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Calvert County Candidates

 

Elections: 2018
 

Find your voting district, polling places, and information on your current representatives by entering your information here.

General Election - November 6, 2018, 7 am until 8 pm

  • Early Voting for the General Election
    Thursday, October 25, 2018 through Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 10 am until 8 pm.

 

Your 2018 Democratic Slate:

Governor/Lt. Governor: Ben Jealous and Susan Turnbull
Comptroller: Peter Franchot
Attorney General: Brian E. Frosh
U.S. Senator: Ben Cardin
U.S. House: Steny H. Hoyer
State Senate District 27: Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr.
State Senate District 29: Thomas Brewer
House of Delegates 27B: Michael A. Jackson
House of Delegates 27C: Jason T. Fowler
House of Delegates 29C: Julia Margaret Nichols
County Commissioner At Large: Greg Brown
County Commissioner At Large: Matt Bennett
County Commissioner District 1: Tricia V. Powell
County Commissioner District 2: Susie Hance-Wells
County Commissioner District 3: Holly Heintz Budd
Clerk of the Circuit Court: Kathy P. Smith
Register of Wills: Margaret H. Phipps
Judge of the Orphans' Court: Tammy Fowler
Judge of the Orphans' Court: Thomas M. Pelagatti
Sheriff: Michael Hawkins


The Calvert County Democratic Central Committee would like to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who ran this primary season. We are a better Party thanks to all contributions and we look forward to working with each candidate going forward and in future races.

 

View local Primary Election Results here.

Use the Candidates Link above to get to know your local Calvert Candidates.

Use the Voter Services Link above to prepare to VOTE in Calvert County.

 

 

Local CCDCC Members Sworn In

Posted 08 August 2018

It was a full house at the IBEW building in Lanham for the 2018 Maryland Democratic Central Committee swearing in. Following a moving speech by the Democratic Candidate for Governor, Ben Jealous then personally conducted the oath of office and posed for pictures with each county's delegation. Of interest on that day, 58% of the Maryland Democratic Committee members elected in 2018 were elected to their first terms. Our Democratic Party is energized with a lot of new ideas and enthusiasm. We’re looking forward to the progress we can achieve with hard work over the term ahead. As always, if you have thoughts or ideas how we can better serve Calvert County, please contact us.

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Hoyer Luncheon

CCDCC Hoyer Luncheon

Join Rep. Hoyer at his16th Annual Women's Equality Day Luncheon at College Park Marriott in Hyattsville, where we will receive greetings from women leaders across the 5th Congressional District.

The keynote speaker is the honorable Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton.

 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

11:00AM - 2:00PM

College Park Marriott

3501 University Blvd E

Hyattsville, MD 20783

 

Please RSVP by Thursday, August 16th, 2018.

Space is limited, so guests must RSVP in advance.

Invitations are non-transferrable.

Event Date

Thomas Brewer Meet and Greet

The Riverside Democratic Club is sponsoring a Meet and Greet with Tom Brewer, the Democratic Candidate for State Senate on Monday, August 13th, at 2:00 PM in the Clubhouse  Lounge.  I hope many of you can attend.  To find out more about him, visit his website: www.brewerforMDsenate.com. He is also on Facebook.

Event Date

Julia Nichols Birthday Bash

CCDCC Julia Nichols

This is a free event, family-friendly event with cake, snacks, and drinks for everyone. There will be some excellent guest speakers as well as some games. It will be our last big event to launch us into the drive to Election Day! We hope to see everybody there!

Event Date

CCDCC Booth Wine and Funk Festival

Join the Calvert County Democratic Club at the 4th Annual Southern Maryland Wine, Jazz, R&B, and Funk Festival on Saturday, August 18th . Pick any 2-hour shift from 10am to 8:30pm. Come and say hi to your friends and neighbors while enjoying great music, excellent food, beer and wine, and fun activities. The Democratic Club will be talking to passersby, handing out some information, and promoting Democratic values during the event, so make sure to stop by and show your support.

If you can come out to work the table, please contact Jeanette and let her know!

Encourage your favorite Candidates to attend as well; there will be many Calvert voters walking by and this is an excellent opportunity to meet them.

CCDCC At the Wine and Funk Festival

 

Event Date

CCDWC At North Beach Farmers' Market

Join the Calvert County Democratic Women’s Club at the North Beach Farmer’s Market on Friday, August 10th from 6 to 8:30. Come and say hi to your Club friends while enjoying seasonal delights from local farms including, fresh, flavorful fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, cheese, meat, seafood, fresh-baked goods, cut flowers, and bedding plants. You can sample the wines from Calvert County wineries and enjoy viewing some of the coolest vehicles in the area at the Classic Car Cruise-In. The Democratic Women’s Club will be talking to passersby, handing out some information, and promoting Democratic values during the event, so make sure to stop by and show your support.

If you can come out to work the table, please contact Jeanette and let her know!

Encourage your favorite Candidates to attend as well; there will be many Calvert voters walking by and this is an excellent opportunity to meet them. Contact the Democratic Women’s Club for more information.

CCDWC Farmers Market

 

Event Date

Reminder to Candidates and Civic Groups

Posted 31 July 2018

The Calvert County Democratic Central Committee would like to remind all candidates to respect the laws and the wishes of private property owners regarding sign placements.

Many Democratic signs were improperly placed throughout the County over the weekend.  These signs were not placed by this Committee, nor anyone running for office to represent Calvert County, nor with the knowledge of any of the former.

If such a sign was placed on your property without your consent and you want it removed, it will be removed within 24 hours of request with our apologies and no questions asked.

If you believe that a sign placement violates statute, let us know and it will be removed within 24 hours of request with our apologies and no questions asked.

Please send all removal requests to info@calvertdemocrats.com.

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National Night Out Voter Registration

The Democratic Women's Club is hosting 3 Outreach booths and Voter Registration Tables during National Night Out, August 7th from 5pm to 8pm. We need volunteers to staff all 3 booths. One is in Lusby and two are in Prince Frederick. Sign Up Here or call (410) 535-0585 to volunteer.

Hundreds of people, especially young families with children, come to these events. We have small toys, flags, and water squirt toys (not water guns) to hand out. 

We are looking for donations of small candy items that will not melt. 

But, most of all we are looking for people to be at the booths. Young members would be great as it is generally a young crowd. And, we will need at least one person per booth who has been certified to register voters. Please help us reach out to these communities by volunteering at one of these booths

Event Date

Become a Member of the CCDCC

August 9th Deadline to Apply:

Gender-Balanced Member:

 

The Calvert County Democratic Central Committee seeks one woman, registered Democrat and residing within Calvert County, to fill the gender-balancing seat on the Committee. The CCDCC by-laws, in co-ordination with the Maryland State Party by-laws, require that the Committee consist of equal numbers, male and female, as members of the Committee. The voters of Calvert have elected four women and five men to the Central Committee.

 

Committee Members serve a four-year term working to promote Democratic values throughout the County and State. Members, whenever possible, are expected to engage in: monthly Committee meetings, Party activities and events, Democratic campaign support, and various community events. Other Member responsibilities consist of steering the local Democratic Party in accordance with Party principles.  

 

“We have a great team here with a lot of energy and enthusiasm, and we’re going to do a lot of good,” states newly-elected Chair, David Salazar, at the first of the 2018-2022 Calvert County Democratic Central Committee. If you would like to be part of that work, have a say in the direction of the local Party, and are a woman who is a Calvert County registered Democrat, please submit your resume to: info@CalvertDemocrats.com by August 9th.
 

Associate Member:

The Calvert County Democratic Central Committee is currently accepting applications for Associate Members. Associate Members are very similar to elected members, with only a few exceptions. If you would like to help promote Democratic values in Calvert County, have a say in the direction of the local Party, and are a Calvert County registered Democrat, please submit your resume by August 9th to: info@CalvertDemocrats.com.

 

 

Event Date

2018-2022 Calvert County Democratic Central Committee

Your New Local Party MembersCCDCC

The first meeting of the 2018-2022 Calvert County Democratic Central Committee was productive and energetic. An Executive Board was elected, communications and campaign coordination strategies were discussed, and two committee chairs were appointed. For bios and personal statements from your Committee Members, click here.

Executive Board:

Chair, David Salazar (District 1)
Vice Chair, Helenmary Ball (At Large)
Treasurer, Beth Swoap (District 1)
Secretary, Jeanette Flaim (District 3, Events Chair)
Chair Emeritus, Hagner Mister (District 2)

Members:

Missy Miller (District 3)
Mike Fitton (At Large, Communications Chair)
Jeff Long (At Large)
Brett Pyka (District 2)

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Pre-Election Rally

Posted 28 June 2018

CCDCC Pre Election Rally
Photography graciously provided by Becky Ferrenz

 

 

Calvert Democrats made a strong showing on Saturday, June 23rd for a pre-election rally at the headquarters building in Prince Frederick. We were honored to be joined by Congressman Steny Hoyer, who met with precinct captains before addressing the crowd. Congressman Hoyer spoke about the importance of the coming election and how the very pillars of our democratic process are under attack. We were also pleased to be joined by Maryland Senate President Mike Miller, Delegate Michael A. Jackson and many other local Democratic candidates. The pre-election rally was a big success, and special thanks should go out to all the volunteers who planned this event and showed up early on a Saturday morning to make sure everything went smoothly.

 

 

 

CCDCC Pre_Election Rally              CCDCC

 

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Early Voting Turnout High

Posted 22 June 2018

More and more voters across the state are choosing the convenience of Early Voting. This year in Calvert early voting is up by more than 50% from 2014. The Democratic tent was up at the Board of Elections for the duration and we got to talk to a lot for people going in to make their selection. There were also a bunch of local candidates on hand to explain their positions and help voters make up their minds. All our volunteers were pleased to talk with the early voters and give them candidate information. On Sunday, Trish Weaver graced both the Democratic and Republican tents with hot cookies and cold cucumber/mint water, delicious!

CCDCC Early voting tent

On Primary Day, THIS TUESDAY June 26th, we will need many more volunteers to staff a tent at EACH of Calvert’s 23 precincts. We still need many more volunteers, so please sign up today. It's critical that we have Democrats at every voting location. You can just work a couple of hours before or after you plan to vote, or you can sign up for more than one shift. Please sign up here today or you can contact us by phone: 410.414.3660 or email: CCDemOffice@gmail.com!

 

 

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Phone Banking

CCDCC Phone Banking

The Calvert Democratic Club is reaching out to registered Democrats who voted in 2016 but not in 2014 to see what issues matter to them and encourage them to come out for this year's mid-term elections. If you've never made calls before, don't be afraid to give it a try. We know it can seem intimidating, but it's also rewarding to talk to fellow Democrats who are fired up about what's going on locally and nationally. Several volunteers have said it was easier than they thought and that any nervousness faded away quickly. And remember that you won't be making calls alone, and that someone will be there to walk you through any issues. A new volunteer can get trained on the system and ready to make calls in about 10 minutes. There are a lot of Democrats who didn't vote in 2014 that we need to get in touch with, so even if you can only sign up for one session a month, or can only make it for an hour, please consider pitching in.

 

The Club will be hosting two sessions a week - Sundays from 12-2pm and Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm at Democratic Headquarters in Prince Frederick. You can sign up for this session here.

If you have any questions about phone banking, please email calvertdemclub@gmail.com

 

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Issues Task Force Preparing for 2018 Elections

CCDCCPosted 01 February 2018

The Calvert County Democratic Central Committee has had a small group working on issues development for the last year. The goal of the Task Force is to provide Democratic candidates background knowledge on a range of issues which may be of importance to their constituents, but may not be in their specific background. They determinedly avoid taking a stance on any of these issues so that the candidates have the room to develop their own positions and speak to how they feel about the issue.

Throughout the first half of the year the Issues Task Force focused on the issue of addiction with an emphasis on the opioid epidemic. By identifying the stakeholders on the issue in Calvert County, interviewing them, building background through research, and coalescing those pieces together, the team was able to put together a document which summarizes the problems, the attempts at solutions in the past, and the hypotheses for solutions in the future. From here, candidates can read the information and come to their own conclusions about the extent of the issue and the solutions they will propose

In September, the issues team made the final interim report on addiction. Members of the Women’s Club very kindly agreed to take over the maintenance of the addiction issue to keep the report and files current for the candidates moving forward. This was accomplished through those Club representatives joining the task force along with two representatives from the Riverside Club. That addition helps provide freedom to the team to pursue additional issues, while also bringing new thoughts and perspectives to the team going forward. The Democratic Central Committee is very appreciative of both clubs joining this important effort.

In October, the team had grown to the point that it was feasible to handle two issues concurrently. They began by tackling affordable housing and then added education. While both of these issues are very broad in their own right, both could play very large roles in the 2018 elections in Calvert County. The Central Committee is working hard to ensure that Calvert Democratic candidates are well-prepared for any questions voters may pose.

 

 

Calvert Democrats New Bumper Sticker: Get Yours Today!

Posted 05 September 2017

You may have already seen some cars in Calvert County featuring a bumper sticker with the slogan “HEAL AMERICA.” This new slogan is an attempt to demonstrate that Democrats are in Calvert and ready to work to work to ease the divide evident in our politics and our nation.

Heal America

HEAL AMERICA is a rallying cry for Democrats which defines a VISION for all Americans. It will take all of us working together to move forward with compassionate and responsible action.

The lack of civility caused by political extremes has brought our national problem-solving to a screeching halt. Through compromise, we again can raise the good of the country over political idealism.

Once we have restored honest and civil political discourse, the country can get on with the tasks necessary to keep it great. They include:

  • Fixing healthcare
  • Repairing infrastructure
  • Providing jobs and training
  • Reforming campaign finance
  • Making education effective
  • Sustaining Social Security
  • Strengthening foreign relations
  • Reducing drug use
  • Caring for the environment
  • Guaranteeing equal rights

HEAL AMERICA - Put Americans to work with jobs and training programs.
HEAL AMERICA - Focus on disease prevention and effective addiction programs to reduce the burden of treatment and rehabilitation.
HEAL AMERICA - Cooperate and compromise to solve critical problems.

All Calvert residents, stop by any of our upcoming meetings, or the Democratic Headquarters during office hours (Mon., Wed., and Fri. from 12:30 to 3pm) and pick yours up free! Residents of other counties and states, please send $2 and a self-addressed stamped envelope to George Stewart Brown, 10375 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, MD  20685.  Contact us with questions or for more information.

 

 

 

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Events and Contacts

Calvert County Democratic Women’s Club

CCDWC

Regular meetings held on the first Tuesday of each month.
*Note Irregular Meeting Schedule in August Due to Outreach Event*
Next meeting on Tuesday, August 14th, 6pm social dinner, 7pm business meeting at
Adam’s Taphouse in Prince Frederick.
Guest Speaker will be Democratic Candidate for Lt. Governor, Susie Turnbull.

Back-to-School Drive: Please bring school supplies.
Contact Democratic Women’s Club for more info:
CCDWomensClub@gmail.com
Like and follow the Democratic Women’s Club on Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

Calvert County Democratic Central CommitteeCCDCC

Regular meetings held on the third Thursday of each month.
Next meeting on Thursday, August 16th at 6:30pm at Harriet Elizabeth Brown Center, Room 118. 

Contact the Central Committee for more information: www.CalvertDemocrats.com/Contact
Like and follow the Democratic Central Committee on Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

Calvert County Democratic ClubCCDCC Club

Regular meetings held on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
Next meeting on Tuesday, August 28th, 6:30pm food/drinks, 7pm business meeting at Adam’s Taphouse in Prince Frederick.
The Club is collecting donations for End Hunger Calvert County, please bring items
from this list.
Contact the Democratic Club for more info:
CalvertDemClub@gmail.com
Like and follow the Democratic Club on Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

 

Consider Giving Some of Your Time to Turning Out the Vote

Posted on 25 August 2017CCDCC

With the 2018 elections fast approaching the Central Committee is in need of volunteers to turn out the vote in Calvert County! While the CCDCC always operates with a volunteer force managing the Headquarters, running food drives, and performing various community outreach programs, election years present a great many more tasks. We need volunteers to staff information booths at community events and at polls on election days. With over 35 thousand registered Democratic or unaffiliated voters to get in touch with in the next year, the Calvert Democrats need people to begin phone-banking and door-knocking right away. If we are going to turn out a democratic election in Calvert County in 2018, we need to start canvassing now. If you can spare a few hours a week to this, please get in touch with us right away.

 

 

 

Democratic Clubs, Committee Working to End Hunger

Posted on 11 February 2017End Hunger

Calvert Democrats have teamed up to collect food donations for End Hunger Calvert County. The Democratic Club and Democratic Women's Club have started a friendly rivalry to see who can donate more, so be sure to bring your donations to the next meetings.

2017 Totals:

Women's Club 659.46 pounds

Democratic Club 612.73 pounds

End Hunger

 

 

Along with these items, the End Hunger Warehouse also needs:

Baking supplies: sugar, flour, salt, baking soda/powder
Cooking supplies: salt, pepper, spices, oils
Hygiene items: toothpaste, tooth brushes, soap, shampoo, feminine hygiene products
Shaving supplies: razors, shave cream/gels
Paper supplies: toilet paper, paper towels, napkins

Please help us to End Hunger in Calvert County by bringing these items to Adam's Taphouse on the evenings of the first Tuesday of each month for the Democratic Women's Club Meetings, or the fourth Tuesday each month for the Democratic Club Meetings.

Or, you can drop your donations off at our office: 250 Merrimac Court, Prince Frederick. The office is staffed Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 12:30 to 3:00 pm.

#GiveWhereYouLive

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Board and Commissions

The Board of County Commissioners relies on the input from citizen volunteer advisors to make decisions. If you want to influence local county government, but don't want to run for office, this is an excellent way to ensure our county reflects your values.

Don't Get Angry, Get Active!

Current Volunteer Board and Commissions Vacancies: http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?nid=146

Applications: Blank Application Form (PDF)

Applications can be emailed, faxed to 410-535-5594 or delivered to:
Lisa G. Tolomei, Appointment Secretary
175 Main St.
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Meetings Contact and Schedules

Ordinance No. 40-16: The ordinance adopting provisions related to the appointment, function, removal, and term limits of certain boards, committees, councils, and commissions establishes provisions generally applicable for the uniform operation of appointed boards, committees, councils, and commissions, except where deviation and variance are warranted as set forth.

Appointees to Calvert County boards and commissions are required to comply with Code of Ethics § 41.15.B.2: regarding financial disclosure for any potential conflict of interest within 30 days after appointment.

If you have questions, feel free to contact the appropriate person listed in the announcement or contact Lisa Tolomei, at 410-535-1600 or 301-855-1243, extension 2214.

To see agendas for the Board of County Commissioners and other County Commissions and Boards: http://www.co.cal.md.us/agendacenter

Complete List of all Volunteer Board and Commissions: http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?nid=146

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