Nichols will get things done as state delegate
Politicians like to declare they are going to change politics as usual, but few are actually successful. Words without actions are just empty promises. It’s not enough to bring a Southern Maryland agenda to Annapolis. A delegate must also work with 187 other representatives and navigate state agencies and procedures. Governing is hard, continuous work.
It’s time we stop sending well-intentioned individuals to the General Assembly and look to people who actually have the work ethic and experience to be successful.
That’s why I’m supporting Democrat Julia Nichols for state delegate representing District 29C. Julia is a natural leader and problem solver. For the last 20 years, she is the person who takes charge and has led everything from the local Moms Offering Moms Support group to the board of directors for the Chesapeake Public Charter School.
An active community member, Julia’s strengths include identifying problems, engaging stakeholders, researching solutions and investing the time in seeing an issue resolved. This investment often runs years at a time and involves attending school board meetings, county commissioner meetings or speaking in Annapolis. Through it all, Julia stays the course and remains invested when many others have tired of the process or declared the situation impossible.
I’ve watched her repeat this process over and over — from wanting choice in St. Mary’s public schools and working with the local school board to creating a successful charter school to establishing a local youth orchestra and choir that
has grown from a few families to over 100 children in St. Mary’s and Calvert counties. She’s not afraid to challenge the system and stand up for important issues.
As a friend, Julia is always there with respect, compassion and understanding. It’s been a pleasure to see her run for office and extend those same qualities to the people in her district. She’s held regular listening tours over the past year, canvassed neighborhoods and attended numerous community events; all to meet and engage the people she wants to represent. Regardless of your party affiliation or political beliefs, Julia will represent the interests
of Southern Maryland and work hard for everyone. Not because it sounds good, but because it’s the only way she knows how to work.
Julia Nichols has quietly and consistently bettered our community for the last two decades. You might not recognized her many accomplishments or behind the scenes work because she’s more likely to listen than talk. In a political climate that rewards showmanship and shock, but fails to yield actual results, I ask that you consider a candidate who is truly different: someone who gets things done.
Kate Ufford, Callaway