Garrett County Democratic Headquarters Holding an Open House Celebration

The Garrett County Democratic Central Committee is pleased to announce the opening of the Democratic Headquarters at 208 South Second Street in Oakland, MD.   The Headquarters opened on September 6 and is scheduled to be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, in conjunction with the Farmer’s Market, and on Tuesday evenings, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, through Election Day.  Additional hours will be held as needed.

On Saturday, September 10, an Open House Celebration will be held, featuring Meet-‘n-Greet sessions with local candidates.  Voters of all parties are invited in to see the space and have some cake and punch.  From 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, they can meet and talk with Mike Dreisbach, Candidate for Maryland Senate, D-1, and Bob Spear, Candidate for Maryland House of Delegates, D-1A.  From 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Candidates for the Garrett County Board of Commissioners Judy Carbone (CD-1) and Patrick Hunt (CD-2), will be available, and look forward to conversations with voters.

Democrats and those affiliated with other parties who are interested in learning more about Democratic candidates are encouraged to visit with Headquarters volunteers, who can also help voters with voter registration and making voting plans for November.  Yard signs are available supporting the election of Democratic candidates up and down the ballot.  These include local, state, and federal candidates that represent the citizens of Garrett County.

Other Democratic candidates running on the General Election ballot and representing Garrett County are Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone, who are both up for re-election.  At the top level of Maryland government are Wes Moore and Aruna Miller, running for Governor and Lt. Governor; Brooke Lierman, running for Maryland Comptroller; and Anthony Brown, running for Maryland Attorney General.  Erin-Ruth Natividad is also on the ballot as a candidate for Garrett County Commissioner (CD-3).

As Congressman David Trone recently said, “Now is not the time to sit on the sidelines.”  The Garrett County Democrats have been taking this to heart and working hard to get out the vote through voter education, promoting Democratic candidates, and bringing Democrats and other voters together for good conversation.  Says Betty Pritt, Democratic Central Committee Chair, “at our Democratic Headquarters Open House, we are looking forward to welcoming a large gathering of voters interested in a healthy future for our county, including a future where everyone has a voice in our local government, and there are effective solutions in place to make our community thrive for all.  We have the Democratic candidates on the ballot who are just the people to make that vision happen.”

To learn more about the Democratic Party in Garrett County, please visit, where information on both the Garrett County Democratic Central Committee and the Garrett County Democratic Club can be found.  For questions and to share comments, please email