Del. Washington to Seek Senate Appointment

Dear Neighbors and Friends,

Today, I am announcing my intention to seek the nomination for State Senator.

As you might have heard, our current Senator Paul Pinsky is taking on a new role in the Wes Moore administration. In light of this news, I am officially applying to the Democratic Central Committee to fill this vacancy. I’d like to thank Paul for his many years of public service to our State, and wish him the best moving forward.

Serving as your Delegate for the last decade has been the honor of a lifetime. I have gotten to know so many of you from knocking on your door, partnering with your community organizations, and hosting numerous events across our District.

Through these conversations, I heard your thoughts, concerns, and ideas and went to work. With your help, we have secured over $2 billion in new funding for our public schools, implemented tuition-free community college, raised the minimum wage to $15, secured critical environmental protections, and passed historic police reform. I’ve also looked to always serve the community, by hosting dozens of events including backpack giveaways, coat drives, and food distributions during the pandemic.

I have always tried my best to be responsive to concerns, communicate the positions I take to my constituents, and have a strong a presence in our community. You have entrusted me with your support in the past, and I have always done my best to live up to the standards that you deserve.

As your State Senator, I will continue the fight for racial equity, a world class education system, environmental justice, and economic opportunity for all. With this new opportunity, I’ll be better able to influence critical resources and bring quality development to our District, and build off of the tens of millions of dollars in State funding we have received over the past several years under my leadership.

Process for Filling Vacancies

In a few weeks, the Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee will meet to select a new Senator for our District. At the hearing, all applicants for the seat will state their case for why they should be considered. After the Committee votes, the Governor will have 30 days to confirm the nominee, who will serve in the Senate through 2026.

We still have not received information on the details of where or when the selection hearing will take place, but I will keep you posted. As a District 22 resident, I once again humbly ask for your support in filling this vacancy! I ask that you please sign on to this letter asking the committee to consider me as the nominee for this open seat.

In this new role, I am committed to fighting for our values to stand up for racial and social justice. I want to thank you again for your years of support, and I ask for your support to serve you in this new role. I know that by standing together, we can achieve great things for our community. Let’s get to work!

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