Michele Dappert

Michele Dappert

Talbot County Council, MD

Michele is a passionate activist, deeply involved in local community issues ever since she began speaking at Talbot County Council meetings as a high school student, advocating for increased education funding and support.

Routinely overseeing six to seven figure campaign budgets for her clients, Michele is a detail-oriented expert in planning. A senior marketing planner with a deep love of service, Michele has lent her digital expertise to local organizations in Talbot County, including the Frederick Douglass Honor Society. She is the Vice President of the Talbot Democratic Forum, where she sits on the Communications Board. She has also served as an election judge.

Michele believes in: expanding broadband access to every address in the county; advocating for smart growth policies that preserves the county's rural character and defends Talbot's 600 miles of beautiful shorelines from the threats of climate change; supporting teacher-led instruction and increasing funding for education and public safety while also ensuring the tax burden is evenly shared among stakeholders; restoring a sense of economic justice in the county; and finally, providing safe drinking water for all.

As a great granddaughter of immigrants, and the daughter of a fiercely activist mother, she has always known that the work of safe-guarding democracy and elevating the voices of the unheard is of paramount importance. With creativity, competence, and civility, Michele's vision for Talbot County will see us become a leading innovator and hub for 21st century jobs.