Bethesda, Maryland (June 8, 2010) With a vision for revitalizing Maryland’s economy, environment, and education system, Jeanne Allen today announced her candidacy for the Maryland House of Delegates, District 16.
Allen brings significant personal and professional experience to the race, as she seeks to represent the citizens of District 16, which spans through and beyond Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Garrett Park, Kensington, Potomac, Somerset. She filed candidacy papers in person today in Annapolis.
“I am fortunate to be able to run for delegate at such a critical time in our nation’s history. With millions of people desperate for the prosperity this great nation can provide, it’s time we adopt policies and programs to restore economic vitality to our county and our state,” Allen said.
Jeanne’s platform for community renewal focuses on the economy and getting rid of the punitive business practices that have forced jobs and residents out of the state; on education, and creating more and better educational opportunities that give our students an internationally competitive advantage and promising future; on the environment, including renewed efforts to restore the health and productivity of the Bay and positive, clean energy alternatives, and on efficiency in government, including more effective and friendly services.
Jeanne is nationally recognized as the founder and president of The Center for Education Reform, a national research and advocacy organization that has worked with hundreds of state and local officials throughout the country to improve education and has trained millions of parents who have turned to Allen’s organization for support, guidance and leadership to secure better schools for their children. She is also a small business owner, managing TAC Public Affairs Strategies, a communications agency.
“I have been fortunate to work with state legislators here and across the country and know what makes the difference between principled policymaking and political pandering. Maryland needs more lawmakers who put the people and their individual, complementary needs above special interests,” Jeanne said upon filing her papers in Annapolis today.
Allen is a 26-year resident of the 16th District. She resides in Bethesda, with her four children (John, Teddy, Anthony, and Mary Monica) and her husband, Dr. Kevin Strother, an educator. She is running for delegate as a Republican.
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