Maryland General Election Voter Guide 2016

WASHINGTON (WUSA*9)--Tuesday, November 8 is General Election day in Maryland,
Poll hours on November 8 are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

 

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Here is a list of candidates and ballot questions for the Maryland General Election:

President of the United States
Vote 1
 
 
1.  Donald Trump (Republican)
Trump is a real estate developer from New York.  In 2004 he began starring in the television reality series, The Apprentice.  He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.
 
 
 
2.  Hillary Clinton (Democratic)
Clinton served as Secretary of State in the Obama administration (2009-2013) after running against Barack Obama for president in 2008.  She is a former U.S. Senator from New York (2001-2009),  First Lady of the United States (1993-2001), First Lady of Arkansas (1983-1992), and is an attorney and former law professor.
 
 
3.  Gary Johnson (Libertarian)
Johnson served as the 29th Governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003 as a member of the Republican Party. He was also the Libertarian Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election.  Johnson founded one of New Mexico's largest construction companies.
 
 
4.  Jill Stein  (Green)
Stein is a medical doctor.  She was also the Green Party's presidential nominee in 2012.  She ran for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002 and 2010.
 
 
5.  Write-In
 
 
U.S. Senate
Maryland 
Vote 1
 
This seat is currently held by Barbara Mikulski who announced she is retiring. Mikulski has held this office since 1987.
 
The term of this office is 6 years.  The base salary is $174,000.
 
 
1.  Kathy Szeliga (Republican)
Kathy Szeliga serves as a Republican member of the Maryland House of Delegates, District 7. She has also served as Minority Whip since 2013. She was a family business owner based in Baltimore County. 
 
 
2.  Chris Van Hollen (Democratic)
Chris Van Hollen currently serves in the U.S. Congress representing the 8th congressional district.  He has held this office since 2003. Van Hollen was elected as the ranking member of the Budget Committee in 2010. He was also appointed to the 12-member bipartisan Committee on Deficit Reduction.  He also used to chair the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. He previously  served in the Maryland House of Delegates.
 
3.  Margaret Flowers (Green)
Flowers is a Maryland pediatrician and mother of three. After graduating from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1990 and completing her pediatric residence at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Margaret worked first in hospitals in Carroll County and and then in private practice. In 2007 she stopped practicing medicine to start advocating full-time for a state and federal single payer health care system.
 
4.  Write-In
 
 
 
U.S. Congress--District 1
Maryland
Vote 1
 
Maryland's 1st congressional district encompasses the entire Eastern Shore of Maryland, including Salisbury, as well as parts of Baltimore, Harford and Carroll counties.
 
The term for this office is 2 years and the base salary is $174,000.
 
 
 
1.  Andy Harris (Republican/incumbent)
Harris is the incumbent.  He has served this district since 2011.  Before running for public office, he was a physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was also a medical officer in the Naval Reserve. He has also served in the Maryland State Legislature.
 
2.  Joe Werner (Democratic)
Werner is a native Marylander who practices family law and worked for a legislative law clinic and the Department of Children and Families, where he represented abused and neglected children.  Werner ran for this congressional district back in 2008 and 2014.  He also ran for the U.S. Senate in 2006.  
 
3.  Matt Beers (Libertarian)
Beers is a Cecil County native.  He served in the United States Navy where he achieved the rank of Petty Officer Second Class. After an honorable discharge, Beers returned to Maryland and served in the U.S. Navy Reserves where he performs Military Honors at veterans' funerals.  He has a degree in secondary education and works in the Cecil County Public School System.
 
 
4.  Write-In
 
 
 
U.S. Congress--District 2
Maryland
Vote 1
 
The district comprises parts of Howard, Harford, Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties, as well as small portions of the City of Baltimore.
 
The term of office is 2 years and the base salary is $174,000.
 
 
1.  Pat McDonough (Republican)
McDonough currently serves as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Baltimore and Harford Counties. He is also a radio host.
 
 
2.  C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (Democratic/incumbent)
"Dutch" Ruppersberger is the incumbent. He is running for his 8th term. He is also an attorney.  
 
 
3.  Kristin S. Kasprzak (Libertarian)
She's from Baltimore City.
 
 
4.  Write-In
 
 
U.S. Congress--District 3
Maryland
Vote 1
 
The 3rd congressional district comprises portions of Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery and Anne Arundel counties, as well as a significant part of the city of Baltimore.  
 
The term for this office is 2 years and the base salary is $174,000.
 
 
1.  Mark Plaster (Republican)
Plaster is a former ER physician. Plaster also has a degree in Health Law. He ran his own medical publishing company. Later, he served in the US Navy Reserves as a physician expert and toured Iraq with the US Marine Corps to provide medical training to the native population.
 
 
2.  John Sarbanes (Democratic/incumbent)
John Sarbanes is the incumbent.  He has served in this office since 2007. He sits on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Subcommittee on Health and the Subcommittee on Energy and Power. 
 
 
3. Nnabu Eze (Green)
Eze has been an Information Technology Consultant for the past 15 years.  He identifies and analyzes issues and makes recommendations to management about resolving technical issues. 
 
 
4.  Write-In
 
 
 
U.S. Congress--District 4
Maryland
Vote 1
 
 
Donna Edwards, a democrat, has held this office since 2008.  Back in June she ran for Maryland's U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Mikulski.  Edwards lost the democratic nomination for the Senate race to Chris Van Hollen. 
 
Maryland's 4th congressional district comprises portions of Prince George's County and Anne Arundel County.  The term of office is 2 years and the base salary is $174,000.
 
 
 
1.  George McDermott (Republican)
He was born in Bowie and lives in Forest Heights.  He is a civic activit and built a construction business in the 90's. He says he lost his business due to an unscrupulous deal. Because of this he became a judicial advocate for victims rights.  This is his 5th run for this office. 
 
 
2.  Anthony Brown (Democratic)
He served as Maryland's Lt. Governor for eight years with Governor Martin O'Malley. Previously, he was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates representing portions of Prince George's County..  He served as Vice Chair of the House Judiciary Committee and, later, as Majority Whip During his tenure, he deployed to Iraq to serve a tour of duty.  He is a retired Colonel in the US Army Reserve. His duties include serving as aviator and JAG officer. He has a law degree and clerked for former Chief Judge Eugene Sullivan on the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
 
 
3.  Benjamin Lee Krause (Libertarian)
 
 
4.  Kamesha T. Clark (Green)
She is the founder of the Millennial General Assembly and focuses her advocacy in social, environmental, and economic sustainability. She lives in Upper Marlboro with her husband and two-year-old daughter.
 
 
5.  Write-In
 
 
 
U.S. Congress--District 5
Maryland
Vote 1
 
Maryland's 5th congressional district comprises all of Charles, St. Mary's, and Calvert counties, as well as portions of Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties.  The term for this office is 2 years and the base salary is $174,000.
 
 
1.  Mark Arness (Republican)
He is a doctor with extended experience in aviation medicine for the military. He is a combat veteran with the U.S. Air Force. After retiring, he owned a private health practice. He currently works in private consulting.
 
 
2.  Steny Hoyer (Democratic/ incumbent)
Hoyer is the incumbent.  He is running for a 19th term in Congress. He was elected as the House Democratic Whip in the Democratic Caucus for 112th, 113th and 114th Congresses. He also served as House Majority Leader from 2007 to 2011. After earning his law degree, he won a seat in the Maryland Senate at 27 years old.
 
 
3.  Jason Summers (Libertarian)
 
4.  Write-In
 
 
 
U.S. Congress--District 6
Maryland
Vote 1
 
Maryland's 6th congressional district comprises all of Garrett, Allegany, and Washington counties as well as portions of Montgomery and Frederick counties. 
 
The officer term is for 2 years with the basse salary being $174,000.
 
 
1.  Amie Hoeber (Republican)
 Hoeber is a former deputy undersecretary of the Army and national security consultant.
 
 
2.  John Delaney (Democratic/ incumbent)
Delaney is the incumbent.  He is running for his 3rd term.  He has served in this office since 2013.  Prior to serving in Congress, Delaney was a self-made businessman.
 
 
3.  David Howser (Libertarian)
 
 
4.  George Gluck (Green)
Gluck has had a 47-year career in information technology sciences, working for both the government and private industry.  He is a senior software consultant for the McLean company LMI. He ran for Maryland's 6th congrerssional district back in 2014.  
 
 
5.  Write-In
 
 
 
U.S. Congress--District 7
Maryland
Vote 1
 
Maryland's 7th congressional district encompasses just over half of Baltimore City, portions of Baltimore County, and the majority of Howard County.
 
The term of office is 2 years and the base salary is $174,000.
 
 
 
1.  Corrogan R. Vaughn (Republican)
He is a Deacon and lay leader at Sharon Baptist Church.  He also serves as and Executive Board Member for the interfaith organization, Hampton Ministers Conference and Music Guild.
 
 
2.  Elijah Cummings (Democratic/ incumbent)
Cummings is the incumbent.  He has held this office since 1996. Prior to that, he had a law career and served in the Maryland House of Delegates.
 
 
3.  Myles B. Hoenig (Green)
Hoenig has been a high school teacher for over 20 years.  He is a product of the Baltimore City public schools.  He was co-chair of the Baltiore City Green Party in 2003.  
 
 
4.  Write-In
 
 
 
U.S. Congress--District 8
Maryland
Vote 1
 
This office is currently held by Chris Van Hollen who is now running for Maryland's U.S. Senate.
 
Maryland's 8th congressional district consists of a large part of Montgomery County, also includes portions of Prince George's, Carroll, and Frederick counties.
 
The term of office is 2 years and the base salary is $174,000.
 
 
1.  Dan Cox (Republican)
Cox is an attorney and former Town Councilman and Council President in Frederick County.
 
 
2.  Jamie Raskin (Democratic)
Raskin has served in the Maryland State Senate since 2007.  He is also a lawyer and constitutional law professor at American University.
 
 
3.  Jasen Wunder (Libertarian)
He is from Carroll County.
 
 
4.  Nancy Wallace (Green)
Wallace holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Yale University. She also studied physics, engineering, and programming. She co-founded the Women's Caucus. She attended the University of Virginia law school for one year, then decided to work in environmental policy. She was a Capitol Hill lobbyist for 14 years on international environmental issues.  
 
5.  Write-In
 
 
 
Judicial Circuit Court-District 7
Prince George's County
Vote 4
 
 
1.  April Ademiluyl
Ademiluyi is a criminal and felony lawyer with a practice in Capitol Heights.
 
2.  Herman Dawson (incumbent)
Dawson is Associate Judge for the Prince George's County Circuit Court and is running for re-election. He's served in this position since 1998.
 
3.  Dorothy Michelle Engel (incumbent)
Engel is an Associate Judge for the 7th circuit Court.  She was appointed to this position by Gov. Larry Hogan to fill a vacancy.  Previously she was serving as an Assistant State's Attorney for Prince George's County.
 
4.  Karen Holliday Mason (incumbent)
Mason is an Associate Judge for the 7th Circuit Court.  She was appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan to fill a vacancy.  Previously she served on the on the District Court for Prince George's County and as a Magistrate for the District Court for Prince George's County, an Assistant State's Attorney for Prince George's County, and a clerk for a Prince George's County Circuit Court judge. 
 
5.  Ingrid Turner
Turner is a former member of the Prince George's County Council.  She served on the council for 8 years. A retired Naval officer, Turner served in the U.S. Navy's Judge Advocate General Corps. 
 
6.  Erik Nyce (incumbent)
Nyce is an Associate Judge for the 7th Circuit Court.  He was appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan to fill a vacancy. Previously he served on the District Court for Prince George's County and was a partner with Doran, Siciliano, Gallagher & DeBlasis, LLP, and Lombardi, Powers & Amster. He also served as counsel to the Prince George's County Board of Elections. 
 
7.  Write-In
 
 
Maryland Constitutional Question 1
Filling Attorney General or Comptroller Vacancies
Vote 1
 
 
1.  For
 
2.  Against
 
If passed, changes the way the Governor fills a vacancy of the Attorney General or the Comptroller.  Plus it requires a special election for vacancies that occur on or before a certain date.
 
Under current law, the Governor fills the vacancy for the remainder of the term left. 
 
If passed, if the vacating Attorney General or Comptroller was a member of a political party, the Governor must fill the vacancy from a list of three names provided by the political party of the vacating official, and if no names are provided by the political party within a set time period, then the Governor must select a successor from the political party of the vacating official. If the vacating Attorney General or Comptroller was not a member of a political party, then the amended law requires the Governor to appoint any qualified individual. 
 
If passed,  the amended law requires a special election to replace the successor if the vacancy occurs early enough in the term to allow for candidates to participate in the regular elections held in the second year of the vacating official's term.
 
 
 
Allegany County Board of Education
Vote 2
 
 
1.  Lorelee Farrell
She is retired and was an administrator for the Allegany County Public School system for 17 years.  She has a BS degree in nursing and MS in education.
 
2.  Tammy Marie Fraley
She is a senior systems integration specialist.  For the past 14 years she has been involved in business consulting for business systems and cost management.  
 
 
3.  Nicholas T. Hadley (incumbent)
He is an incumbent. For the past year he served as the President of the Board.  He also served in the town council and was mayor of his hometown.  He is also a property and casualty insurance agent.
 
 
4.  Write-In
 
 
 
Calvert County Board of Education
District 1
Vote 1
 
 
1.  Dawn Balinski
Balinski served as an at-large member of the board from 2010 to 2014 and is the treasurer of the Maryland Forestry Boards Foundation. She also co-founded an engineering firm with her husband.
 
2.  Stephen Jones, Jr.
Jones previously served in the Navy and rallied support for Aviation Training Schools in the Navy. He is a proponent of Common Core.
 
 
3.  Write-In
 
 
 
Calvert County Board of Education
District 2
Vote 1
 
1.  Nancy Vaeth Highsmith
Highsmith is the former interim superintendent of Calvert County Public Schools.
 
2.  Tracy McGuire (incumbent)
McGuire has served two terms on the Board of Education and is running for re-election.
 
3.  Write-In
 
 
 
Calvert County Board of Education
District 3
Vote 1
 
 
1.  Erin Knowles
Knowles is a parent of students in Calvert County, a school volunteer and an exchange student coordinator. 
 
 
2.  Kelly McConkey (incumbent)
McConkey is a landscape business owner and an incumbent member of the Board of Education. 
 
 
3.  Write-In
 
 
 
Cumberland City Council
Vote 2
 
 
1.  David J. Caporale (incumbent)
He was first elected to office in 2012.  Caporale runs the family business, Caporale's Bakery, which has been operating in the area since 1906. He is from Cumberland.
 
2.  Eugene Frazier
Frazier is a retired CSX employee.  He is a life long resident of Cumberland.  
 
3.  Joshua Greise
Greise grew up in Cumberland.  He and his wife own a pet supply and grooming business. He has served with the Cumberland Neighborhood Advisory Commission and was Vice President of the Eastside Neighborhood Association.
 
4.  John Sangiovanni
He is a life-long resident of Cumberland. Has been assistant director of the Allegany County Department of Social Services.
 
 
5.  Ben Wolters
He is a retired airline pilot. He currently serves on the City Planning Commission and also served on the Historic Preservation Commission.
 
 
6.  Write-In
 
 
 
Frederick County Board of Education
Vote 3
 
 
1.  Michael Bunitsky
Bunitsky is a retired Frederick County Public Schools teacher and has also taught at Frederick Community College and Mount St. Mary's College.
 
2.  Ken Kerr
Kerr is a former teacher in FCPS and Dean of Arts and Sciences at FCC, and is currently the chair of the English department at FCC. 
 
 
3.  Cindy Rose
Rose formerly worked in a law office and is the mother of a child with disabilities who attends FCPS.
 
4.  Joy Schaefer (incumbent)
Schaefer, who is running for re-election, was elected to the Board of Education in 2012 and served as President in her second year. She was previously a non-profit executive.
 
6.  Write-In
 
 
 
Frederick County Question A
Bill Amendment Notice
Vote 1
 
 
1.  For
 
2.  Against
 
This Charter Amendment would amend the Frederick County Charter to require that the County Council provide at least four days advance public notice on the County website before holding a public hearing on a bill amendment that constitutes a change of substance. 
 
 
 
Frederick County Question B
Budget Deadline and Notice
Vote 1
 
 
1.  For
 
2.  Against
 
This Charter Amendment would amend the Frederick County Charter to extend the time for the County Council to adopt the County Budget until May 31 and would require that the County Council provide at least two days advance public notice on the County website before holding a public hearing on a budget amendment that constitutes a change of substance. 
 
 
 
Garrett County Question A
Alcoholic Beverages-Sunday Sales Off-Premises Consumption
Vote 1
 
 
1.  For
 
2.  Against
 
Do you favor authorizing Sunday sales of alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption, if applicable, in your election district by holders of alcoholic beverages licenses, in accordance with Title 21 of the Alcoholic Beverages Article, from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. and requiring the payment of additional fees by license holders who wish to sell alcoholic beverages on Sundays? 
 
 
 
Garrett County Question B
Alcoholic Beverages--Sunday Sales On-Off-Premises Consumption
Vote 1
 
 
1.  For
 
2.  Against
 
Do you favor authorizing Sunday sales of alcoholic beverages for on- and off-premises consumption, if applicable, in your election district by holders of alcoholic beverages licenses, in accordance with Article 21 of the Alcoholic Beverages Article, from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. and requiring the payment of additional fees by license holders who wish to sell alcoholic beverages on Sundays? 
 
 
 
Montgomery County Board of Education
At-Large
Vote 1
 
 
1.  Jeanette Dixon
Dixon is a retired teacher and principal of Montgomery County Schools. She'd like to establish a BOE Advisory Committee, reduce class size and hire more counselors.
 
2.  Phil Kauffman (incumbent)
Kauffman was elected to the BOE in 2008 and is currently running for re-election. He is a retired Deputy Assistant General Counsel with the Department of Veterans Affairs. 
 
3.  Write-In
 
 
 
Montgomery County Board of Education
District 2
Vote 1
 
 
1.  Brandon Orman Rippeon
He is a Montogmery County Public Libraries Board Member as well as a community banker and trustee.
 
2. Rebecca Smondrowski (incumbent)
She was first elected in 2012.  She is the chair of the Board's Committee on Special Populations and a member of the Policy Management Committee.
 
3.  Write-In
 
 
Montgomery County Board of Education
District 4
Vote 1
 
 
1.  Shebra Evans
She has over 7 years of PTA experience, including Vice President of Educational Issues for the Montgomery County Council of PTA's.  Her professional experience includes being a small business owner and financial analyst in the cable and energy industry.
 
 
2.  Anjali Reed Phukan
She is currently and auditor for the State of Maryland.  Prior to this he held variuos accounting and information systems jobs for public and educational institutions.  She has tutored young people and adult populations.
 
 
3.  Write-In
 
 
Montgomery County Question A
County Executive Vacancy-Special Election
Vote 1
 
 
1.  For
 
2.  Against
 
If passed:
Amend Section 205 of the County Charter to recognize that under State law the County Council may provide for a special election to fill a vacancy in the office of County Executive. 
 
 
 
Montgomery County Question B
Term Limits-County Council and County Executive
Vote 1
 
 
1.  For
 
2.  Against
 
 
If passed:
Amend Sections 105 and 202 of the County Charter to:
--limit the County Executive and members of the County Council to 3 consecutive terms in office; 
--provide that a County Executive and any member of the County Council who will have served 3 or more consecutive terms on December 3, 2018, cannot serve another successive term in the same office; and 
--provide that service of a term includes complete service of a full term and partial service of a full term
 
 
 
Montgomery County Question C
Term of Office-County and County Executive
Vote 1
 
 
1.  For
 
2.  Against
 
If passed:
Amend Sections 105 and 202 of the County Charter to provide that partial service of a full term for either a Councilmember or the County Executive means service of more than two years of a term. 
 
 
 
Prince George's County Board of Education
District 1
Vote 1
 
 
1.  Raul Jurado
He recently retired from the U.S. Army after 23 years of service. He has degrees in political science, and health care administration.  
 
2.  David H. Murray
He is an analyst for an investment consulting firm in DC.  Prior to this he was a staff auditor for an accounting firm. He is a former member of the Maryland State Board of Education.
 
3.  Write-In
 
 
 
Prince George's County Board of Education
District 4
Vote 1
 
 
1.  Patricia Eubanks (incumbent)
She has held this office since 2010.  She is also the chief executive officer of a faith and community based organization that supports parents. Previously she worked in addiction prevention and recovery administration.
 
 
2.  Abel Olivo
He has worked in government relations, including with a non-profit organization that helped people buy homes. He has 2 children in the Prince George's County school system.  
 
 
3.  Write-In
 
 
 
Prince George's County Board of Education
District 5
Vote 1
 
 
1.  Raaheela Ahmed
Ahmed is currently an Advisory Associate with the Global Public Sector at Grant Thornton LLP, where she helps provide financial management service to federal clients. She is a graduate of PGCPS.
 
2.  Cheryl Landis
Since 2010 Landis has been Administrator to Excellence in Education Foundation for PGCPS, Inc.--which raises money for scholarships to graduating PGCPS seniors. She is the former Executive Administration Officer for the BOE, which involved managing the day-to-day administrative operations of the BOE.
 
3.  Write-In
 
 
 
Prince George's County Board of Education
District 7
Vote 1
 
 
1.  John E. Richardson
Richardson is an employee of the Prince George's County Department of Public Works and Transportation.  He is also an ordained minister. He served as a PGCPS substitute teacher, assistant principal at Coolidge High, teacher at Shaw Junior High and is an Honorably Discharged United States Marine.  
 
 
2.  K. Alexander Wallace (incumbent)
Wallace was appointed to this seat in 2015 by County Executive Rushern Baker. He replaced Lyn Mundey after she resigned.   Wallace has a degree in political science and communication studies.  He is currently pursuing a Masters of Public Administration with a Public Policy concentration. He attended Prince George's County Schools while growing up in the county.
 
 
3.  Write-In
 
 
Prince George's County Board of Education
District 8
Vote 1
 
 
1. Edward Burroughs, III (incumbent)
Burroughs is the incumbent running for a second term on the board. He was first elected to the board in 2012.  He is currently the youngest elected official in the State of Maryland.  He is currently a senior at the University of Maryland, double majoring in Political Science and Spanish.  
 
2.  Stephanie Hinton
Hilton has worked in education in PGCPS for more than 20 years, primarily as an elementary teacher. 
 
3.  Write-In
 
 
Prince George's County Question A
Library Bonds
Vote 1
 
 
1.  For
 
2. Against
 
AN ACT enabling the County to borrow money and issue bonds in an amount not exceeding $60,765,000 to finance the design, construction, reconstruction, extension, acquisition, improvement, enlargement, alteration, renovation, relocation, rehabilitation or repair of Library Facilities, as defined therein. 
 
 
 
Prince George's County Question B
Public Safety Facilities Bonds
Vote 1
 
 
1.  For
 
2.  Against
 
AN ACT enabling the County to borrow money and issue bonds in an amount not exceeding $66,591,000 to finance the design, construction, reconstruction, extension, acquisition, improvement, enlargement, alteration, renovation, relocation, rehabilitation or repair of Public Safety Facilities (including Fire/EMS Department Facilities), as defined therein. 
 
 
 
Prince George's County Question C
Community College Facilities Bonds
Vote 1
 
 
1.  For
 
2.  Against
 
AN ACT enabling the County to borrow money and issue bonds in an amount not exceeding $48,363,000 to finance the design, construction, reconstruction, extension, acquisition, improvement, enlargement, alteration, renovation, relocation, rehabilitation or repair of Community College Facilities, as defined therein. 
 
 
Prince George's County Question D
Election of Council Members
Vote 1
 
 
1.  For
 
2.  Against
 
To provide for the election of council members by district and at large, to change the composition of the County Council to a system of nine district members and two at large members, and to provide that a Council member who has been elected to two consecutive terms of office as a district member shall not serve more than two consecutive terms as an at-large member. 
 
 
Prince George's County Question E
Public Works/Transportation Facilities Bonds
Vote 1
 
 
1.  For
 
2.  Against
 
AN ACT enabling the County to borrow money and issue bonds in an amount not exceeding $199,263,000 to finance the design, construction, reconstruction, extension, acquisition, improvement, enlargement, alteration, renovation, relocation, rehabilitation or repair of Public Works and Transportation Facilities (including roads and bridges, parking lots, and maintenance facilities), as defined therein. 
 
 
Prince George's County Question F
County Buildings Bonds
Vote 1
 
 
1.  For
 
2.  Against
 
AN ACT enabling the County to borrow money and issue bonds in an amount not exceeding $120,494,000 to finance the design, construction, reconstruction, extension, acquisition, improvement, enlargement, alteration, renovation, relocation, rehabilitation or repair of County Buildings, as defined therein. 
 
 
 
Prince George's County Question G
Outside Counsel
Vote 1
 
 
1.  For
 
2.  Against
 
To provide that in the event the County Attorney determines there is a conflict of interest between the executive and legislative branches on matters requiring legal services and advice, both branches shall engage outside counsel. 
 
 
 
St. Mary's County Board of Education
At-Large
Vote 1
 
 
1.  Cathy Allen (incumbent)
Allen has been a board member since 2006 and is running for re-election. She is the former president of the Maryland Association of School Boards. Previously, she taught medical skills to health care workers.
 
2.  Chris Krush
Krush is a retired music teacher for SMCPS and currently works for a music business. 
 
3.  Write-In
 
 
 
St. Mary's County Board of Education
District 2
Vote 1
 
 
1.  Jim Davis
He is a retired professional engineer.
 
2.  Justin Fiore
He is currently the executive director of Advocates for Southern Maryland and the Budget & Taxation committee analyst for the office of the Maryland Senate President.
 
3.  Write-In
 
 
 
St. Mary's County Question A
Code Home Rule
Vote 1
 
 
1.  For
 
2.  Against
 
Are you for or against St. Mary's County becoming a code county and being governed by the provisions of Article 11-F of the Maryland Constitution as proposed by the Commissioners of St. Mary's County?
 
 
 
Washington County Board of Education
Vote 4
 
 
1.  Pieter Bickford
Bickford is the editor in chief of the What's NXT event guide and a former journalist with WHAG-TV in Hagerstown. He comes from a family of teachers.
 
2.  Donna Brightman (incumbent)
Brightman has been a board member since 2007 and is running for re-election. She is also a former county commissioner and project manager for landscaping and design. 
 
3.  Al Martin
Martin is the former Directory of Finance for the City of Hagerstown and is a Certified Public Accountant. 
 
4.  Linda Murray
Murray is a former paraprofessional special education instructor. 
 
5.  Wayne Ridenour (incumbent)
Ridenour is a current board member, seeking reelection for a fourth term. 
 
6.  Stan Stouffer
Stouffer is a retired teacher and coach in Washington County. 
 
7.  Melissa Williams (incumbent)
Williams is a former social studies teacher and a current board member seeking re-election.
 
8.  Robin Lynne Wivell
Wivell is a real estate agent and was defeated in her 2010 bid for County Commissioner.
 
9.  Write-In
 
 
 
Hagerstown Mayor
Vote 1
 
 
1.  Bob Bruchey 
Bruchey is the former Hagerstown Mayor.  He is the current director of community services for the Hagerstown Suns.
 
2.  David S. Gysberts (incumbent) 
Gysberts is running for a second term as Mayor. He is also employed as a professional school counselor for Montgomery County Public Schools.
 
3.  Write-In
 
 
 
Hagerstown City Council
Vote 5
 
 
1.  Kristin Aleshire (incumbent)
Aleshire has been a City Council member for nine years and is a former County Commissioner. He is also a small business owner. 
 
2.  Paul Corderman
Corderman is Shop Manager for Mace Auto Body.
 
3.  Emily Keller
Keller is the owner of Emily Keller Agency Farmers' Insurance. 
 
4.  Dot McDonald-Kline
McDonald-Kline is a retired real estate agent and also worked on a political action committee for real estates in Washington County. 
 
5.  Lewis Metzner (incumbent)
Metzner is a private practice lawyer and is seeking a sixth term on the County Council.
 
6.  Don Munson (incumbent)
Munson is an incumbent and is seeking a second term on the County Council.  He previously served in both the Maryland House of Delegates and the Maryland Senate
 
7.  Penny May Nigh (incumbent)
Nigh is an incumbent seeking a fourth term on the Council, 
 
8.  Carlos Reyes
Reyes is a residential counselor for Sheppard Pratt Jefferson School and pastor at Kingdom Ecclesia Ministries. 
 
9.  Aaron Smith
Smith is a project field manager in the construction industry
 
10.  Brandon Scott Boldyga
Boldyga is the town zoning administrator for Myersville,
 
11.  Write-In
 
 
 
Washington County Question A
Police and Fire Department Unions
Vote 1
 
 
1.  For
 
2.  Against
 
Establishes a new Section 802A of Article VIII of the Charter of the City of Hagerstown which provides that the non-management employees of the police and fire departments shall be entitled to designate a union to act as their exclusive representative to engage in collective bargaining with the City, and which further requires the City Council to pass an ordinance which provides for binding arbitration with a neutral arbitrator in order to resolve labor disputes between the City and the exclusive representative.
 
 

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