Maryland Attorney General

Employer / Organization

Maryland

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Feb 28, 2017 - Feb 27, 2018

Description

The attorney general is chief legal officer of the Maryland state government, in charge of legal affairs pertaining to the state. He or she is the legal advisor and representative of the governor, the state legislature, the judiciary, and "virtually every agency in each of the three branches of State Government." In addition, the attorney general's office is responsible for representing the state in cases pending in state appellate courts, lower federal courts and the United States Supreme Court. The attorney general is popularly elected by Maryland voters in federal midterm years and serves four-year terms without term limits. The salary for this position is $125,000/year.

Application Guidelines
In order to appear on the ballot for this position, follow these three steps. 1) Contact the Maryland State Board of Elections to confirm that your address is in the district for which you are seeking and that you pass any residency or professional requirements needed. 2) Obtain the candidacy filing paperwork during the appropriate period. In Maryland the candidate filing period begins the last day of February during the year preceding the election. Candidates will also be required to file financial disclosure statements on behalf of the campaign. 3) Candidates must file their paperwork by the second to last day of February during the year of the election. If candidates miss this deadline they will not appear on the ballot for the general election or primary (if applicable). For further questions, contact the Maryland State Board of Elections at (410) 269-2840 / (800) 222-8683 or info.sbe@maryland.gov, or contact your state party if you are seeking to represent them.

Submit application to:
Maryland State Board of Elections, 151 West Street, Suite 200, Annapolis, MD, 21401, US