February 2018 Minutes


February 6, 2018
Approx. 70 in attendance
Meeting opened @ 7:00 p.m.
Linden Hall, Dorsey Search, Columbia, MD
Candidates Forum Meeting #1

A. President Report – Sue Geckle welcomed and introduced all the elected officials, as well as the candidates.
January 2018 minutes are on the website and were approved.

B. Treasurer's Report – Balance is $2,414.23; income - $637; expenses - $395.

C. Program -- Democratic candidates in County Council Districts 1, 2 & 5, State Senate 9 & 12, State Delegate District 9A, 9B & 12 as well as County Executive and early filers for the Central Committee


  • 7-7:30 PM   Non-contested races – each candidate got two minutes to introduce themselves.
    State Senate District 9 – Katie Hester
    State Senate District 12 – Senator Ed Kasemeyer
    State Delegate District 9A – Natalie Zeigler
    State Delegate District 12 – Eric Ebersole
    State Delegate District 12 – Terri Hill
    State Delegate District 12 – Clarence Lamb
    County Council District 1 – Jon Weinstein
    County Council District 2 – Opel Jones
    County Council District 5 – China Williams
  • 7:30-8 PM  Delegates for 9B  3-minute intro, 20 minutes of questions from audience, 2-minute closing. Coin toss to see who goes first and last.  Medinger went first.
    State Delegate District 9B – Dan Medinger (intro first, closing remarks second)
    State Delegate District 9B – Courtney Watson (intro second, closing remark first)
  • 8-8:30 PM – each candidate got three minutes to introduce themselves, rest of time questions from the audience..
    County Executive – Council Member Calvin Ball
    County Executive – Harry Dunbar (will not be able to attend)
  • 8-8:35 - Central Committee candidates who have filled by February 1 – each candidate got one minute to introduce themselves..
    Central Committee – Alicia Altamirano.
    Central Committee - Rich Corkran.
    Central Committee – Dave Grabowski.
    Central Committee – Shahan Rizvi

The next meeting is another candidates forum at the same venue, March 6, 2018.
The meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Lisa B. Coster, Secretary