Political reporter Josh Kurtz visited Baltimore one Saturday in early May, and reported on Brooke and her campaign. Kurtz writes that it's Brooke's "warm personality and an Energizer Bunny spirit that is fueling her Happy Warrior campaign (these she inherited from her dad), as she goes from neighborhood to neighborhood, often by bike, and frequently with her young son Teddy in tow." Read the rest of the article here.
This week's mail piece highlights the work I have done representing community groups that are working to make their neighborhoods safer for all residents and businesses. This piece discusses the work I did on behalf of the Highlandtown Community Association in December 2012, when we secured the revocation of a liquor license at a dangerous bar on Eastern Avenue. I am excited to be an ally at the state level to community associations around District 46 that are working to building safe and thriving neighborhoods.
I am excited to report that this week our campaign is sending out its first direct-mail piece to targeted registered Democrats in District 46. Although I've knocked on over 10,000 doors, there are so many people that we have not yet been able to reach. This first piece is our "Bio" piece -- it is intended to tell voters who I am. Our mail plan will also highlight some of my priorities should I be elected one of the State Delegates for District 46. We'll be posting all our mail pieces on this blog, so feel free to check back regularly to see them all!
Earlier this week the Maryland General Assembly adjourned in Annapolis, and in Baltimore we have much to celebrate! With the help of our District 46 Delegation—State Senator Bill Ferguson and Delegates Pete Hammen, Luke Clippinger, and Brian McHale—as well as other dedicated public servants from Baltimore City, a number of bills that will lift up Baltimore communities and businesses are on their way to becoming law.
On Saturday, March 15, Brooke hosted a grand opening party for her new campaign office in Fell’s Point. Brooke was joined by Congressman Elijah E. Cummings and Congressman John P. Sarbanes (both D-Md), along with Brooke’s supporters and community members.
We’re less than four months from Election Day. My campaign has been focused on knocking on doors, attending community meetings and house parties, and listening to the concerns of voters throughout District 46, but I’ve also been keeping a close eye on the important debates going on in the General Assembly in Annapolis this session. There are several bills moving through the General Assembly that I think are particularly important to our District that I am tracking and supporting.
Today, Brooke filed paperwork with the Maryland State Board of Elections to declare her intentions to run for State Delegate representing the 46th District. “I'm running for State Delegate because I want to make sure that Baltimore families and communities have a strong voice representing them in the State Legislature.” Brooke said. “Whether it’s full funding for schools, investment in our neighborhoods, fair wages, a clean harbor, or better public transit, I’ll fight for the support from the State that Baltimore families and communities need.”
Today the Maryland League of Conservation Voters endorsed Brooke for 46th District delegate. “The Maryland League of Conservation Voters is enthusiastically endorsing Brooke Lierman for delegate in district 46 in Baltimore City,” said Karla Raettig, Executive Director of Maryland LCV. “She will be a strong voice for not only her local community but for Maryland's environment and we are very excited to work with her when she is in the General Assembly.”
The Baltimore Guide recently published an article about a campaign rally held by the 46th District Democratic ticket, introducing and endorsing Brooke as a member of the slate. U.S. Representative John Sarbanes was quoted as saying, “Having now Brooke Lierman step up to be part of this team makes a lot of sense. She’s someone who has really dedicated herself to the neighborhoods and communities of the 46th District.”