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."
Tracy Terrell, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland
"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 "
Senator Brian Frosh (D16)
“Ariana does an excellent job of representing our community in Annapolis. I am supporting her re-election because I know she will carry on the smart, effective, values-based leadership we deserve.”
Nancy Keenan, President, NARAL Pro-Choice America
"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."
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher (D-18)
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.
Delegate Kathleen Dumais (D-15)
"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 Washington Post
“In the House races... Ariana B. Kelly [has] worked hard for transportation funding, marriage equality and other priorities [meriting] renomination.”
– Washington Post (May 30, 2014)
"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."
The Hon. Sharon Grosfeld, former state senator
"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."
Cindy Schwartz, Executive Director, MD League of Conservation Voters
"We are proud to endorse Ariana Kelly for Delegate. She is a proven, principled leader who has demonstrated that she has what it takes to bring Maryland forward towards a new clean energy economy."