Most recently, John King, the former Education Secretary under President Barack Obama, put his hat in the ring and is putting education at the forefront of his campaign. King, a Silver Spring resident, announced his candidacy Tuesday morning on social media, with a […]

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April 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Lt. Gov. Rutherford Will Not Run for Governor in 2022

Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford (R) will not run for governor in 2022, he announced Wednesday. “This was a decision that I made with my family’s best interest in mind,” Rutherford said in a statement. “I greatly enjoyed my time as Lieutenant Governor over the last six years and I am looking forward to what […]

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March 18, 2021 | Bryan Gallion

Bethesda Resident Jon Baron Exploring Bid for Governor

Bethesda resident Jon Baron, a former federal official and nonprofit executive, is exploring a run to succeed Gov. Larry Hogan, who will reach his term limit in 2022. “When I was growing up in a middle-class family in Montgomery County, we often heard politicians talk about problems facing our state like poverty, low-performing schools, and […]

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February 10, 2021 | Staff Writer

Franchot Describes Run for Governor in 2022 as ‘Spirited Campaign of Young Ideas’

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot recently commented on his plans to run for governor of Maryland in 2022. He initially announced that he was running for the position in January 2020. “Over the next few months, I’m going to lay out my vision for our state’s future. It begins with protecting Maryland’s families, workers, and small […]

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January 28, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Tom Perez, Former DNC Chair, Hints at Run for Maryland Governor

Tom Perez, who just ended his term as chair of the Democratic National Committee, said on the Bill Press Podcast Tuesday, that he’s considering a run for Maryland governor in 2022. When asked what the future holds, Perez—who previously served as a Montgomery County Councilmember from 2002 to 2006 and Labor Secretary under former President […]

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April 19, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Robin Ficker Is Running Again, This Time For Governor

Perennial political candidate Robin Ficker, a Republican, is running for governor in yet another attempt to roll back taxes for Maryland residents. His campaign slogan is “Cut Maryland Sales Tax Two Cents.” He carried a large banner with those words on it this weekend when he demonstrated at the Maryland State House in Annapolis urging […]

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January 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Comptroller Peter Franchot Announces Run for Governor in 2022

State Comptroller Peter Franchot, 72, announced his plan to run for governor in 2022 at Denizens Brewing Co. in Silver Spring on Monday. He is the first person to announce their candidacy for the position.  Standing before a crowd of more than 50 people at @DenizensBrewing in Silver Spring, Maryland Comptroller @peterfranchot says he’s absolutely […]

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