Friday, June 18, 2010

Mark Winston Announces Delegate Run in District 16

L. Mark Winston, who unsuccessfully sought appointments as a District 16 Delegate in 2002 and 2007, has announced his candidacy for the seat. Following is his press release.

For Immediate Release
June 17, 2010
Contact: Bonnie Casper (301) 252-7616


Mark Winston, an attorney practicing law in Maryland and the District, Saturday, will formally announce his candidacy for election to the Maryland House of Delegates from the 16th Legislative District. The District includes North Bethesda, Bethesda, Glen Echo, Cabin John and a small portion of Potomac.

Winston, a former member and chair of the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission, the county’s public housing and housing finance agency, and a former chair of the State Transportation Commission, a group advising the Governor and Transportation Secretary on policy matters, is making his first run for elective office.

In announcing his candidacy Winston said:

“I seek election to the House of Delegates because I care about public policy and because the State Legislature does important work. This is a rare opportunity for a citizen to make a meaningful contribution to the well being of our community – and I am committed to doing that.”

“We face serious challenges. We must find ways to preserve and improve the quality of life of our community, in spite of the fiscal challenges brought on by our recession and reduced public revenues. Simple solutions will not suffice. We find ourselves in times which call for strong, experienced and substantive leadership.”

“Serving in the House of Delegates is not a steppingstone for me. Rather, it is an extraordinary opportunity to serve in a capacity that is fulfilling in and of itself, and I hope that my prospective constituents will give me that opportunity. I pledge that, if elected, I will do everything in my ability to be worthy of their confidence.”

“The enhancement of our quality of life requires that we see the inter-relationship of several issues. We must maintain a first rate public educational system. We must improve our transportation networks in order to reduce congestion. We must achieve balanced smart growth compatible with safeguarding our environment. We must encourage job growth and economic development consistent with available public facilities. The State Government plays a significant role in all of these things.”

“I look forward to this campaign and having the opportunity to meet as many of my prospective constituents as possible.”