The People's Voice, LLC (TPV) is a state civic and political organization. We have chapters in Howard County and Montgomery County. Our Board disseminates information to our members and civic leaders, and to HOA's regarding County Agency and County Board activities. We take positions on local and State legislation. We sponsor The Ethics Ballot - a non-partisan endorsement of candidates for public office.
Basis of Evaluation
Public Information: The TPV Board analyzes public information, including candidates' campaign finance reports, voting records, and/or publicized positions to assess the candidate's prioritization of community interests over special interests. We place emphasis on issues that affect quality of life for all residents. We evaluate a candidate's qualifications by reviewing their education, experience, volunteer activity, an understanding of the varied issues pertaining to the office sought, and the ability to collaborate productively.
Questionnaires: The TPV Board invites candidates to complete and submit detailed questionnaires that help us evaluate their stand on issues and as well as their campaign viability. We evaluate the responses, rank candidates, and make our choices. We will not endorse a candidate who does not return our questionnaire, or requests for interview. We make questionnaires for all candidates, endorsed or not, available on this site.
Community Service: The consistent, long-term civic work of the TPV Board members puts us in contact with many elected officials and candidates. The TPV Board places an emphasis on demonstrated excellence in community service.