Issue Spotlight: Gun Violence

Issue Spotlight: Gun Violence. In the past ten days, the number one issue that voters mention to me as I knock on doors is gun violence. Voters are sick with the thought of another tragic school shooting as happened in Parkland, Florida. I attended a meeting of Marylanders Against Gun Violence in Columbia a couple of days after the incident, and there were three times more people there than expected. Perhaps now, buoyed by the bravery and courage of student survivors as they demand change, we can secure meaningful improvements in our gun safety laws. While Maryland has some of the stronger state laws in the country, we can do more. There are too many loopholes that allow weapon types and gad

eNewsletter: Gun Violence, Endorsement of the Week, Don't-Miss Events

Why Courtney? Endorsement of the Week: Frank and Mary Aquino I'm honored to have the endorsement of Frank and Mary Aquino. Both are attorneys. Frank served on the Board of Education for many years, and Mary specializes in elder law and is on the Board of NeighborRide. "We have always been impressed by Courtney’s ability to make complex issues easily understandable and her ability to work with people on completely opposite sides of contentious issues and find harmony. Howard County has become known as a great place to live in no small part to Courtney’s efforts on the Board of Education and as a County Council member. Courtney has a long history of dedication to and success working for the pe

Endorsement of the Week: Frank and Mary Aquino

I'm honored to have the endorsement of Frank and Mary Aquino. Both are attorneys. Frank served on the Board of Education for many years, and Mary specializes in elder law and is on the Board of NeighborRide. "We have always been impressed by Courtney’s ability to make complex issues easily understandable and her ability to work with people on completely opposite sides of contentious issues and find harmony. Howard County has become known as a great place to live in no small part to Courtney’s efforts on the Board of Education and as a County Council member. Courtney has a long history of dedication to and success working for the people of Howard County. Courtney’s success comes from hard wor

Appreciate the Howard County Police

We so appreciate the men and women of the Howard County Police Department. Thank you for being in the forefront of readiness for things we hope never happen here, but also know they could because we are not immune. #GunViolence #HoCoMD #Maryland #HowardCounty #Stronger9B

Thank You, Volunteers!

Nothing says grassroots campaign like an envelope stuffing party! I’ve got the best volunteers - couldn’t do it without them. #Women #newyearnewnine #MDPolitics #HoCoMD #9B #Maryland #Stronger9B #HowardCounty #CourtneyWatson #StandUp

Another Great #EveningintheStacks

Every once in a while, it’s good to take a break from the important work we do, and dance! #EveningintheStacks. #Women #MDPolitics #HoCoMD #9B #Stronger9B #WatsonHester #Maryland #HowardCounty #CourtneyWatson

MHHS Young Democrats Club - Impressive!

Impressed with our high school students in Howard County. They are engaged in current events, asking good questions, and looking to make a difference in our world. MHHS Young Democrats Club is full of promise for our future. #Bethechangeyouwanttosee #Women #MDPolitics #GunViolence #HoCoMD #9B #Maryland #Stronger9B #HowardCounty #CourtneyWatson

New Year, New Nine - Another Great House Party!

Another great house party this afternoon in Ellicott City. Thoughtful discussion on improving our state. Thank you to our hosts, Anjula, Robin, and Sabina and to the neighbors and friends who attended! #NewYearNewNine #Stronger9B #Women #newyearnewnine #MDPolitics #GunViolence #HoCoMD #9B #Maryland #WatsonHester #HowardCounty #Stronger9B #CourtneyWatson #HouseParty

Marylanders Against Gun Violence

Overflow meeting today at Whole Foods with Marylanders Against Gun Violence. It feels different this time - inspired by the high schoolers in Parkland Florida. #Women #MDPolitics #HoCoMD #9B #Stronger9B #HowardCounty #CourtneyWatson #GunViolence

Knocking on Doors, Great Conversations

Saturdays in February are great times to find people at home willing to talk. Today gun violence was on most people’s minds. Thank you to our awesome volunteers for much hard work today! #MDPolitics #HoCoMD #9B #newyearnewnine #Maryland #Stronger9B #HowardCounty #CourtneyWatson

Cultural Fair Celebrating Black History Month

Great cultural fair today celebrating Black History Month at Long Reach HS. I saw lots of friends and even picked up a fun gift for my daughter. Thank you to the African American Round Table, NAACP, and all of the sororities and fraternities, and Jack and Jill, and other organizations who were present. We have many impressive and hard working groups doing good things in Howard County. #Women #MDPolitics #HoCoMD #HowardCounty #Stronger9B #9B #Maryland #CourtneyWatson

Mourning Florida, Common Sense Gun Safety Laws

With every fiber of my being, I will work for common sense gun safety laws. I am so angry that as a country we have not instituted measures to stop this madness. My heart hurts for the families who received tragic news today in Florida. #CourtneyWatson #HowardCounty #Stronger9B

Thank You for the Endorsement: Herman Charity!

Honored to have the endorsement of Herman Charity, a major contributor to justice in Howard County: "Courtney has proven herself a strong advocate for the community. She has demonstrated a healthy independence from political parties and works to bring all sides together to come up with creative solutions to problems. In my roles as youth coach, retired Howard County Police Lieutenant, and former County Executive Robey's chief aide, I have watched her in action and watched her get things done, and know she is the right choice in 2018 for State Delegate District 9B." -Herman Charity Howard County's First African-American Police Officer #Endorsement #MDPolitics #HoCoMD #9B #Maryland #Stronge

Celebrating the Chinese New Year!

Celebrating the New Year with the Chinese Language School of Howard County tonight. It’s the year of the Earth Dog! #MDPolitics #HoCoMD #9B #WatsonHester #Stronger9B #Maryland #HowardCounty #CourtneyWatson

Supporting Latin American Youth

Supporting Latin American Youth Association at Centennial HS with not one, but two visits to the bake sale today. This is a terrific organization for our kids. Worth the calories to support them! #MDPolitics #HoCoMD #9B #WatsonHester #Stronger9B #HowardCounty #Maryland #CourtneyWatson

Thanks for the Endorsement! Tom Coale

Thank you Tom Coale, as someone who has worked for years to improve historic Ellicott City, this means a lot to our campaign. “I am supporting Courtney Watson for House of Delegates 9B because she has the experience, dedication, and know-how to build coalitions and get things done in Annapolis. From President Trump to the talking heads on television, political experience has been maligned as something we should avoid in our elected officials. As a result, we’ve had the great misfortune of seeing what happens when inexperienced people get put in positions of responsibility. If we want change, we need someone who has experience creating it. If we want women’s rights to be protected, we need a

Please Join Me for a Puppy Party on 3/3!

Puppy Party at Club Pooche for the benefit of Courtney Watson for State Delegate 9B. Bring your canine friends for a paw-sitively fur-bu-lous good time with other pups on an indoor puppy play field. Tickets are only $10 a dog (includes the human). Reserve your tickets now for this popular family friendly event before they sell out. By Authority Friends of Courtney Watson: Kevin Doyle Treasurer #MDPolitics #HoCoMD #9B #WatsonHester #Stronger9B #Maryland #HowardCounty #CourtneyWatson

Supporting HCYP is a Home Run!

HCYP fundraiser for one of the 12U baseball teams. Great organization that tens of thousands of girls and boys have participated in over the years, in Ellicott City at Kiwanis Wallas Park. Cooperstown awaits these Raiders this summer. #BaseballSoftball#Stronger9B #MDPolitics #HoCoMD #9B #WatsonHester #Stronger9B #Maryland #HowardCounty #CourtneyWatson

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