Even before the announcement from Governor Larry Hogan about the special election for Maryland’s 7th Congressional district a lot of names have been floating around about who may run in the upcoming special election.
One of the local names floating around has been Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary (District 13). I have it from a reliable local political source that some type of announcement may be coming soon from Delegate Atterbeary.
To be clear…no official statement has come from Delegate Atterbeary as of this post….but I will be watching closely now in case something does come out soon(ish)
I have been a fan of Delegate Atterbeary for a while now and think she would make a great candidate from Howard County for this seat in the special election. I almost never take sides when writing about elections…but if Delegate Atterbeary does get into this race, it will be difficult for me to not cheer her on in that race.
Here is some “Biography” information about Delegate Atterbeary from the General Assembly of Maryland website:
|Past House Service|
|2017-2019||Deputy Majority Whip|
|2015-2019||Juvenile Law Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee|
|2015-2016||Public Safety and Policing Workgroup|
|2016-2017||House Chair, Howard County Delegation|
|2016-||Governor’s Workforce Development Board|
|2016-2017||Neshante and Chloe Davis Domestic Violence Prevention Task Force|
|2015-2016||Governor’s Workforce Investment Board|
|Maryland State Bar Association|
|District of Columbia Bar Association|
|“The Links, Inc. ” (Vice-President)|
|Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.|
|Maryland National Organization for Women|
|Montgomery County Commission for Women (Past President)|
|National Association Commission for Women|
|Leadership Montgomery, Class of 2010|
|Leadership Maryland, Class of 2012|
|Born, Columbia, Maryland, June 24, 1975|
|Atholton High School 1993|
|College of William and Mary, B.A., Government 1997|
|Villanova University School of Law, J.D. 2000|
|Law Clerk to Judge David W. Young, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 2001-02|
|Attorney Associate, Bulman, Dunie, Burke & Feld, CHTD, 2002-07|
|Office of the Attorney General of the District of Columbia, Assistant Attorney General 2007-2009|
|KRA Corporation, Corporate Counsel 2009 –|
Some important dates to remember:
- Certificates of candidacy may be filed beginning on October 30, 2019.
- The deadline for nomination papers to be filed is November 20, 2019, and the deadline for candidate withdrawal is November 22, 2019.
- The special primary election will occur on February 4, 2020, 76 days from the filing deadline.
- The special general election will occur on April 28, 2020—the same date as the state’s spring primary.
Other names floating out there include (but nothing 100% confirmed yet…just names I have seen mentioned on social media and in various articles):
- Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings (via Rollcall)
- State Sen. Jill Carter (via WBAL)
- Howard County Executive Calvin Ball
- State Del. Talmadge Branch
- State Sen. Antonio Hayes
- State Del. Keith Haynes
- State Del. Cory McCray
- Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby
- State Del. Nick Mosby
- Former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
- State Del. Charles Sydnor III
- State Sen. Mary Washington
- State Del. Courtney Watson
- Ben Jealous
Remember…all of the names above are rumors (except for Sen. Jill Cater who has announced an Exploratory Committee). I honestly look at some of the names above and would be shocked if they got into this race…but thought I would mention what I have seen or read about up to this point.
Candidates that had previously filed to run in this race include:
- Christopher M. Anderson (R)
- Reba A. Hawkins (R)
- Liz Matory (R)
- William Newton (R)
- Mark Steven Gosnell (D)
- Charles U. Smith (D)
Stay tuned folks…this could be an interesting special election.
If you are on Twitter…keep an eye on the hashtag #MD07.