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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

Weekly canvass launch
Saturdays 11 AM – 2 PM
Meet at our office: 53 West Street Second Floor, Annapolis MD 21401. Email: us, or call Scott at (240) 818-7608 to RSVP.

Young Annapolis Happy Hour
Tuesday July 18: 6 – 8PM
Metropolitan, 169 West Street
Come join Gavin on the rooftop of Metropolitan to talk specifics on how to register voters and how to get involved in making a difference for our City. We'll also discuss Gavin’s Young Annapolis Survey and what it means for our campaign, so we’d be very grateful if you take three minutes to complete it. RSVP

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.

D30 Club Annual Summer Picnic
Sunday July 30: 2 -4PM
2698 Willow Hill Road
Show your support for Gavin and meet candidates from wards across the city as Democrats gather for a summer picnic at the home of Mike and Cheryl Miller. Please note: Non campaign event. RSVP by 21 July. More information.

Annapolis Color Run
Sunday 6 August: 9 -11AM
Corner of Lafayette & West Street
Get your jogging shoes on for Annapolis’ first Color Run – a fun three mile race filled with color stations. This community building event is an opportunity to get to know your neighbours and all proceeds go to Annapolis non-profits. Please note: Non campaign event. RSVP

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.

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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.

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.

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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