RELEASE: Maryland House Majority Leader Eric Luedtke endorses Wes Moore for governor


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March 26, 2022

Maryland House Majority Leader Eric Luedtke endorses Wes Moore for governor

House Majority Leader emphasizes Moore’s commitment to supporting educators in key endorsement 

Moore’s unparalleled momentum continues with endorsement from high-ranking legislator

BURTONSVILLE, Md. (March 26, 2022 ) – Maryland House Majority Leader Del. Eric Luedtke (District 14) today endorsed Wes Moore to be the next governor of Maryland.  A former educator and a stalwart advocate for Maryland’s children and public schools, Luedtke delivered his coveted endorsement in front of Paint Branch High School in his Montgomery County district.

“I am humbled to receive the endorsement of Majority Leader Eric Luedtke. As a career educator and lifelong champion for strong schools, Majority Leader Luedtke understands the vital role that public education plays in building strong communities and a strong future for Maryland,” Wes Moore said. “I am eager to work with Del. Luedtke to operationalize and fully fund the Blueprint and to build a stronger Maryland, including a cradle-to-career approach for every child in this state. Together, we will show that Maryland’s future runs through a strong public education system.”

The high-ranking legislator has represented District 14 in the House of Delegates since 2011. Prior to his election, Luedtke spent a decade as a middle school teacher in Montgomery County, and served on the board of the Maryland State Education Association, the largest teachers union in the state. The Majority Leader cited Moore’s commitment to supporting educators and ensuring every Maryland child has a world class public education as a key driver of his endorsement.

“Wes Moore has a clear and unwavering commitment to supporting educators and public schools in Maryland, he has the unparalleled experience and leadership to govern inclusively and enact policies to support families in Maryland, and he has the clear momentum and path to win the primary and the general election,” Luedtke said. “As a legislator, an educator, and a Marylander, I urge everyone committed to progress to join me in doing all that we can to make Wes Moore the next governor of Maryland.”

Wes Moore’s unparalleled momentum in the race for Governor has mounted rapidly with the support of a key member of leadership in the general assembly, shortly after he earned the endorsement of two of the top officials in Maryland’s second-largest jurisdiction, Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks and Prince George’s State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy. The Moore-Miller campaign’s enthusiastic grassroots support, comprehensive plans and record breaking fundraising have earned Moore the support of elected officials of all levels across the state.

In endorsing Moore, Majority Leader Eric Luedtke joins Wes Moore and Aruna Miller’s rapidly growing coalition that includes endorsements from former Governor and former Prince George’s County Executive Parris Glendening; Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks; Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman; Former Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler; Former Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith; Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy; Sen. Antonio Hayes (District 40); Sen. Cheryl Kagan (District 17); Sen. Delores Kelley (District 10); Sen. Obie Patterson (District 26); Former Sen. Nathaniel McFadden (District 45); Del. Marlon Amprey (District 40); Del. Ben Barnes (District 21); Del. Kumar Barve (District 17); Del. Lisa Belcastro (District 11); Del. Regina Boyce (District 43); Del. Chanel Branch (District 45); Del. Frank Conaway, Jr. (District 40); Del. Terri Hill (District 12); Del. Anne Kaiser (District 14); Del. Mike Rogers (District 32); Del. and Baltimore City Delegation Chair Stephanie Smith (District 45); Del. Melissa Wells (District 40); Del. Nicole Williams (District 22); Former Del. Gene Counihan (District 15); Bowie Mayor Pro Tem & Councilmember Adrian Boafo; Baltimore City Councilmember John Bullock (District 9); Morningside Mayor Bennard Cann; Baltimore City Councilmember Zeke Cohen (District 1); Baltimore City Councilmember Mark Conway (District 4); Baltimore City Councilmember Eric Costello (District 11); Bowie City Councilmember Michael Esteve (District 11); Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando (At Large); Baltimore County Council Chair and Councilmember Julian Jones (District 4); Former Gaithersburg Councilmember Yvette Monroe; Baltimore City Councilmember Phylicia Porter (District 10); Baltimore City Councilmember Odette Ramos (District 14); Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Slavin; Riverdale Park Councilmember Richard Smith (Ward 1); Laurel Councilmember Brencis Smith (Ward 2); Baltimore City Councilmember Robert Stokes (District 12); Baltimore City Councilmember James Torrence (District 7); Forest Heights Mayor Calvin Washington; former Maryland Democratic Party chairs Michael Cryor and Susie Turnbull; Former Chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board Royce Hanson; The Baltimore Fire Officers Union Local 964; Collective PAC, one of the nation’s largest organizations working to build Black representation in government; Impact, a leading national organization supporting the Indian American and South Asian community; and VoteVetsPAC, one of the top veterans advocacy organizations in the country.