I'm not sure how this slipped under my radar, but a Maryland Juice source pointed out that Delegate Aisha Braveboy announced a run for Attorney General almost two weeks ago! Our source attended a fundraiser for Braveboy and confirmed that she announced a 2014 Democratic Primary run at the January 3rd event. Delegate Jolene Ivey also Tweeted about the news from her Prince George's colleague:
Aisha Braveboy represents District 25 in Maryland's House of Delegates. Below you can read some bio information that appears on her campaign website:
ABOUT AISHA: Delegate Aisha N. Braveboy, Esq. represents the 25th Legislative District in the Maryland General Assembly. Elected in 2007, she has accepted responsibilities far greater than those of a "freshman" delegate, serving as Chair of the Prince George's County House Delegation Bi-County Committee on Water, Sewer and Transportation. Delegate Braveboy serves on the House Economic Matters Committee, as well as the Business Regulations, Consumer Protection and Alcoholic Beverage Subcommittees. During the recent session, Delegate Braveboy was elected 1st Vice-Chair for the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, with responsibility for developing and executing the 44-member caucus' legislative agenda.
An accomplised lawyer with close to ten years of real estate, legislative and government contracts experience, Mr. Braveboy formerly served as in-house counsel for the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation (AWC), providing legal support for complex real estate projects, including the Southwest Waterfront Redevelopment project, development of the Anacostia Metro Station, and construction of Washington Canal Park. Braveboy also served as lead counsel on contracts/procurement, Local Small Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, insurance, leasing and human resource matters.
Prior to joining AWC, Ms. Braveboy served as Manager, Land Acquisition and Real Property Division for Prince George's County Government. In that role, she negotiated land disposition agreements and managed over 30 active leases. She oversaw the appraisal of the Prince George's Hospital System and administered all real estate service contracts.
Previously, Ms. Braveboy served as Legislative Advisor to the Prince George's County Executive to the County Council. She lobbied successfully for passage of a bond financing package that cleared the way for National Harbor, a multi-billion dollar project that is the largest mixed-use development project on the east coast, and among the top five in the country.
Deeply concerned about quality of life issues, Delegate Braveboy created and hosts an annual conference that addresses issues critical to homeowners such as homeowner association governance and mortgage foreclosure. An advocate for local and small businesses in Prince George's County and Maryland; she co-hosted the Stimulus Contract Procure Opportunities Fair at Prince George's Community College in 2009.
Delegate Braveboy served on the Prince George's County Public School Suspension Task Force and on the Andrews Air Force Base Joint Land Use Policy Committee.
Ms. Braveboy is a proud graduate of Largo Senior High School, the University of Maryland at College Park and Howard University School of Law. She lives in Mitchellville and is surrounded by the love and support of her parents, her sister Anika and her niece, Tiarra. She is a member of the Sanctuary at Kingdom Square and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
FUNDRAISING FIGURES: With Aisha Braveboy's entry in the 2014 Attorney General race, there are now four Democrats vying for the job. Here is the current fundraising round-up for the candidates:
Del. Aisha Braveboy
- Raised in 2012: $7,850
- 2013 Cash on Hand: $9,296
Del. Bill Frick
- Raised in 2012: $38,530
- 2013 Cash on Hand: $60,352
Sen. Brian Frosh
- Raised in 2012: $325,271
- 2013 Cash on Hand: $390,655
Del. Jon Cardin
- Raised in 2012: $170,224
- 2013 Cash on Hand: $117,514
More on the 2014 Attorney General race soon!