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Thursday, October 4, 2018 9:56 PM

A Western Maryland Fall Harvest Celebration

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 AM

Thirty-Six State Lawmakers Receive Perfect Small Business Scores

NFIB, Maryland’s leading small business advocacy organization, released its 2015-18 legislative Voting Record today. The Voting Record identifies the top issues for Maryland small business owners, tracks the votes of every legislator, and calculates a score on a scale of 100-percent. The Voting Record is a tool that allows small-business owners and small-business supporters to cut through the political rhetoric, so they can easily understand which Annapolis lawmakers truly support Maryland’s small businesses by analyzing their actual votes. NFIB’s Maryland State Voting Record is also a key component in NFIB’s decision to endorse incumbent legislators.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 4:43 PM

MD Business for Responsive Government Endorses Delegate Buckel

Maryland Business for Responsive Government (MBRG) is a statewide, nonpartisan political research and education organization supported by corporations, trade associations, chambers of commerce, and individuals. The MBRG informs and educates Maryland’s business and political communities and the public at large on matters relating to a positive business climate and job growth.

MBRG strives to reach individual voters for increased awareness about what happens when legislators vote businesses – and, consequently, jobs – out of the State.

Delegate Buckel's voting record earned him an MBRG endorsement. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 7:30 AM

National Voter Registration Day

Today is National Voter Registration Day. What can be accomplished by setting aside a day to educate potential voters so they have the opportunity to vote in upcoming elections? The organization's website boasts some impressive results such as:

  • Registering Voters: In 2016 over 750,000 voters used National Voter Registration Day to register to vote across all 50 states.
  • Mobilizing Volunteers: Each year the holiday’s growing number of local partners engage upwards to 10,000 local volunteers.
  • Educating Voters: Millions of voters need to register and re-register every year. By utilizing new technology and leveraging partners, we’ll educate Americans in all 50 states about how to register, sign up for election reminders, check their registration online, get mail ballots, learn about early voting and more.
  • Uniting for a Common Purpose: National Voter Registration Day is a day of civic unity. It’s an opportunity to set aside differences and celebrate democracy and the rights and opportunities we all share as Americans.

It is estimated that it takes two minutes to register.

Go to their website to find out more.

Saturday, September 1, 2018 9:00 AM

The National Federation of Independent Businesses Endorses Delegate Buckel

The National Federation of Independent Businesses conducts a transparent endorsement process that is governed by three priorities:

Protecting incumbents who are proven allies of small business
Electing pro-small business candidates in open seats
Challenging anti-small business incumbents

NFIB staff conduct thorough research on candidates, campaigns, and the political environment to determine where NFIB can be most effective for small business. We put our resources into those priority areas, and thus NFIB may not be able to endorse every well-intentioned candidate.

In deciding to support an incumbent or back a challenger, the PAC Board reviews each candidate’s small business voting record as well as their legislative relationship with NFIB. The NFIB has endorsed Delegate Jason Buckel. 

Saturday, May 5, 2018 8:00 AM

Maryland Farm Bureau PAC Endorsement

This guide identifies candidates who have earned endorsement of the Maryland Farm Bureau Political Action Committee (PAC). They are endorsed because of their support for the farm families who produce local food in Maryland. 

Monday, February 19, 2018 9:37 AM

Jason Buckel Files for Re-Election

Delegate has represented Allegany County since 2014

CUMBERLAND — Del. Jason Buckel, who has represented Allegany County in the Maryland House of Delegates since 2014, has formally filed for re-election.
Buckel, a LaVale resident and local attorney, serves as the managing member of Buckel, Levasseur and Pillai, LLC. The firm has offices in Cumberland and Hagerstown.
“When I ran for office in 2014, it was solely out of a desire to help change Allegany County and fight for new policies and a better, more aggressive effort to grow our county and focus on three major issues: economic development, better utilization of our educational resources and public safety,” Buckel said.

“Over the last few years, I’ve worked closely with the Hogan administration and with local leaders from every area of Allegany County and across all political and business backgrounds to start turning around our local economy and focusing on opportunities for the 21st century rather than many of the failures and disappointments that occurred in Allegany County in the past. It’s a big job, and we aren’t there yet certainly, but I think progress is being made. Buckel represents District 1B, which includes LaVale, Frostburg and portions of Cumberland.

In Annapolis, he serves in senior Republican leadership as the chief deputy minority whip, is the chairman of the Allegany County delegation in the House and sits on the Ways and Means Committee, whose primary jurisdiction covers K-12 education, tax and tax credit legislation, gambling, casino and horse-racing regulation and election law.

“From significant expansion of the health professions curriculum and a major new building at Frostburg State, along with creating an office of economic development at FSU, to being a big part of securing special funding from the Hogan administration to build a state of the art school facility in the new Allegany High School, to sponsoring and getting passed legislation creating new and potentially lucrative tax credits for biotechnology, cybersecurity and manufacturing businesses to locate in Allegany County, and in being a consistent voice in Annapolis for local law enforcement, correctional officers, and our first responders, I think we are starting to make an impact and I want to see the work through for four more years,” Buckel said.

Cumberland Times-News

Authority: Friends of Jason Buckel 
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