Author: Dmedinger

Voters looking for more than a name

As I have met voters door to door, I have been so encouraged that they want to know what I stand for, what I have done and how they will hold me accountable as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates.

It is encouraging to learn that in 2018 voters will go beyond name recognition and really seek information about who wants to represent them.  Voters have learned that too often candidates have a reputation that is very different than their record or their values.  In the past, big name recognition was enough to win elections. Not any more.

I have met so many voters who told me that in this election they will be taking time to fulfill their civic duty by going deeper than just name recognition. That’s how change will happen.

Onward and upward.


Dan is grateful for the many women who have joined his campaign. In this video, you can learn why so many women say “I’m with Dan!”

· Dan supports a woman’s right to choose her health care options.
· Dan supports equal pay for equal work.
· Dan will fight for paid time off and adequate family leave for all workers.
· Dan will fight for pre-K in our schools.
· As a business owner and CEO, Dan has made sure that the work place was diverse, fair and just. No one should be harassed in their work place.


Some of the doors in our district are “inaccessible” because they are in gated apartments, etc. We will be doing a phone banking to these residences from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 4. Orientation, a script and assistance will be provided. We also will have pizza and soda. If you can join us for this 90-minute call-a-thon, please let me know.


Join Team Medinger on Saturday, Dec. 9 for “Candy Canes and Canvassing.” We will be door knocking in Ellicott City and sharing a sweet treat of the season. Orientation, a partner and walk list will be provided. Contact Sue Geckle at to reserve your space. Let’s get together to support a Democrat who can flip District 9B from Red to Blue.


Thanks to all of the Team Medinger members who are making our autumn door knocking such a great success. Our biggest turnout – Knocktoberfest – included 31 volunteers engaging voters at the doors. We are gathering valuable information about the concerns of voters in Ellicott City and making many, many new friends.


Yes, even though the weather is changing, the door knocking will continue each Saturday. If you want to join us, please email Sue Geckle at We will have a partner for you (or bring a friend), training and a walk list ready for you.


Going door-to-door is the best way to flip District 9B from red to BLUE.


The senior population is growing rapidly in our area. About 30 percent of our population are part of what’s been called a “silver tsunami.” As a member of the House of Delegates, I will work to make Maryland’s policy for “aging in community” the very best in the nation.


Consider this: One-third of seniors experience intense loneliness and about 28% of seniors live alone. The consequences of loneliness can also have physical affects that are as significant as diabetes, obesity and even smoking. As we move into the holiday season, please consider visiting an elderly member of your family, your neighborhood or your community. Your kindness today will benefit you, too.