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.
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.
Come meet Julia Nichols, Candidate for Maryland House of Delegates in District 29C, and Thomas Brewer, Candidate for State Senate in District 29. Find out more about the candidates and let them know what issues are important for you!
We'll have a lakeside afternoon at the Lake Lariat Pavillion in Chesapeake Ranch Estates, with some light refreshments and good conversation!
Please email Lauren Elyard at email@example.com to RSVP.
Posted 14 October 2018
Maryland politics has hit a new low in recent weeks with Larry Hogan’s ads attacking Ben Jealous for struggling to overcome his stutter.
With Donald Trump lowering the bar of political discourse to new lows every day, our state needs a governor with the courage to stand up to the President—not join him.
Instead of mocking Ben’s stutter, Larry Hogan should be focused on helping the people of Maryland by finally releasing a plan to improve our education system, lower healthcare costs for Maryland families, and grow jobs in Maryland.
Ben has never allowed his stutter to stand in the way of standing up for civil rights or people with challenges. He knows that there’s a generation of young people living with a stutter and other disabilities who have a role model in him to see that they can live a life without limitations.
While Larry Hogan continues to go low, we go high by leading with the power of our ideas. We believe that this campaign should be about moving Maryland forward and making our state a more inclusive place for everyone—not petty, divisive politics.
I couldn’t be prouder to be part of this inspirational movement. Today, let’s send a message to Larry Hogan and the Republican party by standing up to bullying and bigotry. With your help, I know we can make our voices heard.
Chair, Maryland Democratic Party
Posted 14 October 2018
Has it ever felt more important to get to the polls -- either to vote early between October 25 and November 1 or on Election Day, November 6? Despite the challenges we know we face, new activists are teaming up with longtime activists to create a powerful force in politics. We can’t let up now.
I want Marylanders to feel safer from crime, pollution, and other challenges that affect our wellbeing. The Office of the Attorney General has been a force for protecting individuals from predatory practices that can touch every family. A senior should not feel pressured to sign up for anything that they do not understand or cannot afford – and we’ve had success after success in investigating and shutting down wrongdoing. Those committing Medicaid fraud must face the consequences and we, for example, won a $10 million settlement from EpiPen maker Mylan based on fraud charges.
We are battling vigorously for enforcement of protections for clean water and air. My commitment to environmental causes runs deep -- as you know from my success as a legislator in Annapolis in banning oil drilling in the Chesapeake Bay. Air pollution takes many forms – some we don’t know about until it’s too late. In the case of Volkswagen’s emission scandal, we took vigorous action for Marylanders, and, my Office recovered around $200 million for the harm Volkswagen inflicted on consumers and the damage it did to our environment.
The work of AG is what I want to do. I care deeply about the future for every Marylander and for generations to come. I value your support for my re-election and for all Democrats in this important mid-term election.
Maryland Attorney General
By Authority: Citizens for Brian Frosh, Jerry Gross, Treasurer
Posted 12 October 2018
We need volunteers who are willing to go knocking on doors to get people out to vote. We will only be visiting registered Democrats and Unaffiliated voters. We'll talk to them about the issues that they most care about, remind them about Election Day and Early Voting, offer to provide a ride to the poll, and pass out campaign materials preassembled in convenient bags.
For those with Smart Phones, the list of homes can be downloaded through an easy-to-use app. We've got folks at the ready to train everyone in its use. Half hour training max. Then we'll get you the bags and send you on your way. Door knock on your own, or bring some friends along for the nice walk. Get out in the County and meet you Democratic neighbors!
Join us on October 20th: 11 to 1pm, 1-3pm, and/or 3-5pm for training or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange training for another day. Let’s get out there and have some good conversations with voters..
Posted 09 October 2018
Last week Asbury-Solomons hosted two Candidates Forums co-sponsored by the Patuxent Republican Club and the riverside Democratic Club. The first, on September 25th , featured non-commissioner candidates for Calvert County offices. The second, on September 27th, presented all the candidates for County Commissioner. Candidates for a single office presented side-by-side, each introducing themselves to the voters. A question period followed for each office. Close to 100 persons attended the first forum, and nearly 75 were at the second.
Questions at the first forum concerned safety at the Dominion LNG plant, Dominion’s arrangement with the county for hiring deputies, safety in the schools, and what can be done to improve the climate for small businesses on Solomons Island.
Questions raised for the Commissioner candidates included concerns about preserving the rural and agricultural character of Calvert County, the need to complete transportation and infrastructure studies to before the Comprehensive Plan is adopted, the future availability of drinking water for residents, and the lack of transparency in local government.
We have T-Shirts from many candidates up and down the ticket, available for FREE at the Democratic Headquarters, 250 Merrimac Court, Prince Frederick. Stop by and pick up your free T-Shirt Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 12:30 to 3pm. Please wear your candidates' T-Shirts out in public to help get their names well-known around Calvert before Election Day!
Help us assemble canvassing bags! We're going out and knocking on thousands of doors in the County, but we're not going empty handed. We've got bags of goodies for each household which include candidate information, a how-to-vote guide, information on voter registration, an explanation of the ballot initiative, and even some absentee ballot requests.
We have these items broken out into 100 piece lots, so we need volunteers to stuff the bogas with one of each item. Come by the Democratic Headquarters during Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 12:30 to 3pm to pick up your set. Or contact us today with your email and address and we'll get these 100 piece lots to you. You can assemble them in the comfort of your own living room while you watch tv or over your morning coffee.
You can drop your completed bags off at Democratic Headquarters in Prince Frederick, or contact us when your hundred bags are complete, and we'll swing by and pick them up!
Posted 27 September 2018
Evan Slaughenhoupt and the Republican Central Committee continue to miss the point.
The Calvert Democratic Women's Club showed up in numbers at the 9/25 BOCC meeting to protest recent social media comments by that body's President. Immediately following were Commissioners' reports, with four Commissioners commenting on other matters, and finally Mr. Slaughenhoupt reading a prepared statement tangential to the matter.
Several days earlier, Mr. Slaughenhoupt casually asserted an equivalence between birthday spankings among 2nd graders and attempted rape of teenage young women. The Democratic Women's Club called him on that. Not because they're Democrats or women, but because attempted rape is a crime. Everyone, regardless of political leaning or gender, can agree. After five minutes of lecturing and quoting conservative media personalities, he managed to completely avoid addressing their true issue.
Mr. Slaughenhoupt's statement dwelled on Judge Brett Kavanaugh, partisanship, and conspiracies about liberal thought control. The Republican Central Committee eventually got back to this paper with a comment that echoed his statement. For Mr. Slaughenhoupt and for our Republican counterparts, once more, here is a list of things we don't care about. We don't care that you support Kavanaugh. That was assumed a month ago and nobody protested. We don't care that you're Republicans. Slaughenhoupt is not on the ballot in November, and we very much doubt he speaks for all Republicans. The other Commissioners and the Republican Central Committee have implied as much with their clear preference for avoiding the topic. We certainly don't care what Tucker Carlson thinks and can't imagine why his name even entered the conversation. And how's this for partisanship: we don't care what pundits to your political left think, either. We don't care if you call us "leftists," "progressives," or "twitter robots." These things are irrelevant to the subject at hand. Ms. Ball said as much to you in no uncertain terms on 9/25. There is archived video proof of this available online.
We care about ending the culture of casual dismissal of sexual assault. Contrary to your beliefs, Mr. Slaughenhoupt, we care about everyone's right to free speech. But all of us must understand that in public spaces speech has consequences, including those we may not intend or expect. And as a public figure, your speech is always open to the criticism or applause of your constituents. We care that your speech contributes to a culture that is dismissive of victims of sexual assault, comparing attempted rape to a silly game from your childhood. We care that you remain willfully ignorant of the injury you are causing. Even Kavanaugh has stated on the record, "What I’ve been accused of is far more serious than juvenile misbehavior." Are you so obtuse that Kavanaugh himself agrees with us and not with you on this matter?
If the mental burden of considering other people's perspectives before speaking is too high, if the consequence of hearing a brief dissent from your constituency at a Board meeting is too great, perhaps elected office isn't for you. We care that you're being part of the problem, not part of the solution. And if this is all part of some "leftist" agenda, we accept and embrace that label. The only agenda we're concerned with right now is asking that you refrain from trivializing sexual assault. An apology would be welcome, though unexpected, and we would think more of you for it, not less.
The Calvert Democratic Party stands with these women of courage in continuing to await a response that addresses their true concern, not the unrelated issues to which Mr. Slaughenhoupt and the Republican Central Committee keep deflecting.
Posted 27 September 2018
The Board of Elections needs our help in getting an accurate count of Absentee and Provisional Ballots. We need 2 volunteers to commit as soon as possible.
Volunteers will be counting on:
Thursday Nov 8, 10 am - Domestic Absentee Ballots
Wednesday Nov 14, 10 am - Provisional Ballots
Friday Nov 16, 10 am - Overseas Absentee Ballots
If you can help Calvert County with this essential task, please get in touch with us right away!
Posted 18 September 2018
The start date of Early Voting, October 25, is just around the corner and I know you share the knowledge that getting out the vote for Democrats is vital. My campaign for re-election as Attorney General is thrilled with the energy of your Democratic team across Calvert County.
I have worked hard to be the People’s Lawyer for the past four years and the office has proved to be a powerful platform. Still, there is much work still to be done and I hope you will support me to continue the fight.
In September, we brought suit against a business that we allege led Marylanders to become addicted to opioids after the company’s fentanyl spray was prescribed to them. My team is deeply committed to this issue – we know that few families are untouched by the opioid crisis.
My AG team has prosecuted criminal gangs, car-jacking rings, and other serious threats to our safety. We shut down scammers. We are tackling Medicaid fraud and abuse against the elderly and vulnerable. And, finally, where President Trump has threatened Maryland’s health care, environment, rights and values, I have stood up to protect Marylanders.
Join me. Get a Frosh sign, bumper sticker, or t-shirt at the Dems’ office at 250 Merrimac Court in Prince Frederick. And, above all, vote and get every Democrat you know to join you! Thank you.
Maryland Attorney General
Posted 14 September 2018
Question 2: Election Day Voter Registration
Voting is a most fundamental right with which all citizens are endowed. Under current law, eligible voters may register to vote during the Early Voting period but may not register on Election Day, itself. There is no reason to make this distinction, and the Election Day Voter Registration Amendment would remove that prohibition.
Just before the primaries, the Maryland MVA announced that were not properly updated. This announcement came after voter registration and Early Voting had closed, so many voters had no opportunity to correct the error before the polls opened. And, like many states, Maryland to combat potential voter fraud. A few simple missed form letters creates the possibility for voters to be removed from the rolls without their knowledge.
The amendment proposed does not enact a law to allow eligible voters to register on Election Day, but it removes the Constitutional prohibition. Currently, the Maryland Constitution does not allow the legislature to even consider a bill for same-day registration, much less debate its worth or implementation. Removing this restriction simply opens the door for a conversation about voter registration and election security.
If Election Day voter registration is available, then any mistakes made either on the part of the voter or on the part of the Board of Elections can be corrected at the polls. With the passage of this initiative, Maryland would join 16 other states and the District in this bipartisan effort towards access to the polls. A yes vote on is the first step in a path towards ensuring that any eligible voter who wishes to vote, can vote.
Posted 13 September 2018
Question 1: Dedicate Gambling Revenue to Education Lockbox.
Maryland voters were sold on slot machines in 2008, and on table games in 2012, with the promise that all tax proceeds would go to supplement K-12 education. Under Gov. Hogan’s administration, this has not been realized.
Since 2009, approximately $1.9b from this revenue stream has gone to projects other than education. This Constitutional Amendment would gradually phase those funds into education over the next five years:
Also, under this proposal, these funds are not considered in Maryland’s federal minimum obligations to our students. Under this amendment, funds can't then be shifted out of education and into other projects as has been happening since 2008. Gambling revenue will go only towards supplementing Maryland's minimum obligation.
Both houses approved the ballot initiative by wide margins. Let’s ensure that we provide quality education to Maryland students and close the education funding gap. Vote “yes” to dedicate specific gambling revenue as supplemental education funding.
The Calvert County Democrats need your help to work at the early voting polls for the General Election from October 25, 2018 - November 1, 2018 at the Community Resources Building on Duke St. in Prince Frederick. The Tent will need to be staffed everyday from 10am to 8pm.
We will be answering questions from voters and helping guide them in voting for Democrats during this election. Your commitment to this effort is invaluable! Shift are broken into one-hour increments, so just come down to vote and stay at the booth for an hour. We want to have 4-5 people at our tent at all times that the polls are open. Having a group of people at the Democratic tent lends to a positive atmosphere for the Democrats. Thanks for your help!
Sign up today to give just ONE HOUR to help turn out the vote this election season!
On , the CCDWC will have a booth at the Halloween in the Garden event at Annmarie Gardens. This is a wonderful opportunity to interact with other Calvert County residents and get our candidate information and literature out in the County. Of course, we will need volunteers for this event to decorate our spooky tent, pass out candy, and speak with parents about our Democratic Candidates and what the Calvert Democratic Party has to offer. If you can help, Sign up here to volunteer. We will also need candy for trick-or-treaters, so please consider bring candy donations to any of our upcoming events, or to the office which is open Mon., Wed., and Fri. from 12:30 to 3pm. Thanks for supporting your local Democratic Party!
Posted 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.
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 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:
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.
Calvert County Democratic Central Committee
Regular meetings held on the third Thursday of each month.
Next meeting on Thursday, October 18th at 6:30pm at Mt. Hope Community Center, Room 2.
Contact the Central Committee for more information: www.CalvertDemocrats.com/Contact
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Regular meetings held on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
Next meeting on Tuesday, October 23rd, 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
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Calvert County Democratic Women’s Club
Regular meetings held on the first Tuesday of each month.
*Irregular November meeting schedule - Please volunteer just two hours at your polling place on Election Day*
Next meeting on Tuesday, November 13th, 6pm food/drinks, 7pm business meeting at Adam’s Taphouse in Prince Frederick.
Agenda: Election of New Officers, fundraising report.
The Club is collecting donations for End Hunger Calvert. Please bring items from to be donated.
Contact Democratic Women’s Club for more info: CCDWomensClub@gmail.com
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Posted on 25 August 2017
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.
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.
Women's Club 659.46 pounds
Democratic Club 612.73 pounds
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.
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
By Authority of Calvert County Democratic Central Committee, Beth Swoap, Treasurer