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PRIMARY PRIMER: Single Shotting

PRIMARY PRIMER: Single Shotting

| June 18, 2018

  Politics can be a dirty business. There are all sorts of tricks to be played with words and images–we’ve all received plenty of mailers. Another form of shenanigans that we recently heard was happening was to “single shot”, or vote ONLY for a specific candidate. What is a “single shot?” Simply put, it is […]

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Kamenetz campaign donates war chest to several non-profits important to the former County Executive

Kamenetz campaign donates war chest to several non-profits important to the former County Executive

| June 15, 2018

The Committee for Kamenetz announced yesterday that, in accordance with state campaign finance laws, the remaining funds in the late Kevin Kamenetz’s campaign account will be donated to several non-profit organizations across the Baltimore region. In consultation with the Kamenetz family, the campaign’s remaining funds will be dispersed in the following manner: Central Scholarship will […]

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Action Annapolis sponsoring forum for less familiar races

Action Annapolis sponsoring forum for less familiar races

| June 15, 2018

Come and learn more about the race for County Executive and four of the less familiar June 26 Primary Election races: Anne Arundel County Council, District 6; State’s Attorney; Sheriff; and Clerk of the Circuit Court 6. Under the Radar, sponsored by Action Annapolis, will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church, 87 West Street […]

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Candidate Interviews: Selected Races (Primary 2018)

Candidate Interviews: Selected Races (Primary 2018)

| June 13, 2018

As we tried to figure out how to best handle the 2018 Elections, we realized that there were entirely too many races and candidates (and way too few of us) to produce, forums, debates, and individual interviews as we had for last year’s Annapolis City elections. So, what we (Eye On Annapolis and The Maryland […]

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Senator John Astle endorses Elfreth to succeed him

Senator John Astle endorses Elfreth to succeed him

| June 13, 2018

It’s that time in the state again, when we return to the polls to select those who will represent us in state and federal government.  I’ve been honored to serve you all for 36 years in my role as a legislator in both the House of Delegates and the State Senate, a duty that I […]

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Fire union announces endorsements in select races

Fire union announces endorsements in select races

| June 13, 2018

The Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters have announced their first round of endorsements for this year’s Anne Arundel County Elections. The endorsement process includes answering a questionnaire and in person interviews.  Endorsed candidates have received a majority vote by the Membership. This year’s endorsed candidates are: Steuart Pittman for County Executive Wes Adams for […]

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Wes Adams: I am Wes Adams, State’s Attorney (Guest Column)

Wes Adams: I am Wes Adams, State’s Attorney (Guest Column)

| June 12, 2018

My name is Wes Adams, I am a seasoned, innovative, and highly respected prosecutor and 4 years ago I was elected to bring about a fundamental change to the State’s Attorney’s office – an office that I hope you will never need.  Prior to my election, the office was failing the citizens of Anne Arundel […]

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Circuit Court: Vignarajah can run for Governor despite late legal challenge

Circuit Court: Vignarajah can run for Governor despite late legal challenge

| June 12, 2018

The case filed against Krish Vignarajah, Democratic candidate for Governor, was thrown out in less than 30 minutes today. The case challenged her eligibility to run for office based on her voting record in Washington, DC while she served under Michelle Obama. Vignarajah and her running mate Sharon Blake represent the nation’s first all-woman-of-color ticket, […]

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Kathy Rogers: State’s Attorney, why I am running (Guest Column)

Kathy Rogers: State’s Attorney, why I am running (Guest Column)

| June 7, 2018

  I was a prosecutor in the Anne Arundel County Attorney’s Office for 28 years. Because of my dedication to public safety, dozens of dangerous murderers, rapists and child abusers are in jail for the rest of their lives. I am a Republican running for State’s Attorney because I care about protecting our communities from […]

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More than 250 women across region come out in support of Sarah Elfreth for State Senate

More than 250 women across region come out in support of Sarah Elfreth for State Senate

| June 5, 2018

Sarah Elfreth, Democratic candidate for Senate, District 30, has  announced the support of over 250 women from across District 30, from Eastport, to Deale, to Londontown, to Heritage Harbour. Their support is culminating in a “Women for Sarah” Brunch on June 9th hosted by the majority of former and current female elected officials in Anne Arundel County. […]

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Adam DeMarco:  The Wooden Rocking Chair of Politics (Guest Column)

Adam DeMarco: The Wooden Rocking Chair of Politics (Guest Column)

| May 29, 2018

Campaign finance reform, while is an important issue in American politics, has unfortunately become the only issue for many, particularly in my own political party—looking at you Democrats.  I’ve spoken on this issue many times, and each time I’m met with both agreement and ire alike; which is an interesting response to say the least. […]

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League of Women Voters online election guide now available

League of Women Voters online election guide now available

| May 23, 2018

The online Voters’ Guide from the League of Women Voters (LWVMD) is now available at www.vote411.org.  Candidates for every office in every county in Maryland were asked to respond to questions relating to the duties of the office they are seeking and also to list their websites and social media pages.  More than 1,500 candidates responded to LWVMD’s […]

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Pittman shows strong grassroots funding surge

Pittman shows strong grassroots funding surge

| May 20, 2018

Steuart Pittman’s grassroots campaign for Anne Arundel County Executive continues to gain strong momentum as evidenced by the more than $300,000 it raised by the May 15 election reporting deadline. “I am proud to announce that our campaign has raised over $300,000,” Pittman says. “We are on track to fund the most powerful grassroots campaign […]

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Sierra Club and AFL-CIO endorse Pittman for County Executive

Sierra Club and AFL-CIO endorse Pittman for County Executive

| May 18, 2018

While County Executive Schuh continues to raise unprecedented sums of campaign money from development interests and companies that need permits and licenses from county government, his Democratic challenger Steuart Pittman is gaining momentum among organizations that represent working people and advocate for open space and the environment.   The Pittman campaign announced that it has […]

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FOP endorses Wes Adams for State’s Attorney

FOP endorses Wes Adams for State’s Attorney

| May 16, 2018

State’s Attorney Wes Adams has announced that the Anne Arundel County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 70 voted to endorse him for State’s Attorney. Statement from Cpl. O’Brien Atkinson, President FOP Lodge 70, “On behalf of our nearly 1,500 active and retired police officer members, Anne Arundel County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #70 is […]

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Doug Arnold: Clerk of the Court, why I am running and what we do (Guest Column)

Doug Arnold: Clerk of the Court, why I am running and what we do (Guest Column)

| May 14, 2018

Each year in Maryland there are over 30,000 acts of domestic violence. Recently here in Anne Arundel County a woman was murdered in an act of domestic violence.  As a child, I had a close and loved family member who was the victim of domestic violence and I observed the pain and difficulty of domestic violence. […]

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AFL-CIO endorses Axe for District 30 Delegate

AFL-CIO endorses Axe for District 30 Delegate

| May 10, 2018

The Maryland State and DC Chapter of the AFL-CIO has endorsed District 30 Delegate Candidate Aron Axe.  Axe released a statement thanking the organization. I’m pleased to share that I’ve been unanimously endorsed by the over 700 unions represented by the Maryland-DC AFL-CIO for my campaign’s support for organized labor. As a member of SEIU-500, […]

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Kevin Kamenetz, 60, dies after cardiac arrest

Kevin Kamenetz, 60, dies after cardiac arrest

| May 10, 2018

Kevin Kamenetz, the Baltimore County Executive who was currently running for Governor passed away this morning after suffering from cardiac arrest. Kamenetz was 60. Baltimore County emergency crews were called to his Owings Mills home around 2am after the County Executive complained of feeling ill. He was transported to the University of Maryland St. Joseph’s […]

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TOMORROW: Candidate forum for District 30/30A General Assembly candidates

TOMORROW: Candidate forum for District 30/30A General Assembly candidates

| May 8, 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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AFL-CIO endorses Elfreth for State Senate

AFL-CIO endorses Elfreth for State Senate

| May 8, 2018

The Maryland State and DC Chapter of the AFL-CIO has endorsed State Senate Candidate Sarah Elfreth.  Elfreth released a statement thanking the organization. Organized labor has had my family’s back for generations. As the daughter of two union members, my father, Jim, a proud member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, Division 71 […]

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Jim Fredericks: A new vision for Sheriff’s Office (Guest Column)

Jim Fredericks: A new vision for Sheriff’s Office (Guest Column)

| May 7, 2018

I am running for Sheriff to continue my commitment to Anne Arundel County, and put in place the modern law enforcement practices needed to address public safety issues facing the Sheriff’s Office. I am a current, active commander in the County Police Department, with 26 years of experience, primarily in supervision, management and administration. My […]

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Former Democratic Speaker of the House endorses Ron George for State Senate

Former Democratic Speaker of the House endorses Ron George for State Senate

| May 5, 2018

Former Democratic Speaker of he Maryland House of Delegates, R. Clayton Mitchell, Jr., endorsed Ron George for State Senate in District 30. “As a Democrat and former Speaker of the House, I am endorsing Ron George for State Senate. As a State Delegate, Ron George demonstrated leadership by successfully breaking through the partisan divide and […]

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