The Harford County Education Association has endorsed 16 candidates for local, state and national offices in the upcoming elections.
We believe these candidates will best serve the needs of our community, our schools, our teachers and our children. Most importantly, these candidates have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the complex issues which our teachers face, as well as, consistent dedication to our public schools, our teachers and our students.
The HCEA endorsements are as follows:
Aegis Edorses in District 34 Primary; James for State Senate, Lisanti and Johnson for State DelegatesJune 15, 2018News Clip
Legislative Subdistrict 34A: ... On the Democratic side, incumbent Mary Ann Lisanti has arguably been Harford County’s most effective legislator the past four years and deserves a shot at a second term. We also recommend nominating Steve Johnson, whose service to the Aberdeen community will make him a worthy nominee.
State Senate District 34: ... Democrats Barbara O. Kreamer and Mary-Dulany James, both former delegates, are seeking their party’s nomination. We recommend James.
“I’ve taken the Senate version and pre-filed that, so I am very confident we are going to get that done this year,” Lisanti said.
Lisanti said she is working on a number of bills related to public safety, tax credits and health care, especially as University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health seeks state approval to build a new medical center in Have de Grace, part of her district.
She said she has also been hearing concerns from constituents about changes to health care policy at the federal level.
“Everybody gets sick, and it’s one of the basic needs that people have, is health care, and people are very, very worried,” Lisanti said.
By law, the session must adjourn by April 9, unless lawmakers have not agreed on a budget by the deadline. Most bills that legislators and Hogan approve will become law either July 1 or Oct. 1.
"When you enjoy certain privileges, think about your neighbors," he said.
Del. Mary Ann Lisanti said she received more than 300 phone calls and 128 letters or emails from constituents asking her to support the bill.
"I did not receive one — not one — letter, phone call or email asking me to oppose this bill," the Harford County Democrat said.
Legislation to hasten closing of Harford Memorial Hospital, development of new medical center passes General AssemblyJune 14, 2018News Clip
Harford Del. Mary Ann Lisanti, of Havre de Grace, testified last month during committee hearings in support of the opposing legislation. She also offered the amendment to the defeated HB-1350 to prevent a "licensed general hospital" in Harford from being closed before Oct. 1, 2017.
Lisanti, as well as a number of participants in recent community meetings in Havre de Grace and Perryville, have expressed concerns about the closure of Harford Memorial and their fears about the loss of medical services in their backyards and the impact on patients who would have to be transferred to the Bel Air hospital.