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Posted on: July 26, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Press Release: Annapolis Board of Elections Certifies Candidates for 2021 City Municipal Elections


City of Annapolis


Public Information Office

160 Duke of Gloucester Street

Annapolis, Maryland 21401



Media Contact: Mitchelle Stephenson, 410-972-7724,

Annapolis Board of Elections Certifies Candidates
for 2021 City Municipal Elections

Annapolis, MD (July 26, 2021) – The Annapolis Board of Supervisors of Elections met Monda evening to certify candidates for the 2021 City of Annapolis Municipal Elections. Candidates for Mayor and City Council as well as central committee positions will appear on the ballot for the September 21 Primary Election. Candidates that prevail in the primary will move on to the November 2, 2021 General Election. 

Registered voters in the City will receive a ballot for the September 21 Primary Election if there is a contested primary in their Ward. Those ballots will be sent on or around August 30, 2021. Voters also have the option to vote in person or by using the drop boxes at one of the eight approved polling locations (

The 2021 City of Annapolis municipal election candidates include (incumbents indicated in italics): 

  • Mayor:

    • Gavin Buckley (D)

    • Steven Strawn (R)

  • Ward One:

    • Elly Tierney (D)

  • Ward Two:

    • Karma O’Neill (D)

    • Scott Gibson (R)

  • Ward Three:

    • Rhonda Pindell Charles (D)

    • Keanuú Smith-Brown (D)

  • Ward Four:

    • Sheila M. Finlayson (D)

    • Toni Strong Pratt (D)

  • Ward Five:

    • Brooks Schandelmeier (D)

    • Monica Fenton Manthey (R)

  • Ward Six:

    • DaJuan Gay (D)

    • George Michael Gallagher (R)

  • Ward Seven:

    • Rob Savidge (D)

  • Ward Eight:

    • Ross H. Arnett, III (D)

    • Kathleen (Kati) George (D)

  • Democratic Central Committee: 

    • Tom McCarthy, Ward 1 

    • Joshua Falk, Ward 2

    • N.T. Sharps, II, Ward 3 

    • Loni Moyer, Ward 6

    • David Frankel, Ward 7

    • Mary Ann Arnett, Ward 7

    • Frieda K. Wildey, Ward 8

  • Republican Central Committee: 

    • Janet Katz, Ward 1 

    • Mary Beth Anne Chipkevich, Ward 2 

    • Michael Dye, Ward 3

    • Thomas Edmund Hurd, Ward 5 

    • Christine Cirone, Ward 6

    • Stacey Crown, Ward 7 

    • Suzanne Duffy, At-Large 

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