Shetty endorsed by SEIU

District 18 Democratic candidate Emily Shetty’s campaign announced today that Shetty has been endorsed by SEIU Local 500, a union representing more than 13,500 workers in Montgomery County, including Montgomery County Public Schools support staff.

Shetty told A Miner Detail that while she didn’t earn this same endorsement when she ran for the district House seat in 2014, she is “thrilled to have their support” in 2018.

A Miner Detail shares Shetty’s press release that announces the endorsement.

For Immediate Release

Democratic Candidate for D18 Delegate Emily Shetty Receives Endorsement of
SEIU Local 500
President highlights Shetty as a Fighter for Education

Kensington, MD – SEIU Local 500, the union representing more than 13,500 workers in Montgomery County, including the support staff of the Montgomery County Public Schools, has announced today its endorsement of Emily Shetty for Delegate in District 18.

“Emily Shetty is a fighter,” said Merle Cuttitta, President of SEIU Local 500. “She’s a fighter for education who understands that education begins long before a child starts school and who supports Maryland’s early learning professionals. Emily has also staked out a strong position on making sure that Montgomery County Schools get a fair share of funding from the state for capital projects that will help educate our growing student population.”

“I am proud to have received this influential endorsement for my campaign, recognizing our shared prioritization of the education needs of our children here in Montgomery County,” said Emily Shetty. “If elected to serve District 18 in Annapolis, I will fight every day, alongside our early childhood education providers, teachers and support staff within the public schools, to ensure that every child in Montgomery County has access to the highest quality education.”


Emily Shetty is a Democratic Candidate seeking the Democratic nomination for District 18 House of Delegates in the June 26, 2018 primary election. She is the Vice Chair of the Montgomery County Democratic Party , and serves on the Board of the District 18 Democratic Caucus and the Woman’s Democratic Club of Montgomery County, where she serves as the Co-chair of the Advocacy Committee. She resides in Kensington with her husband Ash, two year old son Ayden, and rescue dog Zoey. For more information visit

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