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Maryland Farm Bureau PAC Endorses Legislative Candidates as Elections Near

Maryland Farm Bureau PAC Endorses Legislative Candidates as Elections Near
MDFB encourages going to the polls informed on farming interests

DAVIDSONVILLE, MD. (September 8, 2022) — As Maryland state elections draw nearer, the Maryland Farm Bureau Political Action Committee (PAC) announces its endorsement of candidates for the Maryland General Assembly. Each election, the Maryland Farm Bureau (MDFB) PAC looks at incumbent voting records, reviews candidate questionnaires, and solicits recommendations from county Farm Bureau organizations to determine candidates who are friends of Maryland agriculture.

Early voting begins on October 27 and runs through November 3. The deadline to request a mail-in ballot is November 1.

“This election is too important to go to the polls uninformed,” said Michael Calkins, MDFB PAC chair. “We need to support candidates who have stepped up to help protect farmers’ ability to farm. These individuals have been endorsed because of their support for the farm families who grow and raise food, fiber and renewable fuel in Maryland.” 

As agricultural production, processing and distribution contribute greatly to our state’s economy, tax base and workforce, MDFB PAC endorses the following candidates in order to help preserve agricultural and rural livelihoods and ways of life:

Attorney General, Anthony Brown
Comptroller, Barry Glassman

District 1, Mike McKay
District 2, Paul D. Corderman
District 4, William “Bill” Folden
District 5, Justin Ready
District 6, Johnny Ray Salling
District 7, J. B. Jennings
District 8, Katherine Klausmeier
District 9, Katie Fry Hester
District 10, Ben Brooks
District 11, Shelly Hettleman
District 13, Guy Guzzone
District 14, Craig J. Zucker
District 15, Brian J. Feldman
District 16, Susan C. Lee
District 20, Will Smith
District 23, Ron Watson
District 26, C. Anthony Muse
District 27, Michael A. Jackson
District 29, Jack Bailey
District 30, Sarah Elfreth
District 31, Bryan W. Simonaire
District 32, Pamela Beidle
District 33, Dawn D. Gile
District 35, Jason C. Gallion
District 36, Stephen S. Hershey, Jr.
District 37, Johnny Mautz
District 38, Mary Beth Carozza
District 39, Nancy J. King
District 41, Jill P. Carter
District 42, Chris West
District 43, Mary Washington
District 45, Cory V. McCray
District 46, Bill Ferguson

District 1A, Jim Hinebaugh, Jr.
District 1B, Jason C. Buckel
District 1C, Terry L. Baker
District 2A, William Valentine
District 2A, William Joseph Wivell
District 2B, Brenda J. Thiam
District 3, Kris Fair
District 3, Ken Kerr
District 4, Barrie S. Ciliberti
District 4, April Fleming Miller
District 4, Jesse T. Pippy
District 5, Christopher Bouchat
District 5, April Rose
District 5, Chris Tomlinson
District 6, Robin Grammer, Jr.
District 6, Bob Long
District 6, Ric Metzgar
District 7A, Kathy Szeliga
District 7A, Ryan Nawrocki
District 7B, Lauren Arikan
District 9A, Trent Kittleman
District 9A, Natalie Ziegler
District 10, Adrienne A. Jones
District 10, Jennifer White
District 11B, Jon S. Cardin
District 11B, Dana M. Stein
District 13, Vanessa Atterbeary
District 14, Anne R. Kaiser
District 14, Eric Luedtke
District 14, Pamela Queen
District 15, Linda Foley
District 15, David Fraser-Hidalgo
District 15, Lily Qi
District 16, Marc Korman
District 17, Kumar P. Barve
District 23, Marvin E. Holmes, Jr.
District 27C, Mark N. Fisher
District 28, Debra Davis
District 28, Edith J. Patterson
District 28, C. T. Wilson
District 29A, Matt Morgan
District 29B, Brian Crosby
District 29C, Todd B. Morgan
District 30A, Doug Rathell
District 30B, Seth Howard
District 31, Brian A. Chisholm
District 31, Nicholaus R. Kipke
District 31, Rachel Muñoz
District 33B, Stuart Michael Schmidt, Jr.
District 33C, Heather Bagnall
District 34A, Teresa Walter
District 34A, Steve Johnson
District 34B, Susan K. McComas
District 35A, Mike Griffith
District 35A, Teresa Reilly
District 35B, Kevin B. Hornberger
District 36, Steve Arentz
District 36, Jeff Ghrist
District 36, Jay A. Jacobs
District 37A, Sheree Sample-Hughes
District 37B, Christopher T. Adams
District 37B, Tom Hutchinson
District 38A, Charles James Otto
District 38B, Carl L. Anderton, Jr.
District 38C, Wayne A. Hartman
District 40, Marlon D. Amprey
District 40, Melissa Wells
District 42A, Nino Mangione
District 42B, Michele Guyton
District 43A, Regina T. Boyce

Maryland has hundreds of political action committees. There are a handful that are nonpartisan and even fewer that focus on farming. MDFB PAC is uniquely run by a bipartisan committee of directors comprised of working farmers from across the state. It is the leading farm-related political action committee in Maryland supporting a diverse range of candidates who fight for farm families. 


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Maryland Farm Bureau Political Action Committee is a voluntary, nonprofit, unincorporated, separate segregated fund established by Maryland Farm Bureau, Inc.

MARYLAND FARM BUREAU®, INC. is a 501(c)(5) federation that serves as the united voice of Maryland farm families. Our organizational strength comes from the active participation of over 10,000 individual and family members who belong to the state’s 23 local county Farm Bureau organizations. Since 1915, Maryland Farm Bureau has been committed to protecting and growing agriculture and preserving rural life. Maryland Farm Bureau is a proud member of the American Farm Bureau® Federation. For more information, visit www.mdfarmbureau.com

John Torres
Executive Director, Maryland Farm Bureau, Inc. and Treasurer, MDFB PAC
410-922-3426  |  jtorres@marylandfb.org

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