Press Release: Campaign Launch

Jared Solomon Launches Campaign for the House of Delegates Representing District 18

Former High School Teacher, Policy Advisor to U.S. Senator, and Community Advocate runs to ensure investments in great public schools, transit & infrastructure, and strong communities for neighbors young and old.


Chevy Chase, MD – Former high school teacher, policy advisor to a U.S. Senator, and community advocate Jared Solomon is running for a House of Delegates seat in District 18.  Solomon, who has spent his whole career in public service, would bring compassionate, progressive leadership to Annapolis.  As a member of the House of Delegates, he would fight for increased investments in our public schools, better access to child care and high quality early learning, smart infrastructure and public transit, economic opportunity and growth, a healthy environment, and support for our seniors.

“I’m running for the House of Delegates because we have the potential to do so much good for Montgomery County in Annapolis,” said Solomon. “We can ensure that all our children have the chance for success by properly funding our public schools, increasing access to high-quality child care, and creating more career and technical education pathways for students to be job ready out of high school. We can invest in infrastructure and transit to enable our economy to grow, and we can do it in a way that is environmentally safe and sustainable.”

Solomon began his career as a high school social studies teacher in Baltimore City. At Northwestern High School, he helped to restart and coach the award-winning debate team. After teaching, Solomon worked for the Chancellor of the D.C. Public Schools and has spent the last eight years focused on improving federal policy making, most recently as an advisor to U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA). As Senate staff, he was a lead staff negotiator in reauthorizing the Elementary & Secondary Education Act, aided his boss in writing and passing legislation to make college more affordable for all Americans, and helped lead efforts to safeguard Medicaid and supports for students with special needs.

In the community, Solomon serves as the Board Chair of The Intersection, a program that teaches Baltimore high school students college readiness and civic leadership skills, and a founding board member of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence. He has advocated in Annapolis to pass the Maryland Dream Act, gun safety legislation, and paid sick leave. In 2013, he was named by the Daily Record as one of Maryland’s Top Twenty Leaders in Their Twenties. Jared and his wife Emily are proud residents of Rock Creek Forest.

“I’m thrilled to formally launch my campaign. In deciding to run, I attended community meetings in every corner of our district and knocked on hundreds of doors. I’m excited to get to know countless new friends and neighbors and listen to their ideas on what it takes to make Montgomery County and Maryland an even better place to raise a family and to stay for a lifetime,” said Solomon.