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The Capital Gazette asked all candidates to explain why they are running for office.  Please see my response:


After completing my elementary through high school education in the Anne Arundel County public school system, I earned a degree in Economics and Political Science at Hood College in Frederick.  I later worked for Visa Inc., the bankcard company.  I was fortunate that after our second child was born I was able to take some time away from the paid workforce to raise our three children. During that time, I served on the elementary school PTA Board, volunteered in my children's schools, served as a scout leader for my son and daughters, participated in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and volunteered with a variety of other organizations.

When our community was faced with the prospect of a development that was inconsistent with the intent of the zoning law, I stepped up to form and lead Friends of Rural Preservation. We successfully advocated for a legislative change that would require impact assessments, community input and the development of a facility more consistent with the nature of our community.

While working for TRACE International, a global anti-bribery business organization, I became keenly aware that good governance begins with transparency and ethics at all levels, by all elected and government officials.  In 2015, I was recognized as an honoree at the YWCA's Tribute to Women & Industry (TWIN) awards ceremony.

Our three children have moved on to pursue their careers and follow their dreams and my husband, Jay, and I continue to live on our farm in Davidsonville, as we have for 27 years. When we began growing specialty cut flowers a few years ago, we named our farm Forevermore Farm in the hopes that the name will be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

I look forward to being your voice as your Delegate to the Maryland Legislature in Annapolis.


Committee to Elect Tracie Hovermale, Dawn Stein Treasurer
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