The kind of public servant we need now
Julia Nichols is the right candidate for Southern Maryland.
Julia is a Democrat running for Maryland delegate in District 29C. She is an accomplished community organizer, wife and mother who has lived in St. Mary’s County for 20 years. She has been active in the creation and growth of both St. Mary’s County’s public charter school and the Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra and Choir. In addition to being a community organizer, Julia is also a smart and empathetic person, willing to bridge the divide between different sides and to listen to the concerns of all her constituents.
Julia is ready to stand up for the needs of our community, from properly funding our schools and providing adequate care and resources for our veterans, to addressing the traffic problems in Southern Maryland, especially the heavily used Gov. Thomas Johnson Bridge. She is also committed to seeking solutions to our opioid epidemic and to ensuring that Southern Maryland’s continued growth is smart, with both affordable housing options and a variety of transit options, all while keeping a light footprint on our natural resources, including our irreplaceable Chesapeake Bay.
Julia has already garnered many endorsements, from the Maryland State Education Association in general, and the Calvert Education Association specifically, to the Maryland and D.C. chapter of the AFL-CIO, to the Maryland League of Conservation Voters and the Sierra Club, and numerous other endorsements, including the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws and Moms Demand Action.
For too long, we in Southern Maryland have had representatives in Annapolis who only listen if they agree with us, and are often even rude when they don’t agree with us. Julia knows how to listen, treating others with empathy and respect, not only to those who agree with her, but also to those who disagree. She’s also willing to work toward solutions that everyone can agree on. If you had a chance to attend one of her listening events this year, you’ll have seen this in action. If not, she has an informative website and Facebook page, as well as various planned activities leading up to Election Day on Nov. 6.
I hope everyone in District 29C who doesn’t already know Julia will seek out more information, and will cast their votes for her, because Julia Nichols is the kind of public servant Southern Maryland needs.
Crystal Tracy, Chesapeake Beach