21 Oct

Elijah Cummings #RestInPower

Courageous. Passionate. Inspiring. Gracious.

There aren’t enough words to describe Congressman Elijah Cummings and what he meant to our community. Like many across the nation, we were heartbroken when we learned of his passing.

Elijah just wasn’t a congressman, he was our congressman. He represented the 7th district for 23 years and before that, he spent more than a decade in the Maryland House of Delegates. He dedicated his life to public service and as a champion for his constituents in Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Howard County; he fought for the inherent dignity of all people.

Congressman Cummings was not only a friend, but also the backbone of our party. He inspired us to believe in a cause greater than ourselves and to fight for our values. We are forever grateful for his steadfast and irreplaceable leadership. He left a lasting imprint on our hearts and minds and his legacy will reverberate throughout Maryland and our nation for generations to come.

May we honor his memory by living with purpose, emulating his passion, and fighting to secure social justice for all.

Our deepest condolences to his wife, Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, and his daughters. Our hearts go out to the rest of his family, friends and staff.

22 Aug

HoCo Dems Labor Day Picnic

Celebrate Labor Day at the Howard County Democratic Party’s annual Labor Day Picnic. Join with fellow Democrats and meet many of the elected officials who will be on hand for the festivities.

Buy your tickets today as an individual or family using our “Labor Day 19” link to ActBlue below:


Better yet, help us host the picnic by sponsoring at one of three levels: Red, White, or Blue!

05 Jun

HCDCC – Application for Female Vacancy (Closes June 6th)

Houston, we have a vacancy.

Are you a committed and engaged democratic woman looking to move our party forward by serving on the Howard County Democratic Central Committee?

You might just be the woman for the job! Applications will close June 6th @ 11:59pm. Apply here, apply now:

28 Apr

2019 HoCo Dems Unity Dinner Recap

Great turnout of #HoCo Democrats for our annual Unity Dinner! We were delighted to welcome a glittering array of stars from the #MD and Howard County Democratic Party, as well as so many friends, supporters, and volunteers who were instrumental to our successes in 2018.

A special thanks to Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, Chair of the Maryland Democratic Party for joining us and for her inspiring keynote speech!

Thanks also to Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, Howard County Council Chair Christiana Mercer Rigby, Howard County Council Vice Chair Opel Jones, County Council Member Liz Walsh, and County Council Member Deb Jung for joining us and, as always, for your support.

We also appreciated the attendance of so many other state and local Democratic elected officials and especially want to thank Senator Guy Guzzone for his touching words in remembrance of the late Mike Busch, Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates.

Standing strong together, HoCo Dems are fired up and ready to push #ForwardTo2020AndBeyond!

Check out photos from the event here 

26 Mar

2019 HoCo Dems Unity Dinner! Friday, April 26, 2019


SAVE THE DATE! Friday, April 26, 2019

The Howard County Democratic Central Committee Unity Dinner and Silent Auction.

“Foward to 2020 and Beyond.”

Friday, April 26, 2019
Cocktail Hour: 6:00 PM
Dinner and Awards: 7:00 PM

The Ten Oaks Ballroom
5000 Signal Bell Lane
Clarksville, Maryland 21029


Online ticket purchases can be made following the link below:



Paid for and authorized by HCDCC, Dhaval Shah, Treasurer.

04 Nov

Vote 2018: Move Howard County Forward

Thank you to so many of you who have been volunteering and getting the word out about this crucial election. Here’s a handy list of our outstanding candidates. Please share far and wide with your networks. Vote for our future. Vote Blue.

22 Oct

HoCo Dems Election Night Watch Party – Nov 6th, 2018


After we all vote and help others get out to vote on November 6, please join us at Kahler Hall to celebrate Democrats and democracy. Enjoy the free food and fun as the votes are tallied. See you there!

01 Sep

HoCo Dems Labor Day Picnic – Sept 3rd, 2018

Join us for the Howard County Democratic Party Annual Labor Day Picnic

Monday, September 3, 2018
Cedar Lane Park, East Pavilion
10705 Route 108
Columbia, MD

Enjoy an afternoon of food, drink, and music. This is a great opportunity to meet other Democrats, candidates, and elected officials.

Please Purchase Tickets Here->

If you have questions, contact Mae A. Beale at (301) 596-2432 or


30 Aug

We’ve Rebranded!

New Logo. New Democratic Party.

The Howard County Democratic Central Committee (HCDCC) is the county branch of the Maryland Democratic Party. Twenty Central Committee members are elected to a four year term by Democratic voters in the Gubernatorial Primary election.
The HCDCC exists to facilitate the election of DEMOCRATS. The members are elected to work directly in the trenches on behalf of the Party and to organize an ongoing presence in the county. In that spirit, to increase our presence, it is imperative that branding be a part of that strategy.


Our rebrand aims to capture the excitement and energy our party is experiencing in primaries across the country. From Florida to Georgia all the way to Pennsylvania and Maryland, Democrats are well positioned to take back our state houses and local councils like never before, especially in areas once perceived as “deep red states.”


To represent the new direction our party is heading, you’ll notice our stately donkey is now facing the right instead of the left. This is by design to convey a sense that our party is indeed moving FORWARD ->


By utilizing modern font styles and clean design principles, we hope to convey a image of trust, transparency, hope, upward mobility, and change above all. Our clean design is purposeful in that we are serious about throwing out the trash and cutting out the fluff. Party building for the long game is what we are striving for. This is why the big letter D stands out in our logo, to showcase our commitment to growing and expanding the Democratic party.


Lastly, and most importantly, our rebrand aims to educate our community on what exactly a Central Committee does. From listening parties to knocking on doors, we’ve learned that a majority of Howard County residents do not understand the role their local Central Committees play. Our rebranding efforts hope to close that gap by inviting the community to check out our new look and ask questions about the Party. Engaging our residents and serving as local resources is the best way to get Democrats elected in November.


We’re starting with a new logo, but our end game is building a new, unified and energetic Democratic Party for generations to come.

07 Aug

Central Committee Vacancy – Accepting Applications for 1 Female Position

The Howard County Democratic Central Committee (HCDCC) is now accepting applications to replace an elected female member seat on the Central Committee.  Applicants must be female, 18-years old or older, be a registered Democrat, and reside in Howard County, Maryland.  (According to the Central Committee’s By-Laws, the Committee must be equally divided between men and women.  We currently have one female seat that is vacant.) 

Interested candidates must complete their application online by clicking HERE.  Please also make sure you read the HCDCC’s bylaws before applying.  We also ask that all applicants be sure to upload their resume where indicated on the application form.  Resumes should include any civic engagement or volunteer experience that would be relevant to Democratic campaigns or politics.

The online application and emailed resumes must be submitted no later than 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2018.  We will subsequently follow-up with further details for brief interviews to be held in late August/early September.

If you have any questions, please contact Maureen Evans Arthurs or Tim Lattimer at