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.”

Candidate County District/ Seat
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.