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