For Immediate Release
August 16, 2018

Contact: Kristen Harbeson, Political Director
cell: 410 952 8100

Maryland League of Conservation Voters Announces General Election Endorsements

(Annapolis, MD) Today the Maryland League of Conservation Voters (Maryland LCV) released a round of endorsed candidates for the Maryland General Assembly in the 2018 state general elections. With a success rate of over 90% after the June primary elections, the organization said the two Senate candidates and sixteen House candidates are ready to lead their communities with the environment as a central issue to their campaign.

“The general election is 83 days away and these strong conservation leaders are fresh from the primary victories, hitting the ground to be strong advocates in their communities and for the environment,” said Karla Raettig, Executive Director of Maryland LCV. “These candidates will lead in the General Assembly with our values to protect our air, land, water, and communities at the forefront.”

Latest Round of Endorsements as of August 16, 2018



District/ Seat

Delores G. Kelley

Baltimore County

10/ Senator

Obie Patterson

Prince George’s County

26/ Senator

Ken Kerr

Frederick County3B/ Delegate

Lily Qi

Montgomery County

15/ Delegate

Emily Shetty

Montgomery County

18/ Delegate

Jared Solomon

Montgomery County

18/ Delegate

Charlotte Crutchfield

Montgomery County

19/ Delegate

Vaughn Stewart

Montgomery County

19/ Delegate

Mary A. Lehman

Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties

21/ Delegate

Veronica Turner

Prince George’s County

26/ Delegate

Jason T. Fowler

Calvert County

27C/ Delegate

Julia Margaret Nichols

St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties

29C/ Delegate

Alice Cain

Anne Arunel County

30A/ Delegate

Mike Shay

Anne Arunel County

30B/ Delegate

Gabriel Acevero

Montgomery County

39/ Delegate

Melissa Wells

Baltimore City

40/ Delegate

Regina T. Boyce

Baltimore City

43/ Delegate

Maryland LCV’s endorsement process is based on proven leadership on the environment for incumbents and a thorough evaluation of new candidate’s background and commitment to the environment.

Before each state election, the Maryland League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Board of Directors and staff evaluate questionnaires and conduct interviews with dozens of candidates for state-wide office, including Comptroller, Attorney General, and Governor as well candidates as for the Maryland House of Delegates and Senate. In the 2018 Primary and General elections, Maryland LCV will once again campaign to elect pro-conservation candidates.

More endorsements will be released in the coming months.