On Friday, Tricia and husband Mel along with several supporters went down to the Calvert County Election Board to officially submit her intentions to seek the District 1 County Commissioner Seat in 2018. Amidst the excitement, Tricia explained why she was running:
"We Can Do Better! We need better leadership on the Board of Commissioners. Someone who questions County government spending.
"We Can Do Better! To help our family members, friends, and neighbors suffering with substance abuse disorders here in Calvert County.
"We Can Do Better! To ensure our citizens benefit from any joint ventures created by the Board of County Commissioners.
"Together, We Can Do Better for Calvert County!"