Saturday, May 01, 2010

Eric Luedtke Announces District 14 Delegate Campaign, Endorsements

MCEA Board Member and former Free State Politics blogger Eric Luedtke has announced the formal start of his campaign for District 14 Delegate along with a boatload of endorsements. Following is his press release.



BURTONSVILLE, MD – Democrat Eric Luedtke has officially announced his candidacy for the Maryland House of Delegates in District 14. Luedtke is a middle school social studies teacher for Montgomery County Public Schools, a life-long resident of Montgomery County and currently serves as a board member of the Montgomery County Education Association and the East County Citizens Advisory Board. He is also a former board member of the District 14 Democratic Club and the Montgomery County Sierra Club. Luedtke is a resident of Burtonsville, where he lives with his wife Emily and son Colin.

When asked why he’s running, Luedtke stated “I am running for the Maryland House of Delegates because I believe we need leaders who will stand up for everyday people. Leaders who will speak out for our community, support stronger schools, bring jobs to District 14 and fight for a clean environment. We need leaders who listen. That's the kind of leader I am.”

Luedtke is proud to have received early endorsements from community leaders throughout Montgomery County, including:

Valerie Ervin, County Council (District 5)
Nancy Navarro, County Council (District 4)
Marc Elrich, County Council (At Large)
Peter Myo Khin, President, District 14 Democratic Club
Jackie Lichter, Chair, Montgomery County Commission for Women
Elbridge James, Director, Maryland Black Family Alliance and former VP, Montgomery County NAACP
Oscar Ramirez, Chair, Hispanic Democratic Club of Montgomery County
Tim Hwang, Student Member, Montgomery County Board of Education
Bonnie Cullison, Former President, Montgomery County Education Association
Anne Ambler, Former Chair, Montgomery County Sierra Club
Neal Carter, Former Chair, Young Democrats of Maryland Minority Caucus

Luedtke will officially kick off his campaign with an event at the Buffington Building in Olney on May 16th at 1pm.