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Ready Report: More on MSDE Withholding Scores & Upcoming Family Event

This week I share more of my thoughts regarding MSDE withholding test scores from the public, along with some more information on the upcoming election and how to cast your votes under current law. Additionally, I want to invite you to my annual Fall fundraiser that will be fun for all ages! Ready on the Radio - Discussing...

Ready Report: Requesting MSDE Data to Help Our Kids, Voting Info & More

I hope you and your family are well as we get rolling into the Fall. Today is also a special day for our family because it's my beautiful bride Ruth's birthday!  District 5 Team Calls on MSDE to Release Important Educational Data: Recently, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announced they would not be releasing last year’s student math...

Ready Report: Remembering 9/11, Downtown Westminster Roadwork Update & More

As we approach the 21st anniversary of the tragic events of September 11th this Sunday, we remember those who lost their lives and the numerous heroes that risked their own lives during and after this horrific and heinous attack. The positives that came from that event were how we rallied together as a nation, recognized how fortunate and blessed we are to...

Ready Report: Improving Parks & Playgrounds, Upcoming Event for "BMW" Team & Traffic Alerts

I have some exciting news to share with you about some improvements being made to local parks and playgrounds. Additionally, I want to alert you to two traffic projects that may affect the flow of traffic  - one in the Taylorsville area and one in the town of Hampstead. Hampstead Elementary Opens New Playground On Friday, I was honored to...

Ready Report: Primary Election Finalized, Toll Penalties & More

I've got a few items to share below but - following up on my last email congratulating some of the winners from the Republican primary - now that the final votes are counted and the Republican primary is being certified, I want to officially congratulate Eric Bouchat on his win to join Chris Tomlinson and April Rose as our three Republican nominees...

Republican Primary Concludes - Thank You!

After a long day of working the polls Tuesday, and an intense primary campaign for several months, I want to thank District 5 voters for their support for me and for the team I supported for House of Delegates, April Rose and Chris Tomlinson who both came out on top. I also want to congratulate Haven Shoemaker on winning the race for Carroll County State’s Attorney....

Tomorrow is Primary Election Day

Good afternoon! Tomorrow, Tuesday July 19th is primary day in Maryland.  If you have not already voted (mail-in or early voting),  and have any questions about where to vote tomorrow, you can visit this website to find your polling place - precincts have changed with redistricting so it's a good...

Senator Ready Endorsement Letter - Carroll County Times

We’ve come to another election season, this time deep in the heart of summer. The Republican primary is this Tuesday, July 19th. I’ve been honored to serve as your State Senator, fighting in Annapolis for our conservative values. This year, I’m unopposed for re-election but I’m writing to ask for your support for three great candidates in the Republican Primary....

Ready Report: Early Voting Continues & More Info on Supreme Court Ruling

I hope you had a great weekend. I wanted to write to give you an update on the recent Supreme Court ruling on concealed carry and also remind you about Early Voting being underway. Maryland Now "Shall Issue" State: Last week, Governor Hogan issued a statement following the Supreme Court ruling on NY's concealed carry laws (which are similar to Maryland's)....

Happy Independence Day & Early Voting Begins

Good afternoon, My family and I would like to wish you, your family and friends a Happy Independence Day!  July 4th marks the day our country’s founders signed the Declaration of Independence, making the United States its own nation.  While our country often times seems torn apart by political ideas,...

Ready Report: Supreme Court Rulings on Life & Concealed Carry Plus Candidate and Voting Information

Roe v. Wade Supreme Court Decision Late last week the Supreme Court released the previously leaked decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.  This decision does not prevent a woman from getting an abortion, it merely transfers the power back to the states to make the laws surrounding this issue. As a pro-life legislator, I believe this is a good ruling. It...

Senator Ready: NY Concealed Carry Law Struck Down - Maryland Should Follow

June 23, 2022 For Immediate Release: Contact: Meg Butler - (410)-841-3683   Senator Ready: NY Concealed Carry Law Struck Down - Maryland Should Follow   June 23, 2022 - The Supreme Court ruled today that requiring “proper cause” to carry a handgun in public for self-defense is a...

Ready Report: Revisiting Redistricting - New Districts for 2022 Election

First, I’d like to thank everyone who attended and/or contributed to our Annual Breakfast Fundraiser last week. The 2022 Election is pivotal to bringing balance back to Annapolis. Retaking Congress is critical to turning the direction of our nation's economy around. At the state level, while I and our State Senate Republican Caucus will fight to pick several seats, even...

Ready Report: Upcoming Events, New Flag Policy in Carroll County Schools & Voter Registration Deadlines

Sharing some news with you out of Carroll County as well as voter registration deadlines for the primary election and upcoming events.  Two quick items: First - wanted to remind you about my Annual Breakfast Fundraiser THIS coming Tuesday, June 14th, 7:30-9:30 AM in Hampstead at Greenmount Station. This is going to be a great event...

CORRECTION Join us in Union Bridge

Yesterday I sent an email asking for volunteers to walk in the Union Bridge parade on Saturday, June 4th at 2:00 PM. However, the parade lineup information was inaccurate. The correct place to meet is the Union Bridge Community Center at 1:30 PM. The rest of the information can be found here.

Join us in Union Bridge

The 2022 campaign season is well underway, and I have been working hard to make sure that strong conservative leadership remains in Carroll County. I'm thankful to be unopposed but am working to ensure that we have conservatives winning up and down the ballot locally and around Maryland. As you may know I've also endorsed Delegate April Rose and Chris...

The Home of the Free Because of the Brave

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges s as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” -President Franklin D. Roosevelt   Good morning, I...

Ready Report: Tragic News & Fighting Gas Tax Increases

Uvalde, Texas As the parent of two elementary school children and husband of a school teacher, the unspeakably horrific shooting that took place in Texas this week is something that saddens me and angers me deeply. Words seem so hollow as we think about the loss of those beautiful children and heroic teachers. While there's a predictable rush to blame,...

Ready Report: Baby Formula Info, Endorsements for BOE and Upcoming Events

I hope you and your family are looking forward to the warm weekend.  Below please find some resources and information dealing with the baby formula shortage that I know is worrying many.  I’ve also included my endorsements for the Carroll County School Board in the upcoming July 19th primary and upcoming events in the community including Union Bridge’s 150th parade celebration!...

Ready Report - May 14th

I hope you and your family are well as we have finally gotten into real Spring weather. Below, is an update on the abortion debate as it pertains to Maryland's recently passed legislation and Governor Hogan's action to delay compliance. I also have some good news about help for one of our towns and a list of upcoming events around...

Redistricting & Endorsement Alert

New state legislative map for Carroll County: Redistricting & Endorsement News from Senator Justin Ready: The district that I'm honored to represent, District 5, will now include all of South Carroll and the small piece of Mt. Airy that’s in Frederick County. District 5 voters will...

Ready Report: Breaking Down the New General Assembly & Congressional Maps

The redistricting process has made the beginning of the 2022 election season quite confusing. Due to lawsuits against Maryland Democrat attempts to gerrymander the state, there were delays in being able to say what the final state legislative and congressional maps would be with certainty. The lawsuits have all been dealt with by the courts. We did receive some...

Full 2022 Session Recap

Dear Constituent, On midnight Monday, the 2022 Maryland General Assembly Session officially came to a close. The purpose of this letter is to highlight the major legislative initiatives deliberated over the last 90 days by the 47 Senators and 141 Delegates. It is an honor to serve as your District 5 Delegation. Our top goal is to keep you informed...

Happy Easter

Good morning, I want to wish all who celebrate a wonderful Easter Weekend and Resurrection Day. As my family and I spend time together, attend church and reflect on the meaning of Easter as Christians, we will continue to pray for those who...

Ready Report: Sine Die, Hogan Vetoes & More…

Here’s an update on what’s happening in Annapolis at the end of the last full week of the 2022 General Assembly Session. Sine Die – Monday, April 11 Monday is “Sine Die” in the Maryland General Assembly, which in Latin means “the end.” We will be on and off the floor until the clock hits midnight, when all pending legislation...

Ready Report: Tax Relief, Funding Carroll County’s Infrastructure, and Abortion Legislative Update

Here’s an update on what’s happening in Annapolis at the end of the twelfth week of the 2022 General Assembly Session. Weekly Video Update: Major Developments on Retirement Tax Relief, Abortion & Marijuana To view my weekly video update where I discuss major developments happening in the Maryland General Assembly, click the picture directly below.

Finally Some Good News - Retiree Tax Relief & Infrastructure Help for Carroll County

Often during legislative Sessions I have to share bad news or things that I'm fighting to stop - and this year has certainly been no exception! However, I like to be able to share good news with you and I actually have some. For several years, I and many of my Republican colleagues, along with Governor Hogan have...

District 5 Team Secures $10 Million in Critical Infrastructure Upgrades for Carroll County Projects Address Major Water & Sewer Needs

  March 30, 2022   District 5 Team Secures $10 Million in Critical Infrastructure Upgrades for Carroll CountyProjects Address Major Water & Sewer Needs   March 30, 2022 - The District 5 Delegation (Senator Justin Ready, Delegate April Rose, Delegate Haven Shoemaker and Delegate Susan Krebs)...

Update on Abortion Expansion Bill and Constitutional Amendment

At a time when working families are facing cost of living crisis, gas prices are at an all-time high and violent crime in many of our states - Democrats in Annapolis have made increasing the number of abortions and who can perform abortions as one of their top priorities during the 2022 General Assembly Session. This despite the fact that...

Ready Report: Calling for Action on Crime Bills, Congressional Map Blocked by Judge & Abortion Update

Here’s an update on what’s happening in Annapolis at the end of the eleventh week of the 2022 General Assembly Session. Senate & House Republicans Call for Swift Action on Anti-Crime Bills This week I joined several of my Republican colleagues from both the House of Delegates and the Senate in calling for the majority party, particularly in the House,...