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Martin O'Malley


Martin O'Malley served as mayor of Baltimore from 1999 to 2006 and governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015. His data-driven system of performance management for Baltimore, known as Citistat, earned an Innovations in American Government Award, and in 2009 he was named one of Governing magazine's Public Officials of the Year.

O'Malley was a Democratic candidate for president in 2016; during his presidential run, Washingtonian magazine called him "probably the best manager in elected office today." During his time in office, he co-chaired mayoral and gubernatorial national task forces on homeland security.

Today O'Malley is a senior adviser on smart governance at Grant Thornton and also advises a number of technology companies. He lectures widely on topics including climate change, health care, the environment, education and smart cities. He is the author of Smarter Government: How to Govern for Results in the Information Age, published in 2019.

Watch and read the governor's annual address.