LWV Candidate Forum for Maryland General Assembly October 25

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Candidates to the Maryland General Assembly from Districts 37 and 37B will be on stage at a League of Women Voters forum on Thursday, October 25, at the Senior Center on 400 Brookletts Avenue in Easton. The forum will begin at 6:30 and all five candidates will be there.

The election to both the House of Delegates and Senate is contested with a Democratic candidate running against the incumbent Republicans. The forum participants will be current Senator Adelaide Eckardt challenged by Holly Wright, and Dan O’Hare contesting incumbent Delegates Johnny Mautz and Chris Adams. In the House race, two are elected to the House of Delegates, but must be from different counties. All League of Women Voter forums are nonpartisan and educational in intent .

District 37 is one of Maryland’s 47 senate districts, each represented by a single seat. The district contains Dorchester County, part of Caroline County, part of Talbot County and part of Wicomico County.

There are also 47 House of Delegates districts, each represented by three delegates. While most serve at large, 37 has subdistricts 37A and 37B which divide up the three legislators.

The League of Women Voters of the Midshore, which likes to say it is working to make democracy work, plans election forums so that voters can make informed choices when they vote. “It’s a happy symbolism that we are doing this on the first day of early voting so that both the necessity to vote and to come to the voting booth prepared with knowledge of the candidates can be highlighted,” said Hilary Gibson, Voter Service chairman for the three-county League. She said the League has questions to ask the candidates on issues that particularly concern their members, but hopes a large audience will attend and submit questions of its own.

The forum begins at 6:30 and will feature both houses of the legislature in separate segments.

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