Ervin Announces Run for Governor in Place of Kamenentz

Ballots will not be reprinted according to state board of elections

Valerie Ervin announced Thursday that she will run for Maryland governor in place of Kevin Kamenetz who died suddenly nearly two weeks ago. Ervin was running as lieutenant governor on the ticket with Kamenetz. Ervin has selected Marisol Johnson, a former Baltimore County school board member, as her running mate. 

Maryland’s Democratic primary is June 26, with early voting beginning June 14. Nine Democrats are competing for the party’s nomination.

With millions of ballots already printed and delivered, the Maryland Board of Elections has determined that it is not possible to reprint the ballots with Ervin at the top of the ticket. Instead, elections officials are determining how they will notify voters of the change in the ticket.