News - Allison Pickard for County Council District 2

Capital Gazette “Our say: County Council primaries bring new faces to the fore”

With four of the seven current members of the Anne Arundel County Council being forced out by term limits, and the remaining three incumbents all facing challengers, the Nov. 6 election will give us a largely new County Council — and one we hope is not an all-male affair. We will be giving our endorsement…

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Eye on Annapolis “PRIMARY 2018: Our predictions, thoughts, comments”

Source: John Frenaye | Eye on Annapolis If you have read Eye On Annapolis for more than at least an election cycle, you know that we do not do endorsements. Voting is a very personal decision and one that should not be influenced by that latest mailer you received, that nice old lady in the…

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The Other Women’s March on Washington

What’s the fastest way to fix a broken system? Take it over, say the record number of female candidates running for office in 2018 for the first time. Source: The Cut Written by: Rebecca Traister The Oprah idea was, admittedly, imperfect. The antitoxin for one rich celebrity president is not likely to be a different rich celebrity president (albeit an infinitely…

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Supporting first responders is a no-brainer

Source: Capital/Gazette Written by: Allison Pickard Supporting first responders is a no-brainer Allison M. Pickard As any parent in our county can tell you, keeping up with our children’s schedules and the day-to-day family challenges are more than a full-time job. Between getting the kids on the school bus, navigating congested county roads, shuttling between…

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Former School Board Member to Run for Anne Arundel County Council

Written by: Amanda Yeager Contact Reporter Source: Capital Gazette A former Anne Arundel school board member is running for the County Council’s District 2 seat in 2018 because, she says, “we need people who are prepared to do the homework” on issues important to the county. Allison Pickard, a Millersville Democrat appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan in…

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First Budget Hearing Focuses on Education Funding

Written by: Amanda Yeager and Cindy Huang Source: Capital/Gazette “While we applaud the collaborative efforts made in recent months… we also need to stress that this kind of problem-solving and collaboration are what parents and taxpayers expect from local government and community leaders,” said Allison Pickard, president of the Anne Arundel County Council of PTAs….

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Lawyer Kim Burns Plans Bid for Anne Arundel County Council Seat

Written by: Josh Kurtz Source: Maryland Matters Kimberly McCoy Burns, chief of staff at the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation and a familiar and well-connected figure in the state politics, is planning to run for Anne Arundel County Council in 2018. Assuming she wins the 1st District GOP nomination, Burns – who only recently…

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