A More Just Maryland

April 16, 2014

Dear Friends,

Earlier this month I returned home from Annapolis after the Maryland General Assembly adjourned its 2014 Legislative Session. I am writing to give you my take on where we are and what we accomplished.

Progress on Many Fronts
During our 90-day legislative session, my colleagues and I passed a balanced state budget and considered over 2,500 changes to state law. I am proud of the progress we made on raising the minimum wage, decriminalizing the posession of small amounts of marijuana, ending discrimination against transgendered Marylanders and preventing the rollback of important clean water laws.

Other areas of progress include bills passed to improve education, protect the environment, strengthen civil liberties, improve public safety, advance open government, strengthen our economy, and help children and adults with special needs.

Click below to read a blog posting giving a more detailed overview of bills that were considered during the session.

click for Delegate Carr's 2014 session recap

Stay in Touch
I appreciate the opportunity to represent you and the entire 18th Legislative District which includes Wheaton, Kensington, Garrett Park, Chevy Chase and parts of Silver Spring, Bethesda and Rockville. I always welcome and appreciate hearing your thoughts and input. If you need help with a constituent services matter or have a suggestion for legislation, please contact my Annapolis office by email at alfred.carr@house.state.md.us or by phone at 301 858-3638. We are staffed each week Tuesday through Thursday

If you are on facebook, please "like" my Delegate Al Carr page to hear more frequent updates and interact on legislative, community and political matters.

Again, please click below for a detailed recap of the 2014 legislative session.

click for Delegate Carr's 2014 session recap

Primary Election this June
teachers I am running for a third term in the Maryland House of Delegates and am asking for your vote. Because only Democrats are running, your state representation will be decided in the primary election that will take place on June 24, 2014. Here are some important dates to remember about the upcoming election:

*June 3 - last day to register to vote or change party affiliation.
*June 12- June 19: early voting from 10am-8pm at nine sites including the Wheaton Rec Center, Jane Lawton Community Center in Chevy Chase and the Silver Spring Civic Center.
*June 24 - election day

I have been endorsed for re-election by Montgomery County Teachers, the Sierra Club, Career Firefighters, Equality Maryland, AFSCME local 3, SEIU MD/DC Council and NARAL Pro Choice Maryland.

Please let me know if you would like to support my campaign by hosting a yard sign, volunteering or making a monetary donation. Please visit the following web site to let us know how you would like to help:

Request a Yard Sign, Donate or Volunteer to help re-elect Al Carr

Thank you for your continued confidence and support as we work together to build a better community and state.


Delegate Al Carr
Maryland's 18th Legislative District

campaign phone: 240 389-3367