HCDCC Seeks Registered Democrats from Harford County
Application Deadline - 6 pm, Sunday, June 23, 2019
The Harford County Democratic Central Committee is now accepting applications to replace an elected female member seat on the Central Committee. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Candidates are asked to submit an application that consists of a resume and cover letter and are encouraged to provide any additional information they feel Central Committee members should have to assess their qualifications.
The deadline for applying for the appointment is 6 pm, Sunday, June 23. 2019. Requested information should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “HCDCC Vacancy”.
The vacancy will be filled at the next regular public monthly meeting of the HCDCC on Thursday, June 27, 2019 beginning at 7:00 pm to be held at:
MedStar Bel Air Medical Campus
12 MedStar Blvd.
Bel Air, MD 21015
Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend.
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On December 20, 2018 at the Harford County Courthouse in Bel Air, MD, some members of the Harford County Democratic Central Committee (HCDCC) participated in a ceremony facilitated by the Honorable Judge Paul Ishak.
Elected Members who participated in the ceremony are Adam Hiob, Rev. Cordell Hunter, JoWanda Strickland-Lucas, Donna Kahoe, Mike Bracknell, and Stephen Puopolo.
Members of the HCDCC including Denise Perry, Hailey Crockett, Barbara Kreamer and Christopher Boardman were sworn in by the Maryland State Democratic Party in Lanham, MD in August of 2018.
HCDCC June Meeting
.Thursday, June 27th, 2019 at 7 pm
MedStar Health Bel Air Medical Campus
12 Medstar Boulevard, Bel Air, MD
Statement Regarding Recent Events in Harford County
Harford County Democratic Central Committee
Bel Air, MD – It’s been said that no news is good news, and that good news lasts a day while
bad news lasts a week. Recently Harford County has had its share of news, and unfortunately
not all of it has been good. Social media and newspaper headlines have shared numerous
stories of our underfunded school system, and the threats restaurant owners are facing based on prejudices and unnecessary over regulation. These are not the values we believe in and changes must take place to ensure our County isn’t left behind.
In the last several weeks the Harford County Council has listened to hours of public input as
they deliberate the budget for FY20. We are proud of the many teachers, parents, students,
and members of this committee that have spoken up and marched in large numbers to
advocate for fully funding our public schools. While we are encouraged, that the budget
proposal includes additional funding, it still doesn’t meet the funding needed to keep existing programs, maintain smaller class sizes, provide necessary supplies, raise teacher salaries or incentivize teacher tenure. A well-educated workforce is the staple for any prosperous society and while we understand there are existing budgetary restraints, we are disappointed that our locally elected county officials could not find ways to make up the shortfall in the final budget.
Based on the current formula, Harford County and the State of Maryland contribute nearly
50/50 to funding our school system. This session, a Democratic lead effort passed SB 1030
entitled The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. This legislation will add $855 million directed
towards education over the next two years based on recommendations from the Kirwan
Commission with more dollars to come in subsequent years. Last week, it was announced that this bipartisan bill will go into effect. Democrats and Republicans have stepped up in Annapolis and in the years coming, Harford County must do the same - our future depends on it.
While we are advocating for funding on one front, we must remain ever wary of discrimination on another front. This week it was reported that the Harford County Liquor Board’s field inspector was threatening to strip liquor licenses from restaurant owners who host drag events in their establishments. While drag shows are completely legal within the existing liquor code, this inspector has threatened to interpret a section of the code that deals with provocative acts in order to satisfy his beliefs. These shows have become a recent success in Harford County, usually to sellout crowds. Not only do these shows support local businesses and tourism, but they also on occasion help raise funds for non-profits.
As advocates not only for our party but for our community, we value inclusivity and the right of every business owner to prosper and attract patrons without unnecessary threats from their government. We encourage the Harford County Liquor Board to make clear that business owners' rights remain intact and that these discriminatory threats cease immediately.
Once again, this shines a poor light on Harford County which makes it that much more difficult for us to attract tourism and new business from surrounding jurisdictions. We are continuing to make progress however and encourage anyone who supports the LBGTQ community to attend the first ever Upper Chesapeake Bay Pride event on June 22nd in Havre de Grace.
We believe that a good education and equality for all are at the core of what makes a
community thrive and hope that you will join us in continuing to make Harford County a
welcoming and successful place we know it can be for everyone.
Copyright 2017. Harford County Democratic Central Committee.
AUTHORITY: Waqi Alam, Treasurer All Rights Reserved.
Harford County Democratic Central Committee
PO Box 702
Aberdeen, MD 21001