WISE Candidate Forum

Background

WISE is a non partisan platform of information and action on priority issues for women in Maryland. It is dedicated to providing objective information and opportunities for action on a range of issues through its Huddles. It follows pertinent legislation and political campaigns in order to educate women about who is representing our interests most effectively. WISE also seeks to hold public officials to account on a range of priority issues including budgets for public schools, gun and violence prevention, development and the environment and racial equality.

WISE does not endorse political candidates as it believes in the power of information and the capacity of smart women to make their own decisions. It has agreed, however, to facilitate a link to its membership for candidates who share WISE’s mission and priorities.

All candidates who are running for office in 2018 were sent a letter asking them to confirm their position on key issues. Copies of the letters are attached below. Information posted on this page is confined to candidates who share WISE’s position and priorities, although WISE is not offering formal endorsements.

Anne Arundel County Council

The letter sent to County Council candidates is here.

Follow this link to review a summary of the responses received for the Anne Arundel County Executive and Council Races.

Below are the candidates that WISE has determined, through their responses to our letter, share WISE’s position and priorities.  You can click on their photos to be directed to their webpages.

steuart

dawn

Maryland State House and Senate

The letter sent to Maryland State House and Senate candidates is here.

Follow this link to review a summary of the responses received for the Maryland State House and Senate races.

Below are the candidates that WISE has determined, through their responses to our letter, share WISE’s position and priorities.  You can click on their photos to be directed to their webpages.eve

pam luby

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District 5 Board of Education

The letter sent to Board of Education candidates is here.

The comparison of their responses will soon be posted.

Below are the candidates that WISE has determined, through their responses to our letter, share WISE’s position and priorities.  You can click on their photos to be directed to their webpages.