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[Editor's Note: On Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 Martin O'Malley announced the suspension of his presidential campaign via a written statement on his campaign website. Governor O'Malley wrote, "I wanted you to be first to know: tonight, I am suspending my campaign for the presidency... I want to thank everyone who came out to our events, and lent me their ear. Everyone who went out to caucus for me tonight, and lent me their voice. I give you my deepest gratitude... We must hold strong to our beliefs. A belief in the dignity of every person. A belief in our own responsibility to advance the common good we share. We all must hold strong to what this country truly is, can be, and should be, and must be."]

Democratic Presidential Candidate
Former Governor of Maryland

Full Name: Martin Joseph O'Malley
Birthdate: Jan. 18, 1963
Birthplace: Washington, DC
Marital Status: Married
Children: Four
Religion: Roman Catholic

  • Governor, Maryland, Jan. 17, 2007-Jan. 21, 2015
  • Mayor, Baltimore, Maryland, Dec. 9, 1999-Jan. 17, 2007
  • Member, Baltimore City Council, 1991-1999
  • Assistant State’s Attorney, Baltimore, 1988-1990
  • Member, Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, 2013-2015
  • Chair, Chesapeake Executive Council, 2007, 2008, 2013
  • Chair, Democratic Governors Association, 2011-2012
  • Co-Chair, Task Force on Federal-Local Law Enforcement, 2001-2007
  • Member, Board of Directors, Maryland African American Museum Corporation, 1999-2007

  • JD, University of Maryland, 1988
  • BA, Catholic University of America, 1985

Affiliations and Awards:
  • Recipient, Betty Tyler award, Planned Parenthood, 2014
  • Recipient, Governors Arts Leadership award, Americans for the Arts, 2013
  • Recipient, The United States Conference of Mayors National Award for State Arts Leadership, 2013
  • Recipient, America’s Greatest Education Governor Award, National Education Association, 2010
  • Recipient, Urban Innovation Award, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2002
  • Member, Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick


  • Member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Baltimore, Maryland