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PRIMARY PRIMER: Just say no to slates

PRIMARY PRIMER: Just say no to slates

| June 22, 2018

You’ve seen them all around. Big yard signs with the names of the two, three, sometimes four candidates. The concept is that you are supposed to vote for al of them en-masse. This is a slate. In 2016, the four sitting judges combined resources and ran as a slate–Vitale, Klavans, McCormack, and Schaeffer. And it […]

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Guest Column: An alternative to a styrofoam ban

Guest Column: An alternative to a styrofoam ban

| June 19, 2018

Just like bad news, bad policies travel fast and if we’re not careful, we run the risk of Baltimore’s wrongheaded styrofoam ban has the potential to travel down to Annapolis and affect the entire state. On April 19th, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, signed into law the city’s styrofoam ban. As a former resident of Charm […]

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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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PRIMARY 2018: Our predictions, thoughts, comments

PRIMARY 2018: Our predictions, thoughts, comments

| June 16, 2018

If you have read Eye On Annapolis for more at least an election cycle, you know that we do not do endorsements. Voting is a very personal decision and one that should not be influenced by that latest mailer you received, that nice old lady in the “Elect Whomever” shirt at the polls, or a […]

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GUEST COLUMN: In support of Wes Adams for Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney

GUEST COLUMN: In support of Wes Adams for Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney

| June 16, 2018

I am writing in response to an article published earlier this week in The Capital regarding the current state of affairs at the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office.  Because I was not contacted by the Capital for purposes of this article, I believe it is only fair that I have an opportunity to voice […]

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GUEST COLUMN: 10 Reasons to support Chrissy Holt

GUEST COLUMN: 10 Reasons to support Chrissy Holt

| June 15, 2018

There are many reasons to support the candidacy of Chrissy Holt for State Senate in District 30.  Here are ten. She is the… Only candidate endorsed by Progressive Maryland for her comprehensive platform Only candidate Small Money Certified and endorsed by Represent Maryland to clean up campaign finances and to empower citizens/communities Only candidate who […]

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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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GUEST COLUMN: Why Steuart Pittman?

GUEST COLUMN: Why Steuart Pittman?

| June 8, 2018

The two biggest issues in the 2018 election for County Executive are likely to be education and the pace of development. The non-partisan Anne Arundel Chapter of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters endorses candidates based on which candidate will be better for the environment. Carefully managed development can result in gains for the environment. […]

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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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GUEST COLUMN: In support of Claudia Barber for Circuit Court

GUEST COLUMN: In support of Claudia Barber for Circuit Court

| June 6, 2018

The citizens of Anne Arundel County need Claudia Barber on the Circuit Court. We need someone who brings a robust background in law and uniquely diverse perspectives that represent all in our community, and that’s exactly what we will get if we elect Claudia Barber to the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court in 2018. I […]

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Guest Column: Thoughts on City Dock re-development

Guest Column: Thoughts on City Dock re-development

| June 6, 2018

A Capital editorial on June 5 in support of change on the City Dock was a bit misleading. The editors refer to a 4-story hotel when in fact the architect has designed a 6/7 story hotel with underground parking, bus turnaround and a bathing beach on the dock. Additionally the first piece of proposed legislation […]

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GUEST COLUMN: In support of Kathy Rogers

GUEST COLUMN: In support of Kathy Rogers

| June 4, 2018

As a resident of this County for more than 57 years, I have watched with interest this race for State’s Attorney. In addition to being a resident for so many years and having raised my family here, I served 33 years with the Anne Arundel County Police Department. Due to my service, I’ve had the […]

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EDITORIAL: Caribbean beach resort or Annapolis City Dock?

EDITORIAL: Caribbean beach resort or Annapolis City Dock?

| June 4, 2018

EDIT: Per Susan O’Brien, spokesperson for the City of Annapolis, the rendering below was a result of the public input offered at the place building meeting several weeks ago and designed to take all the public ideas and show what City Dock could be. I read the Capital article this morning about Mayor Buckley forging […]

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GUEST COLUMN: In support of Judge Mark Crooks

GUEST COLUMN: In support of Judge Mark Crooks

| May 29, 2018

I have been the Clerk of Court for Anne Arundel County for 24 years.   My staff and I interact with our judges on a daily basis.  In all of my years in the Circuit Courthouse, Judge Mark Crooks has exhibited an exceptional judicial temperament, civility and courtesy to all that places him among the top […]

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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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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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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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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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Blue Wave or New Wave? Are the establishment candidates scared?

Blue Wave or New Wave? Are the establishment candidates scared?

| May 2, 2018

If you are running for office and have aligned yourself with the establishment candidates or the “old guard” of Maryland politics, you likely have a race on your hands. Nationally, progressive ideals have been energizing voters and winning elections. And you should be scared. For years, the incumbent was the status quo. We only need […]

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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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Mayor: 53 new businesses opened in Annapolis since taking office. Not so fast!

Mayor: 53 new businesses opened in Annapolis since taking office. Not so fast!

| April 11, 2018

In Monday’s State of the City Address, Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley stated that 53 new brick and mortar businesses had opened in the past four months. In the past four months, Hollis and Hope, along with support from multiple City departments, have helped 53 new, brick-and-mortar businesses open their doors – This is a sign […]

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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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