Election 2018: Candidate Interviews (Primary — June 26, 2018)

As we tried to figure out how to best handle the 2018 Elections, we realized that there were entirely too many races and candidates (and way too few of us) to produce, forums, debates, and individual interviews as we had for last year’s Annapolis City elections.

So, what we decided was to look at specific races that we felt were critical, hotly contested, or just interesting to us and gave each candidate the opportunity to “pitch” us for 10 minutes. The premise was “I am a new voter, why do I vote for you?”

They could use the 10 minutes as they saw fit and could stop at any time. At the 10 minute mark–we hung up.  If you have not had a chance to hear from these candidates, please take a listen!

We reached out to every candidate multiple times and asked for 15 minutes of their time. If we do not have a recording, it is because they were non-responsive. If they contact us after publication, we will update this posting. We will be re-grouping and figuring out a plan for the general election in November. Stay tuned!

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY SENATE DISTRICT 30 (DEMOCRAT)

Sarah Elfreth (D) Note: Expressed interest in participating, unable to schedule by deadline. Will update if possible.

Chrissy Holt (D)

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY HOUSE OF DELEGATES DISTRICT 30A (DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN)

Darren Burns (R) Note: Expressed interest in participating, unable to schedule by deadline. Will update if possible.

Chelsea Gill (R)

Bob O’Shea (R)

Doug Rathell (R)

Aron Axe (D)

Michael Busch (D) — DID NOT RESPOND

Alice Cain (D)

Mary Reese (D) — DID NOT RESPOND

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY HOUSE OF DELEGATES DISTRICT 31B (DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN)

Brian Chisholm (R) — DID NOT RESPOND

Nic Kipke (R) — DID NOT RESPOND

John Leopold (R)

Dave Therrien (R) — DID NOT RESPOND

Harry Freeman (D) — DID NOT RESPOND

Karen Simpson (D)

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY HOUSE OF DELEGATES DISTRICT 33 (DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN)

Tom Angelis (R) — DID NOT RESPOND

Stacie MacDonald (R)

Mike Malone (R) — DID NOT RESPOND

Tony McConkey (R) — DID NOT RESPOND

Connor McCoy (R)

Sis Saab (R) — DID NOT RESPOND

Jerry Walker (R) — DID NOT RESPOND

Heather Bagnall (D)

Tracey Hovermale (D) — DID NOT RESPOND

Pam Luby (D) Note: Expressed interest in participating, unable to schedule by deadline. Will update if possible.

CIRCUIT COURT JUSTICE FOR DISTRICT 5 (ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY)

Claudia Barber

Robert Burton — DID NOT RESPOND

Mark Crooks — DID NOT RESPOND

Annette DeCesaris

Kathleen Elmore — DID NOT RESPOND

Rev. Rickey Nelson Jones

Nevin Young — DID NOT RESPOND

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY OFFICE (REPUBLICAN)

Wes Adams (R)

Kathy Rogers (R)

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY SHERIFF (REPUBLICAN)

Ron Bateman (R)

Jim Fredericks (R)

Damon Ostis (R)

Beth Smith (R)

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 5 (REPUBLICAN)

Amanda Fiedler (R)

Michael Peroutka (R) — DID NOT RESPOND

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 6 (DEMOCRAT)

Scott MacMullan (D)

Lisa Rodvien (D)

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