I feel tremendously honored to have received votes from so many of you to represent District 20 in the Maryland House of Delegates for another four years. Official results will likely not be certified until sometime in August. Let’s all show patience as the democratic process unfolds.
Over the past year, my team and I have knocked on over 12,000 doors. The conversations I had with people in every single precinct in District 20 helped me deepen relationships and better understand what is on people’s minds. I believe participatory democracy requires this kind of ongoing conversation and it is crucial that legislators, like myself, connect with our constituents to truly fulfill our role as representatives and public servants.
Over the next several months, I will continue to reach out to voters across Maryland on behalf of my colleagues’ campaigns in challenging districts to ensure we have a Democratic supermajority in the House and Senate and to elect a Democratic Governor. I invite you to join me in this effort.
If re-elected in the general election in November, I pledge to continue to work towards a more just and inclusive Maryland. I have already been working on progressive legislation for next session to grow the clean energy economy, improve public transit, enhance educational outcomes, and fix the unemployment insurance system. I am excited to work with my colleagues—new and old—to move Maryland forward.
My heart is full of gratitude for everyone who helped my re-election campaign. Thanks to those of you who knocked on doors, put signs in your yard, hosted meet and greets, talked to neighbors, and donated to my campaign. Thank you to my wonderful, dedicated interns: Susan Collard, Joaquin Conteras, Fiona Conway, Ruqayiah Dasti, and Enuki Wettesinghe. Special thanks to Juan Arango Millan for all his help. I also have wild appreciation for my *core team* who consistently went above and beyond: Jill Feasley, Campaign Manager; Marijke Friedman, Communications Director; Sarah Lynch, Field Director; Mark Paster, Tech Guru; and Holly Syrakkos, Graphic Designer.