District 16 Candidate Now Supported By State's Two Largest Environmental Groups
BETHESDA, Md., August 16, 2010 — Maryland League of Conservation Voters has endorsed District 16 Delegate candidate Ariana Kelly, adding to the growing momentum of her campaign.
“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," said Cindy Schwartz, Executive Director of Maryland League of Conservation Voters.
The Maryland League of Conservation Voters is the nonpartisan, political voice for the environment in Maryland.
“I am honored to receive this endorsement," said Kelly. "It is a testament to the work I have done throughout my career to ensure safe and healthy environments for everyone in Maryland.”
Kelly is a steering committee member of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families campaign and directs the Environmental Health Program at MomsRising.org, a million-member advocacy organization.
The League of Conservation Voters endorsement is the latest addition to a long list of endorsements for Kelly, including the Montgomery County Education Association, Maryland State Education Association, SEIU Local 500, Sierra Club, Equality Maryland, MCPS Retirees Association, Montgomery Women, the Democratic Women’s PAC of Maryland, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland, Montgomery County NOW, and the Women’s Campaign Forum. Del. Jeff Waldstreicher (D-18), Del. Kathleen Dumais (D-15), former Senator Mary Boergers and former Senator Sharon Grosfeld have also endorsed Kelly.
Ariana Kelly is running for an open delegate seat in the 16th District, which covers Bethesda, Cabin John, Friendship Heights, Glen Echo, North Bethesda, Somerset, and portions of Potomac and Rockville. Kelly lives in Bethesda with her husband Barak and their two children, Maeve and Leo. She has spent her career effectively advocating on the issues most important to Montgomery County families.