Perry Hall resident Brian Vaeth is an ex-Baltimore City firefighter who owns his own solar energy business.
Vaeth filed the necessary paperwork with the Maryland State Board of Elections last week.
“There’s an inability of our representatives to do the right thing,” Vaeth told WBAL.com.
“If there is a change that needs to be made legislatively, we’ll do it.”
Vaeth’s running mate will be Duane “Shorty” Davis, who, in 2011, was acquitted of all charges after he put an empty toilet with newspaper clippings inside in front of the old Baltimore County Courthouse.
Davis told WBAL that he can convince African-Americans and other minorities to vote for the Republican party.
“The Republican Party needs our votes. They need youth. They need people of color, so we’re going to work this thing out. What I’m bringing to the table, no body else brings, because I can bridge that gap. I can go places that Republicans can’t go,” Davis said.
The pair represent the first Republican ticket to submit paperwork to get on the gubernatorial ballot.