Political wins in Maryland

June 14, 2024

Political Wins in Maryland_1199 Mag.jpgAs the political season ramps up, first-time member political organizer Ida Davis, a delegate from the University of Maryland Capital Region Health Center in Largo, Maryland, was excited for her fellow MPOs to learn more about Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks. Most of the other program members, she explained, were from Baltimore, but Ida was familiar with the County Executive as a Prince George’s County resident. Alsobrooks is running against former Republican Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland in a bid to protect a blue seat in the U.S. Senate.

“As [the other members] saw her strength and voice and the important work that she has done in Prince George’s County, she won them over,” Ida said—noting that she saw Alsobrooks’ momentum grow steadily—even as she faced an opponent with tens of millions of dollars to spend.

“I’m so excited that she won the primary. 1199 goes all out for our candidates—everyone knows us in our purple shirts,” she added. Along with the other MPOs, Ida knocked doors for Alsobrooks and other local candidates.