Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Gang's All Here for Kirill

Delegate Kirill Reznik (D-39) has announced endorsements from Governor Martin O'Malley, Attorney General Doug Gansler, Comptroller Peter Franchot and County Executive Ike Leggett. Reznik is also one of a handful of candidates in the county who has landed every single major endorsement so far. Despite the fact that he was appointed in 2007 to replace Delegate Nancy King (who became a Senator), it is becoming increasingly obvious that Reznik is cruising to election in his own right. This shows just how important the Central Committee's appointment power is as David Lublin noted a long time ago.

Following is Reznik's press release.

July 28, 2010

O’Malley, Gansler, Franchot, and Leggett endorse Del. Kirill Reznik

Germantown, Maryland – In recognition of his commitment and service to the people of Montgomery County, Delegate Kirill Reznik (D-39) has been endorsed by Governor Martin O’Malley, Attorney General Doug Gansler, Comptroller Peter Franchot, and Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett.

"I am proud to endorse Delegate Kirill Reznik for reelection in District 39. Since he joined the legislature, Kirill and I have worked together to freeze college tuition and expand Medicaid to 55,000 of our state’s neediest citizens,” said Governor O’Malley. “Kirill is a rising leader in the legislature who truly cares about his constituents and I ask for your support in reelecting him."

In his statement of support, Comptroller Franchot stated “Kirill Reznik has been an effective advocate for District 39 and for Montgomery County in the Maryland House of Delegates. I endorse his re-election effort and look forward to working with him in the months and years ahead.”

In citing Reznik’s commitment to statewide issues, Attorney General Gansler stated “Since entering the General Assembly, Kirill and I have fought together on many important issues including strengthening protections for victims of sexual abuse and improving our environment by cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay. We have also worked closely on legislation to ensure that Marylanders with autism spectrum disorders, and their families, receive the healthcare coverage they need for appropriate treatment.“

“I am proud of these, and the many other endorsements I have received during my campaign to return to Annapolis and continue to fight on behalf of my constituents,” said Reznik. “We face unprecedented challenges today in getting our economy back on track and maintaining our world-class education system. It will be an honor to work to find the solutions to these and many other challenges.”

Reznik has served in the House of Delegates since 2007 on the Health and Government Operations Committee representing District 39, encompassing parts of North Potomac, Germantown, Gaithersburg, Montgomery Village, Derwood, and the town of Washington Grove.

To date, Reznik has also received endorsements from the Montgomery County Education Association, the Maryland State Education Association, Progressive Maryland, the League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland, Equality Maryland, SEIU, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689, Metropolitan Washington Council of the AFL-CIO, and the Montgomery County Public School Retirees Association.