Female candidates come up short in Montgomery County Green Dems endorsements

The Montgomery County Green Democrats announced yesterday in a press release a list of 25 Democratic candidates the organization is endorsing for Maryland’s June 26 primary.

The press release states that the candidates “were selected by a vote of the club’s membership and reflect the members’ expectations that if elected, they will make protecting the environment a major policy priority.”

The Green Democrats received 50 completed questionnaires – 30 of which were from female candidates (60%). The organization endorsed 25 candidates in total, four of whom were female candidates (16%). While a majority of the questionnaires were completed by female candidates, 84% of the organization’s endorsements were handed off to male candidates.

One District 18 candidate who asked to remain on background told A Miner Detail, “So much for the year of the woman. Apparently, women can’t be environmentalists.”

The Green Democrats Election Committee evaluated all the candidate questionnaires who responded to its email and released its public list of “recommendations” via its website. However, several recommended candidates did not receive the group’s endorsement.

Below is the Green Democrats’ list of the RECOMMENDED candidates.

Montgomery County Elected Offices:

  • County Executive – Marc Elrich
  • County Council-at-Large – Bill Conway, Danielle Meitiv, Chris Wilhelm and Seth Grimes (not endorsed)
  • County Council District 1 – Ana Sol Gutierrez (not endorsed)
  • County Council District 5 – Tom Hucker
  • Sheriff – Darren Mark Popkin

State of Maryland Elected Offices:

  • Governor – Rich Madaleno and Ben Jealous (not endorsed)
  • State Senator District 16 – Susan Lee
  • State Senator District 18 – Jeff Waldstreicher
  • State Senator District 20 – Will Smith
  • State Delegate District 14 – Pamela Queen
  • State Delegate District 16 – Marc Korman, Samir Paul
  • State Delegate District 18 – Al Carr, Mila Johns and Emily Shetty (Johns and Shetty were not endorsed)
  • State Delegate District 19 – Brian Crider, Vaughn Stewart and Charlotte Crutchfield (not endorsed)
  • State Delegate District 20 – Lorig Charkoudian and Jheanelle Wilkins (not endorsed)

US Congressional Offices:

  • Congress MD District 6 – Roger Manno

Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee:

  • Committee Member-at-Large (Male) – Erwin Rose and Marie Mapes (not endorsed)

Below is the list of the Green Democrats’ ENDORSED candidates.

Montgomery County Elected Offices:

  • County Executive – Marc Elrich
  • County Council-at-Large – Bill Conway, Danielle Meitiv, Chris Wilhelm
  • County Council District 5 – Tom Hucker
  • Sheriff – Darren Popkin

State of Maryland Elected Offices:

  • Governor – Rich Madaleno
  • State Senator District 16 – Susan Lee
  • State Senator District 18 – Jeff Waldstreicher
  • State Senator District 20 – Will Smith
  • State Delegate District 14 – Pamela Queen
  • State Delegate District 16 – Marc Korman, Samir Paul
  • State Delegate District 17 – Kumar Barve
  • State Delegate District 18 – Al Carr, Jared Solomon
  • State Delegate District 19 – Brian Crider, Vaughn Stewart
  • State Delegate District 20 – Lorig Charkoudian, David Moon

US Congressional Offices:

  • Senator – Ben Cardin
  • Congress MD District 3 – John Sarbanes
  • Congress MD District 6 – Roger Manno
  • Congress MD District 8 – Jamie Raskin

Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee:

  • Committee Member-at-Large (Male) – Erwin Rose

 

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