Calvert County Candidates


Elections: 2018

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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.



Brian Frosh for Attorney General

Posted 18 September 2018

CCDCC Brian Frosh, Maryalnd Attorney GeneralThe 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.  

Brian Frosh 

Maryland Attorney General

Ballot Initiative Question 2

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 over 80,000 voter registrations 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 periodically purges voter rolls 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 this ballot initiative is the first step in a path towards ensuring that any eligible voter who wishes to vote, can vote.




2018 Ballot Initiative Question 1

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.

CCDCC Ed Funding
Source: Dept. of Legislative Services

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: 

  • $125m in FY2020
    • $250m in FY2021,
      • $375m in FY2022. 
        • By 2023, all appropriate tax revenue collected from casinos would be devoted to K-12 education, currently estimated to be $517m. 

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.



General Election

CCDCC Polling Station

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

Calvert Democrats,

This is our chance to help our party and our candidates on election day, November 6, 2018.  We need volunteers to work at all 23 precincts throughout the day. This is the last chance to reach voters in Calvert for the 2018 elections, so it is essential that we are staffed fully throughout the county. Volunteers will be answering questions from voters, handing out literature about Calvert's Democratic Candidates, and creating a positive Democratic atmosphere. Shifts are broken into 2-hour increments.

Please sign up here

Thank You in advance for your support,
Calvert County Central Committee

Event Date

Early Voting

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!

CCDCC Early Voting


Event Date

Dem Booth at the County Fair

CCDCC County FairIt's that time of year again.  Time to sign-up to volunteer to staff our tent at the Calvert County Fair. It is imperative that we make a strong showing this year as the Fair is right before the General Election. We would like to have 5-7 people at the tent at all times during the entire time that the Fair is open. We are only asking volunteers to work 1 hour at a time, so please SIGN-UP Today!

9/26 (Wed):     4pm - 9pm (one-hour shifts)
9/27 (Thurs):  9am - 9pm  (one-hour shifts)
9/28 (Fri):       9am - 10pm (one-hour shifts)
9/29 (Sat):      9am - 10pm (one-hour shifts)
9/30 (Sun):     11am - 6pm (one-hour shifts)

    Sign up here to give one hour of your time at the fair to help staff the Democratic Booth.

Event Date

Dem Float at PRAD Parade

We need volunteers to walk with the Calvert Democrats in the PRAD Parade this year. If you can share just a few hours of your time walking for Democratic Values in Calvert, please contact us today!

The Young Dems are working to get a Calvert Democratic Float ready for Patuxent River Appreciation Day (PRAD) Parade. If you've got an artistic flair (and even if you don't!) and would like to help, please contact Helenmary today: (443) 624-2460

CCDCC at PRAD Parade


Event Date

John McCain - 8/29/1936-8/25/2018

Posted 26 August 2018

The Calvert County Democratic Central Committee today mourns the passing of Senator John McCain of Arizona and extends our sympathies to his wife, Cindy, and seven children.

This great statesman dedicated his entire adult life in service to our country in a career spanning 60 years. He followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, both four-star Admirals in the United States Navy, and graduated from Annapolis in 1958. From there, he went to Pensacola for two and half years of flight school to become a naval aviator. He requested and received a combat assignment in 1967 and was assigned to the USS Forrestal where he would fly A-4 Skyhawks over North Vietnam. On October 26 of that year, during his 23rd mission, his plane was shot down over Hanoi and he was taken prisoner. He would remain a prisoner of war under brutal conditions for the next five and a half years.

After 23 years of highly decorated military service and attaining the rank of Captain, McCain retired from the Navy in 1981 to pursue his second career in public service at the nation's Capitol. He spent four years in the House of Representatives followed by 31 years in the Senate. Senator McCain gained a reputation for voting his conscience over the Party line. He worked with Democrats routinely on important legislation, and did not consider them enemies due to party affiliation. Among his closest friends were Joe Biden and Barack Obama as well as Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham.

His dedicated public service will be greatly missed.




CCDCC Apoints New Members

Posted 17 August 2018

At last night's Calvert County Democratic Central Committee meeting, several resumes were reviewed and applicants interviewed for appointment. The elected members of the Democratic Central Committee voted to bring in Renita Alexander aboard for the required gender-balance member position. Renita is a long-time Calvert resident and an elementary school principal. She brings leadership, organizational skills, and team-building to the Committee. Renita was sworn in by the Chair, David Salazar, and assumed her duties immediately.

Five Associate Members, the number allowable by the by-laws, were then voted on and confirmed. The Central Committee welcomes Cindy Yoe, Rick Piereck, Joe Thole, Henry Gabelnick, and Tim Klares into the fold. We are thrilled about the breadth of skills and credentials assembled on this Central Committee and look forward to serving the voters of Calvert County.

CCDCC New Members Sworn in




Booth at Halloween in the Garden

On October 27th, 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!

CCDCC Halloween at Annmarie Gardens


Event Date

Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum

Calvert County Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum

College of Southern Maryland
115 J.W. Williams Rd. Bldg. B
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Plan to attend this important event and meet the various candidates for countywide office.

All the candidates for County office have been invited. Each has been offered table space for their campaign materials and the opportunity to meet our Chamber members and the public. The ten candidates for the Board of County Commissioners and the two candidates for Calvert County Sheriff will participate in a forum and answer your questions.

This event is FREE and open to the public.  No registration is required.


Event Date

CCDWC Basket Silent Auction

Tuesday, October 2nd, 6:30pm, Adam's Taphouse, Prince Frederick


  • Annual Basket Silent Auction to support our Scholarship Fund: Admission is $20, get your ticket now!
  • Many great items will be up for auction, including 3 tickets to the UMD vs. Rutgers football game on October 13th. Another item up for bid will be 4 tickets to the UMD vs. North Carolina A&T basketball game on November 12th. Both items curtesy of Sen. Mike Miller.
  • Moderate hors 'doeuvres to include crab dip, steamed shrimp, wraps, wings, and more!
  • New Officer Nominations will be presented for review. 


  • CCDWC Basket Silent Auction

Register Online here!

Download the form to submit your Basket/Donation to the event here!


New members can fill out a membership form online here, or download the form here.
Contact Club President, Renée Lafayette (, for more info. Follow the CCD Women's Club on Facebook and Twitter!


Event Date

2018-2022 Calvert County Democratic Central Committee

Posted 13 July 2018

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)


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


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


Event Date

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.



Get Ready for 2018

The election cycle this year is extremely important and very exciting. Calvert County has some great candidates for local office already filed and running, and we’re still looking for more. Democrats in Calvert County are in a position to retrieve the governorship, further solidify democratic control of the state legislature, and Turn Calvert Blue! But we need your help. Here’s how you can be part of the movement:

CCDCCVolunteer on a campaign. Want to Turn Calvert Blue, but can’t run for office yourself? There are lots of great candidates already running who need support and resources. Get in touch with us, or contact them directly to find out how you can help.

Help get out the vote! There are lots of Democrats in Calvert County, but we need them to get to the polls! Consider volunteering as a precinct captain, or precinct volunteer to connect with your neighbors and get them to turn out to the polls. We’ll be setting up a poll-driver network shortly, so watch for information on how you can volunteer to be a driver on Election Day. If you are ready to help Turn Calvert Blue, get in touch with us right away!CCDCC

Donate. We understand that not everyone has time to contribute to a campaign, cause, or office. So if you want to help but can’t find the time, consider donating today.

After 2018 elections:

There is more to government than just elected office. 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. Volunteer for a commission or board today!




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.





Events and Contacts

Calvert County Democratic Central Committee


Regular meetings held on the third Thursday of each month.
Next meeting on Thursday, September 20th at 6:30pm at Asbury Solomons, Auditorium. 

Contact the Central Committee for more information:
Like and follow the Democratic Central Committee on Facebook and Twitter!



Calvert County Democratic Women’s Club
CCDWCRegular meetings held on the first Tuesday of each month.
Next meeting on Tuesday, October 2nd, 6:30 pm at
Adam’s Taphouse in Prince Frederick.
Annual Basket Silent Auction for the Scholarship Fund. Register Here Today!
In preparation for the Democratic Booth at Halloween in the Garden, please bring bags of candy to donate.
Contact Democratic Women’s Club for more info:
Like and follow the Democratic Women’s Club on Facebook and Twitter!



Calvert County Democratic ClubCCDCC Club

Regular meetings held on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
*September Meeting Canceled, Please attend the Asbury Candidate Forum on Sept. 25*

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:
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.








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:

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:

Complete List of all Volunteer Board and Commissions: