MSBA Connects with the Candidates

For 125 years, MSBA has been the home of the entire legal profession. We continue to serve our members and the public by connecting with important leaders around the state and talking about the issues that matter to you. Join us as we speak with candidates for Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor, and Governor throughout the year.


 

June 2022: Lieutenant Governor Candidate Interviews

We interviewed the following Lieutenant Governor candidates at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. All candidates were invited to discuss their platform and vision for the future of Maryland.

  1. Watch an overall recap
  2. Christiana Logansmith (Libertarian – David Lashar campaign)  
  3. Gordana Schifanelli (Republican – Dan Cox campaign)  
  4. Monique Anderson-Walker (Democrat – Peter Franchot campaign)  
  5. Justinian Dispenza (Democrat – Jerome Segal campaign)  
  6. Candace Hollingworth (Democrat – Doug Gansler campaign)  
  7. Aruna Miller (Democrat – Wes Moore campaign)  
  8. Michelle Siri (Democrat – John King campaign)

Christiana Logansmith (Libertarian – David Lashar campaign)

Gordana Shifanelli (Republican – Dan Cox campaign)

Monique Anderson-Walker (Democrat – Peter Franchot campaign)

Justinian Dispenza (Democrat – Jerome Segal campaign)

Candace Hollingworth (Democrat – Doug Gansler campaign)

Aruna Miller (Democrat – Wes Moore campaign)

Michelle Siri (Democrat – John King campaign)

 

June 2022: Gubernatorial Candidate Interviews

We recently interviewed the following Republican gubernatorial candidates at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (full interviews below).

  1. Robin Ficker (recap)
  2. Joe Werner (recap)

Robin Ficker

Joe Werner

 

June 2022: Primary Gubernatorial Forums

MSBA recently hosted non-partisan Gubernatorial Forums to offer voters and colleagues in the legal profession an opportunity to learn candidate positions on the most pressing issues facing the state and legal vocation. The discussions can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

The Democratic Forum took place in-person and via livestream on June 1, 2022, at the Legal Summit in Ocean City.

Dick Uliano, WTOP Washington broadcast and digital journalist, moderated with Pamela Wood, who covers Maryland politics and government for The Baltimore Banner. The MSBA invited all Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates to participate in these Forums.

Confirmed Republican candidate:

  • Kelly Shulz

Confirmed Democratic candidates:

  • Rushern Baker
  • Jon Baron
  • Doug Gansler
  • John King
  • Jerome Segal
 

Maryland Attorney General Candidate Interviews

We recently interviewed the following candidates for Maryland Attorney General (full interviews below):

  1. U.S. Representative Anthony Brown (recap)
  2. James Shalleck (recap)
  3. Hon. Katie O’Malley (recap)
  4. Councilman Michael Peroutka (recap)


 

December 2021: Gubernatorial Candidate Interviews

These interviews, filmed at Stevenson University December 6-10, 2021, provide non-partisan political perspective and engagement.

Rewatch Gubernatorial Interviews Day 1 – Rushern Baker, Jon Baron, Peter Franchot

Rewatch Gubernatorial Interviews Day 2 – Kelly Schulz, Ashwani Jain, David Lashar

Rewatch Gubernatorial Interviews Day 3 – Doug Gansler, Wes Moore, Tom Perez

Rewatch Gubernatorial Interviews Day 4 – John King

“Presenting the premier interviews and forums to Maryland lawyers and the public is an opportunity we’re incredibly honored to spearhead as we offer potential candidates a platform to present their plan on moving our state forward in 2022 and beyond,” said Natalie McSherry, President of the Maryland State Bar Association. “We look forward to hearing from the panel of aspiring individuals running for Governor and are pleased to provide increased exposure and educational opportunities to our colleagues in the legal profession.”