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Meet Gavin Buckley
“I'm not running for Mayor because I have higher political aspirations. I'm not running because I need a job. I'm running because I have a vision for what our city and community can be.

Gavin Buckley, Annapolis small business owner and resident, is the visionary behind the revitalization of West Street, creation of the West Village Precinct, and beloved community events including Dining Under the Stars, the First Sunday Arts Festival, the Chocolate Festival, and the Fringe Festival.

Read more about Gavin's story and achievements
Gavin Buckley

Upcoming Events

Mayoral Candidates Forum
Wednesday September 13: 7 – 9PM
Congregation Kneseth Israel, 1125 Spa Road (Cnr Spa Road and Hilltop Lane)
The candidates’ debate is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Anne Arundel County, MD. This debate between all four Mayoral Candidates will be moderated by Susan Kopen Katcef, Broadcast Bureau Director, Capital News Service, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland. Come along and learn more about the candidates and where they stand on the issues that matter to you. For more information please visit: or email

Turn Up! For Gavin
Saturday, September 16: 7 – 11PM
Hartcorn Photography Studios, 98 Edgewood Ave
Turn Up For Gavin! Join us for our LAST RALLY before the Democratic Primary on SEPTEMBER 19th.

We will have live music & DJs, food, drinks, and dancing in the coolest location around: Hartcorn Photography Studios. Pay your age and wear your best early-90s "Fly Girl & Guy" outfits. RSVP

Help Gavin in the Lemongrass Airstream!
Saturday – Sunday: 8AM – 1-PM
Lemongrass Lawn, 167 West St
Help build momentum and excitement for Gavin by talking to voters on West Street.

We will have sign ups for Election Day help, campaign yard signs, bumper stickers, t-shirts, and more. Please RSVP Here. A member of our campaign confirm with you prior to helping.

Barkers for Buckley
Sunday September 1: 10 – 1130AM
Areas around Annapolis then concluding at Lemongras, 167 West St
Is Annapolis Going to the Dogs? You Bet! You, your neighbors and your dogs and are invited to join us for a ‘get-out-the-vote’ event to help Gavin win the Democratic Primary and bring his vision and practical, proven solutions to City Hall! Canine Captains will be assigned for each area of Annapolis. A designated meeting place will be identified along with a walking route. We will provide bandanas for each dog and signs to carry. All dogs must be on leashes. Afterwards, all dogs, owners and friends are invited to gather in the grassy area next to Lemongrass Restaurant at 167 West Street for dog treats, water bowls and mimosas! RSVP
Want to sign up to be a Canine Captain for your community? Call Anne Harrington at 410-340-9961.

Tuesday, September 19th: 7AM – 8PM
Calling all Democrats! We need you to turnout for Gavin. PLEASE make sure you know your polling place (click here for a street-by-street list).

Let's stand up for: Affordable housing, an economy for everyone, 21st-century traffic solutions, re-connecting our diverse neighborhoods, and environmental leadership. Let me know you will help me move Annapolis forward here.

Absentee Ballot Applications
Going to be away for the Democratic Primary on September 19th or the General Mayoral Election on November 7th? This year, for the first time, absentee ballots in the City's elections are widely available. If you will be out of town or unable to make it to a polling place on either, or both, election dates, you can apply for an absentee ballot today. You can request a ballot at this link. Please share this information with your friends. Ballots can be mailed from anywhere.

Young Annapolis Survey
On September 19 this year, Annapolis will select its Democratic nominee for Mayor. This election gives young people in Annapolis a unique opportunity to shape our City’s future and Gavin wants to hear from you! Please take three minutes to complete our Young Annapolis Survey. Never before has a Mayoral election been more important. Your feedback will help Gavin tailor policies that meet your needs and ensure our City maintains values of diversity, economic vitality, and environmental protection.

Gavin's Vision
Talking to local
“My vision is for a city that is more sustainable, more accessible and better connected, more family and community oriented. It's a vision for what Annapolis can be, and the opportunities we can create for ourselves, our kids, our future.

Shaking hands

Create a downtown for all residents

Gavin will draw on his 25 years of business experience to shape Main Street into a corridor that once again serves locals and tourists alike – applying the same leadership and vision behind the revitalization of West Street. Gavin knows that economic success is driven by strong communities built on shared experiences of arts & culture, good food, accessible services, and shops and businesses that reflect the broad range of residents and their priorities.

Outside courthouse

Institute responsive and open local government

Residents must be informed and engaged early in the development process. Gavin will consult widely across our culturally and geographically diverse community for input on the City’s ‘Comprehensive Plan’. A more transparent decision process that keeps residents involved at every step is the key to better City planning, better traffic and better schools.

In front of cyclist

Invest in 21st century traffic and infrastructure solutions

Integrated transit options are at the heart of a functional modern city and are the key to ensuring residents and visitors can travel across our city more easily and efficiently. Gavin will prioritize pedestrians, bikes, trolleys, and cars – in that order – to ease traffic congestion. He will connect our green spaces, develop new bike paths, and extend the bus and trolley system to connect residential, business, and recreational areas.
More information: Proposal – Annapolis Bike Path Improvements

Clapping with kids

Lead the State on green initiatives

Annapolis has a deep connection to water and the local environment. Gavin will make our city a leader in green energy and common-sense water quality measures to protect our residents, property, and natural resources from the threats of flooding and pollution. He is committed to the Paris Climate Agreement and to protecting the Bay from challenges by the Federal Government.
More information: Policy Fact Sheet – It’s time to care for our environment

Laughing with locals

Build community safety on mutual respect and local opportunities

Respect and engagement are essential foundations for effective local services and public safety. To promote safe, secure neighborhoods, Gavin will work to give all Annapolis residents access to local opportunities and employment, and will ensure that police officers, firefighters and teachers are engaged with the communities they serve. When residents, local government and business work together, and on behalf of each other, vibrant communities and economies thrive.

Watch these videos to learn more about Gavin, his vision, and policies.


Gavin Buckley: His vision for Annapolis in 2018 & Beyond The Maryland Crabs: Podcast March 2, 2017

Crabs on the Barbie with Gavin Buckley, Mayoral Candidate The Maryland Crabs: Podcast November 10, 2016

Annapolis Business Owner Gavin Buckley to Run for Mayor Capital Gazette: Article September 20, 2016

Dinner Under the Stars fills West Street in Annapolis Capital Gazette: Article July 13, 2016

Meet the locals: Gavin Buckley Foodie Annapolis: Article April 27, 2015

People to Watch 2014: Gavin Buckley Capital Gazette: Article January 5, 2014

Tsunami: The Making of a Restaurant The Bay Weekly: Article September 1999


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