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Party Staff

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Michael Bayrd

Michael serves as the Political & Organizing Director and will be overseeing the statewide field program. In this role, he’ll be working with local and statewide democratic leaders on engaging voters in all 24 Jurisdictions.


Jamie Conway

Jamie is the Finance Associate for the Maryland Democratic Party.  He came on board to assist the Party in its fundraising efforts.  Prior to this, he interned for Congressman Steny Hoyer.  

Jamie was born and raised in Annapolis.  He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a bachelor's degree in Government & Politics.


Patrick Fowler

Patrick Fowler serves as the Digital Director for the Maryland Democratic Party. He joined to help build the Party’s digital media strategy as things kick into gear for the 2018 midterm elections. Before coming to the party, Patrick gained experience with an NGO that helps disadvantaged communities in Baltimore.


Sam Hubbard-Acosta

Sam currently serves as data and targeting director. In this capacity she also oversees the state's field program.  Before Sam served the party as a first a regional field organizer, and then voter file manager.


Ben Smith

Before joining the Party as Executive Director, Ben co-founded and led a Baltimore-based political consulting firm. After building the firm from scratch, it completed the 2018 campaign cycle having participated in 6 successful races for state legislature, a successful gubernatorial primary, 2 successful ballot initiatives, and a range of successful advocacy efforts.

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