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.
Dear Friend,I am working to institute a paid Family & Medical Leave Insurance Fund in Maryland.
This fund-- modeled after very popular programs in NJ, RI, and CA-- would support working people who need to take unpaid time off to deal with family and medical emergencies.
What an exciting month it has been! In addition to my work in the legislature, I started a new job as Executive Director of Suited for Change, an organization that supports women in the DC Metro area who are re-entering the workforce after facing various challenges, including …
Did you see me in the Washington Post and Bethesda Magazine yesterday? It was a VERY busy day, and the culmination of a hectic several months working for the families and businesses in District 16.
Breaking News on Family and Medical Leave Insurance Fund!
"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."
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.
I am supporting Ariana because she has an impressive background with a demonstrated commitment to making a difference in her community. She is bright, articulate, hardworking, and an idealist with a practical sense of how to get things done. Her life shows a dedication to promoting the public good.
"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."
“Ariana Kelly is a defender of our environment who will move Maryland toward a clean energy future, promote smarter transportation solutions and protect our Chesapeake Bay and other natural habitats from big polluters.”
"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."
"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."
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."
"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 "