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Encyclopedia > Robert Ehrlich
Bob Ehrlich
Robert Ehrlich

In office
January 15, 2003 – January 17, 2007
Lieutenant(s) Michael S. Steele
Preceded by Parris Glendening
Succeeded by Martin O'Malley

Born November 25, 1957
Arbutus, Maryland
Political party Republican
Spouse Kendel Sibiski Ehrlich
Profession Attorney
Religion Methodist
For the entrepreneur and businessman, see Robert Ehrlich.

Robert Leroy "Bob" Ehrlich, Jr. (born November 25, 1957) is an American politician who served as the 60th Governor of Maryland from 2003 to 2007. A Republican, he became governor after defeating Democratic opponent Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, a member of the Kennedy family, 51%–48% in the 2002 elections. Prior to serving as governor, Ehrlich represented Maryland's 2nd Congressional district in the House of Representatives and was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (793x1011, 284 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Governor of Maryland List of Governors of Maryland Robert Ehrlich Government of Maryland Metadata This file contains additional... Robert L. Ehrlich, the 60th and current Governor of Maryland. ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD (or CE) era. ... Current Lt. ... Michael Steele Michael S. Steele (born October 19, 1958) is the current Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, having been elected on the same ticket as Governor Robert L. Ehrlich in 2002. ... Parris Nelson Glendening (born June 11, 1942), a member of the United States Democratic Party, was the 59th Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1995 to 2003. ... Martin Joseph Marty OMalley (born January 18, 1963) is a Democratic politician and the current Governor of Maryland, the states 61st. ... November 25 is the 329th (in leap years the 330th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Arbutus is a unincorporated community and a census-designated place located in Baltimore County, Maryland. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      For other uses, see Republican Party (disambiguation) or GOP (disambiguation). ... Kendel Sibiski Ehrlich is the former First Lady of Maryland. ... An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ... Methodism or the Methodist movement is a group of historically related denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... An entrepreneur (a loanword from French introduced and first defined by an Irish economist named Richard Cantillon) is a person who undertakes and operates a new enterprise or venture and assumes some accountability for the inherent risks. ... A businessman (sometimes businesswoman, female; or businessperson, gender neutral) is a generic term for a wide range of people engaged in profit-oriented enterprises, generally the management of a company. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... November 25 is the 329th (in leap years the 330th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert L. Ehrlich, the 60th and current Governor of Maryland. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      For other uses, see Republican Party (disambiguation) or GOP (disambiguation). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend (born July 4, 1951) was lieutenant governor of the U.S. state of Maryland from 1995 to 2003. ... John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy The Kennedy family is a prominent family in American politics and government descending from the marriage of Joseph P. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Categories: | ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      House of Representatives is a name used for legislative bodies in many countries. ... The Maryland House of Delegates is the lower house of the General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Maryland. ...

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Early life, career, and family

Bob was born in the small community of Arbutus, Maryland, located southwest of Baltimore and was raised in a Lutheran environment. After attending the Gilman School on a scholarship in Baltimore, he received degrees from Princeton University (1979), where he was the captain of the football team and a member of the Cap and Gown Club, and Wake Forest University Law School (1982). After he obtained his degrees, Ehrlich went to work for the Ober, Kaler, Grimes and Shriver law firm of Baltimore. In November 1986, Ehrlich won a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates, representing parts of Baltimore County from 1987 to 1995. Arbutus is a unincorporated community and a census-designated place located in Baltimore County, Maryland. ... Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more, Balmerr,Bodymore, Murderland Motto: The Greatest City in America (formerly The City That Reads; Get In On It is not the citys motto, but rather the advertising slogan of the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association; BELIEVE is not the... The Lutheran movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity by the original definition. ... Gilman School, originally named The Country School for Boys, is a private school founded in 1897 and located in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Princeton University is a coeducational private university located in Princeton, New Jersey in the United States of America. ... For the Smashing Pumpkins song, see 1979 (song). ... Cap and Gown Club, founded in 1891, is an eating club at Princeton University. ... Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Maryland House of Delegates is the lower house of the General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Baltimore County is a suburban county located in the northern portion of the State of Maryland. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Ehrlich married Kendel Sibiski in 1993. They have two sons, Drew Robert Ehrlich and Joshua Taylor Ehrlich. Kendel Sibiski Ehrlich is the former First Lady of Maryland. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


Congress

In 1993, 2nd district Representative Helen Delich Bentley announced she would be vacating her seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ehrlich decided to pursue the seat and announced his candidacy in November of the same year. 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Categories: | ... Congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley, R-Maryland, in an undated photo Helen Delich Bentley was born on November 28, 1923. ...


Ehrlich won the seat by a substantial margin, making himself one of the few leading Republican figures in the heavily Democratic state. During his term, he introduced legislation aimed at helping disabled people maintain employment, and supported harsher gun violence penalties. International Symbol of Accessibility A disability are a significantly restricted (or absent) ability, relative to an individual or group norm. ... Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold in the cafeteria at Columbine High School, shortly before committing suicide. ...


While in Congress, Ehrlich served on the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, where he further served on the subcommittees on health, telecommunications and the Internet, and environment and hazardous materials; the Congressional Biotechnology Caucus, where he served as cochairman; and the Congressional Steel Caucus. Telecommunication involves the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ...


Governor of Maryland

2002 Gubernatorial Election

In 2002, Governor Parris Glendening’s (D) second term was coming to a conclusion. While Glendening had been reelected by a substantial margin in 1998, the final years of his term were plagued by a personal marital crisis, and a large state budget deficit. The rural areas of Maryland—largely Republican—had long criticized Glendening for what they perceived as overzealous environmental regulations as well as ignoring their budgetary needs (bridges, highways, etc.). For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Parris Nelson Glendening (born June 11, 1942), a member of the United States Democratic Party, was the 59th Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1995 to 2003. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... A budget deficit occurs when an entity (often a government) spends more money than it takes in. ...


On March 15, 2002, Ehrlich announced his candidacy for the governorship. He attacked Glendening's record and his Democratic opposition, Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, and, if elected, promised to increase school funding, balance the budget, and to protect the Chesapeake Bay. Ehrlich chose as his running mate the attorney and Republican politician Michael S. Steele, an African American. March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend (born July 4, 1951) was lieutenant governor of the U.S. state of Maryland from 1995 to 2003. ... The Chesapeake Bay - Landsat photo The Chesapeake Bay where the Susquehanna River empties into it. ... Michael Steele Michael S. Steele (born October 19, 1958) is the current Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, having been elected on the same ticket as Governor Robert L. Ehrlich in 2002. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


During the election, Townsend was criticized for her choice of running mate; she picked retired Admiral Charles R. Larson, a novice politician who had switched parties only a few weeks before. The Townsend campaign was also hurt by the unpopularity of Governor Parris Glendening, who had implemented a redistricting proposal that was overturned by Maryland's highest court. Townsend's popularity continued to fall when it was reported that much of her campaign money was given by out-of-state donors; Ehrlich remained quiet while the Lt. Governor's poll numbers declined. Admiral is the rank, or part of the name of the ranks, of the highest naval officers. ... Admiral Charles Larson, 1988 Charles R. Larson is a retired four-star Admiral of the United States Navy. ... Parris Nelson Glendening (born June 11, 1942), a member of the United States Democratic Party, was the 59th Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1995 to 2003. ... The process known as redistricting in the United States and redistribution in many Commonwealth countries is the changing of political borders (in many countries, specifically the electoral district/constituency boundaries) usually in response to periodic census results. ...


Even though Maryland traditionally votes Democratic and had not elected a Republican governor in almost 40 years, Ehrlich won the race, becoming only the sixth Republican governor in state history, and the first since Spiro T. Agnew in 1967. Ehrlich won by 52% of the vote to Townsend's 47% and Libertarian Spear Lancaster's .68%. Spiro Theodore Agnew, born Spiro Anagnostopoulos (November 9, 1918–September 17, 1996), was the thirty-ninth Vice President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1973 under President Richard M. Nixon. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... The Libertarian Party is an American political party founded in 1971. ... Spear Lancaster was a Libertarian candidate for governor of Maryland in 2002; he received . ...


Tenure as governor

Ehrlich has styled "fiscal responsibility, education, health and the environment, public safety, and commerce" as the "Five Pillars" of his administration.


Ehrlich's policy is one in opposition of sales and income tax increases. An income tax is a tax levied on the financial income of persons, corporations or other legal entities. ...


The Chesapeake Bay Restoration Act was described by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation as the best thing for the Bay in a generation. Maryland's budget has been balanced every year during his tenure, and the state forecasts over a $1 billion surplus for the 2005 fiscal year. The $1.8 billion state budget deficit left by the previous administration has been eradicated during Ehrlich’s tenure. The unemployment rate has dropped significantly during this time, from 4.5% in 2003 to 4.1% in 2005, with a net increase of 76,000 jobs. [1]. Under Ehrlich's tenure Maryland has stayed a .5% or more below the national unemployment average.


Ehrlich has endorsed the Thornton Plan, which was passed by the Legislature in 2002 and named after Dr. Alvin Thornton. In part, this plan would grant extra money to poorer school systems and those in areas with a higher cost of living. [2] Ehrlich has funded k-12 education at the highest allocations in Maryland's history and has been an ardent supporter of education which has earned him an “A” from Education Week for public school standards and accountability. Opened the first ever public charter school, and funded the construction of 45 new schools, and full scale renovation of an additional 52 schools. He has invested record funding in Maryland Community Colleges as well as to Maryland's Historically Black Colleges. During the first budget deficit Ehrlich tried to gain more funding for education through slots revenues so that he would not have to make tough discretionary cuts to higher education (cuts he later restored when the fiscal storm cleared) [3]. Alvin Thornton, chairman of Howard Universitys political science department. ...


Ehrlich established a position in his cabinet for people with disabilities. The Secretary of Disabilities became the first cabinet level disabilities office in the nation. [citations needed] In 2006, he vetoed the "Fair Share Health Care Bill," also known as the WalMart Bill which required businesses with more that 10,000 employees in the state (effectively only WalMart) to either spend 8% of payroll on employee health care, or pay that amount to a state health program for the uninsured. [4]On Wednesday July 7, 2006, the Maryland law was overturned in federal court by U.S. District Judge Frederick Motz who ruled that the law would "hurt Wal-Mart by imposing the administrative burden of tracking benefits in Maryland differently than in other states." [1]


In 2004, Ehrlich signed the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Act, which funds upgrades of water treatment plants to reduce pollution discharge by a surcharge on business and residential water and septic bills. The resulting reduction in pollution into the bay is expected to meet approximately one-third of Maryland's obligations under the 2000 Chesapeake Bay Agreement.


Ehrlich has appointed a cabinet-level Homeland Security advisor. [citation needed] He opposed President Bush's 2006 approval for a U.A.E. firm to take control of six U.S. port operations, including those at the Port of Baltimore. [5]. (See Dubai Ports World controversy). For the NBC TV Movie starring Tom Skeritt, see Homeland Security (TV Movie). ... President Bush can refer to: George H. W. Bush (born 1924), the 41st President of the United States (1989–1993) and father of George W. Bush George W. Bush (born 1946), the 43rd President of the United States (2001–) and son of George H. W. Bush Category: ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This is a list of North American ports— shipping ports of North America. ... The DP World controversy began in February 2006 and rose to prominence as a national security debate in the United States. ...


In 2004, Ehrlich effectively ended the moratorium on executions that was instituted by his predecessor in May 2002. (See capital punishment in Maryland.) Since then, two men have been executed by the State, with Ehrlich denying clemency in both instances. In law, a moratorium (from Latin morari, to delay) is a legal authorization postponing for a specified time the payment of debts or obligations. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Capital punishment is a legal form of judicial punishment in the U.S. state of Maryland. ...


In 2003, Ehrlich abandoned the policy of his predecessor precluding persons serving life sentences from eligibility for executive clemency and promised to evaluate each request on a case-by-case basis.


Although he was entitled to memberahip in the National Governors Association, the Southern Governors' Association, and the Republican Governors Association, he was not actively involved in those organizations. The National Governors Association (NGA) is an organization of the governors of the fifty U.S. states and five U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). ... SGA Mission Statement In recent years, the South has become the dominant region in the country –– a region characterized by innovation, growth and opportunity. ... The Republican Governors Association is an association for governors in the United States who belong to the United States Republican Party. ...


In 2006, he became a member of the Capital-to-Capital Coalition. The Capital-to-Capital Coalition is a group of Washington, DC- area businesses and leaders who are dedicated to the establishment of a non-stop passenger air route between Washington, D.C. and Beijing, China. ...


Ehrlich portrayed a Maryland state trooper in an episode of the HBO drama The Wire. The episode was broadcast December 3, 2006. The Law Enforcemnt Arm in the State of Maryland. ... The Wire is an American television drama set and produced in Baltimore, Maryland. ...


Controversy

Veto of the "Wal-Mart" Health Care Bill

In January 2006, the Maryland Legislature passed the controversial "Fair Share Health Care Bill", over Ehrlich's also-controversial veto. The bill attracted national attention because it made Maryland the first state to require very large corporations to either spend 8% of their payroll on employee health care, or pay that amount to a state health-care fund. It became known as the "Wal-Mart Bill" because while it nominally applied to any corporation with more than 10,000 workers, in practice Wal-Mart was the only employer which met that threshold that did not already pay at least 8% of their payroll on employee health care. [6][7] Critics of the international discount chain claim that Wal-Mart's low wages force employees and their dependents to rely on state healthcare assistance. (See Wal-Mart Employee and Labor Relations). Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Criticism of Wal-Mart. ...


Supporters of the bill claimed that this veto showed Ehrlich, whose official biography describes him as "unapologetically pro-business," had sided with "big corporate interests rather than Maryland's working families." [8] For his part, Ehrlich called the bill the "first step toward government-run health care" by "anti-jobs lawmakers." He claimed that it would hurt low and middle-income consumers and was unfair to Wal-Mart. [9]. In the summer of 2006, a federal judge struck down the law as violating current Federal Law.

NIH Director Elias Zerhouni talks with Ehrlich following a speech by President George W. Bush in Bethesda, Maryland.
NIH Director Elias Zerhouni talks with Ehrlich following a speech by President George W. Bush in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Slot machines

In light of Marylands' budget deficit and Ehrlich’s staunch opposition to raising taxes, he has pursued slot machines as a means for raising revenue for the state. Ehrlich initially met with little success on the issue, and the House of Delegates continually voted down legislation. In early 2005, however, both the House of Delegates and the State Senate passed different sets of legislation allowing slot machines. Both bills varied too much for compromise, however, and died at the end of the legislative session. Slot machines in the Trump Taj Mahal A slot machine (American English), poker machine (Australian English), or fruit machine (British English) is a certain type of casino game. ... The Maryland State Senate is the upper house of the General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Maryland. ...


Ehrlich cited his reasons for needing slot machines in Maryland by examining the surrounding states of West Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania, all of which have slot machines legalized. He claims that hundreds of millions of dollars are lost to those states that could be kept in Maryland. Furthermore, most of the money that was expected to be generated from the slot machines was earmarked towards education, although often the state reduces education funding from the amount it would have spent by the amount the lottery brings in, cancelling the lottery's purported goal [10]. Much of the remaining funds were intended to support the state horse racing industry and retain the Preakness at Pimlico Race Course. Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... The Preakness Stakes is a classic 1 3/16 mile (1. ... Pimlico Race Course is a horse racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland, most famous for hosting the Preakness Stakes. ...


State House speaker Michael E. Busch (D) has steadfastly opposed slot machines in Maryland and has regularly clashed with State Senate president Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. (D). These actions divided both chambers of the Assembly as well as the Maryland Democratic party. Busch permitted passage of a bill allowing 9,500 slot machines.[11] Michael E. Busch (January 4, 1947–) is the current Speaker of the House in the Maryland House of Delegates in the United States. ... Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. ...


Following the failure of the slots initiative, Ehrlich predicted that no further slots bills would be passed during the next legislative session, and that the issue will remain under the table until after the 2006 gubernatorial election. [12] Some legislators tried to call a special session of the General Assembly to address slot machines. A referendum has also been discussed. Ballots of the Argentine plebiscite of 1984 on the border treaty with Chile A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite (from Latin plebiscita, originally a decree of the Concilium Plebis) is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ...


Bob Ehrlich also previously accepted campaign contributions from lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Ambramoff recently pleaded guilty to conspiracy, mail fraud, and tax evasion. He is a proponent of casinos and pleaded guilty to criminal charges stemming from his 2000 purchase of SunCruz Casinos.[13] After significant pressure from the media in the wake of Abramoff's multiple indictments, Ehrlich ultimately returned the disputed campaign funds.[citation needed] Abramoff on the cover of the January 16, 2006 issue of TIME magazine after pleading guilty earlier that month. ...


2006 gubernatorial election

On November 7, 2006, Ehrlich was defeated for re-election in the 2006 gubernatorial election by Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley. [14] Ehrlich's term as governor expired at noon on January 17, 2007.[15] He was the only incumbent governor to be defeated in 2006. November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Maryland gubernatorial election of 2006 was held on November 7, 2006. ... Martin Joseph Marty OMalley (born January 18, 1963) is a Democratic politician and the current Governor of Maryland, the states 61st. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD (or CE) era. ...


Life after the Governor's Office

Ehrlich stated on WBAL Radio that, at the present time, he does not have any interest in running for political office again. He has purchased a home in Annapolis. However, recently Ehrlich has stated that he will be active in campaigns and that he has been approached by possible Presidential campaigns of Republicans Rudy Giuliani of New York and Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts. [16] WBAL is the callsign of several broadcast stations in Baltimore, Maryland WBAL (AM) 1090 AM WBAL-TV channel 11 WBAL-FM is now WIYY-FM 97. ... City nickname: Americas Sailing Capital Location in the state of Maryland Founded 1649 Mayor Ellen O. Moyer (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 19. ... Rudolph William Louis Giuliani III KBE (born May 28, 1944) is an American lawyer and politican from the U.S. state of New York. ... Romney and his wife Ann with his parents, George W. Romney and Lenore Romney, in the West Wing Cabinet Room while his father served in President Nixons cabinet as Housing and Urban Development secretary (1969–1973). ...


On Wednesday, January 24, 2007, the former Governor and his wife Kendel were guest talk show hosts for WCBM AM radio's Tom Marr morning show. The former Governor always had a strong affinity for talk radio because it gave him an opportunity to promote his policies and platform to his base.


Governor Ehrlich and Mrs. Ehrlich are keeping their options open. There is a possiblity that he may run for political office in the forseeable future, however right now he has no plans to run for public office. It was reported that the Governor will be working on Mayor Rudy Guilliani's presidential campaign. The Governor has a strong friendship with Guillani whom has campaigned him on several occassions.


His wife was recently named a board member to the Bank of Annapolis.


Election history

Year Office Subject Party Votes Pct Opponent Party Votes Pct Opponent Party Votes Pct
1994 Congress, District 2 Robert Ehrlich Republican 125,162 62.74% Gerry Brewster Democrat 74,275 37.23%
1996 Congress, District 2 Robert Ehrlich Republican 143,075 61.83% Connie Dejuliis Democrat 88,344 38.17%
1998 Congress, District 2 Robert Ehrlich Republican 145,711 69.32% Kenneth Bosley Democrat 64,474 30.67%
2000 Congress, District 2 Robert Ehrlich Republican 178,556 68.56% Kenneth Bosley Democrat 81,591 31.33%
2002 Governor Robert Ehrlich Republican 879,592 51.55% Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Democrat 813,422 47.68% Spear Lancaster Libertarian 11,546 0.68%
2006 Governor Robert Ehrlich Republican 710,608 46.28% Martin O'Malley Democrat 813,468 53.67% Ed Boyd Green 16,598 1.06%

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References

  • Maryland Archives gubernatorial biography. [17]
  • Maryland Archives general biography. [18]
  • Congressional Quarterly election library. [19]
  • Ehrlich Firing Probe Advances [20]

See also

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External links

Political offices
Preceded by
Helen Delich Bentley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 2nd congressional district

1995-2003
Succeeded by
Dutch Ruppersberger
Preceded by
Parris N. Glendening
Governor of Maryland
2003 – 2007
Succeeded by
Martin O'Malley
Representatives to the 104th – 107th United States Congresses from Maryland
104th Senate: P. Sarbanes | B. Mikulski House: S. Hoyer | B. Cardin | K. Mfume | C. Morella | W. Gilchrest | R. Bartlett | A. Wynn | R. Ehrlich
105th Senate: P. Sarbanes | B. Mikulski House: S. Hoyer | B. Cardin | C. Morella | W. Gilchrest | R. Bartlett | A. Wynn | R. Ehrlich | E. Cummings
106th Senate: P. Sarbanes | B. Mikulski House: S. Hoyer | B. Cardin | C. Morella | W. Gilchrest | R. Bartlett | A. Wynn | R. Ehrlich | E. Cummings
107th Senate: P. Sarbanes | B. Mikulski House: S. Hoyer | B. Cardin | C. Morella | W. Gilchrest | R. Bartlett | A. Wynn | R. Ehrlich | E. Cummings

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