Tag Archives: Ariana Kelly

Maryland Paid Family Leave Act Press Conference

A number of advocates and elected officials came together today to hold a press conference at the Silver Spring Civic Center led by Bethesda Delegate Ariana Kelly, who is the lead sponsor of a bill to establish a paid family leave act in Maryland. Along with Kelly, also present at the press conference were Montgomery County Councilmembers Tom Hucker and… Read more »

MD Family Leave Bill Proposed

Recently, DC proposed a paid family leave policy that would include all workers, including federal employees. One concern is that it would create a disparity in leave policy between two workers in the same office who happened to live in separate jurisdictions.   Last week, the Hill reported that Delegate Ariana Kelly will introduce a bill to provide paid family leave… Read more »

Hot Sheet

For those of us playing the home version of the game, things have gotten messy. So being spring, it’s time for a clean start with a fresh new scoresheet. Senate: Declared and Running: Donna Edwards, Chris Van Hollen Still Thinking About It: Elijah Cummings Finally Actually Thinking About It: Dutch Ruppersberger Probably Not This Time: John Sarbanes Likes To Torture… Read more »

Four In The Eighth

My man Lou Peck is reporting this morning in Bethesda Magazine that District 18 Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez will file her candidacy papers with the FEC today. Gutierrez, a native of El Salvador, was first elected to the General Assembly in 2002—the first Hispanic-American woman to serve in that body—after winning two terms on the Montgomery County Board of Education… Read more »

End of the Month Summary

To think that a month ago, Maryland 2016 was going to be a sleepy little remote outpost. Hillary Clinton or another Democrat would win the state’s 10 electoral votes, Barbara Mikulski was going to be reelected for another term, and everyone would be focused on reclaiming the governor’s seat in 2018. Well. Wherever we are now, it ain’t that place…. Read more »

Susan Lee - Ready to Run?

According to my sources, District 16 Senator Susan Lee may have been the last CD8 candidate to appear on the map, but she is moving fast. It appears she may be the next candidate formally into the race in the very near future. Two candidates who started fast in terms of the conversation appear now to have cooled in their… Read more »

Another Candidate?

Another candidate in Congressional District 8? Multiple minions report that Senator Susan Lee is considering the race. For those keeping score at home, that would be 3/4 of the District 16 delegation now pondering a congressional run. Delegates Ariana Kelly (8) and Bill Frick (6?) are already on the board. D16 delegation meetings should be a hoot if this keeps… Read more »