The Annapolis City Council has nine members, including the Mayor. It takes a majority of five votes to pass any bill, including any bill to protect our environment.
The AA Chapter has endorsed six candidates for the City Council, including the mayor. We are confident, if elected, they will give Annapolis a strong conservation majority on the Council. Now we have to get them elected.
This is the first in a series of weekly emails that focus on one of those candidates each week. This week we will introduce you to Marc Rodriguez, candidate for Ward 5. See the ward map here.


Marc grew up spending his summers in Annapolis and completed part of his high school years at Key School.  The time he spent in Annapolis during his formative years had a profound impact, which Marc credits to his active involvement in the community. His passion for the environment started with time spent rowing with the Annapolis Rowing Club, which led to a successful tenure in collegiate rowing at the University of Michigan, where he received a degree in Economics.  This direct connection with the water instilled in Marc a lesson he will take with him to City Hall: protecting the environment and the Chesapeake Bay is essential to preserving our quality of life for generations to come.

Marc has continued to be active in the community – he volunteers and serves on the boards of Seeds 4 Success, Monarch Academy Anne Arundel, Annapolis Opera, Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center, the Youth Advisory Committee at Arundel Lodge, and the VAAAC Chairman’s Leadership Committee.

Since January 2016, Marc has been working on Ward 5 and City issues with Alderman Jared Littmann. He has helped address key challenges facing our community, and is especially proud of two pieces of environmental legislation he worked on with Alderman Littmann: the Forest Conservation Act and the No Net Loss of Tree Canopy. 


Marc needs your help to win. Here is a link to Marc’s website where you can volunteer your time and donate to his campaign:

Marc will be having a fundraiser on Wednesday August 30 from 6:30 until 8 at the home of Dr. Rudi and Polly Rodriguez, 3324 Harness Creek Road, Annapolis, MD. Check Marc’s website for more details or email Marc at

P.S. Meet Marc and our other endorsed candidates at the Anne Arundel Chapter’s fundraiser for the Annapolis City elections. It will be on Tuesday, August 15th from 6 until at Beth Garraway’s house. Here is a link to the flyer.