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  • Local Results In The Primary Election

    By Voice Media
    The results are in following the primary election yesterday, June 26, and here are the names that will be on the ballot for local offices this coming November.

    County Executive
    Steve Schuh (R)
    Steuart Pittman (D)

    County Council - District 3
    Nathan Volke (R)
    Debbie Ritchie (D)


  • Questions And Answers With The Candidates

    By Dylan Roche
    Last month, we were pleased to introduce to our readers the many candidates running in the upcoming primary election on June 26. This month, we had three broad questions we wanted to put forth to each of the candidates. We wanted to know from each of them:


    1. What would be your three...

  • Letter To The Editor: The Hidden Answer To Limiting School ShootingsExclusive

    I walk into a classroom just about every day and lived both sides of the gun issue. Every day, I think if there will be a shooting at my school. I lived in rural New York for 28 years and thought nothing of having a loaded semi-automatic rifle lying next to me. It was normal to go out at night with...
  • Meet The Candidates

    By Voice Media
    In anticipation of the primary election coming up on Tuesday, June 26, the Pasadena Voice invited each of the candidates for public office to submit a short bio letting readers know who they are. This is what the people asking for your vote want you to know about them:
    County Executive...
  • Legislation Affecting Immigrants

    By Bryan Simonaire
    You would think, especially in an election year, that the primary focus of our Annapolis representatives would be on legal residents within Maryland. Surprisingly, this year turned out to be a great year for people residing unlawfully in Maryland.

    Several years ago, Maryland voters approved a measure to give those unlawfully in our state equal footing to attend community college at the same discounted in-county tuition rate as a legal citizen.

    However, this year, the General Assembly passed numerous pieces of legislation to provide additional huge, expensive taxpayer-funded benefits for individuals who are here unlawfully. Not only will they receive these benefits, but also it will be at...
  • AAGOP Central Committee Announces Vacancies In District 31

    The Republican State Central Committee of Anne Arundel County today announced two committee member vacancies in District 31 (Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Brooklyn Park, Severna Park, Millersville). These vacancies were created by former committee members Michael Peroutka and Nathan Volke, both of whom resigned from the committee in March in order to focus on their respective county council races.

    To be considered for a central committee position, a candidate must be a registered Republican and a current resident of District 31. Any Republican interested in serving on the central committee from District 31 should contact the committee chairman, Wayne Smith, at wsmith@aagop.org for an application....
  • School Safety

    By Derek Fink
    Last month, our country was rocked with yet another horrible act of violence at a school. Stoneman Douglas High School was the scene of a mass shooting that took the lives of 17 innocent people. As we look back at this tragedy, we must answer the questions “how did this happen?” and “how can we prevent something like this from happening in our schools?” There is nothing more important for our leadership to do than keeping our children safe in their schools. Whether it’s at the state, county or local level, everyone should look to increase school safety and preparedness for situations that could arise.

    In the wake of this horrible tragedy in Florida, Governor...
  • A Great Senator And Friend

    By Bryan Simonaire
    I would like to pay tribute to a personal friend and colleague, Senator H. Wayne Norman.
    Wayne Norman was born only 62 years ago in Baltimore. He was a smart and hardworking man, which is evidenced through his work in the General Assembly, as well as his work at his law firm in Bel Air.
    As a...
  • Radical Changes To Our School Safety Plan

    By Ron Bateman
    As our country scratches and claws for answers to protect our children in schools, I have offered a five-point plan to help minimize armed threats. The Anne Arundel County Police Department and our public school system have done an outstanding job with the minimal resources at their disposal, but...
  • Righting The Wrongs Of The “Slots For Tots” Promise

    By Peter Franchot
    Back in 2007, I was still getting used to my new position as comptroller when momentum to legalize slot machine gambling intensified.
    It was the depth of the recession, the state had a huge budget hole and lawmakers were desperate for more revenue to plug the gap. So, after years of rebuffing the...
  • Letter To The Editor

    Dear editor,
    My name is Lisa D. Not only am I a person in long-term recovery from a substance use disorder, but I’m also a mother of a son who struggles with addiction, and I am a grandmother who has custody of and is raising my 5-year-old grandson as a direct result of the disease of...
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  • Pasadena Democrats Launch New ClubExclusive

    An active District 31 Democratic club formed by Pasadena residents is now up and running. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Eastern District Police Station at 204 Pasadena Road. Everyone is invited to attend.
    To foster community engagement, the...
  • Brian Chisholm: State Delegate, District 31Exclusive

    By Brian Chisholm
    Brian Chisholm will team up with Senator Bryan Simonaire, Delegate Nic Kipke and county council candidate Nathan Volke during the 2018 election. Chisholm has been a successful businessman for two decades with a strong faith in God, family, people and the American Dream. He advocates cutting...
  • Lowering Taxes

    By Bryan Simonaire
    The federal action of reducing taxes will positively affect nearly everyone in Maryland. However, because Maryland is a high-taxed state, local taxes will increase significantly if no action is taken in Annapolis this session.
    Our delegation is vigorously working with Governor Hogan to hold...
  • An Update On Tax Cuts

    By Nic Kipke
    Since the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed in December, there have been many questions and guesses about its impact on taxpayers. The news has been filled with forecasts of doom, gloom and fear. But soon after the bill’s passage, company after company across our nation began...
  • A Freeze On Development

    By Steve Schuh
    Anne Arundel County is a wonderful place, which is why more people want to come here to live and work. However, an increasing population puts stress on our schools, roads and public safety. To manage these stresses, our administration is committed to smart growth in areas with adequate...
  • What Federal Tax Reform Means For Maryland

    By Peter Franchot
    When Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December, it left many unanswered questions.
    Who will benefit? Who will be harmed? Will corporate tax relief really boost the economy and have trickle-down effects, despite past failures? Will tax bills go down for the long haul or will it be...
  • Sheriff’s Office Partners with Chesapeake K-9 Fund

    By Ron Bateman
    A little over a year ago, board members of the Chesapeake K-9 Fund reached out to my agency to see if they could help in the purchase of K-9 equipment for our unit. You see, the Chesapeake K-9 Fund is the brainchild of Wendy Oliver, a wonderful woman whose energy, optimism and unbridled enthusiasm...
    • For his thesis project at School of Visual Arts in New York, Severna Park animator Jake Wincek created a 3-D film called “Metanoia,” which follows a boy named “the seeker” through a geometric spiritual journey.Photo Provided
      For his thesis project at School of Visual Arts in New York, Severna Park animator Jake Wincek created a 3-D film called “Metanoia,” which follows a boy named “the seeker” through a geometric spiritual journey.

    Delegate Kipke Awarded For Public Service

    By Nic Kipke
    Delegate Nic Kipke was recently awarded the Casper R. Taylor Jr. Founder’s Award. This award is presented annually to a sitting member of the House of Delegates for steadfast commitment to public service and for demonstrating the integrity of the House of Delegates.
    The award is given to...
  • The Maryland General Assembly

    By Derek Fink
    The holidays are over and the kids are back in school. Mid-January means one thing in Annapolis: the start of the Maryland General Assembly session. Governor Larry Hogan has shown that he and his administration are dedicated to improving Maryland’s future by improving its education system,...
  • This Year’s Legislation Affecting Pasadena

    By Bryan Simonaire
    The 2018 legislative session looks to be a contentious and partisan spectacle during this election year; however, I am committed to put aside the partisan posturing and work to help the people of Maryland.
    Reduce Taxes
    First and highly important is that we work with Governor Larry Hogan to pass...

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