Meet Rich Madaleno
Senator Rich Madaleno is the Democrat best positioned to defeat Republican incumbent Larry Hogan and win the 2018 Maryland gubernatorial election. Rich Madaleno is one of the most influential leaders in Maryland politics today. Since his election in 2002, Rich has passed vital economic, education, environmental, and transportation legislation, and is recognized as the “go-to expert” on budget issues.
The first openly gay person elected to the Maryland House and Senate, Madaleno has been at the forefront of every LGBT policy victory in Maryland for twenty years. Rich is a vocal critic of Governor Hogan’s continued attempts to finance tax cuts by cutting critical state programs on which Maryland families depend.
Rich grew up in Silver Spring and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Syracuse University. He and his husband, Mark, live in Kensington with their two children.

A BUDGETARY WIZARD

“Senator Madaleno is Montgomery County’s budgetary wizard who translates the progressive priorities of our delegation every day into the dollars and cents of the state budget.”
Representative Jamie Raskin
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Meet Jackson

Meet Jackson, Rich’s 10 year old son. He loves traveling around Maryland and thinks his Dad will be a great Governor for Maryland kids and their families.

Mean Tweets

Check out Rich and his husband Mark sharing some Mean Tweets and talking about National Coming Out Day.

Praise for Madaleno

Join me in my vision for Maryland, where we look toward 2050, not back to 1950.  A vision where we provide a debt-free education, ensure healthcare as a right, and position Maryland as a leader in green jobs and energy.
Rich Madaleno

Senator Madaleno is Montgomery County’s budgetary wizard who translates the progressive priorities of our delegation every day into the dollars and cents of the state budget.

Representative Jamie Raskin D MD 8th District

Since being elected to office, Rich has succeeded in passing vital legislation on economic, education, environmental and transportation issues. He is recognized as the “go-to expert” on budget issues.

The Victory Fund 2017 Endorsement

There are very few people who understand the state’s budgets and its impact on real people as he does and there are even fewer who can make those budget issues make sense to ordinary people.

Pat Murray Former MD Party Executive Director

He is an expert in tax and budget matters and a pioneer in bringing marriage equality to Maryland, and he has been a force in keeping college affordable.

Washington Post 2014 Endorsement

Madaleno has become a one-man truth squad. No one in the legislature has so consistently questioned the governor’s policies and the arguments behind them – especially on fiscal matters.

Josh Kurtz Maryland Matters Blog

Montgomery County Democrat Richard S. Madaleno Jr., is known primarily as the Senate’s fiscal expert, a respected lawmaker with a mastery of the budget, a winning personality.

Washingtonian 2012