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Dear Friends,

I want to continue to keep you updated on news and events going on both in Carroll County and Annapolis. This update contains information on an upcoming life insurance town hall forum, a Route 32 planning study workshop, events in our area and a traffic alert.


2016 U.S. Senate Race - Candidate Spotlight: Kathy Szeliga

I'm supporting U.S. Senate candidate Kathy Szeliga. She’s a real Marylander, wife, mom, grandmother, and small business owner who would take our conservative principles to Washington.  Please join me at an event to support of Kathy Szeliga on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Salerno’s, 1043 Liberty Road, Eldersburg, MD 21784. Click here to purchase tickets and learn more about the event.


Life Insurance Town Hall Forum

Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer, Jr. will be conducting a town hall forum to solicit feedback on issues related to the state’s life and health insurance sector. Consumers, business owners, and regulated insurance entities are invited to participate. Some of the topics to be discussed include implementation of the Affordable Care Act, changes to employee benefit plans, as well as options with medical stop-loss insurance, and experiences with the Maryland’s Health Benefit Exchange.  Carolyn Quattrocki, Executive Director of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, will also be in attendance with Commissioner Redmer.  


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Scott Theatre – Carroll Community College

1601 Washington Rd., Westminster, MD


MD 32 Planning Study Public Workshop

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration invites interested persons to attend a Public Workshop for the MD 32 Planning Study, which is located between I-70 in Howard County and MD 26 (Liberty Road) in Carroll County. Public meeting will take place on Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 5pm to 7 pm at the Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department Legacy Hall, 6680 Sykesville Road, Sykesville, Maryland 21784. There will be no formal presentation, you may arrive at any time during workshop hours. For more information, visit, click on Projects, SHA Projects Page, Carroll or Howard County, MD 32 (Sykesville) – I-70 to MD 26.


Westminster Memorial Day Parade

Groups interested in participating in this year’s parade should contact the American Legion Post 31 immediately to be registered. Contact Paul Emmert at 443-745-1948 or Skip Amass at [email protected] or 410-259-0871. Information is also available at


Traffic Alert for the week of May 23, 2016

Carroll County Department of Public Work advises drivers to allow extra time when traveling through construction work zones.

Kolbe Road                             Storm Drain Work

Maple Crest Drive                  Storm Drain Work

Middleburg Road                    Pipe Crossing Work

(MD 194 to Union Bridge Road)

Monarch Meadows Court       Storm Drain Work

Union Bridge Road                 Pipe Crossing Work

Woodland Drive                     Storm Drain Work


Upcoming Events in Carroll County

May 28, Downtown Westminster Farmer’s Market, 8 am- noon, Conaway Parking Lot, Railroad Avenue.

43 Annual Hampstead Day, May 28, 8 am-4 pm, Arcadia Volunteer Company Carnival Grounds.

Gamber & Community Fire Co. Annual Fireman’s Carnival, May 28- June 4, 3838 Niner Road, Finksburg.

Sykesville Farmer’s Market, May 29, 9 am- 1 pm, Sykesville.

Union Bridge Fire Company Carnival, May 31-June 4, Union Bridge Fire Co Carnival Grounds, Union Bridge.

Westminster Ringers, Inc. Spring Concert, June 4, 2016, 7:30 pm, Carroll Community College, Westminster.

Deer Creek 45th Annual Fiddlers Convention, June 11, 2016, Carroll County Farm Museum


Keeping you informed is a responsibility that I take seriously and always appreciate your interest and feedback on my updates. Please contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.



Senator Justin Ready