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 protected].

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


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 [email protected] 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.


2018 Candidates

US Senate

Ben Cardin:

US House of Representatives (District 05)

Steny Hoyer:

Maryland Governor/Lt. Governor

Ben Jealous/Susan Turnbull:

Maryland Comptroller

Peter Franchot:

Maryland Attorney General

Brian Frosh:

Maryland State Senate (District 29)

Thomas Brewer:


Maryland House of Delegates

District 29A (northern St. Mary's County)

Roberta Loker:

District 29B (southern St. Mary's County)

Brian Crosby:

District 29C (middle St. Mary's County)

Julia Nichols:


St. Mary's County Commissioners


Howard Thompson:

District 1

Timothy Ridgell: [email protected]

District 2

Rose Frederick:

St. Mary’s County Sheriff

Ted Belleavoine:


St. Mary’s County Courthouse

Clerk of the Circuit Court

Faye Wheeler:

Judge of the Orphans Court

Deborah Curtis: [email protected]

Julie Randall: [email protected]


Caroline King


Change that matters. By authority St. Mary’s County Democratic Central Committee; Jane Loughran, Treasurer