The Maryland judicial elections will consist of a primary on April 3rd and general election on November 6th. The filing deadline is January 11th. 
Seats up for election
The judges in the table below have seats that are up for election in 2012.
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Maryland primary results
As featured in JP Election Brief: Judicial primaries and candidates gearing up on April 5, 2012.
The state of Maryland held its primary election on April 3. Though the primaries are partisan, judges running for reelection do so without party designation and thus appear on both the Republican and Democratic ballots. A number of judges were unopposed for reelection. Here are the outcomes of the contested Circuit Court races:
- In the 2nd Circuit (Cecil County), Judges Jane Cairns Murray and Keith Baynes edged out challenger Michael D. Smigiel, Sr. All three candidates were filed on both the Democratic and Republican tickets. Murray and Baynes were both appointed in 2011 and are running for election to a full term.
- In the race for the 3rd Circuit, Harford County judgeship, incumbent Judge M. Elizabeth Bowen won in both primaries, receiving 74% of the Democratic votes and 54.8% of the Republican votes. She defeated challengers H. Edward Andrews, III and Steven J. Scheinin.
- The race for the 7th Circuit, St. Mary's County judgeship was competitive, with incumbent Judge David Wylie Densford taking 63% of the Democratic vote and challenger Joseph Michael Stanalonis taking 66.1% of the Republican vote. The two will face off in what should be a close general election.