GOVERNOR Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, has led the state of Maryland since 2007.
O’Malley is a graduate of the Catholic University of America and the University of Maryland School of Law.
Prior to assuming the governorship, O’Malley served as assistant state attorney for Baltimore City, a member of the Baltimore City Council, and eventually mayor of Baltimore.
As mayor, he helped bring communities together to build a safer, cleaner and healthier city. Now, as governor, he is applying his knowledge, experience and energy to making state government work again for the people.
O’Malley’s administration has been credited with “accomplishing more in one year than most administrations accomplish in four,” and he is driven by a belief that all citizens share certain core values and goals.
O’Malley is a frequent visitor to Ireland. He also fronts a Celtic rock band called O’Malley’s March, drawing on his love of Irish musicians such as the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, Christy Moore and Shane MacGowan.
O’Malley and his wife Katie, a District Court judge, have two daughters, Grace and Tara, and two sons William and Jack.
Return to RETURN TO LEGAL 100 LIST