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Debates or forums for candidates for state-wide office are sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Maryland (LWVMD).  Such forums must conform to its policy governing debates.  Candidate forums for other offices are the responsibility of local Leagues, which establish their own criteria.   


Gubernatorial Debate

Sepember 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pmCandidates Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and Ben Jealous (D) will participate in an hour-long debate, hosted and broadcast by Maryland Public Television. For more information visit: http://www.mpt.org/debate/

Representatives to Congress

District 1 - October 21, 2018, 2:00pm - 3:30pmTalbot County Free Library, 100 W. Dover St., Easton 21601. Hosted by LWV Kent County. Contact for more information: Nancy Smith, nismith@verizon.net, 410-639-2739

Districts 2, 3, 7 & Howard County Board of Education, Register of Wills, Sheriff, State's Attorney, Clerk of the Circuit Court & U.S.September 20, 2018 5:30pm - 10:00pm at Smith Theatre, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044. Hosted by LWV Howard County. Contact for more information: info@howard.lwvmd.org, 410-730-0142

District 6 - October 11, 2018, 7:00 PM - Hagerstown Community College, Kepler Theater - Sign up to attend. Hosted by LWV Washington County & Frederick County and the Frederick County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

 


Maryland General Assembly (State Senators & House of Delegates)

District 9 & 12 (State Senate) & Districts 9A, 9B, 12, & 13 (State Delegate) September 27, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm at Banneker Room, George Howard Bldg, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043. Hosted by LWV Howard County. Contact for more information: info@howard.lwvmd.org, 410-730-0142

District 29 State Senate - October 2, 2018 - 5pm - 9pm at St. Mary's County Public Library - Lexington Park Branch, 21677 FDR Boulevard, Lexington Park, MD 20653 (also St. Mary's County Commissioner President, County Commissioner District 1, Judge of the Orphan's Court, Sheriff) Hosted by LWV St. Mary's County, Lexington Park Library & St. Mary's County Branch NAACP Unit #7025. Contact for more information: Katie Werner, katiew@dorseylaw.net

District 27 and 29 State Senate and House of Delegates - October 11, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm at St. John Vianney Family Life Center, 105 Vianney Lane, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.  Also includes presentation on Maryland ballot questions 1 and 2.  Hosted by LWV of Calvert County.

Districts 29A, 29B, 29C House of Delegates October 16, 2018 - 5pm - 9pm at St. Mary's County Public Library - Lexington Park Branch, 21677 FDR Boulevard, Lexington Park, MD 20653 (also for County Commissioner District 2, County Commissioner District 3, Clerk of the Circuit Court) Hosted by LWV St. Mary's County, Lexington Park Library & St. Mary's County Branch NAACP Unit #7025. Contact for more information: Katie Werner, katiew@dorseylaw.net

Districts 30 Senatorial & Delegate Candidates - October 10, 2018 7pm - 9pm at Kneseth Israel, 1125 Spa Road, Annapolis MD 21403. Hosted by LWV Anne Arundel County & the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Contact for more information: Mary Cleave, mcleave@verizon.net - Facebook Event Link

Districts 31A & 31B Senatorial & Delegate Candidates - October 9, 2018 7pm to 9pm at Chesapeake Arts Center 194 Hammond's Lane Brooklyn Park Maryland 21225. Hosted by LWV Anne Arundel County, The National Coalition of 100 Black Women of AAC & the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Contact for more information: Yolande Dickerson, ydickerson2@gmail.com - Facebook Event Link

District 32 Senatorial & Delegate Candidates - October 17, 2018 7pm - 9pm at Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church, 8424 Piney Orchard Pkwy, Odenton, MD 21113. Hosted by LWV Anne Arundel County & the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Contact for more information: Alfa Stevens, 410-551-2713, stl_magnolia@hotmail.com. - Facebook Event Link

District 33 Senatorial & Delegate Candidates Forum - October 11, 2018 7pm - 9pm at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, Zimmerman Hall, 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd, Severna Park, Maryland 21146. Hosted by LWV Anne Arundel County & American Association of University Women (AAUW). Contact for more information: Gail Viamonte, gev24@earthlink.net - Facebook Event Link

District 34 Senatorial & Delegate Candidates (also County Executive and Council President)October 15, 2018 6:30pm - 9:30pm at Harford College, Edgewood Hall, Rm 132, 401 Thomas Run Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015. Hosted by LWV Harford County. Contact for more information, Eileen Coffee, coffee316@comcast.net. - Facebook Event Link

District 36 Senatorial & Delegate Candidates October 3, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm at Cadby Auditorium, Chesapeake College, 1000 College Circle, Wye Mills, MD 21679. Hosted by LWV Queen Anne's Co., Kent Co., and Mid-Shore. Contact for more information: Elizabeth L. Hammond, er93hammon@aol.com, 410-758-2992

 


County Offices

Anne Arundel County Executive Environmental Forum - September 17, 2018 7pm - 8pm at Philip Merrill Environmental Center, 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403. Hosted by LWV Anne Arundel County, Chesapeake Bay Foundation & Anne Arundel Alliance for Livable Communities. Contact for more information: Niecy Chambers, lwvaacmd@gmail.com. Facebook Event Link.

Baltimore County Council District 1. Event will include a Meet and Greet for District 1 Board of Education candidates - September 26, 2018 7:00pm - 8:45pm at Catonsville Library, 1100 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, Maryland 21228. Hosted by LWV Baltimore County. Contact for more information: Jennifer Haire, jen.haire@yahoo.com. Facebook Event Link

Baltimore County Council District 2. District 2 Board of Education are invited to a brief Meet and Greet - October 3, 2018 7:00pm - 8:45pm at Pikesville Vol. Fire Co., 40 E. Sudbrook Ln 21208. Hosted by LWV Baltimore County. Contact for more information: Jennifer Haire, jen.haire@yahoo.com. Facebook Event Link

Baltimore County Council District 3. Board of Education candidates for District 3 also invited to a Meet and Greet - October 9, 2018 7:00pm - 8:45pm at Hereford Library, 16940 York Road, Hereford, MD 21111. Hosted by LWV Baltimore County. Contact for more information: Jennifer Haire, jen.haire@yahoo.com. Facebook Event Link

Baltimore County Council District 6. Event will include a Meet and Greet with District 6 Board of Education candidates - October 2, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm at Boumi Shriner Center, 5050 King Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21237. Hosted by LWV Baltimore County. Contact for more information: Jennifer Haire, jen.haire@yahoo.com. Facebook Event Link

Baltimore County Council, District 7. Event will include Board of Education candidate Meet and Greet for District 7 - September 24, 2018 7:00pm - 8:45pm at North Point Library, 1716 Merritt Blvd, Dundalk, MD 21222. Hosted by LWV Baltimore County. Contact for more information: Jennifer Haire, jen.haire@yahoo.com. Facebook Event Link

Baltimore County Board of Education for Councilmanic District 4October 11, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm at Randallstown Library, 8604 Liberty Rd, Randallstown, Maryland 21133. Hosted by LWV Baltimore County. Contact for more information: Judith Miller, brem11@verizon.net. Facebook Event Link

Calvert County: Commissioners, Sheriff's Office, Register of Wills, Orphans' Court - October 4, 2018, 5:30pm - 8:45pm at St. John Vianney Family Life Center, 105 Vianney Lane, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Hosted by LWV Calvert County. Contact for more information: Janet Bellizzi, jbellizzi13@gmail.com, 732-239-9912

Frederick County Board of Education - September 24, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm at Asbury United Methodist Church, 101 West All Saints St., Frederick, MD 21701. Hosted by LWV Frederick County & the  Frederick County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Contact for more information: Sarah Matthews, sarahfkm@yahoo.com

Frederick County Executive & Frederick County Council October 15, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm at Evangelical Reformed UCC, 15 West Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701. Hosted by the LWV Frederick County & the United Way of Frederick. Contact for more information: Sarah Matthews, sarahfkm@yahoo.com

Harford County: Executive and Council President (also District 34 Senate and Delegate Candidates) - October 15, 2018 6:30pm - 9:30pm at Harford College, Edgewood Hall, Rm 132, 401 Thomas Run Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015. Hosted by LWV Harford County. Contact for more information, Eileen Coffee, coffee316@comcast.net. - Facebook Event Link

Howard County Executive, County Council Districts 1,2,4, & 5 September 26, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm at Banneker Room, George Howard Bldg, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043. Hosted by LWV Howard County. Contact for more information: info@howard.lwvmd.org, 410-730-0142

Howard County Board of Education, Register of Wills, Sheriff, State's Attorney, Clerk of the Circuit Court & U.S. Congressional Districts 2, 3, & 7 - September 20, 2018 5:30pm - 10:00pm at Smith Theatre, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044. Hosted by LWV Howard County. Contact for more information: info@howard.lwvmd.org, 410-730-0142

Kent County Commission (followed by meet/greet for Orphans Court Judges, Sheriff, Clerk of Court and Register of Wills candidates) - October 18, 2018 7:00pm to 8:30pm at Chestertown Fire House, 211 Maple Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620. Hosted by LWV Kent County. Contact for more information: Nancy Smith, nismith@verizon.net, 410-639-2739

Kent County School Board - October 22, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm at Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620. Hosted by LWV Kent County. Contact for more information: Nancy Smith, nismith@verizon.net, 410-639-2739

Kent County State's Attorney - October 15, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm at Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown 21620. Hosted by LWV Kent County. Contact for more information: Nancy Smith, nismith@verizon.net, 410-639-2739

Montgomery County: Board of Education - September 26, 2018, 7pm-8:45pm at Montgomery County Public Schools Building, Carver Auditorium, 840 Hungerford Dr. Rockville, MD 20850. Hosted by LWV Montgomery County, MCCPTA, NAACP, & Identity, Inc. Contact for more information: Bee Ditzler, bee.ditzler@gmail.com

Queen Anne's County "Meet & Greet" Judge of Orphan's CourtOctober 10, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm at Hallway of Planning & Zoning Rm., County Office Building, 110 Vincit St., Centreville, MD 21617. Hosted by LWV Queen Anne's County. Contact for more information: Elizabeth L. Hammond, er93hammon@aol.com, 410-758-2992

Queen Anne's County Board of Education at Large October 10, 2018 7:00pm-8:00pm at Planning & Zoning Rm., County Office Bldg., 110 Vincit St., Centreville, MD 21617. Hosted by LWV Queen Anne's County. Contact for more information: Elizabeth L. Hammond, er93hammon@aol.com, 410-758-2992

Queen Anne's County Commissioners October 15, 2018 7:00pm-8:00pm at Planning & Zoning Rm., County Office Bldg., 110 Vincit St., Centreville, MD 21617. Hosted by LWV Queen Anne's County. Contact for more information: Elizabeth L. Hammond, er93hammon@aol.com, 410-758-2992

St. Mary's County: County Commissioner President, County Commissioner District 1, Judge of the Orphan's Court, Sheriff, State Senate, District 29 - October 2, 2018 - 5pm - 9pm at St. Mary's County Public Library - Lexington Park Branch, 21677 FDR Boulevard, Lexington Park, MD 20653. Hosted by LWV St. Mary's County, Lexington Park Library & St. Mary's County Branch NAACP Unit #7025. Contact for more information: Katie Werner, katiew@dorseylaw.net

St. Mary's County: County Commissioner District 2, County Commissioner District 3, Clerk of the Circuit Court & state House of Delegates Districts 29A, 29B, 29C  October 16, 2018 - 5pm - 9pm at St. Mary's County Public Library - Lexington Park Branch, 21677 FDR Boulevard, Lexington Park, MD 20653 Hosted by LWV St. Mary's County, Lexington Park Library & St. Mary's County Branch NAACP Unit #7025. Contact for more information: Katie Werner, katiew@dorseylaw.net

Talbot County Council - September 27, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm at Talbot County Free Library, Easton Branch, 100 W Dover Street, Easton, MD 21601. Hosted by LWV Mid-Shore & Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Contact for more information: Hilary Gibson, lwvms.md@gmail.com, 302-388-7659

Washington County: Board of Education - Sept. 13,  7 PM - Washington County Free Library, Hagerstown - Sign up to attend.

Washington County: Board of County Commissioners - Sept. 20, 7:00 PM - Washington County Free Library, Hagerstown - Sign up to attend.

Wicomico County: County Council - Sept. 11, 6:30 PM - Salisbury University, Fulton Hall Room 111 - Cosponsored by League of Women Voters of the MidShore, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Salisbury University Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, The Daily Times, and Wicomico Environmental Trust.


Links to web streaming of forums among candidates for offices in the November 2018 general election will be posted as they become available.