Martin O’Malley is Governor of the State of Maryland. First elected in 2006, Governor O’Malley was re-elected in 2010 with 56 percent of the vote.
Last year, Governor O’Malley was reelected to his second term as Chair of the Democratic Governors Association, and he serves as co-Lead on Homeland Security for the National Governors Association Public Safety Task Force. He was appointed to the nation’s first-ever Council of Governors by President Obama on January 11, 2010.
Prior to serving as Governor, O’Malley served as Mayor of the City of Baltimore. First elected in 1999, he was re-elected in 2004, receiving 88 percent of the vote. During his time as Mayor, O’Malley worked with the city's citizens and public servants to make it a cleaner, more beautiful city where people want to live and businesses want to invest.
O’Malley received his bachelor’s degree from Catholic University and his law degree from the University of Maryland. In 1986, while in law school, he was named by then-Congresswoman Barbara Mikulski as state field director for her successful primary and general election campaigns for the U.S. Senate. From 1987 to 1988 he served as a legislative fellow for Senator Mikulski, where he focused on obtaining federal funding for projects in the State of Maryland. In 1988, O’Malley was appointed assistant state’s attorney for the city of Baltimore. He served on the Baltimore City Council from 1991 to 1999, during which time he was chairman of the Legislative Investigations and Taxation and Finance Committees.
Governor O’Malley and his wife Katie O’Malley, a District Court judge, have two daughters, Grace and Tara, and two sons, William and Jack. They are members of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.