At the end of the first week of the 2015 General Assembly Session, and on the eve of our State’s gubernatorial inauguration, I am taking a quick moment to reflect on what was an incredible experience it was to be sworn in as a Delegate for the 46th District in the 435th Session of the Maryland General Assembly. I was absolutely thrilled to share my swearing-in experience with parents, husband, and son, and I am hugely appreciative of all the supportive emails, calls, and Facebook posts from friends and constituents. Now, after the opening day excitement, I am finally beginning my work as a legislator.
I am so excited to let you know that today I was sworn in as a Delegate representing Maryland's 46th District! I would not have made it here without you, and I look forward to working with you during my first term to do all we can to build strong, safe & green neighborhoods, schools worthy of our amazing children, housing available for all our resisdents, and strong and growing small businesses throughout our City and State.
Next week, on January 14, I will be sworn in as a first-term Delegate representing Maryland's 46th District. Since November 4th, along with many of my new colleagues (there are 58 new Delegates this year!), I have participated in several orientation sessions to help ease the transition into our new roles as elected officials. One thing I have learned is that I have so much left to learn. During this session, with a House full of new members and a new Governor, everyone will be building new relationships, learning about how to accomplish goals, and laying the groundwork for long-term legislative priorities.
On June 24, 2013, we launched our campaign to bring a new voice to the State Legislature representing Baltimore's families and communities. Together we knocked on over 25,000 doors, held nearly fifty house parties, I attended countless community meetings, and attended hundreds of events around Baltimore.
Brooke has sent out her final piece of mail to remind voters in the district to get out and vote!
Check it out below and remember to vote on November 4th. For more information on where to vote, click here.
Early Voting has started! You can vote early from today, October 23, through next Thursday, October 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. every day -- including all weekend!
There are two early vote locations near District 46: (1) St. Brigid's on S. East Ave in Canton, and (2) the University of Maryland Student Center at 621 W. Lombard Street.
I have worked so hard - with your help - to meet people all over District 46 and speak with them about the passion I will bring in representing our great district in the State Legislature. But it's all for naught if people do not get out and VOTE.
The General Election is less than three weeks away on November 4, 2014. Early voting starts in just a week on Thursday, October 23.
I recently sent out a postcard thanking all those residents who voted in the Democratic primary on June 24th! If you didn't vote, I hope you will plan to vote in the November 4th general election. Please contact me if you'd like more information, and make sure you are registered by visiting the Maryland State Board of Elections website at http://www.elections.state.md.us/voter_registration/!
On June 24, 2013, we launched our campaign to bring a new voice to the State Legislature representing Baltimore's families and communities. Together we knocked on over 25,000 doors, held nearly fifty house parties, and I attended countless community meetings, and hundreds of events around Baltimore.
On June 24, 2014, because of the help of our many, many volunteers, and with the combined forces of all of Team 46, we did it! With your help, we won the Democratic primary in the 46th District. I am so excited to have the opportunity to serve with our great State Senator, Bill Ferguson, as well as our two stellar incumbent Delegates, Pete Hammen and Luke Clippinger.