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Senator Rich Madaleno is the Democrat best positioned to defeat Republican incumbent Larry Hogan and win the 2018 Maryland gubernatorial election. Rich Madaleno is one of the most influential leaders in Maryland politics today.
Luwanda W. Jenkins has over 25 years of effective results-driven leadership experience in the areas of community relations, supplier diversity, and public-sector minority business enterprise program development.

RASKIN ENDORSEMENT

Representative Jamie Raskin endorsement of Rich Madaleno for Governor

Praise for Madaleno

Join me in my vision for Maryland, where we look toward 2050, not back to 1950.  A vision where we provide a debt-free education, ensure healthcare as a right, and position Maryland as a leader in green jobs and energy.
Rich Madaleno

Senator Madaleno is Montgomery County’s budgetary wizard who translates the progressive priorities of our delegation every day into the dollars and cents of the state budget.

Representative Jamie Raskin D MD 8th District

Since being elected to office, Rich has succeeded in passing vital legislation on economic, education, environmental and transportation issues. He is recognized as the “go-to expert” on budget issues.

The Victory Fund 2017 Endorsement

There are very few people who understand the state’s budgets and its impact on real people as he does and there are even fewer who can make those budget issues make sense to ordinary people.

Pat Murray Former MD Party Executive Director

He is an expert in tax and budget matters and a pioneer in bringing marriage equality to Maryland, and he has been a force in keeping college affordable.

Washington Post 2014 Endorsement

Madaleno has become a one-man truth squad. No one in the legislature has so consistently questioned the governor’s policies and the arguments behind them – especially on fiscal matters.

Josh Kurtz Maryland Matters Blog

Montgomery County Democrat Richard S. Madaleno Jr., is known primarily as the Senate’s fiscal expert, a respected lawmaker with a mastery of the budget, a winning personality.

Washingtonian 2012

Meet Rich Madaleno

Defeat Larry Hogan

Senator Rich Madaleno is the Democrat best positioned to defeat Republican incumbent Larry Hogan and win the 2018 Maryland gubernatorial election.

Go-To Expert

Since his election in 2002, Rich has passed vital economic, education, environmental, and transportation legislation, and is recognized as the “go-to expert” on budget issues.

Leading Voice

The first openly gay person elected to the Maryland House and Senate, Madaleno has been at the forefront of every LGBT policy victory in Maryland for twenty years.

Budgetary Wizard

Rich is a vocal critic of Governor Hogan’s continued attempts to finance tax cuts by cutting critical state programs on which Maryland families depend.

Praise for Madaleno

“He helped lead the push to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland and sponsored legislation this year that makes Maryland the first state to guarantee Planned Parenthood will not lose funding in the state if Congress cuts off federal money for the organization.” | Washington, Post

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Maryland Issues

My legislative agenda is geared to advance the rights and address the needs of ALL Marylanders. From jobs, wages and tax fairness to education and the environment, I am looking to ensure that our great state is ready and prepared not just for the next four years, but for the next forty years, to ensure Maryland will be a beacon for the future.
Rich Madaleno

Health Care

Rich Madaleno is committed to ensuring that all Marylanders have access to affordable, high-quality health care.

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Economy

A Stronger Economy. Under Rich Madaleno’s leadership Maryland will be “Open to the Future”.

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Rights

Rich Madaleno has effectively crusaded for civil rights and social justice for decades. He will fight for the civil rights of all Marylanders.

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Gun Violence

Rich will oppose efforts to undermine Maryland’s gun laws to require reciprocity for other states’ concealed carry laws.

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Education

Rich Madaleno is committed to making an excellent public education available to every child in Maryland.

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Aging

Rich Madaleno believes we must ensure our growing older population has access to critical services.

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Housing

Rich Madaleno believes that housing must be available for all Marylanders. Adequate and affordable housing is essential.

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Environment

Rich Madaleno will protect Maryland’s abundant natural resources, from the Eastern Shore to Western Maryland.

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Immigration

Rich Madaleno wants to ensure that our hard-working immigrants have the opportunity to thrive in our state.

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Veterans

Rich Madaleno appreciates and honors the tremendous sacrifices and contributions made by our veterans.

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Animal Welfare

Rich Madaleno supports the interests of those with no voice — animals — and will continue to protect animals.

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“Organizing teaches as nothing else does the beauty and strength of everyday people. Through the songs of the church and the talks on the stoops, through the hundreds of individual stories of coming up from the South and finding any job that would pay, of raising families on threadbare budgets, of losing some children to drugs and watching others earn degrees and land jobs their parents could never aspire to – it is through these stories and songs of dashed hopes and powers of endurance, of ugliness and strife, subtlety and laughter, that organizers can shape a sense of community not only for others, but for themselves.” — Barack Obama

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“Organizing teaches as nothing else the beauty and strength of everyday people.” | Barack Obama
“My legislative agenda is geared to advance the rights and address the needs of ALL Marylanders. From jobs, wages and tax fairness to education and the environment, I am looking to ensure that our great state is ready and prepared not just for the next four years, but for the next forty years, to ensure Maryland will be a beacon for the future.” | Rich Madaleno
“Senator Rich Madaleno is one of the most influential leaders in the Maryland General Assembly.” | The Victory Fund
A Budgetary Wizard
``Senator Madaleno is Montgomery County’s budgetary wizard who translates the progressive priorities of our delegation every day into the dollars and cents of the state budget.`` | Representative Jamie Raskin
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More Than Just Talk

“[Rich] is considered by many as an expert on the state’s budget and fiscal policy and has been recognized as one of the most effective legislators in a poll of veteran Annapolis watchers. He has sponsored legislation on education, transportation, the environment, fiscal policy, government transparency, civil rights, and disability services.” | Metrolatin USA

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BILLS SPONSORED

Total Bills Sponsored from 2010 - 2017

68

BILLS PASSED

Total Bills Passed from 2010 - 2017

42

EDUCATION BILLS

Total Education Bills from 2010 - 2017

37

ECONOMY BILLS

Total Economy Bills from 2010 - 2017

Awards and Recognition

2007-2008

Certificate of Appreciation, Maryland Municipal League

2009

Champion of Our Community Award (LGBT Equity Center)

2009

Rich Madaleno | Legislative Award, The Arc of Maryland

2012

Public Policy Award (Disability Rights Maryland)

2013

Honored at Equality Maryland Brunch

2014

Legislator of the Year Award (Mental Health Association MD)

2014

Maryland's Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick Leadership Award

2016

Public Service Award (MC Executive Hispanic Gala)

2016

Courageous Leadership Award (MLK Jr. Awards Celebration)

2017

District of Columbia Maryland Virginia NORML Coalition Award

One of the Most Influential Leaders

“Senator Rich Madaleno is one of the most influential leaders in the Maryland General Assembly. In 2002 he was the first openly gay candidate elected to the Maryland House of Delegates. In 2006 he became the first openly gay candidate elected to the Maryland State Senate. Since being elected to office, Rich has succeeded in passing vital legislation on economic, education, environmental and transportation issues. He is recognized as the “go-to expert” on budget issues.” | The Victory Fund

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