On May 14, Maryland will hold a primary election ahead of November’s general election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

On the ballot in May, in addition to candidates for president of the United States, will be candidates for the U.S. Senate, representatives to U.S. Congress, judges for the Maryland Circuit Court in Prince George’s County, and delegates to each party’s national conventions.

Early voting is available May 2 through May 9 at early voting centers. 

Any voter may vote by mail; requests for mail-in ballots, for those not already on the permanent mail-in voter list, must be submitted May 10. To check your registration and request a mail-in ballot, go to tinyurl.com/58kebv8h.

We’re focusing our guide on two races.

Democrats running for the U.S House of Representatives, Maryland District 4, which includes most of Prince George’s County. The Republican candidate, George McDermott, is running unopposed.

You will find this guide below.

Judges running in a contested primary to serve on the Maryland Circuit Court of Prince George’s County (part of Maryland Circuit 7).

You will find this guide at the link here: Judicial Election Guide.

We chose these races because Prince George’s County voters will decide them. Also, it can be harder to find information on these races than on the statewide senate race or the national presidential race. 

We reached out to each candidate in early March to ask them about their campaigns. 

You’ll find their responses listed alphabetically by last name. In fairness to all candidates, we edited only for spelling, capitalization and punctuation.

Democrats running for the U.S House of Representatives, Maryland District 4



As of press time, Joseph Gomes had not responded to Streetcar Suburbs News’ requests for information. 


GFI headshot 15Age: 63 

Day job: Congressman, proudly representing Maryland’s Fourth Congressional District

Community involvement: Cheverly soccer coach 1997, Prince George’s County state’s attorney 2003-11, member of Congress 2023-present

Statement to voters: I’m running for reelection to continue delivering on behalf of the Fourth Congressional District. In this term, we have lowered prescription drug medication costs for thousands of residents. I am proud of the work my office has done connecting constituents with much-needed resources during their times of need.


Emmett JohnsonAge: 44

Day job:  I am the principal agent and owner of Mid Atlantic Insurance Financial. I started the company in 2011. I enjoy providing local jobs and having an impact on my employee’s lives.  Prior to that, I played professional football after my college career at Virginia Tech.  

Community involvement: I have been coaching kids’ athletics, which includes flag football and track.

Statement to voters: I am running because I bring a fresh, new perspective, as I am not a politician. I am an entrepreneur with a track record of getting things done and knowing what it takes to imagine, create, build and nurture opportunities until they make an impact on everyone I lead and represent. I know I can do that for District 4 of Maryland, and the American people.


Gabriel Njinimbot e1712200704240Age: 50 

Day job: Entrepreneur and author 

Community involvement: 

  • President of Bali Cultural Association-U.S.A, 7 years 
  • Participated in elections in the City of Laurel 
  • Participated in meetings with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America 
  • Participated in meetings with Progressive Maryland
  • Participated in rallies on rent stabilization with CASA and Prince George’s County councilmembers
  • Attend town halls in the City of Laurel
  • Attend PTSA meetings at Laurel High School, Middle and elementary school in Laurel 
  • Attend several local churches 
  • Door knocking and phone banking for Progressive Maryland
  • Attended civil rights activities at Capitol Hill 

Statement to voters: We can no longer settle for the status quo. It’s time for a new generation of leaders to emerge with new ideas. I am running to give back to the very country that has made me who I am. Coming from Africa 25 years ago with just $100 in my possession, I went from cleaning dishes at a seafood restaurant in College Park, to securing outposts, to being a computer consultant. I worked for Baltimore City’s information technology office for 18 years, Prince George’s County for two years, obtained a law degree with the help of student loans, became an entrepreneur, and raised a family of three children attending our public schools at elementary, high school, and Towson University. I am running because the old guards have burned up their mandates, served their country, and should give way to those who are eager, passionate and yearning to serve. The times have changed and this should be reflected in our political system. That’s why I am running for Congress, and I am ready to serve!