Momentum Builds for Ariana Kelly

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Just days before the September 14th Democratic primary, Ariana Kelly, candidate for an open delegate seat in Maryland's District 16 announced today two new endorsements from important grassroots citizens organizations. 

Kelly is now endorsed by Clean Water Action, a 1.2 Million member organization with a strong membership in Maryland. Clean Water Action commended Kelly for her commitment to protecting our water, our health, and our future. 

With this endorsement, Kelly has now earned the "triple crown" of environmental endorsements. Sierra Club and League of Conservation Voters announced their endorsements of Kelly last month. Kelly is the only candidate for the open delegate seat to be endorsed by these environmental groups. 

Kelly was also endorsed today by People for the American Way. Founded by civil rights leaders including Barbara Jordan and Norman Lear, People for the American Way works to promote justice,  freedom and equality. Kelly has spent her career as a nonprofit advocate working successfully on these issues. 

Ariana Kelly is the only candidate for the open Delegate seat in Maryland's District 16 with support from a wide range of community groups and elected officials. She has worked with many of these individuals and groups over the years in Annapolis, and has earned their support because she is a proven, principled advocate with a known for working well in diverse coalitions to advance common goals.

Ariana Kelly has been endorsed by:

  • Montgomery County Education Association
  • Maryland State Education Association
  • Clean Water Action
  • Sierra Club
  • Maryland League of Conservation Voters
  • Equality Maryland
  • SEIU Local 500
  • MCPS Retirees Association
  • Montgomery Women
  • Montgomery County NOW
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland
  • Democratic Women's PAC of Maryland
  • People for the American Way
  • 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, Brookmont, Cabin John, Friendship Heights, Glen Echo, North Bethesda, Somerset, and portions of Potomac and Rockville.  Kelly lives in Bethesda, where she was born and raised, 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. 



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