State Del. Aruna Miller (D-Darnestown) is racking up endorsements for her congressional among Montgomery County’s Democratic establishment, with the latest being consultant and former Maryland Democratic Party Chairman Terry Lierman.
Miller’s congressional campaign announced yesterday Lierman’s endorsement in a press release sent to media.
Lierman is the ultimate Democratic insider. The Montgomery County resident served as chief of staff to then-House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland). He’s is also a confidant of former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, having signed on to Martin O’Malley’s unsuccessful 2016 presidential bid and served as his campaign treasurer.
Last September, outgoing Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.), who is running for president of the United States in the 2020 election, announced that Lierman will serve as chairman of his presidential campaign.
Delaney has yet to throw his support behind any Democrat running to succeed him in the 6th Congressional District.
Politics is a family affair in the Lierman household.
Lierman’s daughter, Brooke E. Lierman, a Baltimore City Democrat and attorney, was first elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2014, representing District 46. She is running to retain her seat in the upcoming election.
Lierman’s son, Kyle Lierman, ran for state delegate in District 16 in 2010, finishing closely behind now-Del. Ariana Kelly in an 11-way primary that at times was rooted in negative attacks. Lierman (Kyle) now runs Civic Advisors, a consulting company, after serving in the Obama White House for six years.
Kyle Lierman is staying local in 2018, having signed on as a consultant to Montgomery County Executive candidate David T. Blair’s campaign.
A Miner Detail reshares Miller’s press release.
Former Maryland Democratic Party Chair and Hoyer Chief of Staff Terry Lierman Endorses Aruna Miller for Congress
GAITHERSBURG, MD – Terry Lierman, who served as the Maryland Democratic Party Chairman and was the Chief of Staff to then Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) today endorsed Aruna Miller for Congress.
“I have worked in Democratic politics all over the state, and I have spent a lot of my career on Capitol Hill, and I can tell you that Aruna Miller is exactly the type of person we want in Congress. Not only is she hard working, but she is willing to think in out of the box ways about solutions to problems. She doesn’t grandstand, she just wants to do her job. A vote for Aruna is a vote for a Congress that can work together,” said Lierman. “To put it simply, Aruna is a doer of deeds, not just words.”
Lierman served as Congressman Hoyer’s Chief of Staff from 2007 – 2011; he was the State Party Chairman from 2004 – 2007 overseeing Governor Martin O’Malley’s successful election; Terry served as the National Co-Chair for three presidential campaigns including Governor Howard Dean, Governor Martin O’Malley and Congressman John Delaney; Lierman also founded and directed Capitol Associates, a consulting firm focused on health issues; he began his career on Capitol Hill as the Staff Director for the Senate Committee on Appropriations.
“Terry knows Maryland and Terry knows the Hill. It means so much to me that he would give me his confidence. He is an incredible resource to anyone on Capitol Hill, and I am lucky to have him on my side,” said Delegate Miller.
Aruna Miller began her career as civil engineer, working for 25 years for Montgomery County. In 2010, she was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates where she represents the 15th District and serves on the Appropriations Committee. Delegate Miller lives in the 6th Congressional District with her husband, David, her mother, Hema, and their two dogs Lucy and Scout. Aruna and David also have three adult daughters Meena, Chloe, and Sasha.