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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.

In District 5, Delegate April Rose is running for re-election and she has my strong support. As part of the District 5 team, April and I have partnered together on everything from reducing taxes to fighting for parents’ rights in education to reopening our schools and economy.

April and I are also supporting Chris Tomlinson for House of Delegates as well. Chris is an energetic conservative and proven community leader. He will stand up for our Constitutional rights, oppose government overreach, support police, and protect Carroll’s agricultural heritage.

Chris and April have both been endorsed by Maryland Right to Life and received top ratings from the NRA. (April Rose received an A, Chris Tomlinson received an "AQ" - which is the highest rating a non-incumbent can receive)

For Carroll County State’s AttorneyI’m supporting Haven Shoemaker. Haven has been a champion for conservative principles in the House of Delegates, supporting our police against radical "Defund the Police" and pro-criminal policies. He's also been endorsed by Sheriff Jim DeWees, the Carroll County Fraternal Order of Police, Gov. Bob Ehrlich and Maryland Right to Life. Haven also has an “A” NRA lifetime rating.

Look, during any election season a lot of things get thrown around attacking certain candidates. April Rose, Chris Tomlinson and Haven Shoemaker weren’t born with a silver spoon in their mouths. They’ve each had times in their lives when they struggled and also have had great times of success and accomplishment. They are the fighters we need – with the know-how to get the job done in the House of Delegates and State’s Attorney office. I am proud to support them and would greatly appreciate your consideration and vote for them in the July 19th Republican primary.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you in the State Senate.

Justin Ready

The writer is a State Senator, representing District 5