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Barry Donadio received another big endorsement for his political race for Queen Anne’s County Commissioner. This time, the endorsement came from the former Under Secretary of the United States Navy, Dionel M. Aviles

The Honorable Dionel M. Aviles has endorsed Barry Donadio in his race to be a Queen Anne’s County Commissioner in Maryland. Donadio faces a contested primary against two other Republicans for a seat where — the incumbent is not seeking office again. The primary election is on June 26th 2018. Once Mr. Donadio beats his two opponents, he will run against a candidate from the Democratic Party.

Mr. Aviles served as the Under Secretary of the United States Navy from 2004 to 2009. He also served a short term as acting Secretary of the Navy. 

Donadio and Aviles have become friends since then and share many of the same interests. 

“Mr. Aviles is a great man who has served our country with distinction. I sincerly appreciate his graceful endorsement.” said Donadio. 

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On April 3rd 2018, Barry Donadio stated that he would not support any moves to make Queen Anne’s County, Maryland a sanctuary county for illegal immigrants.

Barry Donadio is a Candidate for Commissioner of Queen Anne’s County Maryland that strongly opposes sactuary cities in the United States.

Donadio said that he wanted to set the record strait on where he stands against sanctuary cities.

Queen Anne’s County will not become a sactuary county on my watch”, said Donadio.

Donadio said that there aren't any sactuary cities for Americans in other countries and he questions why there would be sactuary cities in the United States for illegal aliens to seek refuge.

Donadio said he would vote against any move towards a sanctuary status that crosses his desk.

“I do believe that there should be a path for those seeking citizenship such as military service or academic service to the United States. “ Donadio commented.

Donadio had an extensive law enforcement career that included the United States Secret Service. He is a supporter of immigration enforcement in Queen Anne’s County.

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Barry Donadio, a Maryland Republican Politician is opposed to Maryland Senate Bill 344. It gives the ability for Permanent Resident Foreign Nationals with no U.S. Citizenship to become Police Officers in Maryland.


“ I am stongly opposed to a law that will give the ability for a non-U.S. Citizen to become a Law Enforcement Officer and the authority to arrest U.S. Citizens.” said Donadio.

Maryland’s Senate Bill 344 seems to do just that. After serving 4 years in the U.S. Military, the bill will permit the Maryland Police Training and Stadards Commission to potientally ceritify them as Police Officers.

Donadio stated that he asked numerous active Maryland Police Officers their opinions about the bill and every Officer was against it.

“It is a bad idea” Donadio implied. “I am not comfortable with a non-U.S. citizen having the authority of arresting any American citizen.” “ Dump this bill.”

“ I question if SB344 is even constitutionally sound and which Americans would benefits from it. ”

Donadio’s stance is that the bill will only work to undermine the trust between the civilian populace and law enforcement. The bill will mostly lead to a hiring preference for those who are non-citizens over Americans that are applying for Police Officer positions. Donadio also questions if a permanent resident will practice the same discretion as our current Police Officers that are U.S. citizens. It may also turn policing into services offered by the lowest bidder. In theory, the bill legally sets the stage to potentially have an all non-U.S. citizen police department.

Donadio does endorse and appreciate those permanent residents that are serving in our armed forces. He believes this is a path to citizenship and an act he respects on the part of those seeking citizenship. “But they are not arresting Americans in this capacity.” Donadio said. That is why he is against making them a Police Officer prior to obtaining U.S. citizenship.

Donadio received some resistance on his stance aganst SB344. Some citing that non-U.S. citizens serve in the Fire Departments in Maryland. Donadio’s stance is that he has no issue with them serving in that capacity becasue they are not placing Americans under arrest.

Donadio is encouring Police fraternal orginazations and concerned citizens to speak out against this bill immediatly.

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4064530035?profile=originalOn December 13th 2017, Barry Donadio attended a Queen Anne’s County Animal Welfare League Board meeting to hear the needs and concerns regarding animal care in the county. 

Barry Donadio attended the meeting at the request of local constituents that are empathetic to animal care and rights. 

Donadio is current Candidate for Commissioner in District 3. He also has an extensive background in law enforcement to include the U.S. Secret Service. During his long and honorable career he served as an Investigator for the law enforcement division of the the Suffolk County New York SPCA (Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals). He led over 40 investigations involving animal abuse and neglect in the late 1990s. He has always advocated for animal rights and human treatment. 

Donadio said “I attended the AWL board meeting as a neutral observer in order for me to learn the concerns of the community and work with all parties to improve animal treatment in our county.”

Donadio’s appreance at the meeting was mentioned in an article printed by the local Queen Anne’s County Paper, “The Bay Times”.

Donadio spoke briefly at the termination of the board meeting and encouraged everyone present to all work together on the same goal. He stated not to let minor indifferences get in the way of the final goal of improving conditions for the animals which he felt was the agenda of everyone present. 

Donadio thanked the Board of Directors for investing the extra time after the meeting to listen to the concerns of the community. Donadio said “ That was considerate of the Board to give us extra time to speak, they didn’t have to stay once the meeting was over.” 

Donadio is confident that the Board of Directors will address all of the concerns that was communicated and he looks forward to working with all interested groups moving forward.

Donadio later donated a cage for use at the animal shelter. He encourages all residents to take a moment to see if they have anything that they can donate to the shelter that may help. 

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Barry Donadio attended the Cheasapeake Republican Women Club Christmas party on December 5th 2017 at the Rams Head Shore House in Stevensville, Maryland.

The Cheasapeake Republican Women Club(CRW) held their annual Christmas party on Kent Island with great success.

Many District 36 Republicans were in attendence with the membership of the CRW as well as Delegate Steve Arentz, Commissior James Moran, Diana Waterman (Former Chair of the MDGOP).

Donations were collected for the CRW “Wreaths Accross America” project.

Donadio met with members of the CRW and other Republican constituents at the gathering to talk more about his platform. He wants to keep the taxes low, create more job opportunities and fix the traffic issues in Queen Anne’s County.

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4064514723?profile=originalBarry Donadio, a candidate for Queen Anne’s County Maryland Commissioner, marched in the Christmas parade in Centreville, Maryland on December 1st 2017.

Barry Donadio is the Republican Candidate for Queen Anne’s County Commissioner in district 3 for the 2018 election. He is also currently the Sergeant at Arms of the Maryland Republican Party. 

On December 1st 2017, he marched in the Centerville, Maryland Christmas Parade with his daughters Dona and Giovanna by his side. 

It was a warm evening for December 1st and the turn out for the parade was larger then recent years. There we lots of children and rideside campfires. It was an over all great time for all. 

Donadio said that he was impressed by the hospitallity shown to him by county residents while he was walking in the parade. 

Donadio has lead an aggressive campaign by meeting with citizens and community leaders to address their concerns. He states he is going to fix the traffic problems in the county as well as keeping the taxes in the county low. He also wants to create more jobs in the county, especially medium wage jobs.

Because of his strong law enforcement backround as a former member of the U.S. Secret Service, he will be addressing heroin addiction issues and crime. Keeping our children off alcohol and drugs are also on his agenda.

(Photo by Matthew Abbott)

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On November 15th 2017, Barry Donadio filed his candidacy to run for Queen Anne’s County Commissioner of District 3 in Maryland.

Barry Donadio says he is running for Commissioner because he wants to fix unemployment in the county by obtaining medium wage jobs for residents. He also wants to prevent new taxes from being created and stop tax increases. He is also looking to take steps to fix the burdensome traffic problems in Queen Anne’s County.

Donadio has been a resident of Queen Anne’s County for over 13 years. He has two sons and four daughters. Two of his daughters are currently enrolled in Queen Anne’s County schools. He also has two Grandsons and one Granddaughter.

His core values have always been cutting taxes, creating jobs, cutting wasteful spending, protecting the second amendment, and supporting veterans along with our first responders.

Donadio welcomes all county residents to meet with him and exchange ideas on improving Queen Anne’s County and how he can best serve them.

Donadio led an honorable career in the volunteer ambulance service, volunteer fire department, the military, law enforcement, and the United States Secret Service. He was assigned to the White House during the Bush and Obama Administrations. He also served in multiple Middle Eastern war zones during his career. In 2013, he published the book “ TWA Flight 800 First Responder Witness Account”. This is an account describing his actions during the rescue of TWA Flight 800 on July 17th 1996. In 2014, he was elected to the Queen Anne’s County Republican Central Committee in Maryland. He currently serves as President of Public Security LLC, which is a high end private security and investigation firm licensed in Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. In January 2017, he was appointed the Sergeant At Arms of the Maryland Republican Party.

Citizens For Barry Donadio, 1831 Anchorage Drive Chester, Maryland 21619

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