Ian Schlakman on Democratic Primary “I’m Reaching Across the Aisle”
My campaign is about values, vision and creating a new economy where all people are equally able to thrive.
To that end, I (a Green Party candidate) would like to “reach across the aisle” and highlight two Democratic candidates running in tomorrow's primary election.
In the race for Maryland Governor: Heather Mizeur
Many of my supporters and volunteers have also given support to Heather Mizeur in her Gubernatorial campaign. There are clear differences between her campaign and mine, however, she has managed to shake up the usual Democratic "boy's club". Heather Mizeur is reminding Democratic voters that Governor O’Mally doesn't simply get to name his successor and walk away. Her campaign is a reminder that Marylanders have a voice and that voters - not party elites - will decide who represents this great state next. Her campaign has been an inspiration for Marylanders, myself included. I wish her the best of luck in tomorrows primary.
Today I am crossing the aisle and clearly saying my support for Heather Mizeur is not about party politics. It’s about values and vision. And even though we’re from two different parties, I look forward to working with and helping Governor Mizeur build a better Maryland.
Maryland House of Delegates 40th District: Marvin “Doc” Cheatham
I also wanted to take a moment and endorse Marvin "Doc" Cheatham for the Maryland House of Delegates (40th District). Doc has been a defender of labor, free elections and a civil rights icon for years. Most importantly he’s a dear friend and inspiration to many of my campaign supporters and volunteers. Again I'm reaching across the aisle by extending the olive branch and endorsing this exceptional community leader.
If you are a registered Democrat or Republican please vote tomorrow. These are the candidates and the races that stand out to me. Whatever decision you make at the ballot box, please vote for your values and vote for the candidate that most closely reflects your vision for a better future.
Finally, best of luck to my fellow candidates in the MD 2 Congressional race, David Banach and Paul Rundquist, who have their primary elections tomorrow.