With less than three months until the election, it is time to get out talking to St. Mary’s Democratic voters about our candidates and the importance of voting in this year’s election! We have several canvasses scheduled over the next few weeks.
On Tuesday, August 14 (evening) and Sunday, August 19, we will be in precinct 8-009, Lexington Park Elementary. This is our highest priority precinct and our biggest.
If you are available to volunteer, please contact Lisa Shender at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, August 12 for Tuesday’s canvass and/or by Friday, August 17 for Sunday’s canvass.
We will also be canvassing in the Town Creek/Esperanza Farms area. We will meet at Esperanza Middle at 5:30 pm on Thursday, August 16 and Thursday, August 23. Please contact Amanda Yowell to sign up: email@example.com.
Finally, we will be in Wildewood, meeting at Evolve Yoga on Saturday, August 25 at 10:00 am and Thursday, August 30 at 5:30 pm. Contact Amanda Yowell to sign up: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Believe it or not, we are within 100 days of the election! This is the time when our candidates most need your support -- as they make their final push towards a seat in Washington, Annapolis, or Leonardtown. As the bottom of this blog post you’ll find a list of the local Democratic candidates. Any donation, no matter the size, will help them on their way.
Beyond donations, August if full of opportunities to get more involved:
August 4: Beach Party on the Square in Leonardtown, 4-9 p.m.
The St. Mary’s Democrats will have a booth at this fun, family-friendly event. Stop by to say hello and create a free sand art craft. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Caroline King at email@example.com.
August 18: Faye Wheeler Meet & Greet, Brambly Inn, Bushwood, 6:30-10 p.m. Music by Cut Loose Band (Jimmy Strine). Light refreshments; cash bar. $10 at the door; YETI cooler raffle tickets also available.
August 20: Democratic Club Meeting, Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, 7 p.m.
We will discuss current events and hear updates from our committees. We’ll also be collecting donations of school supplies in support of the NAACP at this meeting.
August 22: Democrats Happy Hour, Pax River Alehouse, 5-7 p.m.
Join the Democratic Club and newly elected Central Committee members for drinks, socializing, and political trivia!
August 26: Howard Thompson’s Back to School BBQ Bash, Bowles Farms, Clements, 1-4 p.m.
Support Howard Thompson, candidate for County Commissioner President, at this big fundraising event. Hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ, and refreshments will be served. Live auction and live music. Special door prizes for teachers and those who donate school supplies. $30/person or $50/couple. To purchase tickets or become a sponsor click here.
September 1: Julia Nichols' Birthday Bash and Campaign Rally, Chesapeake Ranch Estates Clubhouse, Lusby, 2-5 p.m.
Join Julia Nichols, candidate for State Delegate District 29C, as she celebrates her birthday! This is a free event, with cake, snacks and drinks for all. Hear from exciting guest speakers and gear up for the election. More at juliafordelegate.com.
Looking ahead ...
September 19: Brian Crosby Fundraiser with Sen. Van Hollen, Woodlawn Farm, 6-8 p.m.
September 20-23: St. Mary’s County Fair
September 21: Democrat of the Year Dinner at Olde Breton Inn, Leonardtown, 6-10 p.m. The St. Mary’s Democrats’ signature annual event. For details and to purchase tickets, sponsorships or advertisements, click here.
September 22: Rose Frederick for Commissioner Fundraiser, Bay District Fire Department, 4-7 p.m.
Calling all volunteer drivers!
In our efforts to get everyone who wants to vote to the polls we will be offering rides. Early voting runs from Oct. 25 through Nov 1, every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Election Day is Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you have time available and are willing to help those in our community to get to the polls, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your address, telephone number and, if you know it, your availability. We will try to match you up with people in your general location.
Ben Cardin: bencardin.com
US House of Representatives (District 05)
Steny Hoyer: hoyerforcongress.com
Maryland Governor/Lt. Governor
Ben Jealous/Susan Turnbull: benjealous.com
Peter Franchot: franchot.com
Maryland Attorney General
Brian Frosh: brianfrosh.com
Maryland State Senate (District 29)
Thomas Brewer: brewerformdsenate.com
Maryland House of Delegates
District 29A (northern St. Mary's County)
Roberta Loker: voteloker.com
District 29B (southern St. Mary's County)
Brian Crosby: bc4md.com
District 29C (middle St. Mary's County)
Julia Nichols: juliafordelegate.com
St. Mary's County Commissioners
Howard Thompson: citizensforjhowardthompson.com
Timothy Ridgell: email@example.com
Rose Frederick: voterosefrederick.com
St. Mary’s County Sheriff
Ted Belleavoine: sheriffbelleavoine.com
St. Mary’s County Courthouse
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Faye Wheeler: facebook.com/electfayewheelerforclerkofthecircuitcourt
Judge of the Orphans Court
Deborah Curtis: firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Randall: email@example.com
Over the last month, our efforts to support our candidates and get out the vote for the primary election were very successful. Thank you to all who helped with attending events, canvassing, and staffing tables at the polls.
Now, the July weather is getting hot and our push toward the general election is heating up, too! See below for events coming up this month.
July 20/21: River Concert Series at St. Mary’s College of Maryland
We’ll have a booth at these concerts. Sign up to volunteer here.
July 16: Democratic Club Meeting, 7 p.m. at the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad
July 20: Campaign Kickoff -- Faye for Clerk of the Circuit Court, 6 p.m. at Olde Breton Inn, Leonardtown
Join Faye Wheeler as she kicks off her campaign at this fundraising event. Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres while mingling with old and new friends. Live and silent auction. Get your tickets here.
NAACP School Supply Drive
We are proud to support the NAACP again this year by donating school supplies to families in need. For more information on how to get involved, contact Heather Earhart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 4: Beach Party on the Square in Leonardtown
August 20: Democratic Club Meeting. If you are donating school supplies in support of NAACP, please bring them to this meeting.
August 26: Howard Thompson for County Commissioner President Fundraiser, 1-4 p.m. at Bowles Farm, Clements
September 1: Julia Nichols' Birthday Bash and Campaign Rally, 2-5 p.m. at the Chesapeake Ranch Estates Clubhouse, Lusby
September 20-23: St. Mary’s County Fair
September 21: Democrat of the Year Dinner at Olde Breton Inn, Leonardtown
Hope to see you soon!