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Local County and City Officials

The 24 Maryland counties (including Baltimore City) each has elected officials to govern the local jursidction. While some county government combine executive and legislative authority in a single Council, the largest have a mayor or county executive and a city or county council. County governments are responsible for:

  • Education - through school boards most of which are elected

  • Criminal Justice - through elected Sheriffs, State's Attorneys and Judges (the other elective offices this year are largely administrative: Circuit Court Clerk, Register of Wills, and Orphans Court Judges)

  • Environment - through planning and zoning

  • Healthcare - through appointed health officials

  • Civil rights - through criminal justice systems as well as appointed civil rights commissions and agencies

  • Immigration enforcement - through criminal justice systems as well as executive actions and county ordinances

In addition, some incorporated municipalities (towns, cities) also have elected officials to govern them.

The following counties have local elections in 2022 that are contested (i.e. more than one candidate emerging from the primaries):

  • Allegany County 

    • County Commissioners (3) – x candidates

    • Cumberland City Council (2) - x candidates

  • Anne Arundel County

    • County Executive (1) - x candidates​

    • County Council - 6 Districts - x candidates each

    • Sheriff (1) - x candidates

  • Baltimore County

  • Baltimore City

    • Mayor - 

    • City Council President - 

    • Comptroller - 

    • City Council - 14 districts

  • Calvert County

    • County Commissioners - ? at large - x candidates, plus 3 districts, x candidates each​

  • Caroline County

  • Carroll County

  • Cecil County

    • County Executive - ​

    • County Council - 2 districts

  • Charles County

  • Dorchester County

    • County Council - 3 districts - x candidates each​

  • Frederick County

  • Garrett County​

  • Harford County

  • Howard County

  • Kent County

  • Montgomery County

  • Prince George's County

  • Queen Anne's County​

  • St. Mary's County

  • Somerset County

  • Talbot County

  • Washington County 

    • Mayor of Hagerstown - 

    • Hagerstown City Council - 

  • Wicomico County

  • Worcester County

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