|First Lady of Maryland|
January 17, 2007 – January 21, 2015
|Preceded by||Kendel Sibiski Ehrlich|
August 18, 1962
|Relations||J. Joseph Curran, Jr. (father) and Robert W. Curran (uncle)|
|Children||Grace, Tara, William, and Jack|
|Alma mater||Towson State University (1985), University of Baltimore School of Law (1991)|
She is the daughter of Barbara Marie (née Atkins) and former state Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. Her educational background includes attending high school at Notre Dame Preparatory School and earning an undergraduate degree from Towson State University and a law degree from the University of Baltimore. While attending law school, she met and married fellow law student Martin O'Malley in 1990. She and her husband have four children, Grace, Tara, William, and Jack.
Upon graduation from law school in 1991, she accepted a job as an Assistant State Attorney in Baltimore County, serving in that post until her appointment as a judge. In August 2001, then-Governor Parris Glendening appointed her to a 10-year term, expiring in 2011, as an Associate Judge for the First District Court of Maryland, encompassing the city of Baltimore.
O'Malley became First Lady of Maryland in January 2007 when her husband took office as Governor. As a judge, she is prohibited by judicial code of conduct to join her husband in partisan campaign events.
As a judge, O'Malley serves on the steering committee of the Maryland/Leningrad Region Rule of Law Partnership. In her combined role as first lady, she has welcomed judges' delegations annually from Saint Petersburg, Russia, to Government House for receptions and working dinners. In February 2008, O'Malley and others led a reciprocal visit to Saint Petersburg to work on domestic-violence prevention and prosecution.
- "Catherine Curran O'Malley". www.msa.md.gov. Maryland State Archives. Retrieved January 24, 2010.
- "Support From the Sidelines". washingtonpost.com. Washington Post. August 5, 2006. Retrieved October 2, 2014.
- "First Lady and Judge Katie O'Malley Goes the Extra Mile". openworld.gov. Open World Leadership Center. February 13, 2009. Retrieved January 21, 2010.[dead link]
Kendel Sibiski Ehrlich
|First Lady of Maryland
January 17, 2007 – Present