Maryland Working Families Endorses Marc Elrich for County Executive


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Maryland Working Families Endorses Marc Elrich for County Executive

SILVER SPRING, Md._ On May 1, a day that honors workers all over the world, Maryland Working Families (MDWF) announced their endorsement of Marc Elrich for Montgomery County Executive. A grassroots organization that engages in issue campaigns and organizing work in addition to electoral advocacy, MDWF supports candidates who share their progressive vision for an economy that works for everyone.

“Maryland Working Families is proud to support Marc Elrich for County Executive,” said Jay Hutchins, Acting Executive Director of Maryland Working Families. “He's a demonstrated champion for the people of Montgomery County. Marc Elrich is exactly the type of progressive leader we need to move Montgomery County forward.”

MDWF counts paid sick leave and “ban the box” legislation (which reduces obstacles to job opportunities for people with criminal records) - two initiatives Elrich was a leader on at the county level - as two of their proudest accomplishments. They say they do not give “paper” endorsements and that, when they endorse someone, they expect to “make a difference in electing a progressive candidate.”

“It is an honor to receive the support of Maryland Working Families,” Elrich said. “Working Families chapters all around the country have played an important role in advancing policies that tangibly improve people’s lives, and it means a lot that they see my candidacy’s potential to help families across Montgomery County.”

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Marc Elrich has been an at-large Montgomery County Councilmember since 2006. He chairs the Public Safety Committee, serves on the Education Committee, and is the County Council’s representative to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Transportation Planning Board. Prior to his election to the County Council, he served on the Takoma Park City Council for 19 years and taught at Rolling Terrace Elementary School for 17 years. For more information, see www.marcelrich.org.

Media Contact:

Ben Spielberg, Campaign Manager

Ben@marcelrich.org

609-828-3783

Authorized by: Marc Elrich for County Executive; Dale Tibbitts, Treasurer; 9511 St. Andrews Way, Silver Spring, MD 20901

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