Maryland onAir

The Maryland onAir Hub is managed by students supporting Marylanders to become more informed about and engaged in local, state, and federal politics while facilitating more civil and positive discussions with their representatives, candidates, and fellow citizens.

  • Maryland onAir is one of 50 state governance and elections hubs that the US onAir Network is providing to help reinvigorate US democracy.  This post has short summaries of current state and federal representatives with links to their complete Hub posts.  Students curate post content from government, campaign, social media, and public websites.  Key content on the Maryland Hub is also replicated on the US onAir nations Hub at:
  • Maryland students will be forming onAir chapters in their colleges and universities to help curate Maryland onAir content.  As more students participate and more onAir chapters are started, we will expand to include more state and local content as well as increase the number of aircasts – student-led, livestreamed, online discussions with candidates, representatives, and the public.

Find out more about Who Represents Me in Maryland
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Wes Moore – MD

Current: Governor of State of Maryland since 2023
Affiliation: Democrat 

HistoryWes Moore is a combat veteran (2004 to 2014), bestselling author, small business owner, Rhodes Scholar and former CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation (2015 – 2021), one of the nation’s largest anti-poverty organizations.

In February 2006, Moore was named a White House Fellow to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He later worked as an investment banker at Deutsche Bank in Manhattan and at Citibank from 2007 to 2012

Featured Quote: Moore has devoted his life’s work to a basic principle: no matter your start in life, you deserve an equal opportunity to succeed – a job you can raise a family on, a future you can look forward to.

Featured Video: State of the State Address with Maryland Governor Wes Moore (Streamed Feb. 1, 2023 … 1:14:01)

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MD General Assembly

The Maryland General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Maryland that convenes within the State House in Annapolis. It is a bicameral body: the upper chamber, the Maryland Senate, has 47 representatives and the lower chamber, the Maryland House of Delegates, has 141 representatives. Members of both houses serve four-year terms. Each house elects its own officers, judges the qualifications and election of its own members, establishes rules for the conduct of its business, and may punish or expel its own members.

The General Assembly meets each year for 90 days to act on more than 2,300 bills including the state’s annual budget, which it must pass before adjourning sine die. The General Assembly’s 441st session convened on January 9, 2020.

Source: Wikipedia

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Ben Cardin – MD

Current Position: US Senator
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Positions: US Representative from 1987 – 2007; State Delegate from 1967 – 1987; Attorney from 1967 – 1978
2024: Not Running for another term

Featured Quote: 
Raising the debt ceiling will allow us to pay for what we’ve already spent, our bills – trillions under the previous administration. It’s like paying off our credit card. Default would be catastrophic for our economy. #fullfaithandcredit

Senator Ben Cardin on Passing the Freedom to Vote Act
Sept. 24, 2021

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Chris Van Hollen – MD

Current Position: US Senator
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Positions: US Representative District 8 from 2003 – 2017; State Senator from 1995 – 2003; Lawyer from 1990 – 2003
Other Positions:  Chair, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government

In 2007, Van Hollen became the chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). His father was a Foreign Service officer. Van Hollen worked as a legislative assistant for defense and foreign policy to U.S. Senator Charles Mathias and a legislative advisor for federal affairs to Maryland Governor William Donald Schaefer. He joined the law firm of Arent Fox.

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Maryland Collaborators

The US onAir Network will be working with volunteers from Maryland universities, colleges, and nonprofit organizations to oversee the curation and moderation of posts, aircasts (online discussions), and in person events for the Maryland onAir Hub …  related to federal, state, and local elections and government.

Our first outreach will be to University of Maryland partly because of its proximity to the state capital. We have identified many of University of Maryland’s civic engagement, academic, internship and research programs related to making democracy and civic responsibility a focus of higher learning on their campus … for students, faculty, staff, and local community. This post, over time, will have similar information on other collaborating organizations in the state.

Contact for more information on how to involve your organization.

Maryland Votes in 2024

Federal & state elections on the ballot: US Senator, 7 US House members, Governor, Attorney General, State House and Senate members

Ballot measures:

The Maryland State Board of Elections oversees all Maryland elections.

OnAir Post: Maryland Votes in 2024

About Maryland

Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean to its east. Baltimore is the largest city in the state and the capital is Annapolis. Among its occasional nicknames are Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State. It is named after the English Queen Henrietta Maria, known in England as Queen Mary, who was the wife of King Charles.

Sixteen of Maryland’s twenty-three counties, as well as the city of Baltimore, border the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay estuary and its many tributaries,[21][11] which combined total more than 4,000 miles of shoreline. Although one of the smallest states in the U.S., it features a variety of climates and topographical features that have earned it the moniker of America in Miniature.[22] In a similar vein, Maryland’s geography, culture, and history combine elements of the Mid-Atlantic, Northeastern, and Southern regions of the country.

Government Website    Wikipedia page 

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