Caroline --

 

The weather continues to feel more like spring, and things are heating up as we move closer to the the primaries! Thank you to everyone who has come out to our local events and supported our local candidates, we really appreciate it!  

As we sail into summer, we have more great events coming up. Whether you like to gather and connect with fellow Democrats or are passionate about volunteering to help support a candidate to office, we have it all here for you! 

The 2022 elections will be here before we know it! Here are a few suggestions to prepare:

Request a mail-in ballot, register to vote, or check your voter registration status at

https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/OnlineVoterRegistration/InstructionsStep1?fbclid=IwAR23EIWIMvfJO5X3R_B8Kth7dJInPnfIJQUVvSHUnNtmY0RCpatSACDTxtk

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Primary Election Early Voting: July 7-14 Primary Election Day: July 19

General Election Early Voting: Oct. 27-Nov.3 General Election Day:

Nov. 8 Early Voting Locations: Hollywood Firehouse Bay District

Firehouse (Lexington Park) Mechanicsville Firehouse Vote at ANY

location! ANYONE can request a mail-in ballot (or register to vote)

online: MDVOTES 2022 Questions? Send us a message or email

smcdemocrats@gmail.com Demoerats'

 

Curious about what Democratic candidates are running? Check out our Candidates/Elected Officials guide: https://www.stmarysdemocrats.org/candidates_elected_officials

 

Consider joining a candidate committee to help with a particular campaign! This is your chance to make a difference, so reach out to us at [email protected] for more information!

 

Democratic Central Committee

Thank you to everyone who attended the annual Skipjack Gala on April 8th! Congratulations to all awardees on your hard work and dedication. See you at the next Skipjack Gala in 2023!

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Recent Happenings 

Thank you Ceandra B. Scott of Sole Scott Photography, Inc, Terran Berry of BUCKent, Kimberly Bannister of Ebon Aries Group for hosting the candidate Meet & Greet at Antoinette's Garden on May 5th. It was a great opportunity to meet the St. Mary's County Democratic Candidates!

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On May first,  local candidates were represented in the Southern Maryland Firefighters Association Parade. The parade route went through Lexington Park on Great Mills Road. It could not have been a more beautiful day for a parade.

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The Skipjack Circle

 

The Primary Election is just a few months away on July 19th, with the General Election on November 8th! We’re going to need all the help we can get to build a strong and successful democratic presence in St. Mary’s County. One of the easiest ways you can help is to join our recurring donor programSkipjack Circle. 

Members have already enjoyed exclusive benefits (read more here: https://www.stmarysdemocrats.org/skipjack_circle) over the past year–so don’t miss out! One of the perks for donors at the Potomac and Chesapeake Levels are tickets to the Skipjack Gala–so join now ahead of the Gala this April! Visit our donation page to join, and don’t forget to make your donation recur monthly!



Democratic Club

On May 20th, The Democratic Club is hosting a social hour / meet the candidates event!  The event will take place at the Olde Town Pub in Leonardtown and will be from 5-7 pm in the outdoor covered area.

 

Upcoming Club Meeting

The next Democratic Club meeting is scheduled for May 16th on zoom.  The meeting will be held virtually. Please email Julia Nichols for information on joining the meeting. [email protected]

 

Upcoming Democratic Club Events

May 20th, we are hosting a social hour / meet the candidates event at the Olde Town Pub in Leonardtown 5-7 pm in the outdoor covered area. At least one gubernatorial candidate has responded yes, and we expect several local candidates to be in attendance as well.

May 21 is the Overflow Festival at Historic St. Mary’s City, where we are tabling. Sign up information will be posted to the St. Mary's County Democrats Facebook Page when available.

June 18 we are tabling with DCC and I Am St. Mary’s at the Juneteenth celebration at the Lexington Manor Passive Park.  Sign up information will be posted to the St. Mary's County Democrats Facebook Page when available.

 

Thank you for your support!

You may now pay your dues online. Annual dues are $25 for an individual and $35 for a family. To join, renew, or make a donation to the club online please visit St. Mary’s Democratic Club Paypal [https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/stmarysdemclub] .

When paying, please include your email address and indicate whether you are a new or renewing member.

You can also mail a check to:

St. Mary’s County Democratic Club

PO BOX 631

Leonardtown, MD 20650

 

I Am St. Mary's

 

#IAMSTMARYS DEMOCRATIC WOMEN OF ST. MARY’S

SKIPJACK MAY 2022

 

Voter Registration Volunteers have set up to register voters at the Lexington Park Library and shopping centers. We appreciate their dedication and commitment. 

 

Proven fact: Direct voter contact is key to increasing voter turnout. We have volunteers writing post cards to 700 newly registered Democrats in St. Mary’s County in 2021. Next, we’ll be sending post cards to the 2022 newly registered Democrats to encourage them to vote.

 

Monthly General Meetings—We are skipping May because of campaign & candidate activities scheduled, community events, as well as the Memorial Day holiday. We’ll meet again in June on a date to be determined. Meeting date and location information will be emailed and posted on Facebook. Please check your spam/junk folder for [email protected].

 

Contact us via [email protected] if you are interested in more information or interested in joining the Democratic Women of St. Mary’s.



Delegate Brian Crosby


 
Dear friends and supporters,

Promises made, promises kept. Four years ago, I promised to deliver three important things to St. Mary’s County: funding for education, greater economic diversity, and a new intersection at MD-5 and Great Mills Road.

 

WHERE WE STARTED:
When I think about how far this movement has come in the last five years, it is mind blowing. We went from a campaign team of two volunteers to a team of over 100, from being a brand new freshman delegate to being the Vice Chair of one of the most important committees in Annapolis. We went from not having a voice in Annapolis at all to allowing me to be your voice. I have worked with constituents to identify needs in the community and bring tangible resources back to the district.
 
HOW TO MOVE FORWARD:
I love serving our community, and hope to continue doing so. We have a primary this year, and then a tough general election ahead. Please contribute by clicking below. Help us keep this movement going.
CONTRIBUTE TO KEEP THIS PROGRESS GOING!
A LOOK BACK-- FIRST TERM ACCOMPLISMENTS:

We are now at the end of my first term in office, and I am proud to say that, with your help, I have delivered on the promises I made when I campaigned in 2018. I supported and passed the Blueprint for Maryland’s future, which has brought over $15 million back to St. Mary’s County Public Schools since it passed. I secured over $90 million in funding for the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center that has opened doors for St. Mary’s residents and allowed our economy to flourish. This session, I secured funding in the capital budget for the MD-5 and Great Mills Road intersection reconstruction project. 


The 2022 session saw record tax relief for Maryland families, with over $2 billion staying in the pockets of Marylanders who need it most. I sponsored and supported the Family Budget Boosters Package, which will save Marylanders over $350 million by exempting essential needs from the Maryland sales and use tax. I supported an expanded retirement income tax credit that will save our seniors $1.55 billion over the next five years. I also supported the Hometown Hero retirement tax credit that expands the tax credit given to our public safety retirees. 

 

This year, I sponsored five bond initiatives, totaling $750,000, that will fund infrastructure improvements and essential services for our community:

$250,000 for Farming 4 Hunger’s expansion into St. Mary’s County

$250,000 for renovation and expansion of the St. Mary’s Caring Soup Kitchen

$100,000 for the St. James Public Comfort Station

$100,000 for the St. Mary’s County Health Department’s Lexington Park Hub

$50,000 for the St. Mary’s County Mobile Library

 

Over the last four years, I have been brought back over $246 million to St. Mary’s County, including:

$91,000,000 in funding for the third building of the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center

$80,581,000 for St. Mary’s College of Maryland

$24,000,000 for Historic St. Mary’s City

$1,250,000 for St. Mary’s Regional Airport's Autonomous Systems Center

 

Promises made, promises kept. I am proud of our collective work over the last four years, and proud to be the only first-term delegate in House leadership in the history of Maryland.

Thank you all so much for your support over the last four years. Now, it's time to work hard so that we can have another four years with these kinds of results!

Have a great weekend, everyone-- enjoy the spring weather!

Brian



Delegate Brian M. Crosby, 29B

Vice Chair, Economic Matters Committee
Subcommittees: Public Utilities; Joint Electric Universal Service Program, House Co-Chair; Rules and Executive Nominations Committee; Veterans Caucus Executive Committee

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