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Buckley for the win in Annapolis with 61.72% of the vote

Buckley for the win in Annapolis with 61.72% of the vote

| November 7, 2017

UPDATE: The following are the results. They have not been certified, nor have any write-in votes or absentee ballots been counted. These reflect only those votes cast this afternoon. MAYOR Mike Pantelides 3,354 (38.06%) Gavin Buckley 5,439 (61.72%) WARD 1 Larry Claussen 594 (35.11%) Elly Tierney 1,028 (60.76) WARD 2 Fred Paone 780 (50.58%) Kut […]

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Preserve Annapolis Now’s Doug Burkhardt explains recent political mailers

Preserve Annapolis Now’s Doug Burkhardt explains recent political mailers

| November 4, 2017

The following statement was sent to Eye On Annapolis from Doug Burkhardt, the Treasurer of Preserve Annapolis Now, which is a PAC (Political Action Committee) that has recently been sending out mailers opposing mayoral candidate Gavin Buckley and Ward 1 Aldermanic Candidate Elly Tierney. I am a 28 year resident of Murray Hill in Ward […]

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Will Article 35 come into play in Ward 8 election?

Will Article 35 come into play in Ward 8 election?

| November 1, 2017

With the Annapolis City Election less than a week away, it seems like all the candidates are pulling out all the stops to convince voters why they should for for them.  Along with these pleadings, there are often uninformed opinions and outright fabrications that surface. Over the next few days, we will look at some […]

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Annapolis Board of Supervisor of Elections looking into unregistered political committee

Annapolis Board of Supervisor of Elections looking into unregistered political committee

| October 26, 2017

The Annapolis City Board of Supervisor of Elections is looking into an organization called Friends of Black Annapolitans which appears to be a Political Action Committee.  City Clerk, Regina Watkins-Eldridge responded to our email stating that, Chairwoman Eileen Leahy said “the matter is currently under review.” The Board is made up of three members, two […]

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Tierney addresses second allegation of theft

Tierney addresses second allegation of theft

| October 26, 2017

Ward 1 Candidate for Alderman, Elly Tierney, has issued a statement addressing the recent reports in The Capital about a theft charge in 2011 in Baltimore City. This came on top of a prior article in The Capital detailing another theft from a local business in 2012.  The Baltimore City charges were dropped and the […]

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Buckley: There will be no ferris wheel on City Dock

Buckley: There will be no ferris wheel on City Dock

| October 21, 2017

Local businessman and candidate for Mayor, Gavin Buckley has been feeling some heat over a statement made on The Maryland Crabs Podcast in March where he was discussing the need to get more people to enjoy downtown. During the conversation, Buckley suggested a ferris wheel. Listen to the episode here. There was confusion if he […]

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A write-in candidate for Ward 4? Looks that way.

A write-in candidate for Ward 4? Looks that way.

| October 17, 2017

Toni Strong Pratt lost the Ward 4 primary election by 17 votes to an entrenched incumbent–Sheila Finlayson. And Pratt’s supporters are not giving up. A write-in campaign, organized by her supporters, is well underway. This morning at 49 West, we spoke with the former candidate about it and she said she was not officially filing […]

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Annapolis candidates have mixed record on voting

Annapolis candidates have mixed record on voting

| October 13, 2017

Every candidate running for office will tell you how important it is to get out and vote. But do they walk the walk? Or just talk the talk.  We examined the voting records of the mayoral and aldermanic candidates to see who votes and who does not. The County maintains the records and they only […]

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Buckley, Pantelides to face off for Mayor’s seat in November. Tickets to debate are now available.

Buckley, Pantelides to face off for Mayor’s seat in November. Tickets to debate are now available.

| September 20, 2017

While the vote count is not official just yet, it looks like restauranteur Gavin Buckley has defeated state Senator John Astle for the democratic nomination for Mayor of the City of Annapolis; and on the republican side, incumbent Mayor Mike Pantelides easily defeated attorney Nevin Young for his party’s nomination. In the contested Aldermanic races, […]

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Action Annapolis organizes forums in Wards 4, 6, and 7

Action Annapolis organizes forums in Wards 4, 6, and 7

| August 27, 2017

Action Annapolis, a non-partisan organization, is organizing political forums in Annapolis Wards 4, 6 and 7 during the month of September. Residents are encouraged to come and meet/ask questions of the candidates for City Council, one of whom will represent them and their interests for the next four years. The Ward 4 event is on Wednesday, […]

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POLL: Annapolis Election–who would you vote for now?

POLL: Annapolis Election–who would you vote for now?

| August 21, 2017

In a purely unscientific manner, we are trying to get a pulse on the upcoming election.  Please take 30 seconds for this anonymous survey. Just click OK and it should scroll to the next question.

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Statue of Roger B. Taney removed from Annapolis’ State House overnight

Statue of Roger B. Taney removed from Annapolis’ State House overnight

| August 18, 2017

The signs were clear. First Governor Hogan made a statement. Then the Trust that is responsible for the grounds of the State House held a vote.   “No Parking” signs were placed all around State Circle late yesterday afternoon. An increased Maryland Capitol Police presence was noticeable. And, like the statues in Baltimore, the divisive […]

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Annapolis Election: Recorded interviews with all Aldermanic candidates

Annapolis Election: Recorded interviews with all Aldermanic candidates

| August 14, 2017

  Below are audio interviews originally published by The Maryland Crabs Podcast (go on and subscribe) with the Aldermanic Candidates for the upcoming City of Annapolis primary election. We reached out to all 18 candidates and all but one, Larry Claussen a Republican in Ward 1, responded. We fanned out across the City, usually meeting […]

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Senator John Astle slams Pantelides order to silence Trump dissent

Senator John Astle slams Pantelides order to silence Trump dissent

| August 8, 2017

In a statement today, Democratic Mayoral candidate John Astle was sharply critical of a recent email Republican Mayor Mike Pantelides dictated to city department heads that forbids them from offering opinions or comments on social media about President Trump and other issues Pantelides considers “national” in nature. According to published reports, Pantelides’s email was in response […]

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Maryland League of Conservation Voters endorse Pantelides for Mayor

Maryland League of Conservation Voters endorse Pantelides for Mayor

| July 27, 2017

The Anne Arundel Chapter of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters (Maryland LCV) has announced that, after interviewing all candidates and carefully evaluating their records and positions on environmental issues, they are endorsing incumbent Mayor Mike Pantelides in the 2017 City of Annapolis mayoral election. “Annapolis is fortunate to have some very strong candidates for […]

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Arnett makes it official for next run for Annapolis Alderman

Arnett makes it official for next run for Annapolis Alderman

| July 24, 2017

On July 17th Ross Arnett ended any further speculation about his intentions to run for re-election by filing to continue as the alderman from ward 8. Ross is proud of his record as “the Independent Voice for Eastport” and hopes to spend the next four years finishing the work that he began during the Moyer, […]

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James Kitchin to run for District 7 County Councilmanic seat

James Kitchin to run for District 7 County Councilmanic seat

| July 3, 2017

James Kitchin of Crofton, Maryland has filed to run as a Democrat for the Anne Arundel County Council in District 7. He will have a campaign kick-off event on Thursday, July 13 in Crofton. James grew up in Crofton, graduated from Arundel High School in 2003, and then earned a BA in Business Administration from […]

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Mayor hopefuls lay out their thoughts for leadership in forum

Mayor hopefuls lay out their thoughts for leadership in forum

| June 30, 2017

The four candidates for Mayor on the City of Annapolis laid out their thoughts on leading the city for the next four years. The forum, held at Rams Head On Stage and presented by Eye On Annapolis and The Maryland Crabs Podcast was a chance to get a broad perspective of the candidates and their […]

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Sarah Elfreth to run for Senator Astle’s Senate seat in District 30

Sarah Elfreth to run for Senator Astle’s Senate seat in District 30

| June 29, 2017

Sarah Elfreth has declared her candidacy for the Senate seat possibly being vacated by long-time Senator John Astle.  In a release sent out today, Elfreth said that there will be a more formal announcement in mid-July. We understand that the delay is to allow House Speaker Mike Busch to continue recovering from surgery so he […]

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At Maryland Municipal League conference, Hogan promises high-speed Internet to rural counties

At Maryland Municipal League conference, Hogan promises high-speed Internet to rural counties

| June 28, 2017

Yesterday, Governor Larry Hogan delivered the keynote address at the 2017 Maryland Municipal League (MML) summer conference in Ocean City, Md. In his remarks, the governor highlighted the administration’s efforts to spur economic development and job creation, improve infrastructure, and tackle the state’s evolving heroin and opioid crisis. In addition, the governor announced two new Executive Orders; […]

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Hogan announces new hires for 2018 re-election campaign

Hogan announces new hires for 2018 re-election campaign

| June 27, 2017

The Hogan-Rutherford campaign today announced the addition of two key players to their 2018 campaign team. Ryan Reynolds, a native of Augusta, GA, will serve as campaign manager. Most recently a senior vice president at the Washington, D.C.-based polling and data analytics firm WPA Intelligence, Reynolds has served as a senior advisor to the campaign […]

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SOLD OUT: Mayoral Forum scheduled for June 28th.

SOLD OUT: Mayoral Forum scheduled for June 28th.

| June 20, 2017

The first Mayoral Forum of the 2017 election cycle will be held at Rams Head Onstage on June 28th at 6:00pm. No-cost tickets are required for admission; but they are sold out! We are asking ticket holders to be at Rams Head On Stage no later than 645pm. At 645pm we will begin to release […]

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