Election season is officially upon us! The governorship and every seat in the legislature is on the ballot in 2018. Primary Day is on June 26 and the General Election will be November 6. Gov. Hogan, a popular Republican in a traditionally heavily Democratic state, faces an uphill battle. The field for the Democratic nomination currently has eight active candidates. Across the country, a blue wave is expected in November, with many Republicans expected to be unseated by Democrats. Maryland’s legislature currently stands at 123 Democrats to 64 Republicans. But no matter how the votes fall across party lines, the legislature is sure to include a lot of new faces in 2019–nearly 20% of senators have announced they will not run for re-election.