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Action Annapolis to sponsor election forum for District 30/30A General Assembly candidates

Action Annapolis to sponsor election forum for District 30/30A General Assembly candidates

| April 19, 2018

To prepare area residents for the Anne Arundel County primary election on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Action Annapolis is sponsoring the only candidate forum with District 30 candidates from both the Democratic and Republican parties. The town hall meeting, in partnership with the Eastport Civic Association and Harbor House/Eastport Terrace Residents’ Association, will be held […]

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Hogan shuffles communications staff in advance of campaign for re-election

Hogan shuffles communications staff in advance of campaign for re-election

| April 18, 2018

Governor Larry Hogan  announced Amelia Chassé as the new director of communications for the Office of the Governor, replacing Douglass Mayer, who will be joining Hogan for Governor as deputy campaign manager. Chassé currently serves as deputy director of communications. “From the very beginning, Doug has been a tireless advocate for Maryland and this administration […]

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Kamenetz releases plan for education

Kamenetz releases plan for education

| April 18, 2018

Baltimore County Executive and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kevin Kamenetz recently released his Real Results Blueprint for Maryland’s Schools, a snapshot of the gubernatorial candidate’s education priorities and proposals to return Maryland’s schools to the nation’s best. The Kamenetz-Ervin strategic blueprint includes proposals to offer universal Pre-K, end the privatization of public schools, address inequities impacting […]

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Arvin Vohra:  Time to End the Income Tax? (Guest Column)

Arvin Vohra: Time to End the Income Tax? (Guest Column)

| April 14, 2018

Did you know that cutting government spending to 1992 levels would allow us to end the income tax? The second best part of that is that we would have more of our own money to spend how we wanted. We could spend that money on education, charity, arts, or leisure. Instead of having half of […]

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Ellen Moyer endorses Chrissy Holt as District 30 Democrat Senate race becomes increasingly fractured

Ellen Moyer endorses Chrissy Holt as District 30 Democrat Senate race becomes increasingly fractured

| April 11, 2018

Today, Ellen Moyer, two-term Annapolis Mayor and the first woman to ever hold the top position in Maryland’s capital, endorsed the candidacy of healthcare advocate and business woman Chrissy Holt for Senate in District 30 which includes the Annapolis area and South Anne Arundel County. “Ellen Moyer’s endorsement of my candidacy is an incredible honor,” […]

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Christina J. Grigorian:  Living the American Dream (Guest Column)

Christina J. Grigorian: Living the American Dream (Guest Column)

| April 9, 2018

I have lived the American dream. And now I am running for the United States Senate to represent the people of Maryland. I am a wife, a mother, and a practicing lawyer. I am a first-generation American whose father came to the United States in 1960, served in the U.S. Army, and then spent years […]

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New City Manager to be one of the top paid employees in Anne Arundel County at $175,000

New City Manager to be one of the top paid employees in Anne Arundel County at $175,000

| April 4, 2018

Mayor Gavin Buckley hopes to have Teresa Sutherland confirmed for City Manager on Monday night with a starting salary of $175,000 per year.  Former City Manager, Thomas Andrews was paid $130,000. Sutherland would rank as one of the highest paid public employees in Anne Arundel County.  The top paid employee in Anne Arundel County, an […]

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Doug Rathell:  Who is Doug Rathell and why is he running for Delegate? (Guest Column)

Doug Rathell: Who is Doug Rathell and why is he running for Delegate? (Guest Column)

| March 31, 2018

I’m a native Marylander looking to serve our community to the fullest. I’m a Fire Lieutenant / Paramedic, married to a Nurse with whom we have three amazing children, ages 8, 6 and 5. I grew up in Talbot County and have a strong agricultural background. I’ve always had an interest in serving the community, […]

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Melissa Ellis:  Why I am running for the Board of Education (Guest Column)

Melissa Ellis: Why I am running for the Board of Education (Guest Column)

| March 26, 2018

For many months, I have felt a growing need to be a bigger part of positive change in our public schools. When I first learned that Anne Arundel County will finally transition to an elected board, I knew that was my answer. That is why I became the first candidate to file to run in […]

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Dana Schallheim: Dana Schallheim for Board of Education (Guest Column)

Dana Schallheim: Dana Schallheim for Board of Education (Guest Column)

| March 26, 2018

Dana Schallheim has a 30+ year history of volunteer work and serving her community. Her advocacy work ranges from social justice to helping children in need and repairing the environment. Highlights of her volunteer career include being named the ACLU of Mississippi’s Volunteer of the Year and leading a campaign through the Children’s Organ Transplant […]

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Toddlers and Delegates

Toddlers and Delegates

| March 26, 2018

Ten toddlers, who participate in Anne Arundel County Community Action Agency’s Early Head Start (EHS) program, joined their parents and program staff at Maryland Family Network’s Annapolis Day.  The event took place on Tuesday, February 27th at the Miller Senate Building, within the state capital complex.  Annapolis Day, an annual advocacy day, is an opportunity […]

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Claudia Barber: Choosing the right Jurist (Guest Column)

Claudia Barber: Choosing the right Jurist (Guest Column)

| March 25, 2018

The Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to seeking exoneration of those wrongfully convicted made the following critical points:  “Some wrongful convictions are caused by honest mistakes. But in far too many cases, the very people who are responsible for ensuring truth and justice — law enforcement officials and prosecutors — lose sight of these obligations […]

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Sheriff Ron Bateman:  What makes Sheriff Ron Bateman the best candidate (Guest Column)

Sheriff Ron Bateman: What makes Sheriff Ron Bateman the best candidate (Guest Column)

| March 24, 2018

I am the best candidate because my experience far exceeds the others as it relates to managing a 9 million dollar budget, which I have never exceeded in 3 terms, managing 115+ sworn and civilian employees, and having the combined total of 38 consecutive years in law enforcement in a wide variety of assignments.  Having […]

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Rickey Nelson Jones: Who is Rickey Nelson Jones? (Guest Column)

Rickey Nelson Jones: Who is Rickey Nelson Jones? (Guest Column)

| March 23, 2018

His Uniqueness As A Lawyer Rickey Nelson Jones has worked for the federal government and a law firm. Being confined in the law was inconsistent with his desire to practice law without limitation, and consequently, he opened his own law office and has practiced law, uninhibited, for 25 years. Because the majority of his clients […]

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Tony Campbell: Education Reform (Guest Column)

Tony Campbell: Education Reform (Guest Column)

| March 22, 2018

Over the past thirty years, programs such as Race To The Top, No Child Left Behind and Common Core has stripped the fundamental rights of states to manage public education.  Under the Constitution, states have control over providing public education to students.  The 9th and 10th Amendments stipulate the national government should stay away from […]

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Harry E. Freeman : Together is Better (Guest Column)

Harry E. Freeman : Together is Better (Guest Column)

| March 22, 2018

Ever since filing for State Delegate for District 31B, I have been asked the following question many times over—“Why are you running?” Many candidates understand ‘What’ they want to do; fewer know ‘How’ they are going to execute their strategy; and even fewer candidates have a firm grasp on ‘Why’ they are running for office. […]

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Adam DeMarco:  These students…(Guest Column)

Adam DeMarco: These students…(Guest Column)

| March 21, 2018

Over past few weeks in the wake of Parkland, I’ve had the privilege and opportunity to meet with students from across Maryland.  From speaking with the Anne Arundel NAACP Youth Leaders Council, to joining students from Montgomery County at the National School Walkout in Washington, DC, to making signs with the the courageous leaders of […]

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Senate Candidate Chrissy Holt endorses Claudia Barber for Circuit Court

Senate Candidate Chrissy Holt endorses Claudia Barber for Circuit Court

| March 21, 2018

Chrissy Holt, Senate Candidate from Annapolis running for the Honorable John Astle’s soon-to-be vacant seat, is offering her full support and endorsement to the candidacy of Claudia Barber for Circuit Court judge in Anne Arundel County. Holt, a businesswoman and a long-time activist for an improved, single-payer health care system in Maryland and nationally, made […]

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Buckley nominates former County Auditor for Annapolis City Manager

Buckley nominates former County Auditor for Annapolis City Manager

| March 19, 2018

Mayor Gavin Buckley today announced that he will nominate longtime Anne Arundel County Auditor Teresa Owen Sutherland as the City’s new city manager. If approved by the members of the Annapolis City Council during its April 9 council meeting, Sutherland would begin April 19. She would be the City’s first appointed female city manager. Former […]

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Laticia Hicks to seek District 7 seat on Board of Education

Laticia Hicks to seek District 7 seat on Board of Education

| March 14, 2018

Laticia Hicks, a Crofton resident recently filed to run for the Board of Education seat for District 7. According to a release sent by Hicks: I am an educator, mother, and citizen with a stake in this community who wants to work for your families. As a product of a public school system, I understand […]

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Former County Executive Leopold to run for House of Delegates

Former County Executive Leopold to run for House of Delegates

| February 23, 2018

Former County Executive, John R. Leopold, has filed to reclaim a seat he once held in the Maryland House of Delegates. Leopold made his poorly kept secret official this morning when he filed for the Republican seat in legislative district 31-B. Leopold was the Anne Arundel County Executive from December 2006 until January 2013 when […]

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Kamenetz selects Valerie Ervin as running mate

Kamenetz selects Valerie Ervin as running mate

| February 22, 2018

Baltimore County Executive and Democratic candidate for governor Kevin Kamenetz announced today that Valerie Ervin will be joining his campaign as candidate for Lieutenant Governor. Ervin served two terms on the Montgomery County Council, including a period as Council President, becoming the first African American woman ever elected to the Council. She was previously elected […]

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