Martin O'Malley (politician)

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Martin O'Malley

Martin O'Malley (1962 - ) is the current mayor of Baltimore, Maryland.

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Political Development

O'Malley served on the Baltimore City Council from 1991 to 1999, and as an Assistant State's Attorney for the City of Baltimore from 1988 to 1990.

O'Malley is lead singer and guitarist for the Irish-inspired rock band O'Malley's March. In 2005, Mr. O'Malley announced that he is officially disbanding O'Malley's March to focus on his Mayorial duties and on his impending candidacy for the gubernatorial race in the 2006 election.

Mayor of Baltimore City

O'Malley was first elected mayor in 1999, taking over 90% of the vote in the general election in this heavily Democratic city, and was re-elected in 2004, receiving 87%.

O'Malley declined to seek the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 2002 after pressure from Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's supporters.

National Prominence

In 2004, O'Malley was one of the featured speakers at the Democratic National Convention in the FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts.


Hollywood Connections

Mr. O'Malley has also made his first foray in acting by having a cameo role as the mayor of Baltimore City in the 2004 film Ladder 49.

The character of Thomas Carcetti on the third season (2004) of the television drama The Wire is based on O'Malley, according to the show's producers. Carcetti is a Democratic Baltimore city councilman with aspirations of becoming the next mayor. It is believed that his election campaign will form a plotline in the upcoming fourth season of the show.

2006 Elections

O'Malley is an all but declared candidate to seek the Democratic Party's nomination to challenge Governor Robert Ehrlich in 2006. O'Malley will likely face Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan in the Democratic Primary.

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Preceded by:
Kurt L. Schmoke
Mayor of Baltimore
1999—present
Succeeded by:
To Be Determined

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