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Maryland Matters: THE KID PREPARES FOR HER CLOSE-UP
June 28th, 2017 | By Josh Kurtz
"If you’ve been around Maryland Democratic politics for the last several years – especially Young Democratic circles and women’s groups – you know Sarah Elfreth.
If you’ve worked the State House during a recent legislative session, you’ve probably seen Elfreth there.
Arundel Patriot: Sarah Elfreth: A Rising Star in Maryland Politics
December 27th, 2017 | By John Wells
"You know how writers are supposed to keep their descriptions “brief”? Well, I can describe Sarah Elfreth in just two words: political virtuoso.
Over the past year, I have been in many activist and political meetings where Sarah was present, not knowing exactly who she was, but wondering why people – especially elected officials – treated her with such deference. After my first real conversation with her, I understand why...
Guest column: Chief selection panel needs more diversity
April 9th, 2017 | By Sarah Elfreth
"We need to do better.
Five men — only one an Annapolis resident — were appointed to the mayor's "blue-ribbon commission" to vet candidates to be Annapolis' next police chief...
Guest column: Women's March can be moment or movement
January 25th, 2017 | By Sarah Elfreth
"Saturday's Women's March on Washington was historic in many ways. The capital's Metrorail system had the second-highest ridership in its history, trailing only former President Barack Obama's first inauguration. An estimated 3.7 million marchers — including 1,600 here in Annapolis — participated in sister marches around the world. The march route in Washington, D.C., was so crowded with participants that the actual marching proved moot...
Guest column: Downtown needs strategic approach
December 15th, 2016 | By Sarah Elfreth
"Walk in any direction in downtown Annapolis and you will stumble on treasured anchor institutions that make our city a wonderful play to live, work and play: the Naval Academy; St. John's College; the city, county and state seats; a picturesque Historic District; and a storied maritime industry.
You will also come across a series of economic "almosts": a Market House that has yet to find its rhythm; an underutilized City Dock; the building at 110 Compromise St., still sitting vacant despite specialized zoning efforts; and, most recently, the former PNC Bank building, sporting large "for sale" signs...