Of the more than 40 states that have an elected office of Lieutenant Governor, Maryland is one of a handful that has never elected a sitting or ex-LG to the office of Governor. The state’s former Republican LG Michael Steele (2003-2007) is considering a run for governor in 2022. Democratic predecessors Blair Lee III (lost 1978 primary), Melvin Steinberg (lost 1994 primary), Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (lost 2002 general), and Anthony Brown (lost 2014 general) all failed before him. [Lee did serve as acting governor for 17 months from 1977-1979]. Maryland did not have a lieutenant governor for more than 100 years from 1869 to 1971. Note: Utah got off this list in 2020 when Spencer Cox became the first LG elected to that state’s highest office.