Western Maryland Chapter

Western Maryland Chapter (Frederick, Washington, Allegheny, and Garrett Counties)

2018 Mid Term Elections Endorsements – Western Maryland

Our Revolution Western Maryland conducted our first endorsement process for candidates running in local primary elections. Our first candidate forum was viewed 995 times and shared 11 times. We held a second candidate forum that was viewed 773 times and shared 14 times, OR Western Maryland conducted a group discussion concerning the opioid epidemic in Western Maryland with candidate Karl Bickel which was part of our work to educate voters on important issues.

Some of our endorsed candidates won the primary and others did not. The Steering Committee decided to ask for members to vote to endorse Jessica Douglass for State Senate 4 and Karl Bickel for Sheriff. We are happy to announce that Jessica and Karl are now officially endorsed by Our Revolution Western Maryland.

Below are the candidates currently running who Our Revolution Western Maryland endorses.


Representative in Congress – District 8: Jamie Raskin https://jamieraskin.com/


Governor: Ben Jealous https://benjealous.com/

Frederick County

Council at Large: Kai Hagen https://kaihagen.com/

State Senate District 4: Jessica Douglass https://douglass4senate.com/

House of Delegates 3A: Karen Lewis Young https://karenlewisyoungfordelegate.com/

House of Delegates 4:   Ysela Bravo – http://bravo4md4.com/
                                          Lois Jarman – https://www.loisjarman.com/

Sheriff:  Karl Bickel –https://bickel4sheriff.com/


Our Revolution Western Maryland is working to help Democratic candidates at all levels.

Below are candidate running in other races, we support these candidates and ask that all of our members cast their ballots in their favor.

Frederick County

County Executive: Jan Gardner – https://www.jangardner.org/

County Council – District 1: Jerry Donald – https://www.donalddistrictone.com/

County Council – District 2: Lisa Jarosinski – http://www.lisafordistrict2.com/

County Council – District 3: M.C. Keegan-Ayer- http://mc4district3.com/

County Council – District 4: Jessica Fitzwater – http://jessicafitzwater.com/

County Council – District 5: Shannon Bohrer – https://shannonbohrer.com/

County Council-At-Large: Susan Reeder Jessee – https://www.susanreederjessee.com/


Clerk of Circuit Court: Megan LeRoux https://meganlerouxforclerkofthecircui.godaddysites.com/

Register of Wills: Melissa Atherholt – https://melissaatherholtforregisterofw.godaddysites.com/

Board of Education

Brad Young- https://youngforboe.com/

Karen Yoho – https://www.karenyoho.com/

Jay Mason – https://www.jaymason.org/

Liz Barrett – https://twitter.com/barrett1212?lang=en

Kim Williams – https://www.facebook.com/Kim-L-WilliamsBoard-Of-Education-Frederick-County-MD
Camden Raynor – https://www.facebook.com/camhasaplan/


U.S. Senator: Ben Cardin – https://www.bencardin.com/


House of Delegates 3A Carol Krimm: http://carolkrimmfordelegate.com/

House of Delegates 3B: Ken Kerr – https://www.kenkerrfordelegate.com/

House of Delegate 4 – Darrin Smith-https://darrinrsmith.wordpress.com/

State Senate District 3-Ron Young- https://www.senatorronyoung.org

Attorney General: Brian Frosh – https://brianfrosh.com/




 Senator Nina Turner

Our Revolution Western Maryland chapter was started in late 2016 in an overcrowded meeting room in the Thurmont Library; since that day the membership of the chapter has grown to over 700 people. The Chapter has identified focus issues of importance to members, including the environment (especially the proposed TransCanada Pipeline under the Potomac River and C&O canal at Hancock, Maryland), Medicare for All and other healthcare issues including the opioid crisis.

The chapter has already held a Climate Change march in Hagerstown, and in #No-Potomac-Pipeline events leading up to a December 19, 2017 Maryland Department of the Environment hearing in Hancock.
The Chapter has also worked closely with the Montgomery County Chapter on a joint process to endorse a candidate for the 6th Congressional District in the US House of Representatives.
To join the fun, visit the Chapter’s Facebook group or on our Facebook page

Our Mission

Revitalize American Democracy

“Our Revolution will revitalize American democracy by unifying the millions of people who got involved over the course of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in support of progressive causes. Our Revolution will give the people a major voice in the political system by activating supporters and engaging millions more Americans in the political process.”

Empower Progressive Leaders

“Our Revolution will empower the next generation of progressive leaders by inspiring and recruiting progressive candidates to run for offices across the entire spectrum of government. From school boards to congressional seats, a new generation of political leaders, dedicated to transforming America’s corrupt campaign finance system and rigged economy, will become involved. Our Revolution will provide leaders inspired by the “political revolution” with the unparalleled digital tools, organizing knowledge and grassroots support successfully utilized throughout Senator Sanders’ campaign.”

Elevate Political Consciousness

“The corporate media has largely failed to cover the issues critical to the future of our country: from the devastating effects of climate change to the decline of the middle class. Our Revolution will educate the public about the most pressing issues confronting our nation and the bold solutions being offered. This effort will ensure that drowned out voices are heard and become an important part of the local, state and national dialogue.”

Our Revolution is a 501(c)(4) organization.

Our Revolution – Western Maryland is a chapter of the national organization.

Western Maryland includes the regions of Allegany County, Frederick County, Garrett County, and Washington County

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Our Revolution-Western Maryland  encourages its members to share and raise awareness about issues that are important to them. This means you may encounter opinions that are different from yours, which we believe can lead to important conversations and understanding. To help balance the needs, safety and interests of our diverse community, however, we may remove certain kinds of content or limit the audience that see it. We permit open and critical discussion of people who are featured in news or have a large public audience. We will, however, remove credible threats to public figures and private individuals, as well as hate speech directed at them. We will not tolerate bullying or harassment. We allow you to speak freely on matters and people of public interest, but will remove content that appears to purposefully target private individuals with intention of degrading or shaming them. Our policy will be to warn the Facebook poster once. If the conversation continues you may be blocked from the group.

 Email Contact: ourrevolutionwmd@gmail.com

2018 Steering Committee