Hance Files As At Large Candidate

Prince Frederick — Earl “Buddy” Hance, a lifelong Calvert County resident, officially filed as an at large candidate in the 2018 race for Calvert County Board of County Commissioners.

“As someone who’s lived here my entire life, I'm concerned about some of the things I see going on. In order to make change, you need to step up and that’s what I'm doing,” Hance said. 

Hance’s message is “Our Calvert, Our Future.” His platform priorities are:

  • Accountability of tax dollars to improve Calvert’s communities and residents
  • Smart growth with better infrastructure to support Calvert’s demands
  • Improving an education system to supports teachers, parents, and students
  • Public safety and first responders in our community
  • Creating jobs and making Calvert a business-friendly environment
  • A commitment to land preservation and protection of natural resources

“I love this county and I want to make sure that Calvert County remains a place where our children and grandchildren can live and enjoy this county just like I have and as have the generations before me,” said Hance.

Hance is a farmer and lifelong resident of Port Republic. He is the former Maryland Secretary of Agriculture (2009 - 2015) where he managed 400 employees and a budget of $117 million. Hance has served in numerous other leadership roles including President of the Maryland Farm Bureau. He currently owns and operates Hance Family Farms, a 400-acre corn and soybean farm. Hance and his wife reside in Port Republic. They have three children and four grandchildren.

Jamie Tiralla