As we approach the 2012 political season it may be nice to call your Congressional Representatives office, or at least visit their website to get a better feel for what is important to them. We, the people, have only one way to influence politics in our area, and that is who we vote in, and more importantly, who we vote out. Once a Representative is in office, it’s pretty much impossible to influence them to any meaningful degree. Once they’re in office, they vote with their leadership the vast majority of the time.
Anne Arundel County, MD is represented by four different Congressional Districts. Although the County is largely made up of Republican voters, the makeup of the districts tend to favor Democrat Representatives, because of the way they are aligned.
1st Congressional District
Representative Andrew Harris (R)
Primarily Eastern Shore, but also includes Arnold, Millersville, Severna Park and parts of Baltimore
2nd Congressional District
Representative C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D)
Northeastern Anne Arundel County, Harford County and part of Baltimore County
3rd Congressional District
Representative John Sarbanes (D)
Northwestern and Central Anne Arundel County, portions of Baltimore and Howard County
5th Congressional District
Representative Steny Hoyer (D)
Southwestern Anne Arundel County and Southern Maryland
For Crofton, MD residents, our Representative is John Sarbanes, of the 3rd Congressional District.
Senator Barbara Mikulski (D)
Senator Benjamin Cardin (D)