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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

Coffee Hour with Gavin
Every Tuesday until November 7: 8–9:30 AM
Every Thursday until November 7: 4–5:30 PM

49 West Coffeehouse, 49 West St, Annapolis
Join Gavin on Tuesday mornings and/or Thursday afternoons, at the times shown above, to talk about the issues that are most important to you.  Coffee and pastries provided by 49 West. RSVP

Door Knock for Gavin and Democrat candidates!
Saturday October 21: 9:30AM–1:30PM
Lower Auditorium, Mount Olive AME Church, 2 Hicks Ave, Annapolis
Please come and join us in the vital work of canvassing our neighborhoods and talking to voters. The morning begins with a short training session before we head out at 10am to commence door knocking. Please sign up using this link and help us win back Annapolis for Democrats in 2017! In these final weeks before the election we need you more than ever!

Meet and Greet with Gavin
Saturday October 21: 1–3PM
1418 Catlyn Place, Annapolis
Host Brian Hoxie invites Ward 3/Parole Residents to come meet and chat with Gavin and learn more Gavin’s vision for Annapolis and why this Mayoral election is so important. This event is sponsored by the D30 Democratic Club. RSVP

Gavin For Mayor Fundraiser
Sunday October 22: 2–4PM
2698 Willow Hill Rd, Annapolis
Hosts Mike & Cheryl Miller invite you to join your neighbors and Gavin for this fundraising event to help us keep up the momentum in the final weeks of the campaign. RSVP

Mayoral Candidates Forum on the Environment
Wednesday, October 25: 7 – 9pm
Congregation Kneseth Israel, 1125 Spa Road 
This public forum, with the two Mayoral candidates, will be in a moderated question and answer format and will focus on the environmental issues facing Annapolis. Moderator: Elvia Thompson, President of Annapolis Green. City Council candidates for all eight wards have also been invited so that voters may speak with them in small group sessions following the mayoral presentations. More information: or email

Mayoral Town Hall
Wednesday November 1: 6.30–8PM
Eastport Community Centre, 1014 President Street, Annapolis
Please join us for this town hall designed to give Annapolis residents an opportunity to participate in the election process and engage candidates on the issues that matter to you. This Town Hall is co-sponsored by Action Annapolis, the Board of Directors of Bywater Mutual Homes Inc, and the Eastport Terrace Residents’ Association. RSVP information to follow.

Away on Election Day?
Apply for an absentee ballot by October 31
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 November 7, apply for your absentee ballot today by using this link. Please also share this information with your friends. Ballots can be mailed from anywhere.

Vote for Gavin on Election Day!
November 7, 2017
Calling all Annapolitans! We need you to turnout on election day and vote for Gavin. Let's stand up for affordable housing, an economy for everyone, 21st-century traffic solutions, re-connecting our diverse neighborhoods, and environmental leadership. PLEASE make sure you know your polling place. A ward-by-ward breakdown is available via this link: Polls will be open from 7AM to 8PM.  RSVP here and let us know that you have Gavin’s back!

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.

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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.


Sierra Club endorses Gavin Buckley for Mayor -Anne Arundel Patriot Anne Arundel Patriot Facebook Page: Live Streamed Event October 11, 2017

State Sen. John Astle: Buckley will be the right vote for Annapolis Capital Gazette: Opinion Piece October 1, 2017

Mayoral candidates debate development, policing at forum Capital Gazette: Article September 14, 2017

Field Now Set For Annapolis Mayoral Election WYPR Baltimore: Radio Discussion September 2017

Gavin Buckley: With new solutions, city can reach its potential Capital Gazette: Opinion Piece September 17, 2017

Gavin Buckley: When even banks don't last, we need to rethink Capital Gazette: Opinion Piece March 27, 2017

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


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