District 18, District 12 Slates File for Re-Election

    Montgomery County lawmakers from District 18 filed for re-election to the General Assembly on Wednesday and plan to campaign together as the District 18 Democratic Team.

    Sen. Jeffrey D. Waldstreicher, and Dels. Alfred C. Carr Jr., Emily Shetty, and Jared Solomon, announced their re-election campaigns along with endorsements from Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D), U.S. Rep. Jamie B. Raskin (D) and Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro (D).

    “My friends on the District 18 Democratic Team work their hearts out in Annapolis to make our community livable, functional, and breathable,” Raskin said in a statement. “I’m proud to support this group of passionate public servants, my partners in making progress in Maryland.”

    The lawmakers also issued a joint statement.

    “Every day, we work closely together on behalf of our constituents. United as friends, colleagues, and teammates, we hope to have the opportunity to continue to serve,” they said.

    District 18 is a Democratic stronghold. So far, no challengers have filed to run against the incumbents.

    District 12 incumbents file

    Another slate of incumbents filed to campaign together last week, the lawmakers from District 12, which includes parts of Baltimore and Howard counties.

    Sen. Clarence K. Lam (D) and Democratic Delegates Eric Ebersole, Jessica Feldmark and Terri Hill met in Annapolis to file their paperwork last Wednesday.

    The lawmakers said they “share a strong value system, commitment, and work ethic” and “are full of anticipation about their future service to District 12  and the State of Maryland.”

    After once being competitive, District 12 has become increasingly Democratic in recent years. Christopher J. Feldwick, who has run unsuccessfully for office at least twice before in Howard County, has also filed to become a candidate in the District 12 House Democratic primary.

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    Danielle E. Gaines
    Danielle Gaines covered government and politics for Maryland Matters for two years before moving into an editing position. Previously, she spent six years at The Frederick News-Post ― as the paper’s principal government and politics reporter for half that time, covering courts and legal affairs before that. She also reported for the now-defunct The Gazette of Politics and Business in Maryland and previously worked as a county government and education reporter at The Merced Sun-Star in California’s Central Valley.