09 Nov

Thank You!

Thank You!

Today I’m am proud to be a Marylander! Maryland came through this cycle early and strong. We elected Chris Van Hollen to the Senate and look forward to working with him as our new Senator.  We are so proud to have such a hard working advocate of Maryland and Democrats around the Nation. He might have a battle ahead, but we have no doubt that he will be awesome.

We also re-elected Congressman Elijah Cummings, Congressman John Sarbanes, and Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger by huge margins. The three of them have been the ideal representatives and we are so proud to have the three of them back in Congress.

I’m extremely proud of our Howard County Democrats. We came out in record numbers and can point to the following:

  • Howard County Democratic vote for President increased by 3% from 2012 to 2016. The second highest increase in the state of Maryland.
  • Howard County Republican votes for the Republican Nominee decreased by 7.8%, the highest decrease in the state of Maryland.
  • Howard County had the largest margin of votes for Hillary in the state with a 2 to 1 margin.
  • Howard County percentage of Hillary votes were at 62.7%, well above the Maryland 59.5% totals.
  • Howard County voters supported Question A, the referendum to keep big money out of local politics, with a 52% to 47% vote.

What impressed me most, were the hundreds of amazing volunteers that worked endless hours. We had canvassers in Maryland and Pennsylvania any given weekend. We had phone banks out of our office 5 days a week for the last few weeks. We had dozens of volunteers bring signs to our polling sites and even more working at the polls with our Sample Ballot. We have proven in Howard County that Love Trumps Hate!

With so much enthusiasm this election, we hope that you will continue to stay involved. We have another very important round of elections in 2018. In two years, we must elect a Democratic Governor that works for all the people of Maryland. We must elect a Democratic County Executive that works collaboratively with our Council Members to draft laws that work for the people of Howard County and not for Developers. We must retain our Democratic seats on the County Council, State Senate, and State Representatives and work to win a few back from the Republicans. This starts TODAY! We need you to stay engaged, volunteer to build our coalition, and make our Democratic Party the best it can be for ALL the people.

Anne Frank said, “How Wonderful it is that nobody need to wait a single moment before starting to improve the World.” That moment is now!

With sincere appreciation,

Abby Hendrix, Chair

31 Oct

Election Night Watch Party at Kahler Hall

The Howard County Democratic Party invites you to join us for our Election Night Watch Party on November 8 at 7:30 pm at Kahler Hall. A great opportunity to join fellow Democrats as we watch the returns during this historic election. We will be providing food, beverages, and lots of fun. Bring a friends and share the excitement!

To see the full invitation click here.

Although you do not need to RSVP, it does help us determine how much food to bring. Please RSVP here.

13 Oct

Debate Watch Party

Join the Howard County Democratic Central Committee for the final Presidential Debate Watch.  Come watch with fellow Hillary Supporters!

Debate Watch Party

October 19, 2016

8:00 – 11:00 pm

Glory Days Grill

10035 Baltimore National Pike

Ellicott City, MD 21042


12 Oct

Sign, Signs, Signs


 We are very excited to announce that we have signs for:
  • Hillary/Kaine
  • Chris Van Hollen for Senate
  • Congressman Elijah Cummings
  • Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger
  • Congressman John Sarbanes

*Signs are FREE (although donations are appreciated)

Come by our office during our open office hours
7050 Oakland Mills Road, Suite 120
Columbia, MD 21046

Office Hours

Tuesday        12:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Wednesday  6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursday      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Saturday       10:00 am – 2:00 pm

12 Oct

Help Out at the Polls

Volunteer for Early Voting or on Election Day

Are you able to volunteer at the polls for a few hours during early voting and Election Day? How about deliver and put up signs on Election eve? Sign up today!

To sign up for Early Voting click HERE
To sign up for Election Day click HERE
To help deliver and put up signs at polls click HERE

If you need more information, contact Abby Hendrix at or 240-461-9803

12 Oct

Volunteer to Help Dems Win 2016

Phone Banking and Canvass Volunteers Needed

*Phone banks and local canvassing will meets at 7050 Oakland Mills Road, Suite 120 in Columbia, MD
Tuesday 10/11 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm (Canvassing and phone banking for the Maryland Coordinated Campaign)
Thursday 10/13 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm (Phone bank for Hillary)
Saturday 10/15 from 10:30 – 2:00 pm (Canvassing and phone banking for the Maryland Coordinated Campaign)
Saturday 10/15 and Sunday 10/16 – Travel to Pennsylvania with the Maryland for Hillary group. Contact Dylan at for more information.
Tuesday 10/18 from 2:30 – 8:30 pm (Canvassing and phone banking for the Maryland Coordinated Campaign)
Wednesday 10/19 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm (Phone bank for Hillary)
Thursday 10/20 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm (Phone bank for Hillary)
Saturday 10/21 from 10:30 – 2:00 pm (Canvassing and phone banking for the Maryland Coordinated Campaign)
Saturday 10/21 and Sunday 10/22 – Travel to Pennsylvania with the Maryland for Hillary group. Contact Dylan at for more information.

08 Sep

Hon. Eric Holder Reception

The Howard County Democratic Party requests the pleasure of your company for a reception with

The Honorable Eric H. Holder, 

82nd Attorney General of the United States

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 (click here to view invitation)

Owen Brown Interfaith Center

7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, Maryland 21045

VIP Reception: 6:15pm

General Admission: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

VIP Reception: $100 | General Admission: $10

Please RSVP by purchasing a ticket or signing up here and paying at the door. 

To purchase tickets visit

17 Apr

HCDCC Annual Democratic Dinner – “Yes, We Will Again”

Dear Fellow Democrat,

On behalf of the Howard County Democratic Central Committee (HCDCC), it is my distinct pleasure to invite you to attend, and to be a sponsor for, the HCDCC’s Annual Howard County Democratic Dinner and Silent Auction. This year the dinner will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at The Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville, Maryland.

We are excited to announce that our Keynote Speaker for this event is the Honorable Eric H. Holder, 82nd Attorney General of the United States, who served under President Obama from 2009 to 2015. As the third longest serving Attorney General in U.S. history and the first African American to hold that office, Mr. Holder is an internationally recognized leader across a broad range of regulatory enforcement, criminal justice, and national security issues.

Our theme this year will be, “Yes, We Will Again!” is a celebration of the service of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for the past 7½ years, and another Democratic Administration for the next term!

I’m also excited to share that the Howard County Democratic party, has decided to explore changing the name of our annual Jefferson Jackson dinner. We received over 25 name suggestions and minimized the list to 5 options. Please help us choose the name of our annual dinner by visiting and voting for one of the following options: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Annual Dinner, Howard County Democratic Unity Dinner, Kennedy-Obama Dinner, Obama-Mikulski Dinner, or you can always vote to retain the current name, Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.

This annual program and dinner is the HCDCC’s primary fundraiser for the year. The proceeds of this event enable the Committee to elect Democrats in Howard County and across Maryland during the next twelve months.

Please visit the 2016 Annual Howard County Democratic Dinner and Silent Auction webpage for information on tickets, sponsorship packages, program advertising, silent auction donations and to vote on the name of our annual dinner. We hope you will strongly consider becoming a sponsor of this year’s special event with one or more of these opportunities.

We appreciate your attendance, sponsorship and participation in the 2016 Howard County Democratic Central Committee’s Annual Dinner and Silent Auction featuring the Honorable Eric H. Holder. We look forward to seeing you on June 7.


Abby Hendrix

Chair, HCDCC

Welcome | Invitation | Ticket Information | Advertising | Vote the Name | Silent Auction | Award Nominations | Purchase

28 Feb

HCDCC Donates over $900 to HopeWorks

On February 27, the Howard County Dems bowled at HopeBowl, a charity event for HopeWorks. Hope Bowl is a family friendly event where teams compete while raising awareness and critical funds for victims of sexual and domestic violence.

We would like to congratulate the Howard County Dems Bowling Team. With your support, we raised over $900 for HopeWorks. These fundraising efforts raise awareness and make a difference in the lives of those who are impacted by sexual and domestic violence. Thank you to everyone that came out and bowled and to those that sponsored our team.

A special thanks to Howard County Bowlers:

Sue Geckle

Will Geckle

Pam Guzzone

Abby Hendrix

Joel Jacobson

Stuart Lamb

Jan Oliver

Deanna Peel

Joseph Price

24 Feb

HoCo Dems Maryland State House Tour and Happy Hour

The Howard County Democratic Party hosted their 2nd Annual Maryland State Tour and Happy Hour in Annapolis. Delegate Eric Ebersole did an excellent job as our tour guide. A special thanks to Deanna Peel for organizing the activity and working with the State House to get us the “Full Tour”. We would also like to thank Senator Guy Guzzone and Delegate Terri Hill for stopping by to visit their Howard County friends. Finally, a bug thanks to everyone that came out in the rain to join us. See you next year!