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.

Here is information to prepare to VOTE in Calvert County.




Meet and Greet with Holly Budd

CCDCC Holly Budd



Meet & Greet with Holly Budd

Putting People First

Holly Budd is an activist for many causes, a small business owner, and now is running for Calvert County Commissioner, District 3. Join us on May 16th from 6:30 to 8:30, meet Holly, ask her county related questions you want answers to, and voice your concerns or vision for Calvert.

Wed, May 16, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

Calvert Library
850 Costley Way Room 3
Prince Frederick, MD 20678









Event Date

Candidate Forum at Asbury Solomons

Posted 20 April 2018

CCDCC Riverside Club


The Riverside Club, Asbury Solomons’s Democratic Club, hosted a well-attended candidate forum last week. Among those who participated were candidates from District 1: Tricia Powell and Ted Haynie; District 2: Susie Hance-Wells; District 3: Holly Budd; Candidates At large: Greg Brown, Joe Johnson, Duwane Rager, and Matt Bennett. Each candidate was given five minutes to introduce themselves and share their priorities for Calvert County.

The event was hosted and moderated by Paula Willoughby, Chair of the Riverside Club Steering Committee. She explained that while commissioners register in their district or at large, all Calvert voters will vote for all commissioners. When you go to the polls on November 6th, you will be voting for five commissioners: one from each district plus two at-large.

Afterwards the candidates and the audience enjoyed refreshments provided by the Club while the candidates made themselves available for a “meet and greet.” Audience members mingled with the candidates and were able to ask them questions and get to know them better.

Candidate Remarks:

TrCCDCC Forumicia Powell is a near-10-year veteran of county government and knows how to work a budget. She has also spent time on a local community board where she gained experience advocating for the people. Tricia believes that she understands what county residents need and knows how to get it done. She is a strong supporter of transparency in government, is concerned about the safety issues with Dominion, and believes our education system needs strong special programs and ample support staff.

Ted Haynie wants an open dialogue with the residents of Calvert. He knows what leadership is and wants to know what you want in a commissioner. He is a life-long Democrat, but wants to be defined by his constituents and not along partisan lines. Ted taught for 35 years, was a principal in Calvert County Public Schools, and now works in the Higher Education Center for Towson University. He believes that transparency is key and wants to see formalized leisure time, like after school programs, for County youth.CCDCC Forum

Susie Hance-Wells is a fulltime farmer born and raised in Calvert County. She has a love of the land which propelled her to graduate from the University of Delaware with a degree in Agriculture and start the Calvert Farmland Trust. As commissioner, Susie has three main goals: to restore civility and respect for and by elected officials; to rely on facts, not opinions; and to stay in compliance of the Comprehensive Plan for transportation, residential development, natural resources, agriculture, and industry.

Holly Budd was born and raised on the Chesapeake Bay and has raised her family here in Calvert County. She is a member of the Organic Farming Commission and the Calvert EnCCDCC Forumvironmental Commission. Being both deeply concerned about the environment and a small business owner makes Holly uniquely qualified

to understand the issues of preservation and development here in Calvert County. Her main concerns are regarding the Comprehensive Plan, transparency in government, education funding, and the significance of farming and fisheries to our community’s economy.

Joe Johnson has been a Chesapeake Beach resident for 18 years and, if elected, will be bringing years of life experience to the office of Commissioner. Joe feels that this election is important because it will determine in what direction Calvert County is going and what we want it to look like in the future. As commissioner, Joe wants to focus on preserving 40,000 acres from development and nurturing high tech and healthcare jobs. He would like to see an expansion of the Calvert Health Network.

Greg Brown teaches history in Prince George’s County and has been interested in politics since JFK’s assassination. He wants to be the “Listener Commissioner.” Greg promises to always keep the best interests of Calvert residents in mind, and though as Commissioner he may not always vote the way you want him to, you can be confident that he heard you and weighed your interests in that decision. Greg’s focuses are on siding with individuals over big business, veterans’ issues, and maintaining core American values.CCDCC Forum

Duwane Rager grew up in Calvert County and currently works in the Maryland General Assembly as Chief of Staff to a Maryland state delegate. He believes that this election is about the needs of the residents and not about partisan issues. Education and budget are Duwane’s focus. A product of Calvert schools, Duwane is concerned about the funding and ranking of the CCPS system. Teachers’ salary steps need to be re-instated and then followed. Also of concern are county deficits and commissioners being held accountable for their promises.

Matt Bennett grew up here in Calvert County and is a graduate of Northern High School. He’s currently a sophomore at University of Maryland at Baltimore County. He knows that he is young to be running for commissioner, but believes that there is too much work to be done to sit back and wait his turn. Matt is concerned about the opioid crisis and thinks our current commissioners haven’t addressed the problem. He feels that “we deserve much better” and his unique perspective will bring a new direction to the Board of County Commissioners.


Hoyer for Congress Annual Bull Roast


Save the Date for

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer's

Annual Bull Roast and Birthday Party

Friday, June 08, 2018 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rain or Shine

at the Newton White Mansion

2708 Enterprise Road Mitchellville, Maryland

Enjoy Country Barbeque & Ice Cream Sundaes

Young Professionals & Students: $15 for 1 ticket; $50 for 5 tickets

 $20 Seniors • $35 Individuals • $250 Sponsors

$500 Patrons • $1,000 Hosts

Click here to RSVP and purchase tickets.

Email bullroast@hoyerforcongress.com if you have any questions.

Event Date

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




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