Spotlight on the candidates for Anne Arundel County Council
The Anne Arundel County Council has seven members. It takes a majority of four votes to pass any bill, including any bill to protect our environment. The Anne Arundel Chapter has endorsed seven candidates for the County Council. We are confident that, if elected, they will give Annapolis a strong conservation majority on the Council. Now we have to get them elected.
This is the latest in a series of emails that focus on each individual candidate. In this edition we will introduce you to Lisa Brannigan Rodvien, the Democratic candidate for District 6, Chris Trumbauer’s District. Chris is barred by term limits from seeking another term. District 6 covers Annapolis Neck. Find your County Council District here.
MEET LISA RODVIEN
I am running for Anne Arundel County Council District 6 to help improve and protect the quality of life for ALL of our county’s residents. We are privileged in Anne Arundel County to be part of an amazing and diverse community set in a beautiful and unique landscape on the Chesapeake Bay. In recent years, however, the fast pace of development in our county has strained our county’s schools, our infrastructure, and environment. As we update the county’s General Development Plan in 2019, I will advocate for a transparent and inclusive process that gives all stakeholders a seat at the table and that ensures finite and fragile environmental resources are treated with great care.
I will also work towards ensuring that our public schools provide excellent education for ALL children so that today’s young people can have prosperous futures right here in Anne Arundel County. Furthermore, I will work towards improving the availability of mental health resources in our county for people of all ages. School counselors in AACPS are currently tasked with serving as many as three times the number of students recommended by national organizations. The number of mental health care providers for adults, even those with insurance coverage, is insufficient to serve the needs of our community. Expanding access and availability to mental health care in our community will be a critical component in stemming the addiction crisis.
Finally, I will work to create an county that is welcoming to immigrants and does not create undue fear for those who are simply working to live peaceful and productive lives in our county.
LISA NEEDS OUR HELP
You can find out more about how to contribute to and get involved with LISA’s campaign at www.lisarodvien.com.
Please join us in supporting Lisa on Thursday, September 6th at the Quiet Waters Park Blue Heron Center from 6 until 8 pm.