9th Annual Tree Lighting on Main Street - Join Us!

Join us for the 9th annual Tree lighting on Main Street, Ellicott City on Friday 12/1 at 6 p.m. at new location at B&O Railroad Museum Plaza. Stay for Midnight Madness! Parking in all lots and shuttle from the Courthouse Parking lot. This photo is of the first tree lighting in 2009 which was also at the B&O Plaza, subsequent tree lightings were held in front of HoCo Tourism Office (the Old Post Office). This is a great, family friendly event! Allow extra time for parking so you don't miss joining in the countdown. #MDPolitics #HoCoMD #9B #Maryland #HowardCounty #CourtneyWatson

Shop Local! Shop Small Saturday in Ellicott City

I hope you all had a chance to attend Shop Small Saturday in Old Ellicott City! Here's a few fun posts from the day: You definitely want to check out A Journey from Junk and Junk Girl on Main Street. Owner Kelli Fitzsimmons-Meyers has created two unique boutiques with fun gifts, great clothes, and the best selection of Annie Sloan chalk paint anywhere. It was a long, hard slog for Kelli to come back from the Flood and we are so glad she did! Check out her shops this holiday season and support our Main Street merchants. #ShopLocal #MidnightMadness #Stronger9B Who is ready for Portalli's to serve their delicious food again? I know Evan Brown is ready, he has been working for 16 months since th

Faith-Based Dialogue Around Racism & Patriotism

“Listen with an open heart to what pains your neighbor.” Rabbi Susan Grossman — attending the Faith-based Dialogue around Racism & Patriotism, What do we have to Gain at St. John Baptist Church - Columbia, MD. #MDPolitics #HoCoMD #9B #Maryland #HowardCounty #CourtneyWatson

eNews: Happy Thanksgiving, the Environment, and Our Economy

November 2017, Issue #4 Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving! As Thanksgiving approaches, I offer my sincere gratitude for your partnership. Together we are working to make Howard County the best it can be. Whether it's our work on public education, equity, healthcare — including behavioral healthcare — jobs, the environment, transportation, or other challenges, our participation in our democracy makes a difference to our community. In particular this year, I am grateful that Main Street Ellicott City is thriving as shop owners prepare for a prosperous holiday season. I hope you'll join us on Main Street on Small Business Saturday® (November 25) and Midnight Madness (December 1). Richard and

Busy Week! House Parties, #petsof9B and more ...

At tonight’s house party we met many voters concerned about schools, healthcare and women’s rights. I've included photos from a few other highlights during the week including a discussion with Comptroller Peter Franchot at TMDC Democratic Club a photo from Katie's Campaign Kick-Off and our #petsof9B pet of the week, Jake. In everything I do, I am always working for a #Stronger9B #MDPolitics #HoCoMD #Maryland #9B #HowardCounty #CourtneyWatson

NAACP Youthserve Thanksgiving Dinner

Helping @NAACPYouthserve Thanksgiving dinner to the homeless today in #JessupThank you @NAACPfor all you do. https://t.co/kGFMug326L #MDPolitics #HoCoMD #9B #Maryland #HowardCounty #CourtneyWatson

Zaching Running Festival

#zachingrunningfestival had 1000 runners today in #EllicottCity to raise money for @ZachingVsCancer Big crowd of supporters. https://t.co/2H3IrQDKRw #MDPolitics #HoCoMD #9B #Maryland #HowardCounty #CourtneyWatson

Maryland League of Conservation Voters

For close to forty years the Maryland League of Conservation Voters has been the voice of the environment in Maryland. Tonight’s annual dinner recognized environmental leaders. Congratulations to Kumar Barve and Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and Prince George’s County Promotores. It was fun to see friends who care about environmental issues from around the state! #MDPolitics #HoCoMD #9B #Maryland #HowardCounty #CourtneyWatson

Ellicott City Partnership

It takes a lot of volunteers to help Ellicott City Partnership plan and execute all its great events on Main Street throughout the year. Nice to see so many volunteers attend this appreciation event tonight La Palapa Grill & Cantina! #MDPolitics #HoCoMD #9B #Maryland #HowardCounty #CourtneyWatson

Thank You Veterans!

The Veterans Day parade in Ellicott City today was uplifting. Everyone loves a parade! #Stronger9B #MDPolitics #HoCoMD #9B #Maryland #HowardCounty #CourtneyWatson

eNews: Endorsement, Healthcare Open Enrollment, and Girls Night Out

November 2017, Issue #3 Why Courtney? Endorsement of the Week: Carole Fisher Carole Fisher has been a respected leader in the Howard County Democratic Party forever. She’s a straight shooter who has worked her whole life for others, and I’m very honored to have her support in the 9B House of Delegates race. For Carole, it's all about experience: "I have known Courtney for a long time. I knew her Mom, and I know her Dad, Ed Cochran, who is also a wonderful public servant. I watched Courtney on our school board and I was very impressed when she brought Dr. Sydney Cousin back as the Superintendent for HCPSS. Her efforts on the County Council were equally strong and effective. In this election,

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