Press Release: Former Dem Party Chair, Mayors, & Local Leaders Endorse Solomon for Delegate

April 18, 2018
Contact: Jared Solomon, (610) 772-0630


Former Maryland Democratic Party Chair & Hoyer Chief of Staff Terry Lierman, Local Mayors, & Community Leaders Endorse Jared Solomon for Delegate

Chevy Chase, MD – Today, Jared Solomon, candidate for the House of Delegates in District 18, is proud to announce the endorsements of a diverse group of District 18 local elected officials and Montgomery County community leaders. The group includes Kensington Mayor Tracey Furman, Town of Chevy Chase Mayor Mary Flynn, Council Chair of the Village of North Chevy Chase, Adrian Andreassi, and former Chair of the Maryland Democratic Party and former Chief of Staff to Representative Steny Hoyer Terry Lierman.

Mayor Tracey Furman: “I'm excited to support Jared Solomon for the House of Delegates. As a high school teacher, policy advisor to a U.S. Senator and social justice advocate, Jared is running for delegate with progressive ideas and youthful energy and enthusiasm. Join me in voting for Jared, I know he will serve the Kensington community well in Annapolis.”

Mayor Mary Flynn: “I support Jared because I believe he has a deep and genuine interest in public service, the personal skills to act as an effective consensus-builder, and the intellect and conviction to lead. He will work hard to represent District 18 in Annapolis, and we will be lucky to have him.”

Terry Lierman: “From my time in Annapolis and on Capitol Hill, I know what it takes to be an effective legislator, and Jared has those skills.”

“I’m grateful for the support of so many dedicated and effective public servants and community leaders from all corners of our district and county. District 18 is fortunate to have so many unique municipalities and it’s critical that our next delegates understand how those communities work with the state,” said Jared.

“Since starting this campaign I’ve invested in building strong relationships with local leaders in all parts of the district, from municipal councils, to civic associations, and Parent Teacher Associations. I’m excited to work in partnership with these organizations to increase support for our public schools, make our neighborhoods more walk-able and livable, and help our seniors thrive in the community.”

Jared began his career as a high school social studies teacher in Baltimore City and has dedicated his life to public service. He has worked for DC Public Schools and most recently as a policy advisor in the U.S. Senate. In Maryland, Jared has worked extensively to pass some of the state’s most important progressive legislation including the Maryland Dream Act, the Firearm Safety Act, and Earned Sick Leave. Jared, his wife Emily, and their rescue dog Jeeves live in Rock Creek Forest.

The full list of supporters follows:

Elected & Former Elected Officials

Adrian Andreassi – Council Chair, Village of North Chevy Chase

Cecily Baskir – Councilmember, Town of Chevy Chase

Connor Crimmins – Councilmember, Town of Kensington

Mary Flynn – Mayor, Town of Chevy Chase

Tracey Furman – Mayor, Town of Kensington

Lulu Gonella – Former Councilmember, Town of Chevy Chase View

Duane Rollins – Councilmember, Town of Kensington

Mier Wolf – Former Mayor, Town of Chevy Chase

Community Leaders

Valarie Barr, Rosemary Hills

Dana Best, Wheaton

Tom Colbert, Silver Spring

Sean Corbett, Wheaton

Eden Durbin, Kensington

Marilyn Emery, Kensington

Deborah Ford, Chevy Chase

Matt Gandal, Chevy Chase

Aviva Goldfarb, North Chevy Chase

Lisa Heisler Polin, Silver Spring

Jenilee Keefe Singer, Rock Creek Forest

Rick Kessler, Forest Glen

Linda Kolko

Terry Lierman, Martin’s Addition

Rich Mandel, Silver Spring

Barbara Mulitz, Kensington

Libby Nealis, Rosemary Hills

Lauren Pacuit, Rollingwood

Will Roberts

Marquette Rogers, Wheaton Hills

Erwin Rose, Rosemary Hills

Crystal Ruiz, Rock Creek Forest

Esther Schrader, Chevy Chase

Cindy Schwartz, Forest Glen

Josh Singer, Rock Creek Forest

Henriot St. Gerard, Wheaton

Nik Sushka

Paul Tiao, Kensington

Saralee Todd

Sylvia Tognetti, Silver Spring

Vic Weissberg, North Woodside

Caroline Witkop, Kensington

Solomon has been endorsed by the following organizations: CASA in Action, the Coalition of Asian Pacific American Democrats of Maryland, the Maryland Sierra Club, the Montgomery County Education Association, and the Montgomery County Green Democrats. He has also been named a Gun Sense “Candidate of Distinction” by Moms Demand Action.