Guide to Elected Officials in Baltimore

This guide is intended to help Baltimore City residents find out…

  • Who your elected officials are
  • How to learn more about them
  • How to get in touch them
  • How to vote for them (or someone else) in future elections

If you have any trouble along the way, or you have suggestions to improve this guide, please email me and let me know.

First off, are you registered to vote?

Now let’s figure out who your elected officials are. Some officials serve the whole city of Baltimore, or the whole state of Maryland. Others are divided up by districts within the city.

There are three districts listed on your voter registration card that you’ll need in order to find out who your officials are. (If you don’t have your registration card, you can find this information – and request another card – via voter lookup.)

  • CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT refers to the congressperson you elect to send to the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. Maryland gets eight congressional districts out of 435 overall, and three of them cover parts of Baltimore City: District 2 (Dutch Ruppersberger), District 3 (Paul Sarbanes) and District 7 (currently vacant). See the map.
  • LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT refers to the representatives you elect to send to the Maryland State Senate and House of Delegates in Annapolis. The numbers get fuzzy here because some districts are split up, but essentially there are six legislative districts in Baltimore City out of 47 overall: Districts 40, 41, 43, 44A, 45 and 46. See the map.
  • COUNCILMANIC DISTRICT refers to the council member you elect to send to the City Council downtown. There are 14 city council districts in Baltimore City. See the map.

Once you know your districts, you can find all your representatives below. (If you’re still not sure what your districts are, check out this interactive map,)

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Maryland Statewide Positions
Baltimore Citywide Positions 
U.S. House of Representatives
Maryland State Senators and Delegates
Baltimore City Council Members

Maryland Statewide Positions

GOVERNOR OF MARYLAND
(“What does a governor do?”)

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF MARYLAND
(“What does a lieutenant governor do?”)

UNITED STATES SENATORS (2)
(“What does a senator do?”)

ATTORNEY GENERAL OF MARYLAND
(“What does an attorney general do?”)

COMPTROLLER OF MARYLAND
(“What does a comptroller do?”)

JUDGES, COURT OF APPEALS and COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS

Judges in Maryland’s appellate courts are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state senate. They then run unopposed in a general election in order to be retained in the position. So you will occasionally see these judges on your ballot with a “Yes” or “No” option.

Ballotpedia has more information on the Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals, including judges currently serving.

Baltimore Citywide Positions

MAYOR OF BALTIMORE
(“What does a mayor do?”)

PRESIDENT OF THE BALTIMORE CITY COUNCIL
(“What does a city council do?”)

COMPTROLLER OF BALTIMORE CITY
(“What does a comptroller do?”)

  • Joan Pratt (Democrat)
    Took office in 1995, most recently elected in 2016.
    The next election for this seat is in 2020.

    Contact page
    Coverage in The Sun

STATE’S ATTORNEY FOR BALTIMORE CITY
(“What does a state’s attorney do?”)

JUDGES OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 8

Circuit Court judges are appointed by the governor. After a year of service, they run in nonpartisan elections. If elected, they each serve a 15-year term.

Find more info, including judges currently serving on the Eighth Circuit, on Ballotpedia.

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 8
(What does a circuit court clerk do?)

JUDGES (3) OF THE ORPHANS’ COURT
(What is the Orphans’ Court?)

  • Lewyn Scott Garrett, Chief Judge (Democrat)
    Took office in 1995, most recently elected in 2018.
    The next election for this seat is in 2022.

    Contact page
    Ballotpedia
  • Michele E. Lowenthal, Associate Judge (Democrat)
    Took office in 2011, most recently elected in 2018.
    The next election for this seat is in 2022.

    Contact page
    Ballotpedia
  • Charles “Chuck” Bernstein, Associate Judge (Democrat)
    Took office in 2014, most recently elected in 2018.
    The next election for this seat is in 2022.

    Contact page
    Ballotpedia

REGISTER OF WILLS OF BALTIMORE CITY
(What does a register of wills do?)

  • Belinda K. Conaway (Democrat)
    Took office in December 2014, most recently elected in 2018.
    The next election for this seat is in 2022.

    Contact page | Email | Phone: 410-752-5131
    Ballotpedia
    Coverage in The Sun

SHERIFF OF BALTIMORE CITY
(“What does a sheriff do?”)

  • John W. Anderson (Democrat)
    Took office in 1989, most recently elected in 2018.
    The next election for this seat is in 2022.

    Contact page | Email | Phone: 410-396-1155
    Ballotpedia

U.S. House of Representatives

MARYLAND 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
(“What does a U.S. representative do?”)

MARYLAND 3RD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
(“What does a U.S. representative do?”)

MARYLAND 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
(“What does a U.S. representative do?”)

Maryland State Senators and Delegates

STATE SENATOR, MARYLAND LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 40
(“What does a state senator do?”)

DELEGATES (3), MARYLAND LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 40
(“What does a state delegate do?”)

STATE SENATOR, MARYLAND LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 41
(“What does a state senator do?”)

DELEGATES (3), MARYLAND LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 41
(“What does a state delegate do?”)

STATE SENATOR, MARYLAND LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 43
(“What does a state senator do?”)

DELEGATES (3), MARYLAND LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 43
(“What does a state delegate do?”)

STATE SENATOR, MARYLAND LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 44
(“What does a state senator do?”)

DELEGATE, MARYLAND LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 44A
(“What does a state delegate do?”)

STATE SENATOR, MARYLAND LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 45
(“What does a state senator do?”)

DELEGATES (3), MARYLAND LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 45
(“What does a state delegate do?”)

  • Chanel Branch (Democrat)
    Took office in January 2020.
    The next election for this seat is in 2022.
       Contact Page | Email
       Coverage in The Sun

STATE SENATOR, MARYLAND LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 46
(“What does a state senator do?”)

DELEGATES (3), MARYLAND LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 46
(“What does a state delegate do?”)

Baltimore City Council Members

CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, DISTRICT 1
(What does a city council do?)

CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, DISTRICT 2
(What does a city council do?)

CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, DISTRICT 3
(What does a city council do?)

CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, DISTRICT 4
(What does a city council do?)

CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, DISTRICT 5
(What does a city council do?)

CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, DISTRICT 6
(What does a city council do?)

  • Sharon Green Middleton (Democrat)
    Took office in 2007, most recently elected in 2016.
    The next election for this seat is in 2020.

    Contact page | Email | Phone: 410-396-4832
    Twitter
    Ballotpedia
    Coverage in The Sun

CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, DISTRICT 7
(What does a city council do?)

CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, DISTRICT 8
(What does a city council do?)

CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, DISTRICT 9
(What does a city council do?)

CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, DISTRICT 10
(What does a city council do?)

CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, DISTRICT 11
(What does a city council do?)

CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, DISTRICT 12
(What does a city council do?)

  • Robert Stokes, Sr. (Democrat)
    Took office in December 2016 after being elected in November.
    The next election for this seat is in 2020.

    Contact page | Email | Phone: 410-396-4811
    Ballotpedia
    Coverage in The Sun

CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, DISTRICT 13
(What does a city council do?)

CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, DISTRICT 14
(What does a city council do?)