Martin O’Malley was the Governor of Maryland from 2007-2015. Prior to that, he served as Mayor of Baltimore City from 1999-2007.
O’Malley’s involvement in politics began at age 20, when he became a volunteer for Gary Hart’s presidential campaign. While in law school, O’Malley further honed his skills as State Field Director for Barbara A. Mikulski’s successful U.S. Senate race, and later served as a legislative fellow in her office. O’Malley was elected to a seat on the City Council in 1991 and served until 1999, representing Baltimore’s 3rd District. As Mayor, O’Malley’s statistics-based accountability tool CitiStat won Harvard University’s prestigious Innovations in American Government award in 2004.
As both Mayor of Baltimore and Governor of Maryland, O’Malley served at the vanguard of major innovations in healthcare and cybersecurity, including the successful implementation of the Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP), Maryland’s health information exchange, and CyberMaryland, an initiative that successfully attracted and convened new cybersecurity firms in the state.
O’Malley holds a Bachelor’s degree from The Catholic University of America and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law.