Maryland Forward Party

Bill Stewart
Bill Stewart

About Bill Stewart

Bill Stewart retired in January of 2021 after 50 years of experience with Information Technology solutions. Over 25 of those years were spent supporting the Federal government in operationalizing Big Data for information analytics, situational awareness, Cyber, and C5ISR, and mobile solutions to share that information securely and he held a TS/SCI clearance. He is the author of several white papers on the topic of standards for information sharing and using semantic analytics to support those standards and has spoken at several conferences on that topic.

Bill holds a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown and a Master’s degree from Columbia and is a Past President of the AFCEA Northern Virginia chapter.

He has been a lifelong Republican but could not support the reelection of Donald Trump in 2020 and has been highly frustrated by Congressional infighting being more important than passing needed legislation. He became aware of the Forward party in early 2022 and participated in several activities for getting signatures to get the Forward Party on the Maryland ballot. The discussions he had with people signing the petition made a significant impression that the frustration with our electoral processes spanned political affiliations, age, gender, and race. He volunteered to take on the Outreach role for the Maryland Forward Party, talking to people considering becoming a volunteer and helping them find roles that fit their interests and availability. He is now the Chair of our Outreach Committee.
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  • rsvped for June All-Volunteer Meeting 2024-06-03 12:08:27 -0400

    June All-Volunteer Meeting

    Creating a Forum for MD FWD Volunteers

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    Calling all MD FWD Volunteers - current and future!

    The Maryland forward Party monthly All-Volunteer Meeting is a forum to discuss the ideas and interests of our volunteers. The next meeting of this series has been changed to be on June 25th starting at 7:00pm. We want this to be a dialogue, not a data dump.

    What: June All-Volunteer Monthly Call

    When: June 25th, 2024, 7:00 pm

    Where: Virtual via Google Meet (

    June 25, 2024 at 7:00pm
    Virtual - Google Meet
    Virtual, MD 21401
    United States
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  • wants to volunteer 2024-01-18 16:51:15 -0500


    Communications Volunteers Wanted!


    Spread the Forward Message

    All communications products should strive to meet one or more of our communications objectives:

    • Recruit volunteers
    • Build community
    • Raise awareness

    Visual Content Specialist


    • Manage our Twitter, Instagram and YouTube accounts
    • Explore expansion to other channels used by our target publics
    • Develop image-based content to be shared across multiple platforms
    • Produce video content
    • Cover events, gatherings, and meetings
    • Educate target publics on our principles and priorities.




    • Publish weekly or biweekly to our website
    • Coordinate with social media manager to share on Twitter and Facebook
    • Maintain consistent voice and structure
    • Generate content to educate target publics on our principles and priorities
    • Strive to make content relevant to Marylanders

    Newsletter Editor


    • Publish a monthly e-newsletter to our website
    • Coordinate with social media manager to share on Twitter and Facebook
    • Maintain consistent voice and structure
    • Cover Maryland FWD events and gatherings
    • Produce editorial on FWD priority (e.g. RCV)
    • Generate long-form content on Maryland Forwardists
    • Boost newsworthy items from FWD HQ

    Book Club Captain


    • Host monthly meetings
      • Virtual meetings initially
      • Explore branching out to in-person gatherings
    • Select and read texts that advance the Forward Party's mission
    • Facilitate discussion
      • Delegate to involve others
    • Cultivate a sense of community


    Become a volunteer

  • donated 2024-06-02 17:15:26 -0400

  • signed Petition 2023-12-10 11:53:13 -0500

    Help Us Collect 17,500 signatures

    Petition Drive Instructions

    129 pledges

    Moving Maryland Forward, One Signature At A Time

    In order for the Maryland Forward Party to become official recognized in the state of Maryland, we need to collect signatures from citizen across the state.  



    Important Facts You Should Know

    • Signing our petition DOES NOT CHANGE your voters registration party affiliation.
    • WE WILL NEVER use any information you provide for any solicitation purposes, unless explicitly given permission to do so.
    • All petition documents collected will be submitted to the state board of elections, for counting purposes. 

    It's that simple!

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  • commented on Contact 2023-10-21 11:37:18 -0400
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    Contact Us


    To contact us you can use an email address from the Maryland map or you can use the form found further below. All comments, suggestions and inquiries are welcome.

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