Courtney Watson announced via email (or that is how I heard about it) that she will seek the office of Maryland State Delegate in District 9B. Here is the text from her email blast:
Ten months ago I could not have imagined the unrest our country is now experiencing. While I thought I had finished my years of public service, I now know it is more important than ever that I get to work for our community on the state and local level.
I want you to hear this directly from me: I will be running for State Delegate, District 9B, in the 2018 election.
As a State Delegate, I will represent you and fight for Howard County in Annapolis as part of the Maryland Legislature – 1 of 141 delegates elected from 47 districts.
Now, more than ever, I am inspired to take action to help my community.
- As a lifelong education advocate and former board of education member with a track record of getting things done, I will be an effective advocate in strengthening our public school system.
- As a businesswoman who has helped small businesses thrive for more than 25 years, I have experience that will help me reach across the aisle for solutions that work for employees and business owners.
- As a former County Councilmember who supported an innovative health care program for uninsured families, I am determined to find solutions in Annapolis that will protect access to health insurance for all and will meet the challenges of opioid addiction and mental health treatment head on.
- As the proud mother of three children who grew up in Howard County, I will work to preserve our strong quality of life, and fight to protect our environment for our children and our children’s children.
The primary election is in June 2018 and I want to hear from you! Listening to your concerns and your thoughts is absolutely critical to our campaign. What is important to you? Contact me at info@courtneywatson9B.com or through the link on my website.
If you can volunteer your time and/or donate to my campaign, I would appreciate your support.
To contact me, volunteer, donate: http://www.courtneywatson9B.com
Let’s take action together for a stronger community!
The website is up and running: https://www.courtneywatson9b.com/…although in its early stages at this point. I would expect much more content in the future. She also has her social media channels online: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and SnapChat. I will be sure to add the links in the Delegate scorecard as soon as I can.
This will setup a Democratic Primary run of Courtney Watson vs Dan Medinger. This will be one to watch. The winner will probably take on Bob Flanagan (I am guessing he is running for re-election…although he has not filed with the SBOE yet nor have I seen an official campaign announcement as of this post).
Stay tuned…as I get more information I will be sure to let you know.