Martin O’Malley (Democrat)
Born: January 18, 1963 (age 52)
Alma Mater: The Catholic University of America (1985)
University of Maryland
School of Law (1988)
Spouse: Katie O’Malley
Children: Will, Jack, Grace, Tara
– Governor of Maryland 2007-2015
– Mayor of Baltimore 1999-2007
Environment: “Progress is a choice. Job creation is a choice. Whether we give our children a future of more or a future of less – this, too, is a choice.” Passed Adopt the Clean Cars Act to fight global warming.
Marijuana: “Let Colorado experiment with legalization not Maryland”
LGBT: Attacked Hillary Clinton for lateness to accept gay marriage as constitutional right, however was the eighth state to legalize gay marriage.
Education: Positive voting record in education, all families deserve education opportunities. Allow refinancing college loans & income-based repayments “The most valuable investment we can make is in our children’s education. When we make education a priority, we give our children opportunity. Opportunity to learn at higher levels than their parents were able to learn; to earn at higher levels than we were able to earn”
Jobs: Recovery & Reinvestment Act creates jobs; spend more locally. (Feb 2011)
Economy: Believes strongly in rebuilding our nation’s once dominant economy. Believes in raising minimum wage and extending unemployment benefits. “Our parents and grandparents understood this truth deeply. They believed – as we do – that to create jobs, a modern economy requires modern investments: educating, innovating and rebuilding for our children’s future. Building an economy to last, from the middle class up, not from the billionaires down”