The Central Committee is composed of 12 members. The Central Committee may also appoint up to six associate members. The current Central Committee was elected in the 2022 Maryland Gubernatorial Primary Election and members will serve until 2026. 

Chair:

Julie Randall

Julie Randall is an active community volunteer and lifelong advocate for people with disabilities. Originally from Alabama, she has been a member of the St. Mary's County, Maryland community for over 40 years. Married to Robert Randall, Julie and Bob reside in Lexington Park, Maryland.

Over the past 30+ years, Julie has served the St. Mary's County community in various elected and volunteer roles, beginning with St. Mary's County Public Schools committees. In 1994 she was first appointed by the Governor and subsequently elected to the St. Mary's County School Board serving as President and Member of the Board until 1998. From 1998 to 2002, Mrs. Randall was the elected President of the St. Mary's County Board of Commissioners. She was and is the sole Democratic female elected to the Board of County Commissioners.

In 2004, Julie founded the Democratic Women of St. Mary's, active until 2008. In 2019, she began the Club again and is serving as its President. In 2022, Julie was elected to the St. Mary's County Democratic Central Committee. Her current community volunteerism includes Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living, Member and Community Service Charity Director of the Lexington Park Rotary, Vice President of the Feed St. Mary's Food Bank and member of the Lexington Manor Passive Park Community Garden project.

Julie firmly believes our community is stronger when we work together to lift everybody up. She wants to use her background and leadership experience to increase Democratic community service, support Democratic beliefs and candidates, and focus on human services needs in St. Mary's County.

Treasurer:

Kaitlin Fraer 

Kaitlin was born in St. Mary's County and is a graduate of Leonardtown High School. Over the last few years, her interest in politics has turned into a passion for fighting child hunger and other social justice issues. Kaitlin understands and is passionate about hunger initiatives, having worked extensively with child nutrition in Baltimore, as a high school teacher in Delaware, and in her current position with St. Mary's County Public Schools. She currently serves as the Education Chair for the Maryland School Nutrition Association and is an active board member of EASMC. In 2022, she served as campaign manage for Steve Tuttle.

Members:

Rose Frederick


Rose Frederick is a native of St. Mary's County, MD. Rose is very active in her community. She serves as a member of the Uniformed Service Academy Advisory Board; Board member for the Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy; St. Mary's County NAACP Political Action Committee; and Campaign Chair for the Bill Bates Campaign for Delegate in 29C.

Rose as served as Substitute Board Member St. Mary's County Board of Elections; St. Mary's County Race Relations Council Member; Previous Executive Board Member: St. Mary's County NAACP, (Previous 1st Vice-President and Secretary); a Board Chair: St. Mary's County Social Services Advisory Board where she was instrumental in the County receiving Paul Hastings funds for Respite Care at Three Oaks; Previous Board Member: Maryland State Association of Social Service Boards, Southern Maryland Higher Education Center Governance Board where she was instrumental in the University of Maryland Systems merging with the Higher Center and funding of Building III; Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living, Board Member: St. Mary's County Garvey Senior Activity Center Group, Rose was instrumental in funds being provided for the new center which broke ground in 2018; St. Mary's County Nursing Center Governing Board and Prior Scholarship Chair, Chesapeake Women in Defense; Navy Air and Missile Defense Command Sexual Assault Prevention Response Coordinator.

Rose retired from the Federal government after a 35-year career and currently works for a defense contractor.

Rose has a Master of Science Degree in Management from the University of Management and Technology; Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Maryland University College; Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWLA) Level III Certification in Program Management and Business Cost Estimating and Financial Management from the Defense Acquisition University; a graduate of the Navy's Senior Executive Management Development Program; and a graduate of the Navy Aviation Assistant Maintenance Officer School.

Rose lives in Loveville, MD with her husband J. Douglas Frederick. Rose has a daughter and son-in-law who lives in Tampa, FL. She also has a granddaughter who is an intern at Patuxent River, MD, granddaughter attending UMES, Princess Anne, MD, and grandson attending Bethune-Cookman College in Jacksonville, FL.

Jeffrey Gibson

Jeffrey is a graduate of Northern High School in Calvert County and moved to St. Mary's County in 2016 due to his career in the county both as a 5th grade teacher and later a project coordinator for the Office of Assessment and Accountability at the Board of Education. During his early career he became involved in lobbying and political advocacy related to educational issues as part of the teacher's union. After a career change, to working as a Data Analyst employed in projects at NAVAIR, he continued political engagement by acting as a committee member for the St. Mary's County Social Services Advisory Board. Jeffrey hopes to encourage political engagement for young professionals in the county during his time on the committee.

AnnMarie Kozloski Abell

AnnMarie Kozloski Abell has called St. Mary's County home since 1980 and raised a family here with her husband, Jerry Abell. She spent 34+ years supporting the mission of US Naval Aviation at Patuxent River Maryland, retiring as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Continuous Improvement practitioner and trainer, and a federal civil servant.

Over the decades, AnnMarie has volunteered for and served in leadership roles at her children's schools, parish committees, advisory boards, county appointed boards and commissions, and local democratic clubs and campaigns. A former Democratic candidate for County Commissioner, AnnMarie channeled that experience and new relationships into reconstructing the Democratic Women of St. Mary's aka IAMSTMARYS. 

Now, AnnMarie is on a mission to engage with the community to improve on local governance that is responsive, active, and fair in listening and serving everyone in the county.

Mike Bellis

Mike Bellis was elected to the St. Mary's County Democratic Central Committee in 2022. He is the Executive Director of the Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation which he joined in August of 2022. In this role, Mike oversees fundraising, events, donor relations, the volunteer auxiliary, and volunteer chaplain program for a 99-bed community hospital serving the Charles County, Maryland community.

Prior to joining Charles Regional, Bellis held a variety of leadership roles at local organizations including Assistant Director of Alumni and Annual Giving at the College of Southern Maryland and Executive Director of United Way of Charles County. At CSM, Mike launched the Distinguished Alumni Award to recognize one outstanding alumnus each year. During his tenure at United Way, Mike created a first-of-its-kind program, Community Connections, which popped-up resource days in underserved neighborhood throughout Charles County. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this program served over 3,000 families in need. Mike also successfully won over $1.5M in rental assistance grants to aid families impacted by COVID-related job loss. Prior to his departure, Mike successfully negotiated the merger of the three Southern Maryland United Way organizations to form United Way of Southern Maryland.

Mike currently serves as Vice-chair/Commissioner for the Housing Authority of St. Mary's County. He previously served on the Executive Committee for the Charles County Chamber of Commerce and the Boards of the Charles County Local Management Board and the Charles County Homeless and Emergency Shelter Committee. He is a graduate of Leadership Southern Maryland Class of 2019. In 2020, Mike was named a "VIP Under 40" by the Maryland Daily Record.

Originally from Sarasota, Florida, Mike relocated to Southern Maryland in 2010. Mike lives in Leonardtown with his wife and young daughter.

Jess Jolly

Jess Jolly, (she/her) is a clinical social worker who has been passionately serving the community in Southern Maryland for over a decade. She began volunteering for the St. Mary's County Democratic Club in 2016 and has served as a volunteer for various campaigns throughout the past five years. Jess has served as a board member for the National Association of Social Workers Maryland Chapter and has promoted the importance of behavioral health care within our community. Jess registered as a Democrat when eligible to vote and has been politically active ever since. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the natural beauty of the area and kayaking.

Karl Pence