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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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Ruppersberger endorses Kamenetz for Governor

Ruppersberger endorses Kamenetz for Governor

| May 4, 2018

U.S. Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02) has endorsed Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz for governor and former Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin for lieutenant governor of Maryland. The announcement follows the recent endorsements of the Kamenetz-Ervin ticket from Unite Here Local 25 and the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Baltimore. “I’ve known and worked closely with […]

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Karen Simpson: Simpson tough on recovery (Guest Column)

Karen Simpson: Simpson tough on recovery (Guest Column)

| May 2, 2018

Do you love someone affected by the opioid and heroin epidemic? Almost everyone does. According to the Center for the Study of Local Issues Anne Arundel Community College Spring 2018 Report, the most important issue facing our community is our drug crisis. Yet very few feel our current elected officials understand the problem enough to […]

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Buckley names Susy Smith as new Chief of Staff

Buckley names Susy Smith as new Chief of Staff

| April 30, 2018

Mayor Gavin Buckley has announced that Susanne Stout Smith will join his Administration as chief of staff, effective May 3. She replaces Jane Hruska, who has served as the Mayor’s chief of staff since his inauguration, after serving as his campaign treasurer since 2016. Ms. Hruska’s retirement is effective May 2. “I wish Jane a […]

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Protecting our elections, a discussion at AACC

Protecting our elections, a discussion at AACC

| April 27, 2018

The League of Women Voters of Anne Arundel County will be hosting a public forum and panel discussion on PROTECTING OUR ELECTIONS: Security of the Systems, Integrity of the Results. Come hear featured panelists Joseph Torre, Anne Arundel County Election Director, Nikki Charlson, Deputy Administrator, State Board of Elections and John Willis, Professor, University of Baltimore […]

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Kamenetz picks up union endorsement

Kamenetz picks up union endorsement

| April 26, 2018

UNITE HERE Local 25, which represents over 7,500 workers in the hospitality industry in Maryland and throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan region has endorsed Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz for governor and former Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin for lieutenant governor of Maryland. This endorsement fromUNITE HERE Local 25 follows the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of […]

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City Council green lights Buckley’s HACA and Environmental picks

City Council green lights Buckley’s HACA and Environmental picks

| April 23, 2018

The Annapolis City Council has approved Mayor Gavin Buckley’s appointments of Michael Miller and Philip Gibbs to the House Authority of the City of Annapolis Board and Ms. Jackie Guild to be the director of Office of Environmental Policy at the Council meeting held this evening in City Hall. HACA is a legal entity separate […]

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Cain reports more than $82K raised in first quarter

Cain reports more than $82K raised in first quarter

| April 23, 2018

Alice Cain, candidate for Delegate in District 30A, raised $82,190 in the first quarter – exceeding the campaign’s goal – according to the campaign finance report filed today. Over 400 individuals contributed, and there were no corporate donations. “I am deeply grateful for all of the wonderful support my campaign has received from so many […]

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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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