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Defending Law Enforcement

I wanted to update you on the bill hearings held this week that will seek to further restrict law enforcement and their ability to engage in proactive policing.  Again, only Democrats were permitted to have bills presented this week.  These hearings were a major departure from the Senate’s usual practice of dedicating summer hearings to bi-partisan studies and discussion of major issues.  I stand proudly with our police departments. Our Republican JPR members - and entire Republican caucus - are united in supporting our law enforcement. Below, please see a letter my Republican colleagues and I sent a letter last week to Senate President Bill Ferguson.

Here is a local television news report covering the hearings and some of my comments: https://wjla.com/news/local/maryland-senators-debate-police-reform-policies-via-livestream  

State Open Space Funding Approved for Carroll County

This week Carroll County received approval of Department of Natural Resources Program funding for $370,048 from Program Open Space for the following projects:

-Double Pipe Creek - Keymar: $20,000 in additional funding for the design, engineering and construction of concrete boat ramp for access to Monocacy Scenic River Trail.

-Deer Park - Finksburg: $63,000 in additional funding for new equipment and safety surfacing at the tot lot consistent with National Playground Safety Standards and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

-Wakefield Valley Park - Westminster: $81,128 in funding to construct a new picnic shelter with ADA-compliant access and parking.

-Christmas Tree Park - Manchester: $205,920.06 to replace the old lighting system on athletic field.

Ready Fall Family Fundraiser - Island Green in Westminster:

This has been an incredibly trying year for all of us. We are fighting to come out on the other side and heading into an incredibly important Presidential election. I also know that people are sick and tired of being stuck at home!

To that end, my team and I wanted to have some fun. We are holding our Annual Fall Family Fundraiser on Wednesday, October 14th from 5:00-7:00 PM at Island Greene Family Fun Center in Westminster.

Tickets are $50 per person and sponsorships are also available for $2000, 1000, $500, or $300. Children under 18 are free!

Attendees will have access to the mini-golf course and driving range with balls provided. We’ll have boxed meals provided by Molli’s Café in Westminster. We will be complying with all health department safety regulations as we support these two local, small businesses.

Whether you can join us or not, your donation of $50, $100 or any amount you can spare by clicking here will help make the event a success.

2020 Election Information

  • All Carroll County voters will be mailed a postcard with information provided on our website in September.
  • All Carroll County voters will be mailed a sample ballot in late-September/early-October.
  •       In-Person Early Voting will be held from Monday, October 26-Monday, November 2 from 7am-8pm every day, including Saturday and Sunday. It will be located at the Westminster Senior Center and South Carroll Swim Club. See the “Early Voting” quick link under the “Voter Registration” tab at the top of this page.
  • Election Day is, of course, Tuesday, November 3 from 7am-8pm. A limited number of in person voting centers will be available. I am not pleased with the fact that it's fewer locations than normal. However, I wanted to be sure you know where to go. Voters in Carroll County can go to any of these sites to vote on Election Day.

Francis Scott Key High School

3825 Bark Hill Rd. Union Bridge, MD 21791

Liberty High School

5855 Bartholow Rd. Sykesville, MD 21784

Manchester Valley High School

3300 Maple Grove Rd. Manchester, MD 21102

Old New Windsor Community Room

1100 Green Valley Rd. New Windsor, MD 21776

North Carroll Middle School

2401 Hanover Pike, Hampstead, MD 21074

Parr’s Ridge Elementary School

202 Watersville Rd. Mt. Airy, MD 21771

Pleasant Valley Fire Hall

2030 S Pleasant Valley Rd. Westminster, MD 21158

Sandymount Elementary

2222 Old Westminster Pike Finksburg, MD 21048

South Carroll High School

1300 W Old Liberty Rd. Sykesville, MD 21784

South Carroll Swim Club

1900 W Liberty Rd. Westminster, MD 21157

Taneytown Elementary School

100 Kings Dr. Taneytown, MD 21787

Westminster Senior Center

125 Stoner Ave. Westminster, MD 21157

Winter’s Mill High School

560 Gorsuch Rd. Westminster, MD 21157

 

  • All voters should have also received a mail-in ballot application in late-August. If a voter sends an application for a mail-in ballot, they will not be eligible to vote a regular ballot in-person. They will be required to vote a provisional ballot. Ballots will be mailed in late-September. All applications and all ballots will be sent with a pre-paid postage envelope for easy return. If you want to vote this way but do not wish to return by mail, drop boxes will be available:
  •       Secure drop boxes for voted mail-in ballots will be available from October 1 through 8pm on Tuesday, November 3 every day, 24 hours a day. These drop boxes will be located at the following spots:

Board of Elections Office

300 S Center St. Westminster, MD 21157

Liberty High School

5855 Bartholow Rd. Sykesville, MD 21784

North Carroll Senior Center

2328 Hanover Pike Hampstead, MD 21074

Taneytown Police Station

120 E Baltimore St. Taneytown, MD 21787

South Carroll Swim Club

1900 W Liberty Rd. Westminster, MD 21157

Westminster Senior Center

125 Stoner Ave. Westminster, MD 21157

You can reach me personally anytime at SenatorReady@gmail.com. My team and I will do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible.