Calvert County Candidates


Elections: 2018

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Election Dates - mark your calendar today!

Primary Election - June 26, 2018, 7 am until 8 pm (Vote for your Central Committee Members)

  • Early Voting for the Primary Election:
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 through Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 10 am until 8 pm.

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.


Here is the full list of Calvert Democratic candidates.




Statement from Holly Budd, Candidate for Commissioner (District 3)

CCDCC Holly BuddHolly Budd is running for Calvert County Commissioner in the 3rd Distinct.

Holly grew up on the Chesapeake Bay, crabbing, fishing, sailing, and building sand castles, tree houses, and secret gardens in the woods. After pursuing a BS in Environmental Studies from Rutgers University, Holly returned to her home on the Chesapeake. She has worked as a naturalist, coached gymnastics, planted her vegetable garden in the shape of a labyrinth, and sold organic eggs and chicken. She and her husband, Mark Budd, have three wonderful children.


Holly returned to school for an MBA from Trinity DC, with an emphasis on Women in Leadership, and is now the president/CEO of Williams & Heintz Map Corporation, the family printing company that was started by her great grandfather. As a business owner, Holly serves on the Board of the Printing and Graphics Association MidAtlantic. She is also the Chair of their Environmental Committee.


Holly is currently serving on the Calvert County Environmental Commission and is a past member of the Battle Creek/Flag Ponds Advisory Committee to Calvert County Commissioners. She is also currently serving as the chair of the Maryland Food and Farming Association along with several other Professional or Civic Associations.


Priorities as Commissioner

If elected, Holly is determined to work hard for:

  • Our environment
  • Supporting Local Food, Agriculture, and Business
  • Smart Growth and Transportation
  • Education
  • Social Justice


Holly looking forward to earning your vote in 2018. Please let her know about the issues that are important to you. Feel free to contact Holly here. Also, Like and Follow Holly on Facebook: /HollyBudbForCommissioner and Twitter: @HollyBudd

Candidate Statements do not connote endorsement. The Calvert County Democratic Central Committee does not endorse candidates until after the primaries on June 26th





Statement from Matt Bennett, Candidate for Commissioner (At Large)

quoteFellowCCDCC Matt Bennett Democrats, for those who do not know me, my name is Matt Bennett. I’m a 19 year old running for Calvert County Commissioner At-Large. I’ve lived in Dunkirk my whole life, getting my start in county politics after being elected President of Young Democrats at Northern High School. Through Greg Brown, my Young Democrats volunteered for Central Committee activities during the 2014 midterms and the 2016 presidential election before starting my college education at UMBC in the fall of 2016 as a mathematics major. I decided to run for office because democracy is not a spectator sport and I will not wait on the sidelines when I know how to improve our community. The future is too important to wait my turn. I may only be twenty years old by the time I take office, but you don’t have to be thirty to care for your neighbors. You don’t have to be forty to understand a budget or fifty to play a part in our democracy.

Will I be the youngest person in the field of candidates for a Commissioner seat? Of course! But the world belongs to the audacious. Democracy is for everybody, people of all races, religions, and ages. Our system of governance works best when our elected officials represent a wide range of diverse interests and conflicting opinions. The current BOCC is made up of five clones of the same demographic. I want to break that because we have a problem in this country with youth participation. Our turnout rate is atrocious and it’s even more evident among young adults. I want to inspire a new generation to get involved, to get active, and to at least vote. There is so much good to be done through public service. I want to show people my age and disillusioned voters everywhere that politics do matter. It’s no secret Democrats have a problem in Calvert County and rural America everywhere. All five commissioners are Republican and we won’t win by running the same type of candidates. A generic Republican will beat a generic Democrat every time.

As a candidate, I will never hide who or what I am. I am a Democrat and I’m proud to say it. I have an ideology, values, and a consistent vision with how government should treat its citizens. Those principles don’t change overnight when they become politically inconvenient. I understand running as a Democrat in Calvert County is historically not the most electorally savvy move, but our residents will never question what I believe. For too long in Calvert County have we had candidates disguise themselves to get elected under the Republican ticket. Two lifelong Democrats have switched affiliation to the Republican Party for one reason: to give them an easier path to election. A couple of our current commissioners are no stranger to this strategy either. I will never call myself something that I’m not or trick voters to get elected. But 2018 is the year Democrats will win.

The issues we face are Calvert County problems, with Calvert County solutions. What I want to do in office is really a question of what Calvert County residents care about. By and large I believe that is money, traffic, and transparency. This is why I’m running on a platform of financial responsibility, common sense investment, and governmental accessibility.

Check out my website to read more on my platform and/or donate to my campaign! Any amount is appreciated! The Republicans will be going through a hotly contested primary, and this is when we need to gain a fundraising advantage! I have listed my contact information below. I would be happy to listen to your concerns about our county, unlike our current BOCC who hold their legislative meetings at 10am on Tuesdays.

Website: www.mattforcalvert.com
Twitter: @mattforcalvert

Facebook: /mattforcalvert
Email: matt@mattforcalvert.com
quotePhone: 240-427-8060

By authority of Max Hakun, Treasurer of “Supporters of Matt Bennett”

Candidate Statements do not connote endorsement. The Calvert County Democratic Central Committee does not endorse candidates until after the primaries on June 26th.

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