Sunday, October 6, 2013

Race to Replace Delegate Brian Feldman in D15 Heats Up // Saqib Ali Wins Endorsements from Progressive MD & MCGEO

This Tuesday, the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee will select a replacement for Delegate Brian Feldman's District 15 seat. With multiple contenders vying for the appointment, the race is heating up quickly. Below we provide letters from Progressive Maryland and MCGEO (the union representing MoCo government employees) endorsing Saqib Ali for the D15 vacancy:

Dear Montgomery County Central Committee Member:

On behalf of the 23,000 members and supporters and 25 affiliated organizations of Progressive Maryland, I am writing to ask you to appoint former Delegate Saqib Ali to the District 15 House of Delegates vacancy created by the appointment of Delegate Brian Feldman to the Maryland Senate.

As you likely know, Progressive Maryland builds power for working families by mounting issue campaigns and organizing people to take action on issues that will improve the lives of working families in our state. Through research, public education, and direct political action in Annapolis and communities statewide, we strive to build a strong middle class, reduce income inequality, and improve the lives of Maryland’s working families. We believe that former Delegate Ali will support our work towards those important goals when appointed.

It was our pleasure to get to know the candidates who spent time talking with us this week. We truly appreciate their time. It’s always wonderful getting to know people with a strong desire to serve the public. After careful consideration, we decided to recommend former Delegate Ali to the District 15 House of Delegates vacancy. Delegate Ali shares our progressive values and has a long history of fighting to improve the lives of working families in Maryland.

We are most appreciative to you for weighing our recommendation as you make your final decision. Please know that we are counting on you to appoint Delegate Ali to the Maryland House of Delegates.


Elbridge James
cc: Senator Brian Feldman
 Delegate Aruna Miller
 Delegate Kathleen Dumas

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