I am honored to represent my hometown in the Maryland House of Delegates. Please know my door is always open to the residents of D16 (Bethesda, North Bethesda, Glen Echo, Friendship Heights, Cabin John, Somerset and parts of Rockville and Potomac). I look forward to hearing from you and working with you on the issues that matter to our community.
Last weekend, I attended the Women's March on Washington alongside at least 500,000 fellow marchers, 3.3 million across America, and nearly 5 million internationally. This was truly a life changing experience for many of us.
After the march I stayed up late with m…
Near midnight on election night, I held my twelve year old daughter as she bawled. Her heart was broken by the election results. She has been a regular volunteer on the Hillary Clinton campaign, traveling to Pennsylvania to help knock on doors and make phone calls. She was crushed …
Today, Governor Hogan signed into law HB 1005 - The Contraceptive Equity Act.
Frustrated by unprecedented attacks against Planned Parenthood last summer, I decided to do something positive. Working with Planned Parenthood of Maryland, we took on the fight to expand access to…
It is with unbridled enthusiasm that I endorse Ariana Kelly, Democrat for state Delegate. Ariana and I have a strong personal friendship developed over many years, so I’ve seen up-close as she’s fought to improve the lives of Maryland families. It would be an honor to serve with her in the House of Delegates.
"Ariana is not only deeply committed to women's health. She is also smart, innovative, and a proven coalition builder. She was a savvy advocate for NARAL in Annapolis, and has an excellent track record with fiscal responsibility "
Doug Prouty, President, Montgomery County Education Association
"Ariana has spent her entire career advocating for children and families, and she won't stop when she is elected. She has the experience, skills, and expertise we need from a strong advocate for children and educators in Annapolis."
"Not only is she is intelligent, articulate and compassionate, she also has a tremendous track record of accomplishment. We need more women like her in the legislature to bring perspective and knowledge of the issues that affect Maryland families."
"The NARAL family is proud to support Ariana Kelly. She will be a strong voice for progressive values. We live in challenging times. That’s why Ariana’s real-world experience running an organization and bringing people together to come up with practical solutions will serve her—and her constituents—well in Annapolis."
"Kelly ... is strong on women’s and family issues. She helped pass laws requiring that every hospital emergency room in the state — not just one in each county — have at least a protocol for providing rape kits for victims of sexual assault. She also has fought to require small businesses to provide employees with job-protected maternity and paternity leave, and to mandate that insurance companies cover autism treatment."
"Ariana possesses the rare combination of talent, intelligence and compassion that inspires people to listen closely to her ideas and believe in her. She has demonstrated strong leadership in her past efforts to secure legislation important to Maryland families. and I am convinced that as a state delegate representing District 16, she will take her passion and negotiating skills to even greater heights. Ariana is exactly the person anyone would want to advocate for their interests."