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 a pick up of a couple of seats would make a huge difference in our ability to impact state policy.
There has been a lot of confusion surrounding new Congressional, State Legislative and County district maps. This is totally understandable - as you know I fought against Democrat attempts to gerrymander our state. At the congressional level, the map improved somewhat thanks to court action but our state legislative map did not. A few weeks ago I sent out a complete breakdown on the new General Assembly and Congressional maps and how they affect Carroll County in particular.
Here is a portion of that breakdown from a few weeks ago with the state legislative map in particular focus -
"First, below is a picture of the new General Assembly districts that are in Carroll County - (NOTE: This is for State Senate and House of Delegates):
As you can see, Carroll County will now divided into two main State Senate districts - 5 and 42.
BEFORE: Most of Carroll County (basically above Route 26 - with one exception) was in Senate District 5 which elected three Delegates and there were two other Senate districts that took small pieces of the county (District 4 took in Mt. Airy and District 9 had Sykesville and parts of Woodbine & Eldersburg). You can see that old map for reference by clicking here.
AFTER - THE NEW MAP for the 2022 Election - Hampstead, parts of the Manchester zip code, most of the Finksburg area and parts of suburban Westminster east and slightly north of the town limits are now in District 42. District 5 expands southward to take in all of Mount Airy (including the Frederick County portion of the town), Woodbine and Sykesville/Eldersburg that were previously part of Districts 4 & 9.
NOTE - Why does District 42 have a “C” next to it on the above map? That's because District 42 is two-thirds in Baltimore County and one third into Carroll County so a “single-member" Delegate district has been provided for to ensure that there is a Delegate in District 42 from Carroll County. However, this means that only one Delegate will be elected by Hampstead, Finksburg and those portions of Manchester and Westminster zip codes from District 42C. District 5 does not have single member districts, so if you live there you will be voting for all 3 Delegates. If you're confused, I don't blame you.
I fought against these districts with everything at my disposal as did our District 5 Delegates, Susan Krebs, April Rose and Haven Shoemaker. Haven's wife Patti was actually plaintiff in one of the lawsuits trying to get fairer Delegate district maps for Carroll and the rest of the state. Those lawsuits ultimately were denied.
As a result, I'm sad to say that I won't be representing Hampstead or most of Finksburg as well as those portions of rural Manchester and rural Westminster that you see in District 42C on the map. I do look forward to the opportunity to represent Mt. Airy, Woodbine & Sykesville of course but I continue to be angry at how one party Democrat rule in Annapolis continues to maximize their advantage and I am committed to doing all I can to change that in 2022 and beyond."
New Carroll County Commissioner Map:
This week I’d like to provide information on Carroll County’s new Commissioner districts. The Carroll County Delegation, of which I am a member, was responsible for approving and passing a new Commissioner map. The Carroll County Commissioners appointed a committee that was charged with reviewing the five existing Commissioner districts in the County based on the 2020 census data to ensure that the districts continue to have a substantially equal population and preparing recommended revisions as necessary. After their draft, our delegation took public input from affected communities and made some changes based on that feedback before approving it. To see the new Carroll County Commissioner district map, you can visit here: Carroll County Elections (arcgis.com),
IMPORTANT: If you are unsure where to vote use the online voter lookup tool. You can use this site to review your voter registration record, request a duplicate voter registration card, find out where to vote, find out your voting districts, find your local board of elections, see the status of your mail-in or provisional ballot, and view your sample ballot.
Maryland State Board of Elections Announcement - Deadline to Register to Vote in Primary is June 28th
The Maryland State Board of Elections (SBE) is encouraging eligible voters interested in casting a ballot in July’s primary election to register to vote online. SBE is also urging those who are already registered to confirm their latest district and polling place information using the online voter lookup tool.
The deadline to register to vote in the 2022 Primary Election is Tuesday, June 28th. Those using the online registration system must submit their completed voter registration application by 11:59 p.m. on that date. To ensure applications are completed and received by 11:59 p.m., SBE advises voters to access the online system no later than 11:50 p.m. on June 28. Those who prefer not to register to vote online may print this registration form and return it by mail or do so at the office of their local board of elections by 5 p.m. on June 28.
Following the recent redistricting process, county district, state legislative district and congressional district information – as well as polling place information – for some registered voters has changed. For this reason, it is important that all registered voters confirm their current district and polling place information online or by calling or visiting the office of their local board of elections.
Haven Shoemaker for State's Attorney - Evening w/former Governor Bob & First Lady Kendal Ehrlich
June 22nd - The Greene Turtle, Westminster, MD - Tickets & Info - click here.
Manchester Volunteer Fire Department Carnival
July 4th-9th - 6:00-11:00 PM Nightly
July 6th - Parade
Details here: https://www.manchestervfd.org/news/44/Carnival
Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company Carnival
August 1-6 2022 Carnival Entertainment Announced! - Mt Airy Volunteer Fire Company (mavfc.org)
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