Hello! My name is Liz Walsh. I am running for Howard County Council, District 1. And I am doing it without a dime of developer money.
We are a true grassroots campaign.
We are working hard to change our local government. To do what’s right. To protect this special place we all call home.
Join us in these last few days! You can find out more about our campaign, and all the ways you still can volunteer to help it, at walshforone.com.
Easiest thing for you to do? VOTE.
MARYLAND: EARLY VOTING STARTS TODAY!
Vote (and even register if you're not already registered) between 10am and 8pm at any Early Voting location in your county, from now through November 1, INCLUDING THE WEEKEND! In Howard County, our Early Voting locations are:
*Florence Bain Senior Center, Columbia
*Miller Library, Ellicott City
*Ridgely's Run Community Center, Jessup
*Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship
As we saw in the primary with the amazing *6 VOTE* victory for our campaign, EVERY VOTE COUNTS!
Make sure yours is one of them!
Ellicott City Master Plan Workshop
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018, 7 pm
Banneker Room, George Howard Building
3430 Court House Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Howard County Muslim Council's Biennial Voting Rally
Sunday, October 28, 2018, 10 - 11 am
Harper's Choice Middle School Cafeteria
5450 Beaverkill Rd.
Columbia MD 21044
Happy Haunted Hayride
Sunday, October 28, 2018, 2 - 4 pm
Rockburn Branch Park West
6109 Rockburn Branch Park Drive
Elkridge, MD 21075
IONHoCo Diwali Mela - Diwali Festival of Lights
Sunday, October 28, 2018, 6 - 10 pm
Meadowbrook Athletic Complex
5001 Meadowbrook Ln.
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043
"When we think about transparency, we think of Ms. Walsh..." YES!!!
What an honor to earn this endorsement of the African Americans in Howard County (AAIHC), sister group of the African American Coalition of Howard County (AACHC). And what good company I have. Read the full endorsement here.
"Ways you can help", October 12, 2018
Thank you for your support! If you are available in the coming weeks, please see below for the many different ways you can help my campaign. There is one weekend left before early voting starts. We can’t win without your help!
Check out my upcoming events, email if you want to volunteer - at the polls, knock on doors, host an event, put a sign in your yard or sport a campaign magnet on your car. Also, contact me if you want to meet for a cup of coffee or if you have any questions. And, be sure to connect with me and my campaign on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I look forward to speaking with you, earning your support, and seeing you at the polls!
It’s going to be such a lovely day in #oldEllicottCity tomorrow for our last campaign fundraiser, up in the hills above Main Street, from 3-5! Bring your kids and plop them on a blanket in front of the music on one porch, wander through the Victorian open house across the way, and enter to win amazing door prizes from our local small businesses and artists! You can pick up individual and family tickets here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/walshporch
And make a day of it, please! There’s so much fun to be had on Main Street tomorrow, starting with the Farmers Market, then Howl-o-Ween at Clipper's Canine Cafe, the grand re-opening of A Journey from Junk, and live music at the #HarvestHootenanny at The Wine Bin all day long! 🍂🌞🎶
At the Association of Community Services’ candidates’ forum this morning, we were asked to pick one of four questions provided in advance to answer, to start. I picked the one on affordable housing:
The lack of access to affordable housing is among the most significant issues impacting the populations that County government and nonprofits serve. Among the approaches that have been identified as opportunities to increase the number of housing units available to low income, disabled and senior populations are:
· Working toward the sustained inclusion of $20 million in the County budget to support affordable housing.
· Revising the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) to support and protect affordable housing and encourage responsible growth.
· Updating and revitalizing the Moderate-Income Housing Unit (MIHU) program, including its applicability to all areas of the County, to ensure the Program’s relevance and utility as an effective tool to help respond to current day County housing needs.
· Ensuring that the County prioritizes affordable housing in land disposition and development decisions, including incorporating affordable housing as part of county building projects.
Why, or why would you not, support these strategies? Do you have other strategies that you plan to initiate as a Council member?