District 14 lawmakers files for re-election in Annapolis
Sen. Craig Zucker and Delegates Eric Luedtke, Pam Queen and Anne Kaiser have all filed for re-election to their respective seats in Annapolis in 2022.
They all serve District 14, which covers the eastern part of the county, including Damascus, Olney and Burtonsville.
Zucker has been in the state Senate since 2016, and was a delegate from 2010 to 16.
Luedtke has served as House Majority Leader since 2019, and has been in the House since 2010. Kaiser is chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, and is former House Majority Leader. She was first elected in 2002.
Queen began as a delegate in 2016 and is the current chair of the Banking, Consumer Protection and Commercial Law Subcommittee on the Economic Matters Committee.
U.S. Reps. Jamie Raskin and John Sarbanes, who represent parts of Montgomery County in Washington, D.C., lauded the District 14 group’s efforts.
“We are proud to support this outstanding group of public servants. They have been strong partners with us on Capitol Hill, and have been effective advocates for their district in Annapolis. During these challenging times, we need leaders like them in public office,” Raskin and Sarbanes said in a prepared statement.
Patterson reappointed to county’s Planning Board
County Council members unanimously have reappointed Tina Patterson to the county’s planning board.
Patterson, who was first appointed in 2017, owns a management consulting firm in Germantown.
In her letter to the County Council, she called herself an example of “quiet leadership” and said attendance at regional planning conferences has broadened her knowledge about land use, development, planning and parks.
But she also brings her experience as an upcounty resident to the table, she said.
“As a small business owner, I often share perspectives about attracting and retaining businesses. As a former renter and a commuter, I understand the significant need for affordable, attainable housing and access to reliable transportation,” Patterson wrote.
Commissioners on the Montgomery County Planning Board are appointed to four-year terms by County Council members, overseeing development and growth in Montgomery’s 323,000 acres, along with the 32,900-acre park system.
Raskin to appear at re-election campaign event for Evan Glass
U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin will appear at a virtual campaign event for Council Member Evan Glass, who is running for re-election for one of the council’s four at-large seats.
Glass, who was first elected in 2018, lauded his legislative accomplishments in an email announcing the kickoff campaign event, which will be held via Zoom on June 5 at 10 a.m.
The event is free and more information is available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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