Virginia does not allow governors to seek consecutive terms, meaning current Gov. Ralph Northam cannot run for re-election. Herring, a Democrat, said he’s planning to run in 2021.
Sharon Bulova is chairman of the Board of Supervisors in Fairfax County. The 71-year-old Democrat announced Thursday that she won’t seek re-election next year.
After an unusually large turnout for the midterms, elections officials in growing Fairfax County, Virginia, are preparing for what comes next, which could include an extremely tight turnaround next fall.
Heading into Tuesday’s council session, Hans Riemer, who served a one-year term as council president, told his colleagues: “We welcome new voices to county leadership — we are looking forward to your contributions.”
Interim chancellor Amanda Alexander, and Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Lewis Ferebee are the finalists out of 40 applicants, according to the Washington Post.
Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, wife of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, has been elected chair of the Maryland Democratic Party.
The Hunt and Incident Response Team from the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center was deployed in August to offices in Annapolis, Maryland, at the request of state officials to examine the state’s election infrastructure network enclave.
In Part 2 of a two-part interview with Maryland Matters, Baker discusses why he pushed to take control of the county school system and offered support for casino-style gambling, two proposals he opposed as a candidate.
In a conversation with Maryland Matters, outgoing County Executive Rushern Baker talked with unusual candor about his tenure, his accomplishments, a fear that he was in over his head, and a public panic attack that he fretted would create public doubt about his readiness for the job.
House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox also formally asked the court Wednesday to suspend efforts to redraw 11 House districts found to be racially gerrymandered. A court-appointed expert is scheduled to file a redrawn map by Dec. 7.
Outgoing state Del. Jimmy Tarlau, D-Prince George’s, will become a pro bono lobbyist for progressive organizations and causes.
Monday’s announcement by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan comes weeks after a panel of federal judges ordered Maryland to submit a new map for its 6th District, In Maryland, Democrats were in charge of the last controversial redistricting.
Jim Barnett, Gov. Larry Hogan’s campaign manager, said Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s 2017 win, propelled almost exclusively by moderate-to-liberal suburban women, served as a blueprint for Hogan’s own winning campaign earlier this month.
The annual meeting of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops last week fizzled like a Roman candle. The bishops were prepared to adopt a stern policy and strict guidelines for dealing with predatory priests. But minutes before the discussion, an emissary from the Vatican instructed the bishops to forestall a vote. A long-time observer of politics in Maryland discusses the Catholic Church at a crossroads.
House Minority Leader David Toscano has told members of his caucus he’ll step down from his leadership post next year.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.
The proliferation of smartphones and social media have provided more avenues for online predators to target children. In the WTOP series, “Preventing Online Predators,” WTOP goes behind the screen with undercover detectives who work to identify and track down child predators on the internet and speaks to a family about how their teen daughter was targeted.