Maryland LCV Announces Additional Primary Election Endorsements

Maryland LCV Announces Additional Primary Election Endorsements

Immediate Release: May 17, 2018

(Annapolis, MD) Today the Maryland League of Conservation Voters (Maryland LCV) released its sixth round of endorsed candidates for the Maryland General Assembly and statewide offices in the 2018 state primary elections. The organization said the two Senate candidates and thirteen House candidates are ready to lead their communities with the environment as a central issue to their campaign.

"The primary is 41 days away and these strong conservation leaders are emerging to be strong advocates in their communities and for the environment,” said Karla Raettig, Executive Director of Maryland LCV.The constant federal slashing of environmental protections has prompted these candidates to stand up to protect Marylanders and voters are ready for their leadership.”

“These candidates are ready to lead in the General Assembly with our environmental values at the forefront. They bring energy and commitment to the environment with a clear vision to protect our air, land, water, and public health.” Ed Hatcher, Board Chair of Maryland LCV.

Latest Round of Endorsements as of May 17, 2018

Candidate

County

District/ Seat

Clarence K. Lam

Baltimore & Howard Counties

12/ Senator

Eve Hurwitz

Anne Arundel County

33/ Senator

Justin Holliday

Baltimore County

6/ Delegate

Carl Jackson

Baltimore County

8/ Delegate

Steven M. Bolen

Howard County

9A/ Delegate

Jessica Feldmark

Howard & Baltimore Counties

12/ Delegate

Jen Terrasa

Howard County

13/ Delegate

Julie Palakovich Carr

Montgomery County

17/ Delegate

David Sloan

Prince George’s County

26/ Delegate

Sade Oshinubi

Prince George’s County

26/ Delegate

J. Sandy Bartlett

Anne Arundel County

32/ Delegate

Angela C. Gibson

Baltimore City

41/ Delegate

Michele Guyton

Baltimore County

42B/ Delegate

Sachin Hebbar

Baltimore County

42B/ Delegate

Stephanie Smith

Baltimore City

45/ 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 (Maryland 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.

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For almost 40 years, the non-partisan Maryland League of Conservation Voters has served as the political voice of environment. We advocate for sound conservation policies, promote environmentally responsible candidates, and hold individual elected officials accountable through our scorecards and reports.

30 West Street Suite C Ÿ Annapolis, MD 21401 Ÿ 410-280-9855 Ÿ 410-280-9857 (fax) Ÿ www.mdlcv.org

 (Please see www.mdlcv.org for a complete list of endorsements)