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, September 6, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, at the Bywater Boys and Girls Club, 1903 Copeland Street. The candidates are incumbent Sheila Finlayson and challenger Toni Strong Pratt with The Reverend Doctor Carletta Allen as moderator. The event is co-sponsored by Action Annapolis and the Board of Directors of Bywater Mutual Homes.
The Ward 7 event is on Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, at Georgetown East Elementary, 111 Dogwood Road. The candidates are Robert Savidge and Alexus Viegas with Trudy McFall as moderator.
The Ward 6 event is on Thursday, September 14, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, at the Rosalie E. Mitchell Community Center, 1014 President Street. The candidates are DaJuan Gay and Shaneka Henson with The Reverend Doctor Carletta Allen as moderator. The event is co-sponsored by Action Annapolis and the Harbor House / Eastport Terrace Residents’ Council.
Residents who are not sure which Ward they live in, can visit www.actionannapolis.com, go to Annapolis Elections and find their home on the ward map. More information about each candidate is available by scrolling down past the Mayoral Candidates to the candidate bios and questionnaire answers.
Citizens who believe that their votes won’t make a difference should consider that the last Mayoral race in Annapolis was decided by fewer than 50 votes. Since there are no Republican candidates in Ward 3, 4 and 6, the Primary will decide the next aldermen in those wards. In the 2013 General Election (last confirmed data) Annapolis Ward Aldermen were decided by just a third of registered voters.
Action Annapolis is organizing Voter Registration and Get Out The Vote efforts to support its mission to help engage voters. For more information, please contact Action Annapolis at [email protected].