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Ready Report: Preparing for 2023 Legislative Session

I hope that you, your family and friends had a relaxing and fun Thanksgiving weekend.  The 2023 Legislative Session is fast approaching, scheduled to begin January 11, 2023 at noon.  My team and I are busy working with our local community and interest groups on drafting bills ahead of time.  There will be some big issues that will dominate the upcoming...

Happy Thanksgiving 2022

Good afternoon, Happy Thanksgiving from the Ready family! The original Thanksgiving was a celebration of how the Pilgrims who came to the New World to seek religious freedom came together to celebrate and thank God for how they had survived a harsh environment and to thank the Wampanoag Indians...

Ready Report: Veteran's Day and Thank You District 5!

On this Veterans Day, I want to sincerely thank and honor all those who serve and have served. We also thank their families and loved ones for their sacrifice and support.  We can never thank you enough for always protecting the country and our freedoms.  Today is the day to...

VOTE TODAY - Polls Open Until 8:00

Good afternoon, If you have not already voted, please cast your vote today anytime before 8:00 pm. This is your last chance to cast a ballot in this election.  If you are unsure where to go on election day, you can look up your voting location by clicking 

Ready Report: Tuesday is Election Day

Good afternoon, Early voting ended yesterday.  Now onto November 8th Election Day. If you have not voted, please be sure that you get there on Tuesday. Polls will be open from 7:00 AM-8:00 PM. If you are unsure where to go on election day, you can look up your voting...

Early Voting Begins Thursday - Make Your Voice Heard!

This week early voting begins! If you’re like me, you wish we could have just one election day but whatever you do, whether on November 8th or early, please be sure you vote in this critical election. I also have details below spotlighting some of...

OpEd Supporting BMW for Carroll County Board of Education

The November election is quickly approaching. This is an incredibly important election for the future of our state and nation. In Maryland, every state office is on the ballot as are nearly every county office in the state. In Carroll County however, perhaps...

Ready Report: Constitutional Amendment Rundown, Westminster Road Closing & Funding for Local Projects

Good morning - This week I have some information regarding local projects, election info and a rundown on the 2022 constitutional amendments that...

Ready Report: Fall Family Event Tuesday, New Laws, Update of Road Closure & More

I wanted to share some of the latest news with you that's come across my desk and remind you about our Fall Family Fundraiser this coming Tuesday - have a great weekend! Upcoming Event - Senator Ready’s Fall Family Fundraiser Hope you can...

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...