Don't Miss These Canvassing Opportunities

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 [email protected] 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 protected].

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: [email protected].

August is Upon Us

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]



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 [email protected].


Looking ahead…

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!