By: Amanda Yeager
August 10, 2017
Sandy Bartlett has volunteered for a lot of campaigns in her nearly eight years on Anne Arundel County’s Democratic Central Committee. Now, she’s preparing to launch one of her own.
Bartlett, an intellectual property lawyer, and professor from Maryland City filed for a seat in the House of Delegates‘ 32nd district in late June. She’s hosting a campaign kickoff Aug. 23 at the All American Steakhouse in Odenton.
“It may sound cliche, but I believe that I can make a difference,” Bartlett said, and “I feel like I can do that better as a candidate than as a volunteer or as a community activist.”
District 32, which covers northern and western parts of the county — including Jessup, Fort George G. Meade, Severn, Maryland City and Linthicum — is represented by three Democrats: Dels. Pam Beidle, Mark Chang, and Ted Sophocleus. So far, none of the incumbents has announced a decision not to run for re-election, although some wonder whether Sophocleus, 78, will retire when his term is up.