Martin O'Malley

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Martin O'Malley
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61st Governor of Maryland
From: January 17, 2007- January 21, 2015
Predecessor Robert Ehrlich
Successor Larry Hogan
47th Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland
From: December 7, 1999 – January 17, 2007
Predecessor Kurt Schmoke
Successor Sheila Dixon
Party Democrat
Spouse(s) Catherine Curran O'Malley
Religion Liberal Catholic

Martin O' Malley (born 1963) is a former governor of Maryland and is a Democrat. His parents are Tom and Barbara O'Malley. Prior to his election to the Maryland governor's office, he was the mayor of the city of Baltimore, MD. O'Malley left office in January 2015 and was replaced by Larry Hogan.[1]

On May 30, 2015, O'Malley announced that he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 presidential election.[2] On February 1, 2016, he suspended his campaign after a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses.[3]


He raised 1.3 billion dollars in tax hikes in 2007.[4] O'Malley increased on sales taxes and corporate businesses taxes. Umemployment rate went from 3.6 percent when entering office to double that from January 2007 when he took office.[5] In the past two years, Maryland has lost more than 100,000 jobs.[6] He is very anti-business and companies like Northrop Grumman have been hurt by him have gone to Virginia for their high paying jobs.[7] CNBC ranked Maryland as lagging eight times out of ten in job categories. Despite all these facts, O'Malley has even thought about raising taxes even higher when Maryland's economy has been devastated.[8]


  3. Jessica Taylor. "Martin O'Malley Ends Presidential Bid", February 1, 2016. 
  4. Philip Rucker, “Many Of Md. Tax Increases Will Go Into Effect Today,” The Washington Post,
  5. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; Julie Bykowicz, “Dearth Of Small-Firm Owners In Assembly Is Election Issue,” The Baltimore Sun,
  6. Kevin James Shay, “State Job Losses Soared In February,”
  7. Andrea K. Walker, Northrop Loss Raises Questions Of Business Environment In Maryland,” The Baltimore Sun,
  8., “America’s Top States For Business 2010,”

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