Anne Arundel Democrats
The AACDCC is your local Democratic Party in Anne Arundel County. We are comprised of 13 elected members. Every four years, in the mid-term (non-presidential) election you'll see at the very bottom of your ballot the names of those individuals who are running for the Democratic Central Committee. That's how we are elected - by you, the voters.
We come from every corner of Anne Arundel County. Each legislative district in the county has 3 elected members, except for District 21, which is only a small part of AA County and therefore only has one member on our committee. Districts 30, 31, 32, and 33 each have 3 members. We also have several appointed members who create a gender balance on the committee to ensure we have an equal number of men and women serving. These appointed members come from across the county.
Our current Chair for 2019-20 is Thea Wilson; Our Vice Chair is Wayne Taylor; Our Secretary is Stacy Korbelak; Brooks Schandelmeier is our Treasurer.
The committee serves several purposes. To maintain and grow the Democratic Party in our county by engaging the community and reaching out to voters. To elect Democrats at all levels of government. To represent the principals that guide the Democratic Party here at home, in Anne Arundel County. The members of the committee also hold the responsibility of nominating a replacement when an elected Democrat in the State Legislature vacates their office. In such an event, the Committee will accept applications from the public and will interview the candidates. The Committee will vote on which candidate will be forwarded to the Governor for appointment to fill the remainder of the term of office.
We meet regularly on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm. We currently meet at the Village Commons Community Center located in the Village at Waugh Chapel shopping center, 1326 Main Chapel Way, in Gambrills. Our meetings are open to the public.
To learn more about the AACDCC, please explore the site and feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
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The Members and Designated Members of the Anne Arundel County Democratic Central Committee
Rev. Thea Boykins Wilson D30, Chair |
Wayne Taylor At-Large, Vice Chair |
Stacy Korbelak D30, Secretary |
Brooks Schandelmeier D30, Treasurer |
James Estepp D21 |
Christine Davenport D31 |
Harry Freeman D31 |
Dawn Merino D31 |
Andrea Horton-Jones D32 |
Dejah Williams D32 |
Patrick Armstrong D32 |
Noah Stewart D33 |
Alexandra Novak D33 |
Chuck Cook D33 |
Appointed At-Large Positions
Dylan Behler |
Pete Smith |
Sharon Blugis |
Jenese Jones Oden |
Rev. Thea Boykins-Wilson
Chair, District 30
Thea was elected by the District 30 constituency to serve on the AACDCC in June 2018. Although she is a recent transplant to Anne Arundel County, she has been politically active in her community and Maryland state at-large for over 32 years -- working on campaigns and serving in many leadership roles: A former Board Member of the Maryland Legislative Agenda for Women; Chair of the Public Policy Committee – National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. for both Prince George’s County and Anne Arundel Chapters. In 2015, she ran for Maryland State Delegate in District 23B. She currently serves as a Board Assistant to the Prince Georges County Board of Education; Director of Civic Engagement for the largest church in the state of Maryland - First Baptist Church of Glenarden; Chair of the AACDCC Bylaws and Rules Committee; and member of the Maryland Democratic Party's Unity Reform Task Force.
Representatives from each of the local Democratic Clubs and Organizations to the AACDCC
Anne Arundel County Democratic Women
Anne Arundel County Young Dems
District 30 Democratic Club
District 31 Democratic Club
District 33 Democratic Club
Heritage Harbor Democratic Club
Stony creek Democratic Club
Roland Terrace Democratic Club
South County Democratic Club
West County Democratic Club
Makeup of the Central Committee
The AACDCC operates under the rules and procedures outlined in our Bylaws. We are bound by the Bylaws of the Maryland Democratic Party and the Democratic National Committee.
We have 13 seats representing 3 from each of the state legislative districts but with only one from district 21. We appoint Designated Members to gender-balance the committee. We also accept a Club Representative
from each of the recognized Democratic Organizations in the County.
Our Executive Board is elected in December of each year and in July following the Mid-Term Primary Election. Our Board consists of the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.
We have six subcommittees. They are:
Rules & Bylaws, Finance, Events, Communications, Strategic Planning, Fundraising