Talbot County Council Election Results

In addition to the highly contested primary election for the Democratic nominee to take on Rep. Andy Harris this fall, there were other local election results to report.


Grassroots Progressive Groups in MD 1st District to Protest Family Separation

Members of Together We Will Harford County/Upper Chesapeake, Talbot Rising, Kent and Queen Anne’s Indivisible, Worcester Indivisible, Queen Anne’s County Democratic Club, Harford Indivisible, Together We Will – Delmarva and Lower Shore Progressive Caucus will gather on Thursday in a coordinated effort to protest the treatment of asylum seekers and their families at the U.S. border, including the separation of parents and children and the placement of these children in internment camps.

Rallies will take place at Representative Andy Harris’s offices in Bel Air (15 East Churchville Rd.) and Salisbury (100 E. Main St.) at 5:00 pm and Kent Island (100 Olde Point Village, Chester) at 6:30 pm. Harris supports the inhumane immigration policies of the Trump administration.

For further information contact: talbotrising@gmail.org

Election 2018: A Spy goes to Queen Anne’s County to Meet Barry Donadio

This Election 2018 profile is the first of a six-part series on the intricate makeup and character of the 1st Congressional District of Maryland. Each month, the Spy will be interviewing different 1st District residents from Carroll County to the Lower Shore, both Democrats and Republicans, to discuss their unique sub-region of one of the largest congressional districts in the country, and the issues and political climate of those communities.

The Spy continues with a conversation with Republican Barry Donadio from Queen Anne’s County. Like many residents of western Queen Anne’s, Barry commuted across the Bay Bridge from his home in Chester for more than a decade as part of the Secret Service assigned to protect both presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. After retiring in 2013, he quickly signed up as a volunteer for the GOP in QAC and eventually ran and won a seat on the county’s Republican Central Committee the following year.

In his Spy interest, Barry talks about his conservative positions, his support of both President Trump and Congressman Andy Harris, as well as his political analysis that the factors that drove many Queen Anne’s Democrats to vote Republican in 2016 still holds true in 2018.

This video is approximately six minutes in length. Barry Donadio is currently running for a seat on the Queen Anne’s County Commission.

Former Governor Ehrlich To Attend Book Signing In Easton

Former Governor Bob Ehrlich will be the special guest at a book signing luncheon sponsored by the Republican Central Committee of Talbot County.

The luncheon will be held on Wednesday June 20 at noon at Scossa Restaurant on Washington Street in downtown Easton. Cost to attend is $35.00 per person which includes lunch and a complimentary personally signed copy of Governor Ehrlich’s latest book — Bet You Didn’t See That One Coming.

Bet You Didn’t See That One Coming is Governor Ehrlich’s analysis of the unexpected election of Donald Trump, the earth-shattering and ongoing changing of the guard in Washington, how it’s turned establishment politics on its head, and what it all means for the future of the nation.

It includes a recap of Governor Ehrlich’s efforts on behalf of the 2016 Trump campaign to successfully reengage “Reagan Democrats” in several key blue states that were thought to be the path to the White House for Hillary Clinton.

To RSVP for this event, email the names of attendees to Charlene Marcum at silverstar95@verizon.net. Payment in cash or by check made payable to RCCTC will be accepted at the doors. All proceeds from this event as well as additional voluntary contributions at the event will benefit the Republican Central Committee’s 2018 Campaign Headquarters.

Election 2018: 1st District LWV Democratic Candidates Forum Highlights

While the League of Women Voters forum on Sunday afternoon at Chesapeake College for Republicans running in the 1st District primary race turned out to be a bust with only one candidate (Rep. Andy Harris) out of three showing up, which meant, according to League rules, the program was canceled, the Democrats seemed to make up for it by having all five of their primary candidates show up for their own LWV  forum a few hours later.

Candidates Jesse Colvin, Allison Galbraith, Erik Lane, Michael Pullen, and Steve Worton all made their case for winning the Democratic nomination on June 26 to take on Representative Harris in the general election in November.

The Spy was there to capture their opening statements and responses to audience questions.

This video is approximately fifty-six minutes in length

Presentation on Talbot County Budget and Property Taxation Issues

The Talbot County Democratic Forum is hosting an important public presentation and discussion entitled “Straight Talk on the Talbot County Budget and Property Taxation,” on Wednesday, June 13th, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, at Talbot Democratic Headquarters, located at 26 West Dover Street, Easton, MD 21601.

This will be an evening of conversation and questions about the interaction of the property tax, revenue cap, and educational spending in Talbot County. Featured speakers include Jennifer Williams, President, Talbot County Council; and, Kelly Griffith, Superintendent, Talbot County Public Schools.

This 7:00 – 9:00 PM educational program at Democratic Headquarters on Wednesday, June 13th, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The Talbot County Democratic Forum is the official Democratic Club of Talbot County, created to promote democratic ideals, and help educate the public on important political, economic, and social issues of interest to our community.

For more information, contact Forum President Rick Schiming at: talbotdemocraticforum@gmail.com.

Election 2018: Talbot Democrat Forum with County Council Candidates

The Talbot County Democratic Forum hosted a Democratic County Council Candidates Presentation last night at the Democratic Headquarters on Dover Street. To the surprise of both the candidates and the organizers, a standing room only crowd showed up to hear six of the seven candidates in the June primary speak on the issues facing Talbot County next year.

The candidates at the gathering included Keasha Haythe, Naomi Hyman, Robin Page, Rose Potter, Maureen Scott-Taylor, and Dominic “Mickey” Terrone.  The seventh candidate, Pete Lesher, was unable to attend due to his responsibilities at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum that evening.

The Spy was there to record each candidates opening remarks and responses to audience member questions.

This video is approximately fifty minutes in length. The Spy will be providing equal coverage to the Republican candidates with a similar format on June 7. 


Salisbury Mayor Jake Day Endorses Jesse Colvin for 1st District Race

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day announced his endorsement of Jesse Colvin’s campaign for the Democratic nomination in the 1st Congressional District election on Thursday night.

“Jesse Colvin is not only going to change the way the 1st District is represented in Congress, but he’s also going to change the way Congress does business,” May Day said at an event in Salisbury Thursday night.

“Jesse is a fighter. He is a progressive candidate, who is ready to represent the Eastern Shore of Maryland’s values, and he absolutely, unequivocally has my endorsement.”

Both Jesse and Mayor Day are Army veterans, and both are in their mid-30s. The two men also share much in common in terms of their vision for innovative solutions to our communities’ most pressing problems.

This is Jesse’s statement about the endorsement:

“This is a huge deal for us. I’m running to be part of a new generation of leadership in Washington, a wave of young veterans looking to get our country back on the right track. My platform is based on a simple idea: this District is a great place to race a family, it draws people in — but we have to give our kids a reason to stay. Mayor Day embodies the kind of innovative, energetic, and results-driven leadership I plan to bring to Congress. I couldn’t be prouder to have his support.”

Andy Harris on the Eastern Shore June 1 to Talk Vet Issues

On June 1, Congressman Andy Harris will host a roundtable discussion with local veterans at American Legion Post 18. Congressman Harris and the veterans in attendance will discuss several issues American veterans are currently facing, and the proposed solutions under consideration in Congress. After this event, Congressman Harris will meet with local farmers at MidAtlantic Farm Credit to discuss this year’s farm bill, crop insurance, and other agricultural issues.

The Congressman will conclude the day by attending the opening ceremony of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall in Easton, where he will read the names of America’s fallen heroes and participate in the ceremonial wreath laying. Media is welcome to attend all of these events.

June 1, 2018

Veterans Roundtable
3:00 – 3:45 PM
Jeff Davis American Legion Post 18
2619 Centreville Road, Centreville MD 21617

Farm Credit Bureau Roundtable
4:15 – 5:00 PM
MidAtlantic Farm Credit
379 Deep Shore Road, Denton MD 21629

Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall Opening Ceremony
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Easton VFW Post 5118
355 Glebe Road, Easton, MD 21601

Seven County Council Candidates to Address Talbot Democratic Forum June 1

The Talbot County Democratic Forum is hosting a Democratic County Council Candidates Presentation on Friday, June 1st. This “First Friday” event will start at 5:00 PM, with fabulous food, beverages, and music, at Democratic Headquarters, located at 26 West Dover Street, Easton, MD 21601. The Council candidates’ presentations will start at 5:45 PM.

There are seven Democratic candidates running for nomination to the five positions on the Talbot County Council. The candidates are Keasha Haythe, Naomi Hyman, Pete Lesher, Robin Page, Rose Potter, Maureen Scott-Taylor, and Dominic “Mickey” Terrone. Each candidate will make a brief presentation, to be followed by an audience question-and-answer period.

This 5:00 – 7:00 PM Democratic County Council Candidates event on Friday, June 1, is free and open to the public.

The Talbot County Democratic Forum is the official Democratic Club of Talbot County, created to promote democratic ideals, and help educate the public on important political, economic, and social issues of interest to our community.

For more information, contact Forum President Rick Schiming at: talbotdemocraticforum@gmail.com.