2018 Maryland Governor Candidate Guide

Larry Hogan (R) vs Ben Jealous (D)

Governor | Election | Nov 6, 2018

The Candidates

Larry Hogan

Larry Hogan

Republican

Incumbent
Ben Jealous

Ben Jealous

Democrat

The Issues

Contraception

Employers can withhold contraceptive coverage if they disagree?

Elections

Support nonpartisan redistricting to address charges of partisan gerrymandering?

Larry Hogan (R)

Yes. Introduced Redistricting Reform Act to create a nonpartisan redistricting commission.

Gay Rights

Support gay marriage?

Gun Control

Support more restrictive gun control legislation? Restrict semi-automatic weapons?

Labor

Support bill requiring 5 days of paid sick leave from companies with 15 or more workers?

Immigration

Support DREAM Act (DACA), allowing “Dreamers” who arrived illegally as children, then grew up in the US, to achieve legal status if meet certain conditions?

Marijuana

Legalize or decriminalize marijuana?

Ben Jealous (D)

Yes. Fully legalize marijuana, including diverse communities in licensing. Use tax revenues to pay for universal, full-day, pre-K education.

Minimum Wage

Raise state hourly minimum wage above current $7.25?

Voting Rules

Voting rights for felons?

Other candidates include Ian Schlakman (G) & Shawn Quinn (L). Due to lack of space we cannot include candidates polling less than 15%, but encourage you to check out their websites.