On May 1st Dr. Mark Gosnell (from Elkridge) filed to run for U.S. Congress in Maryland’s 7th Congressional District. Here is the filing information:

Here is some information via his website:

Putting ideas into action!

My name is Dr. Mark Gosnell and I’m running as a democrat to represent the 7th Maryland district in the US House of Representatives.


I was born in Baltimore and grew up in a row house with respect for a blue collar work ethic. My father worked at Eastern stainless steel until he died when I was nine years old. My mother raised us on her own, working to provide for her family. I graduated with honors at the University of Delaware, attended the Medical College of Pennsylvania and trained at University of Maryland in Intensive Care/Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Specialties. My wife of 20 years, Dr. Lisa Greisman, and two children love our city and our country. They are enrolled in public school and we participate in 4H at the Howard County fair, raising chickens and goats. I enjoy a satisfying career as Director of Intensive Care and Chief of Pulmonary Medicine at Medstar Harbor Hospital. My next choice is to commit to public service and put the nation’s priorities in line with yours.

During the next election there will be a lot of talk about the direction our country should take as another decade closes. Most of that attention will be on the Presidential race. However, the power to make changes isn’t all from the executive branch but from broadly supported legislation that reflects your notion of how this country grows. I’m asking to represent the 7th Maryland congressional district to forward an agenda that works.

You can read more about him on his website here: He also lists social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

I can not imagine this to be an easy primary as he will likely face off against Congressman Elijah Cummings. Cummings had held this seat since 1996.

I will try and track all candidates from Howard County running for office in 2020. Stay tuned for more articles.

Scott E