Have you ever considered getting more involved in local government? Maybe even considered running for local office? Whether or not you have, right now is the time to prepare for next year’s elections. In November 2018 Talbot citizens will vote for a whole slew of candidates to serve at the state and federal level. They will also vote to elect a wide range of Talbot County officials, ranging from County Council members, law and judiciary offices, political party committee members, to members of the Board of Education. That’s a lot of opportunity to get involved in local government! To give locals a chance to think about the possibility of running for office in Talbot County, the League of Women Voters of the Mid-Shore (LWVMS) will host a public information program on Running for Local Office on Nov. 7, 2017 from 7-8:30pm in Easton.
The program, designed to encourage local citizens to consider running for local office, offers a panel of guests who have run for and served in local government. Peter Carroll, former County Councilman; John Ford, President of the Easton Town Council; and Hilary Spence, former County Councilwoman will share their personal experiences and insights gained from their run for and time in office. They will be joined by Jeri Cook, Director of the Talbot County Election Board, who will provide information on becoming a candidate for office. There will be time for a question and answer period afterward. Presented by the Talbot County members of the LWVMS, “Running for Local Office” will take place in the large conference room at the Eastern Shore Conservation Center, 114 S. Washington St in Easton. Light refreshments will be served.
The League hopes that listeners will be inspired to have a new vision of how they may participate in local government, and a better understanding of the process of running for office. For more information about the program or about the LWVMS, contact the League at 443-883-5412 or at Jeanne_A_Halpin@lwvmd.org.