Our Candidates

Note: Statements are sent from the candidates themselves or from their website statement; we cannot vouch for the veracity of the statements nor are we endorsing any one candidate.

Important advice: Even if there is only one Republican candidate listed on the ballot (“unopposed”), be sure to fill in the circle next to their name; stealth candidates may do a write-in campaign against your candidate relying on most people to leave unopposed candidates unmarked.

Candidates for Governor of Maryland

Dan Cox statement:

Dan Cox is a husband, father of 10 children with his wife Valerie, with whom he has been blessed and married to for 26 years. He is a Republican conservative candidate for Governor of Maryland endorsed by President Donald J. Trump.

“I am a leading voice fighting for the lives and livelihoods of all Marylanders.”

A lifelong Marylander, Cox has served the People of Maryland as a small businessman, 16+ years Constitutional attorney, and State Delegate. I served as the elected President of a Maryland Town Council, overseeing and solving complex environmental and infrastructural problems without raising taxes.

His House bill to reduce all overreaching laws passed unanimously. He sponsored and co-sponsored legislation to stop our “sanctuary state” policies, end human and sex trafficking, and keep registered sex offenders away from schools. “I am a stalwart fighter for the Second Amendment including “shall issue” permits.”

As one of President Trump’s volunteer lawyers in Philadelphia during the 2020 election he led the fight for election integrity.

During 2020-2022 he led the Legislative effort in the General Assembly to end the unconstitutional lockdowns with his Consent of the Governed Act and HJ 2 – to End the overreaching State of Emergency. He is currently fighting the unlawful mandates for the EUA jab.

“I will govern with constitutional integrity and offer a five point “Contract for Maryland First” that is founded in our individual liberty interests to protect and defend every Marylander of all persuasions, and to advance America First policy objectives.”
Authority: Dan Cox for Governor; Walter Charlton, Treasurer.


MICHAEL ANTHONY PEROUTKA is a former Anne Arundel County Councilman.  Elected in 2014, he represented District Five and was elected Council Chairman in 2018. Michael graduated from Loyola College (now University) in Maryland in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.  In 1981, he graduated from the University of Baltimore, School of Law.  Following his admission to the bar, he briefly served in a legal capacity for the Department of Health and Human Services before partnering with his brother, Stephen, in the law firm of Peroutka & Peroutka, P.A. of Pasadena, Maryland.  After 27 years as a principal in the firm, Mr. Peroutka retired from private practice. 

In 2004, Michael Anthony Peroutka was the Constitution Party’s candidate for President of the United States of America.  He ran on a platform that sought to Honor God, Protect the Family, and Restore the Republic.  As co-founder of The Institute on the Constitution, a nation-wide program teaching the principles incorporated in the Declaration of Independence and the U. S. Constitution and the Maryland Constitution, Michael has taught and lectured in Maryland and across the country about law, liberty and government related topics. He has three grown children and lives with his wife, Natalie, in Millersville, Maryland.

Constitutional Government Must Be Restored


  1. The next Attorney General of Maryland must act to protect the liberties of Marylanders by:
    1. investigating and seeking indictments against those who have misused public office to violate the God-given and Constitutionally protected rights of the people.
    1. investigating and seeking indictments against business entities that have colluded with malfeasant public officials to deny the rights of individuals.
  2. The next Attorney General must act to secure the God-given and Constitutionally protected right of the people to act in self-defense and defense of family, community, and country by ensuring that the right of individuals to keep and bear arms is not infringed.
  3. The next Attorney General must act to restore the dignity of all human life by acting to protect the lives of all persons including the pre-born and the elderly.
  4. The next Attorney General must act to restore election integrity by:
    1. investigating discrepancies and anomalies in recent elections in Maryland
    1. conducting a comprehensive review of election methods and processes to ensure fairness, openness, and transparency.
    1. investigating and seeking indictment against those who have violated the public trust by falsifying or attempting to falsify election processes or results
  5. The next Attorney General must act to protect Marylanders from those who have entered The United States and our State unlawfully or under false pretenses as well as those who have unlawfully colluded with them to do so.


Maryland State Senate District 36

Kent County Commissioner

Our Republican Kent County Commission Candidates   With Election Day next week, let us introduce you to our Republican county commission candidates working to earn your vote this November 8th.

There are 3 commissioner seats up for election.  We urge you to vote for all 3 of our candidates.     Ron Fithian   Overview Serving the community for 24 years. Father to a son, 3 daughters, and 9 grandchildren. Priorities Comprehensive focus on agriculture, education, environment, and economics. Preserving and maintaining the Chesapeake Bay. Qualifications Life-long resident of Rock Hall, Kent County. Currently serves as Kent County Commissioner since 1994. Served as Rock Hall Town Manager for 24 years. Awarded Chesapeake Bay Ambassador by Gov. Hogan for his work with the Clean Chesapeake Coalition. Contact Ron at:
(410) 708-7606     Albert Nickerson   Overview Graduate of Kent County High School. Father to 2 sons in college. Outdoorsman, loves hunting and fishing. Member and lay leader at Still Pond United Methodist Church. Member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 246, the Chestertown Elks Lodge, and Chester River Yacht & Country Club. Priorities Maintain the beauty and rural character of Kent County. Preserving and maintaining the Chesapeake Bay. Support growth in designated areas. Promote a clean environment. Encourage clean industry; provide skilled jobs. Promote small businesses. Support our first responders, teachers, and volunteers. Qualifications Life-long resident of Kent County. Business owner, Saw Mill Creek Construction. Currently serves on the Kent County Comprehensive Rezoning Task Force. Contact Albert at
 albert.nickerson69@gmail.com     John F. Price   Overview Father to 2 daughters and 4 granddaughters. Graduate of Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy and National Sheriff’s Institute. Priorities Safe communities by supporting quality law enforcement, fire, and EMS services. Appropriate funding for quality education. Smart residential and business growth for a sustaining tax base. Integrity, honesty, and transparency. Accessible and responsive to community needs. Qualifications Proven effective leadership. Life-long resident of Kent County. Currently serves as elected Sheriff for 7 terms. 43 years experience in local law enforcement. Served as President of the Maryland Sheriff’s Association. Contact John at:
(410) 708-0607

Ron Fithian:

A native of Rock Hall, Ron Fithian, has served his community for over 24 years. He’s proud to say he’s a father to a son, three daughters, and nine grandchildren, the oldest having just graduated from Kent County High School and the youngest beginning Pre-K this fall. In 1994, Ron was elected Kent County Commissioner, and in 1997, he left the seafood industry to serve as the Town Manager for Rock Hall. For the next 21 years, he balanced both positions, enthusiastic about seeing Kent County thrive. His approach has been, and will continue to be, comprehensive, as he takes into account how agriculture, academics, environment, and economics are impacted by the decisions we make.

In 2020, Governor Hogan honored him with the title of Chesapeake Bay Ambassador for his work with the Clean Chesapeake Coalition and his commitment to preserving and maintaining one of our area’s most valuable resources: the Chesapeake Bay. His involvement in several county projects, and his experience with town and county governments, and many contacts within various branches of Maryland state government, Ron is a well-rounded candidate, fully prepared to govern Kent County in the future.

John F. Price

I am a lifelong resident of Kent County.  I have been married to Sharon for 40 years and have 2 daughters and 4 granddaughters. I have proudly served as the elected Sheriff of Kent County for 7 terms, with a total of 43 years in local law enforcement.  I am a graduate of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy and the National Sheriff’s Institute, and a past President of the Maryland Sheriff’s Association.

If given the opportunity to serve as one of the next Kent County Commissioners, I will work to assure the safety of our county by supporting quality law enforcement, fire and EMS services.  I will also strive to maintain quality education for our students and fair compensation for our teachers and support staff, while demanding accountability for our investment.  I believe smart economic growth with the appropriate infrastructure will be critical to the future of the county, and we should look for opportunities to expand the tax base through residential and commercial development in designated areas, such as Worton and the 301 corridor.  As always, I will be accessible and responsive.  I pledge to be a good listener and use sound judgment in making decisions that are in the best interest of all citizens of Kent County. 

My name is Bob Jacob and I am a current county commissioner. I was born and raised in Rock Hall. I have two kids and have been married for 26 years. My employment has included waterman, carpenter, machinist, mechanical design engineer, and currently I own and operate a Job Shop machine shop for 20+ years. We have 23 employees located in about a 12,000 ft building on Mary Morris Road. I started this business in my garage as a cottage industry. I believe in investing and giving back to the community.

On the local level, I spent 5 years on the economic development board. Nine years ago, I realized how important creating a good tax base was for the count,y which is part of the reason I ran for county commissioner. When I am not working, doing county business, or fishing, I am a member of the Sons of the American Legion in Betterton.

Kent County Public Schools Board of Education

Tracy Cameransi statement:

My name is Tracy Cameransi and I am running for the Kent County Board of Education.  As a wife, mother and educator, I believe in this community.  One of the best decisions our family made was to move from Cecil County, MD to Kent County, MD.  I currently hold a position as the Marketing Pathway teacher at Smyrna High School in Kent County, DE.  Prior to my teaching career, I owned and operated a Personal Assistance Service Agency in the State of Delaware.  I worked with legislative leaders and the Department of Health and Licensing to write the regulations for Personal Assistance Service Agencies to provide affordable quality care for the elderly and disabled. 

I believe that one of the cornerstones of any community is the school.  I want to do my part to see that Kent County Public Schools succeed in every way.  One thing that I think that everyone can agree on is that we want the students of Kent County to receive the best education so that they can be good stewards of society.  I know the value of education and how important it is to listen.  I will listen to the people of Kent County with an open mind.  I can address issues regarding the fundamentals of education for our students, empowering parents, ensuring student success for all students, supporting teachers and staff, and promoting financial accountability.  My motto is, “students should learn How to Think, not What to Think.” I welcome open dialogue on opposing views which can stimulate creative solutions to the complex issues our school district is facing.

My vision for education is:  “Responsibility”, “Community”, and “Self-Determination.”

Let us start to refocus and prepare the students for informed citizenship.  Let our parents, grandparents and guardians see the curriculum that is being taught each year.  Let us rekindle young minds in the understanding of American History, including the types of history that can instill love of country, all while acknowledging past failings and present challenges.

“Let us continue to teach character, virtue and morality.  A core attribute of sound character is self-discipline.  Educators are becoming burned out over discipline issues within the classroom.  All students have the right to learn, but when disciplinary actions inhibit teaching, all children suffer.  The way to educate our children is to come together and work together in the interest of the student and remember that each student may bring their own attributes and challenges.  We must work together to assure that we are sending these students out into the world equipped with the knowledge, respect, humility, and responsibility that will allow them to achieve great things.”

Judge of the Orphans Court

Susan Pritchett statement:

I was a banker for most of my processual life.  I received an award from Bank of America Institute for outstanding Leadership 1972-73.  In 2000 I began working for Heron Point in the Marketing Department.  I was in Administration & Human Resources for our local Hospital, retiring in 2010.  In 2021 I was appointed by Governor Hogan to the position of Judge of Orphan’s Court to the present.

I am very active in our community through local organizations, such as past Chapter Chairperson of the American Red Cross for Kent County, very active in Emmanuel Episcopal Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution to mention a few. When elected I will continue to follow the laws pertaining to the Court, assuring that all cases are handled fairly and see that the beneficiaries receive what is entitled to them.


Tracy Cameransi
Overview Tracy’s vision for education is: “Responsibility”, “Community” and “Self-Determination”. Students should be good stewards of society. Parents need to be empowered. Teachers and staff need support. Curriculum transparency.  Let parents, grandparents, and guardians see what is being taught. Priorities Success of Kent County public schools in every way. Community support.  Listen to the people. Teach character, virtue, morality, and self-discipline. Qualifications:
Tracy is a wife, mother, and educator. Contact Tracy at: tcameransi@gmail.com
Willy Gale
Overview Parental bill of rights. No gender identity and CRT indoctrination. Re-introduce civic education. Priorities Students’ performance improvement. Curriculum transparency. Financial accountability. Promote caring and compassion.

Qualifications: Willy is a life-long Kent County resident and involved parent with a student in Kent County High School. Served on Public Landing and Facilities Board. Served as Commodore for the Tea Party Festival Raft Race for 25 years. Served as President of Elk’s Lodge #2474. Co-founder of Kent County Coalition for the Homeless. Member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestertown. Contact Willy at (410) 708-1228.