Tonight, Oct 22, at 6 PM the Coastal Association of Realtors and Ocean City Today are sponsoring a candidate forum at Ocean Pines Library. Please attend to show your support of our local candidates. Seating is limited so arrive early. My opponent and I have not been included in any other forum, so it will definitely be interesting and informative. Thank you! Judy Davis For Shore
Dear Friends – please watch my video filmed and produced by Chase Whiteside with help from Ryan J. Davis. Special thanks to Karen Cramer and Ivory Smith for participating in the project. I am thankful for my many supporters. Please SHARE video too. I want to serve as Delegate of the new district 38C.
Pizza and Politics on Tap for Local Candidate
The community is invited to attend a Pizza and Politics afternoon, hosted by Friends of Judy Davis, at the Tall Tales Brewing Company in Parsonsburg from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27.
Davis, a candidate for new State House of Delegates District 38C, which includes Worcester and Wicomico counties, will be at the gathering to meet residents and discuss issues that impact citizens of this district.
Davis, a long-time resident of West Ocean City, is a graduate of Salisbury State College (now University) and received her Master’s in Special Education from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. She has been a small business owner, a volunteer with numerous organizations, and has more than 20 years teaching experience in Shore counties. Davis is one of fewer than 4% of teachers in the State to have completed the rigorous requirements to be designated a Nationally Board-Certified teacher, a prestigious honor that demonstrates Davis’ successful partnerships with students’ families, the community, and with other professionals.
Tickets for Pizza and Politics are $25 and include two craft beers (or soft drinks), all the pizza you can eat, and a tour of the brewery. For tickets or more information, call 410-213-1956 or send check to Friends of Judy Davis, P.O. Box 1222, Salisbury, MD 21802 by Sept. 22. Space is limited.
Just returned from a wonderful family party at my sister’s house in N. Va. Specials thanks to Lynn and Dave for hosting and feeding “our gang”. We are missing 12 family members in the picture this year: Ron and his family – Barb, Caitie, Spencer, Maura, Nick & Brendan + my daughter, Sarah, the O’Connells – Brian, Matt & Malachi + brother-in-law, Bill. Mom, Dad, Eric and Bob have gone before us. So fortunate to have a loving family … with many adoptions: New Mexico, Mexico, China, and locally. Welcomed our most recent addition, beautiful Mei Xin.
Dr. Kathryn Barrett-Gaines: Today at noon I talk to Judy Davis, UMES graduate and candidate for state office from Ocean City, Maryland. We talk about her life in the beach town and her journey from teenage summer jobs on the boardwalk to teaching special education to caring for foster children and elders to civic activism and now running for state office.
I hope you can listen to us today at noon eastern time in the US. Gaines on Gains airs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on WCEM 1240 AM radio, if you’re near Maryland, and streams live on internet for everyone in the world at http://radio.securenetsystems.net/v5/WCEMAM. If this link does not work when you click it, copy and paste it to your browser. Then set it as a favorite!
Wonderful attendance of supporters for the Friends of Judy Davis campaign. We had a spring event at the Ocean Pines Community Center last Thursday. Friends that couldn’t come graciously donated. * Early voting begins next Thursday, June 12 – Thursday, June 19 at the Gull Creek Center in Berlin for Worcester County residents. Wicomico County residents vote at Wicomico Civic Center. Hours are 10 am – 8 pm. Please message me if you can help for a couple hour shift. My best, Judy (Photography by Ted Page)
League of Women Voters of Maryland VOTE 411 VOTER GUIDE – Judy H. Davis, Maryland House District 38C
Judy H. Davis (Dem)
“Teacher, mother, volunteer, former business owner & elderly advocate”
Campaign Website http://www.JudyDavisForShore.com
Campaign Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/JudyDavisForShore
Campaign Twitter Account Twitter: JudyHDavis, Linked IN: Judy (Harris) Davis
Campaign Email email@example.com
Campaign Phone (410) 213-1956
Campaign Address Friends of Judy Davis
P.O. Box 1222
Salisbury, MD 21802
1. Qualifications: How do your qualifications and experience prepare you for the duties of this office?
Judy H. Davis I earned a B.S. in Ed. from Salisbury State College in 1977. My Masters in Special Ed. is from University Maryland Eastern Shore. For 22 years, I taught on the Lower Shore as an Early Childhood and Special Ed. Teacher. Collaborating, advocating and navigating are skills I will use in my duties as Delegate. A long-term volunteer, serving in House is a natural extension of my dedication to our area.
2. Priorities: If elected, what would be your priorities for this office?
Judy H. Davis 1. Fully funding MD’s public schools, including Common Core training. 2. Preparing students to compete in the global market. 3. Protecting seniors and other vulnerable citizens. 4. Promoting economic growth and job development. 5. Advocating for tourism. 6. Restoring Chesapeake and Coastal Bays. 7. Collaborating with farmers/ other stakeholders to meet Watershed Implementation Plan requirements.
3. Economy: What initiatives would you support for strengthening Maryland’s economy and increasing jobs?
Judy H. Davis I would access existing programs such as Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Program and the Veterans Full Employment Act. Employment training needs to be in sustainable jobs and those identified as critical skills shortages: Manufacturing, Cyber-Security, Construction and Health Care. I support raising the Minimum Wage, thereby boosting the living standards for our poorest working residents.
4. Budget: What are your priorities with respect to expenditures and revenue sources for Maryland?
Judy H. Davis I support revenue generators, such as: Millionaires’ tax, Combined reporting for companies that operate in multiple states, Higher state minimum wages and Minimum income tax for corporations. I support Keep the Jobs in Md. Act which would insure that tax dollars are used to create jobs in-state. Also, we need to monitor businesses that receive tax incentives for establishing companies here.
5. Education: What education policies would you support, particularly with regard to Common Core standards and universal pre-Kindergarten?
Judy H. Davis I am a National Board Certified Teacher, Exceptional Needs Specialist (2003 – 2023) and I understand Common Core (ie: national learning objectives). Teachers need comprehensive staff development to make the transition to new standards and testing needs to match instruction. I am in favor of universal Pre-K. I taught Pre-K and K; readiness skills are crucial to a child’s future academic success.
6. Redistricting: What changes, if any, would you support in the process for drawing congressional and legislative district lines?
Judy H. Davis “The U.S. and state constitution requires Maryland to redraw its congressional and legislative district lines every 10 years following the census to maintain equal population.” (http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/Other/Redistricting/Redistricting.htm) I would need to research further, but lines have been drawn for this decade. Due to redistricting, 38C is a new district & I have the opportunity to serve!
7. Transportation: What are your transportation priorities and how should they be funded?
Judy H. Davis The dualization of US Route 113 is a top transportation priority for Worcester County. Expansion of Route 589 is also crucial due to additional traffic from Casino, visitors and growth of Ocean Pines. Fully funding highway user fees to each county for maintaining roads. Continue funding Shore Transit and enact subsidies for riders w/o the $25 a wk fee. Support veteran and disabled transportation.
8. Environment: What are the most significant environmental challenges facing Maryland, and what policies would you support to meet those challenges?
Judy H. Davis As a 40 year resident of the Shore, I am drawn to its natural beauty. The Chesapeake Bay is the lifeblood for our watermen, hospitality industry and wildlife. Preventing chicken manure run-off is crucial. Converting manure into pellet fertilizer and filtering phosphates from manure for methane gas are ideas being explored. Improved septic systems, daily practices & youth involvement will help too!
Mike Hindi Candidate has not responded.