Severna Park be forwarned...the primary was moved up to April this year from its past position in September. So, with the addition of the early voting that began a couple of years ago that means folks in this state can actually begin voting on March 23.
In addition to the Presidential race, in 2012 we will also vote for a U.S. Senator - the one position now held by Ben Cardin - and Congress. Since the lines have been re-drawn on the Congressional maps, these should be very interesting races.
As you may already know, Anne Arundel County is in four Congressional districts now: CD2, CD3, CD4 and CD5. In Severna Park, Arnold and part of Pasadena we were switched from District 1 to 4, which lumps us in with a large portion of Prince George's County.
What you may ask, do we have in common with P.G. County?
Nothing you may say....and you would be correct. But that move makes the district diversity count work out, so that's the reasoning behind the change. The same kind of change took place in CD6, out in Western Maryland where the very rural countryside is now aligned with heavily congested Montgomery County, a suburb of Washington D.C.
When you look at the newly carved out Congressional District 3 in Maryland know that it has received the nation-wide distinction of being the most convoluted congressional district in the COUNTRY. Cool beans, huh?
With all of these changes going on the Severna Park Republican Women's Club decided to host an event they are (appropriately) calling: Let's Talk Politics. It'll be held next Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Martin's-in-the- Field Episcopal Church, 375 Benfield Rd. No speeches, no pressure, no charge. Just an opportunity to meet some of the candidates running for these offices. Bring your questions and your friends.
For more information contact Letstalkpolitics@comcast.net