Martin O’Malley is a Democratic candidate for the office of President of the United States in 2016. He made his announcement on May 30, 2015, becoming the third Democratic candidate to enter the race.
O’Malley served as the governor of Maryland from January 17, 2007, to January 21, 2015. He served as the chair of the Governor’s Executive Council from 2007 to 2015 and the co-chair of the Council of Governors from 2013 to 2015. Prior to his gubernatorial career, O’Malley served as the mayor of Baltimorefrom 1999 to 2007.
O’Malley previously stated on January 8, 2015, “I’m very seriously considering running in 2016. Right now, my primary responsibility is to move my family back to Baltimore, which I will do in another week. So I’m going to be taking some time over the next couple of months to get my family situated.” Seventeen presidents have also served as governors.