(301) 254-2780

howardcountydems@gmail.com

P.O. Box 279 | Columbia, MD 21045

Q

Subscribe

If you would like to keep up to date on the activities of the Democratic Party in Howard County please sign-up to receive our email newsletter.
If you choose to provide us with your email address or any other personally identifiable information, we will use it only to send you our newsletter or respond to your query. If you choose to unsubscribe from the newsletters, you’ll stop receiving any newsletters.

Howard County Democratic Central Committee

The Howard County Democratic Central Committee (HCDCC) is the county branch of the Maryland Democratic Party. Twenty Central Committee members are elected from three legislative districts to a four year term in the Gubernatorial Primary election.

HCDCC members must be committed to the Democratic Party and to its core values of economic fairness and equal opportunity. They should have active and recent experience in various political activities, have actively worked for or managed campaigns, or perhaps have run for office themselves. HCDCC members must support all Democratic candidates in the General Election.

The HCDCC exists to facilitate the election of local Democrats. Working at the county level, committee members train volunteers to help get out the vote, engage the Democratic community in party building activities, and encourage Democratic voters to turn out on Election Day.

HCDCC members have the official responsibility to fill vacancies in certain offices due to the death or resignation of elected officials, and to fill vacancies when no Democratic candidate has filed for nomination. We also recommend to the Governor appointment of the members and substitute members of the local Board of Elections and sometimes make recommendations for other state and county boards.

We meet regularly on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 over Zoom. Our meetings are open to the public.

Please explore the site to learn more about the HCDCC. You may also follow us on Facebook for updates and information about volunteer opportunities.

Members of the Howard County Democratic Central Committee

Executive Board

Shahan Rizvi, Chair
Mae A. Beale, 2nd Chair
McNeal Brown, 1st Vice Chair
Gabriel M. Moreno, 2nd Vice Chair
Jackie Scott, 3rd Vice Chair
Dhaval Shah, Treasurer
Linda Bolen, Recording Secretary
Sanjay George, Corresponding Secretary

 

All Current Central Committee Members

Shahan Rizvi
Mae A. Beale
Herb Smith
Regina Clay
Linda Bolen
Gabriel M. Moreno
Adriane Jemmott
Rashida George​
McNeal Brown, Jr.
Kim Pezza
Sean Ford
Katja Fort Rhoden
Dhaval Shah
Jessica I. Nichols
Dr. Lillian Norris Holmes
Jackie Scott
Dr. Lorinzo Foxworth
Sanjay George
Josh Hirsh
James Ward Morrow

Past Members of the Howard County Democratic Central Committee

We would like to recognize past Howard County Democratic Central Committee members by listing them below. If you were or know other members that served as DCC members for Howard County, please e-mail howardcountydems@gmail.com.

2022 - 2024 DCC members

Maureen Evans Arthurs
Mae A. Beale
Safa Hira
Jennifer Jones
Regina Clay
Linda Bolen
Kim Pezza
Jessica I. Nichols
Dr. Lillian Norris Holmes
Jackie Scott
Gabriel M. Moreno
Shahan Rizvi
Dhaval Shah
Herb Smith
McNeal Brown, Jr
Sean Ford
James Ward Morrow
Dr. Lorinzo Foxworth
Sanjay George
Josh Hirsh
Adriane Jemmott
Rashida George

2018 - 2022 DCC members

Alicia Altamirano
Maureen Evans Arthurs
Mae A. Beale
Ethel Brown-Hill
Mary Catherine Cochran
Candace Dodson-Reed
Maura Cleary Dunnigan
Safa Hira
Jennifer Jones
Margaret Weinstein
Regina Clay
Linda Bolen
Kim Pezza
Jessica I. Nichols
Dr. Lillian Norris Holmes
Jackie Scott
Najee Bailey
Dr. Scott A. Berkowitz
Jeremy Eldridge
Josh Friedman
Tim Lattimer
Gabriel M. Moreno
Shahan Rizvi
Dhaval Shah
Herb Smith
Peter Spann
McNeal Brown, Jr
Sean Ford

2014 - 2018 DCC Members

Candace Dodson-Reed
Suzanne R. Geckle
Abby Hendrix
Melody J. Higgins
Ethel B. Hill
Gregory Jennings
Kathy Macfarlane
Jan Oliver
Deanna Peel
Nayab Siddiqui
Patricia C. Thomas
Marcia White
Shahan Rizvi
Maureen Evans Arthurs
Tim Lattimer
Opel Jones
Rich Gibson
Pravin Ponnuri

2010 - 2014 DCC Members

Diane Banner
Jonathan K. Branch
Carole J. Chase
Abby R. Hendriz
Ethel B. Hill
Clarence Lam
Kathy MacFarlane
Michael C.A. McPherson
Ethan Moore
Kristen M. Neville
Deanna Peel
Catherine M. Zomlefer

2006 - 2010 DCC Members

Michael C.A. McPherson
Meredith F. Bowman
Carole Fisher
Melody J. Higgins
Jerome Jackson
Byron Macfarlane
Deborah Matherly
Anthony (Tony) McGuffin
Kristen M. Neville
Raymond M. Rankin
William Woodcock
Catherine Zomlefer.

2002 - 2006 DCC Members

Wendy L. Fiedler
Daniel Besseck
Meredith F. Bowman
Elizabeth Debaugh-Stone
Kevin Doyle
Melody J. Higgins
Al Liebeskind
Anthony “Tony” McGuffin
Michael C.A. McPherson
Kristin Neville
Temmie L. Shade, Ph.D.
Gloria M. Sundaresan
Robert Ward
Julia C. Cleveland
Fredric C. Cooper
Ronald H. Kosmahl
Deborah Lewis
Roy T. Lyons
Neil Quinter
Raymond M. Rankin

1998 - 2002 DCC Members

Wendy L. Fiedler
Daniel Besseck
Meredith F. Bowman
Julia C. Cleveland
Fredric C. Cooper
Melody J. Higgins
Jillian N. Kong-Sivert
Deborah Lewis
Roy T. Lyons
Raymond M. Rankin
Temmie L. Shade, Ph.D.

1994 - 1998 DCC Members
1990 - 1994 DCC Members
1986 - 1990 DCC Members
1982 - 1986 DCC Members
1978 - 1982 DCC Members