RELEASE: Maryland House Speaker Adrienne Jones endorses Wes Moore for governor


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May 7, 2022

Maryland House Speaker Adrienne Jones endorses Wes Moore for governor

Moore builds on unparalleled momentum in Governor’s race with endorsement of historic leader of House of Delegates

Speaker Jones joins Moore before a crowd in Catonsville to deliver her coveted endorsement

CATONSVILLE, Md. (May 7, 2021) – Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates Adrienne Jones (District 10), endorsed Wes Moore to be the next governor of Maryland today at an event in Baltimore County. 

“Wes Moore has the fortitude, lived experience, and motivation to lead us into a new era of equity, opportunity, and achievement for all Marylanders,” said Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates Adrienne Jones (District 10). “He is the governor Maryland needs to put us on the best path forward.”

Jones has represented Maryland’s 10th legislative district in the House of Delegates for over two decades. In 2019 she was elected Speaker of the House, making her both the first woman and the first African American to serve as the presiding officer in the Maryland House of Delegates as well as the highest ranking Democratic delegate in the chamber. The heralded legislator delivered her coveted endorsement of Moore at the Benjamin Banneker Museum in Catonsville, joined by key supporters. 

“It is an honor to receive the support of Speaker Jones, a stalwart champion for equity and opportunity in Maryland,” Wes Moore said. “I’ve been proud to work with her on her groundbreaking Black agenda, on the blueprint for Maryland’s future – and I will be so proud to be her partner as we usher in a new era of opportunities.”

Jones’ endorsement further demonstrates Wes Moore’s surging grassroots support and unparalleled momentum in the race for Governor. Moore recently earned the backing of 2018 Democratic nominee for Maryland Governor Ben Jealous, U.S. Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, the Maryland State Education Association, and Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks. Propelled by surging grassroots support, record breaking fundraising, and high-profile endorsements, Wes Moore has emerged from the crowded field as a frontrunner in the race for Governor.

The Speaker joins Wes Moore and his running mate former Del. Aruna Miller’s unparalleled coalition that  includes endorsements from U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD-5), former Governor and former Prince George’s County Executive Parris Glendening; former Democratic nominee for Governor Ben Jealous; 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. Guy Guzzone (District 13); 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. Vanessa Atterbeary (District 13); 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. Jessica Feldmark (District 13); Del. Terri Hill (District 12); Del. Anne Kaiser (District 14); Del. Cheryl Landis (District 23B); Majority Leader Del. Eric Luedtke (District 14); Del. Roxane Prettyman (District 44A); Del. Mike Rogers (District 32); Del. Sandy Rosenberg (District 41); Del. Emily Shetty (District 18); Geraldine Valentino-Smith (District 23A); 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); Baltimore County Councilmember Cathy Bevins (District 6); Bowie Mayor Pro Tem & Councilmember Adrian Boafo; Baltimore City Councilmember John Bullock (District 9); Hagerstown City Councilmember Tiara Burnett; Morningside Mayor Bennard Cann; Charles County Commissioner Thomasina Coates (District 2); 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); Hagerstown Mayor Emily Keller; Hagerstown City Councilmember Tekesha Martinez; District Heights Mayor Johnathan Medlock; 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; Ironworkers Local #5, a progressive union representing over 1,000 ironworkers; The Maryland State Education Association; and VoteVetsPAC, one of the top veterans advocacy organizations in the country.