ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Today the Maryland League of Conservation Voters (Maryland LCV) released a round of endorsed candidates for the Maryland General Assembly in the 2018 state general elections. With a success rate of over 90% after the June primary elections, the organization said the two Senate candidates and sixteen House candidates are ready to lead their communities with the environment as a central issue to their campaign.
“The general election is 83 days away and these strong conservation leaders are fresh from the primary victories, hitting the ground to be strong advocates in their communities and for the environment,” said Karla Raettig, Executive Director of Maryland LCV. “These candidates will lead in the General Assembly with our values to protect our air, land, water, and communities at the forefront.”
|Delores G. Kelley||Baltimore County||10/ Senator|
|Obie Patterson||Prince George’s County||26/ Senator|
|Lily Qi||Montgomery County||15/ Delegate|
|Emily Shetty||Montgomery County||18/ Delegate|
|Jared Solomon||Montgomery County||18/ Delegate|
|Charlotte Crutchfield||Montgomery County||19/ Delegate|
|Vaughn Stewart||Montgomery County||19/ Delegate|
|Mary A. Lehman||Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties||21/ Delegate|
|Veronica Turner||Prince George’s County||26/ Delegate|
|Jason T. Fowler||Calvert County||27C/ Delegate|
|Julia Margaret Nichols||St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties||29C/ Delegate|
|Alice Cain||Anne Arunel County||30A/ Delegate|
|Mike Shay||Anne Arunel County||30B/ Delegate|
|Gabriel Acevero||Montgomery County||39/ Delegate|
|Melissa Wells||Baltimore City||40/ Delegate|
|Regina T. Boyce||Baltimore City||43/ Delegate|
Maryland LCV’s endorsement process is based on proven leadership on the environment for incumbents and a thorough evaluation of new candidate’s background and commitment to the environment.
Before each state election, the Maryland League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Board of Directors and staff evaluate questionnaires and conduct interviews with dozens of candidates for state-wide office, including Comptroller, Attorney General, and Governor as well candidates as for the Maryland House of Delegates and Senate. In the 2018 Primary and General elections, Maryland LCV will once again campaign to elect pro-conservation candidates.
More endorsements will be released in the coming months.