Forehand Endorses Cheryl Kagan in District 17 Senate Race

Cheryl Kagan and Jennie Forehand Photo | C.H.E.C.K.

Cheryl Kagan and Jennie Forehand
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Maryland State Senator Jennie Forehand endorsed Cheryl Kagan today for her District 17 senate seat. Forehand is retiring from the District 17 Senate seat at the end of her current term.

Cheryl Kagan and Luiz Simmons are candidates for the District 17 State Senate seat.  Forehand cited several reasons for supporting Kagan, including Kagan’s ability to get things done in Annapolis, her commitment to progressive Democratic values and her ability to work effectively with legislators and advocates in Annapolis.

Senator Forehand’s statement:

“My friends and supporters have been asking me which Senate candidate I believe should represent District 17. I am proud to announce my enthusiastic endorsement of my former colleague, Cheryl Kagan, who will best reflect my views and priorities in the State Senate.

“There are many reasons to support Cheryl, among them:

  1. Cheryl’s energy and commitment to getting things done have always impressed me. We need that sort of advocate in Annapolis who will stand up for women, families, and Montgomery County residents!
  2. Cheryl and I share a deep commitment to progressive Democratic values. Whether it’s domestic violence, human trafficking, or gun control, I can trust that Cheryl will consistently speak up on the progressive side.
  3. Over my years of service, I’ve learned that the legislature functions a great deal based on relationships. Cheryl is well-known and well-liked from her 8 years as a member of the House of Delegates. Because she believes in teamwork and civility, I know she can work effectively with legislators and advocates on important issues.

“For these reasons and many more, I am delighted to endorse Cheryl Kagan for State Senate. Cheryl is the clear choice, and I look forward to campaigning together toward victory in the June 24th Democratic primary. I strongly urge my friends and neighbors in Rockville and Gaithersburg to join me in supporting Cheryl.”

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