The 2018 election season will be significant in Maryland with every statewide and local seat up for election, save for Senator VanHollen. As our Democratic candidates announce and establish websites and issue press notices, we will include that information here as it becomes available. Check back regularly! General information: Primary Election on June 26th to determine candidates for the General Election on November 6, 2018 for the following offices: State Offices Governor, Lt. Governor, Comptroller, Attorney General, State Senator, House of Delegates, Judge of the Circuit Court, Judges of the Court of Special Appeals - For retention in office. Only on General Election Ballot Judges of the Court of Appeals - For retention in office. Only on General Election Ballot Federal Offices United States Senator, Representatives in Congress County Offices County Executive, County Council, County Treasurer, State’s Attorney,Clerk of the Circuit Court, Register of Wills, Judges of the Orphan’s Court, Sheriff, Board of Education in Anne Arundel County (District 7) Party Offices Democratic Central Committee Members, Republican Central Committee Members Need more information? - Maryland State Board of Elections website. Look around the whole site for lots of information, including the candidates for each office HERE with contact and website information and absentee ballot information HERE (any registered voter can vote absentee!). Who represents you now? Find out what districts you live in HERE. Remember Federal, State and Local districts are different.
Here are the candidates running in the Democratic primary in South County - in alphabetical order.
Anne Colt Leitess Former Anne Arundel County State's Attorney and currently a prosecutor in the Special Victim's Unit in Baltimore City, Anne Colt Leitess has filed to run for Anne Arundel County State's Attorney. Visit her website here for more information about her campaign and position on issues.
Scott Poyer An executive with more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement and public safety, Scott Poyer has filed for the Clerk of the Circuit Court. You can visit his website here to learn more about his campaign and position on the issues.
Mike Shay Community, land use, and environmental activist Mike Shay has filed for the District 30B House of Delegates seat. Click here for Mike's campaign website to learn more about his positions on key issues and to volunteer.
Carmen Skarlupka Navy veteran, social entrepreneur and activist Carmen Skarlupka has filed for the District 30B House of Delegates seat. Follow her campaign here on Facebook and learn more about her positions on key issues.
The following individuals have declared their candidacy for Governor in 2018 as Democrats. Click their names for a link to their campaign websites. Want to compare candidates? Click here! The candidates submitted their "3 Big Ideas" to the AACDCC and that information has been compiled in this document.
Jim Shea and running mate Brandon Scott spoke at the April SOCODEMS meeting
Krishanti Vignarajah, former Policy Director to former First Lady Michelle Obama and former State Department official
Krish Vignarajah spoke to the SOCODEMS at its February 2018 meeting.
Pirate's Cove Restaurant Galesville, MD
The time is always right to do what is right. - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King
Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country. - President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Authorized by Ted Nilsson, Treasurer, South County Democratic Club