By Adam Pagnucco.
The Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) has made early endorsements in state legislative races. The endorsement of MSEA and its local affiliate, the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA), deploys the mighty Apple Ballot, one of the most powerful tools in MoCo politics. The endorsements below are just the first batch and more will follow later.
In MoCo, the teachers are now supporting:
District 14: Senator Craig Zucker, Delegates Eric Luedtke, Pam Queen and Anne Kaiser
District 15: Senator Brian Feldman, Delegates Kathleen Dumais and David Fraser-Hidalgo
District 16: Senator Susan Lee, Delegates Marc Korman and Ariana Kelly and MCEA member Samir Paul
District 18: Delegate Al Carr
District 19: Delegate Bonnie Collision
District 20: Senator Will Smith, Delegates David Moon and Jheanelle Wilkins
District 39: Senator Nancy King, Delegates Kirill Reznik and Shane Robinson
All of the above are incumbents except Samir Paul, who is an MCPS teacher and MCEA member running in District 16. None of them are surprises. The teachers’ endorsement decisions on open seats and contested races will be very interesting. We are sure that every candidate is waiting with bated breath!