Attorney General

Democrats

Anthony G. Brown

Anthony Brown

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  • Age: 60  
  • Resides: Prince George’s County 
  • Experience: Veteran, attorney and politician. Bachelor’s in government from Harvard. Law degree from Harvard Law School. Judge Advocate General (JAG) corps. Over 30 years of military service, reaching the rank of Colonel. Represented Prince George’s County in the Maryland House of Delegates, 1999-2007. Lt. Governor of Maryland under Martin O’Malley, 2007-2015. Lost governor’s race to Larry Hogan in 2014. U.S. Representative, Maryland’s 4th Congressional District, 2017-present. 
  • Personal: Married to Patricia Arzuaga, 1993-2009, two children. Married to Karmen Walker, 2012-present.
  • Candidate website

Katie Curran O’Malley

Katie Curran O'Malley

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  • Age: 59  
  • Resides: Baltimore 
  • Experience: Attorney and judge. Bachelor’s from Towson University. Law degree from University of Baltimore. Assistant state’s attorney, 1991-2001. Associate judge for the 1st District Court of Maryland, 2001-present. First lady of Baltimore, 1999-2007. First lady of Maryland, 2007-2015. 
  • Personal: Married to Martin O’Malley, former mayor of Baltimore and governor of Maryland, four children
  • Candidate website

Republicans

Michael Anthony Peroutka

Michael Anthony Peroutka

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  • Age: 70 
  • Resides: Pasadena 
  • Experience: Attorney and former County Council member. Bachelor’s in business administration from Loyola University (Maryland). Law degree from University of Baltimore. Former principal partner, Peroutka & Peroutka, P.A. Co-founder, Institute on the Constitution. Former member, League of the South, a southern secessionist group. Member of the Anne Arundel County Council, 2014-2018, Council chair, 2017-2018. Unsuccessful run for President in 2004 on the Constitution Party ticket. 
  • Personal: Married with three children. 
  • Candidate website

Jim Shalleck

Jim Shalleck

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  • Age: 76 
  • Resides: Montgomery Village 
  • Experience: Prosecutor. Bachelor’s in political science from Tulane University. Law degree from New York Law School. Assistant district attorney in the Bronx, New York, for 12 years, primarily in the homicide bureau. Assistant attorney general, western New York — white collar crime, corruption, etc. Attorney at the Department of Justice — price-fixing, bid-rigging, 1989-1994. Private practice since 1994. Past unsuccessful bids for state’s attorney for Montgomery County and Montgomery County executive. 
  • Personal: Married with two children 
  • Candidate website