ABOUT MARYLAND FREE
Maryland Free is a statewide, nonpartisan political research and education organization supported by corporations, trade associations, chambers of commerce, small businesses, and individuals. We were founded in 1983 as Maryland Business for Responsive Government and changed our name in 2019 to better reflect our mission.
The purpose of Maryland Free is to:
INFORM Maryland’s businesses, elected officials, and the general public about the political and economic climate needed to foster economic development and job creation in Maryland.
IMPROVE the role of business in Maryland’s public policy.
PROVIDE support for pro-business candidates.
ENABLE business to hold politicians accountable for the state’s economic well-being—like no other organization—through Maryland Free’s evaluations of the voting records of Maryland’s state legislators.
Join the movement to improve Maryland’s business climate!
Scott Dorsey, Board Chair
Ellen Sauerbrey, Chair Emeritus
Former U.N. Ambassador
Duane Carey, President
Carville Collins, Counsel
Mark Cissell, Treasure
Jerry Wit, Past Chair
Frank Avena, Maryland Free PAC Board Chair
Avena Contracting, LLC
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Howard “Blackie” Bowen
Ewing Oil Company, Inc.
Vend Central, Inc
Baxter, Baker, Sidle, Conn & Jones, P.A.
Maryland Energy Advisors
Capital One Bank
Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny, LLC
Public Sector Consulting Group
Frank Kelly III
Kelly & Associates Insurance Group
McCormick & Co.
Cowan Systems LLC
Klein’s Shop Rite of Maryland
MARYLAND FREE STAFF
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