Washington County Farmers, Teachers and GOP Endorse Candidates


Maryland Farm Bureau PAC Approves Local Statewide Legislative Candidates

The Maryland Farm Bureau Political Action Committee, a voluntary, nonprofit, unincorporated separate fund established by the Maryland Farm Bureau Inc., announced its endorsements for state House candidates nationwide. state and local.

Members of the PAC Board of Directors, a bipartisan committee of directors made up of active farmers from across the state, reviewed incumbent voting records, candidate questionnaires and recommendations from County Farm Bureau organizations to determine applicants who are friends of Maryland agriculture.

Statewide endorsements include:

  • Attorney General, Anthony Brown
  • Controller, Barry Glassman

State Senate endorsements include:

  • District 1, mike mckay
  • District 2, Paul D. Corderman

State House of Delegates endorsements include:

  • District 1C, Terry L. Baker
  • District 2A, William Valentine
  • District 2A, William Joseph Wivell
  • Ward 2B, Brenda J. Thiam

Washington County Teachers Association Approves County Commissioner and School Board

The Washington County Teachers Association Inc. has announced its recommendations for candidates for the Washington County Board of County Commissioners and the Washington County Board of Education, according to a recent press release.

The county commissioner endorsements are:

  • John Barrrepublican
  • David Williamsdemocrat

The endorsements for the school board, which is a nonpartisan election, are:

The recommendation process requires candidates to complete a detailed questionnaire and to interview members of the association. The Association Committee reviews the written responses, interview responses, and makes a recommendation to the WCTA Board of Directors and Council of Representatives. Candidate questionnaires are available on mywcta.org/wcta-legislative-committee.

The WCTA said it supports nominees based on their commitment to public education. Barr is a retired business owner and past chairman of the Board of County Commissioners and the Association of Maryland Counties. Williams is a retired educator who has advocated for fully staffed schools and fully funded budgets.

The WCTA said Murray, a current school board member, has demonstrated a willingness to lead WCPS through difficult times, keeping an eye on student and staff safety, social-emotional growth and fiscal responsibility. Chavis, a political newcomer, is making his first run for a board seat. He expressed his support for fully funded schools, safe learning environments and fairness of offers for staff and students.

Washington County Republican Party makes endorsements for Board of Education

The Washington County Republican Party recently announced that it only endorses and supports three candidates for the County Board of Education, the group said in a recent press release.

Darrell Evans, Ethan Loewen and Michel Guessford “are the only Washington County Board of Education nominees we trust to ensure school safety, spending efficiency and parent choice,” the press release reads.

“We believe in education, not indoctrination and we believe these three candidates are the only ones running for the Board of Education who will do what is right for our 22,000 students, their families, the more than 3,000 Washington County Public School employees and our communities.”

National Voter Registration Day is September 20

The League of Women Voters of Washington County, a nonpartisan organization organization focused on informed and active participation in government, will spend September 20 registering voters for the November 8 midterm elections.

The group plans to register voters at the following events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

  • Hagerstown Community College Fall Welcome Luncheon at the Student Center, 11400 Robinwood Drive
  • Robinwood Professional Center Farmers Market, in the center atrium on Medical Campus Road in Hagerstown
  • Washington County Free Library, Alice Virginia and David W. Fletcher Branch, 100 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown

The Washington County League of Women Voters will also have nonpartisan voter guides. The league asks all candidates running for a particular position identical questions developed by league volunteers. Responses from participating candidates are printed exactly as submitted so voters can compare candidates side-by-side. Additional information can be found on the League website Vote411.org website.

For inquiries about National Voter Registration Day in Washington County, go to www.lwvwashco.org/nvrd2022.

House to host election forums in October

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce will hold several election forums ahead of the general election, the organization said in a recent press release.

Those interested in attending are asked to register for each, all of which will be held at Applause Caterers, 58 E. Washington St. in Hagerstown. Each event will have registration at 6:30 a.m., lunch at 7 a.m. and forum at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $30.

For more information, call 301-739-2015 or visit www.hagerstown.org

Hagerstown State House delegate candidate to arrange meet and greet with U.S. Representative David Trone

Brooke Grossman, a Democrat running for the District 2B seat in the Maryland House of Delegates, will meet and fundraise with U.S. Representative David Trone, D-6th, Sept. 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The venue for the event will come with a ticket purchase, which starts at $100, according to a press release from the candidate’s campaign.

Tickets can be purchased online at bit.ly/MeetBrooke22and all donations will be matched by the Throne campaign, according to the statement.

“Meet Brooke and find out what better representation for Hagerstown looks like,” the statement read.

For more information, email [email protected]

District 2B encompasses the town of Hagerstown. The seat is currently held by Republican Del. Brenda Thiam, who is seeking re-election.


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