HOUSE OF DELEGATES
The District 1A Delegate represents roughly 40,000 residents from Garrett County and part of Allegany County in Annapolis during the General Assembly. This lawmaker must review legislation that steers Maryland policies. Your Delegate must sit on committees that hear legislation brought forward each year. The House of Delegates may introduce their own bills or hear bills submitted by their General Assembly counterparts in the Maryland Senate. Bills must pass through both the House and the Senate before they become Maryland law. How your delegate views policy is a very important part of their job and how they serve you.
Garrett County Commissioners oversee day-to-day local decisions on issues such as roads, hiring county employees, allocating funding for special projects, and establishing an annual budget. They oversee several county entities like Economic Development, Community Action, Police and First Responders. The decisions they make are most apt to impact your daily life. Learn more about each candidate to see if you feel they will represent your interests.
[Candidates listed in alphabetical order.]
Ask how they will serve your interests.
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Garrett County Board of Education oversees the public school system in matters of finance and policy that guide teaching staff and the administrative body. With budgets tight and a dimisishing number of students enrolled, the newly-elected board will have some tough decisions ahead.
The following candidates will be running unopposed in the coming election. You can still vote for them on the ballot to show your support.