U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen recently won the Western Maryland Democratic Summit straw poll here in Frederick with 86 percent of the vote. I am encouraged that so many voters in this area understand the impact Van Hollen will have in the Senate. He is the best candidate to succeed the retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski and will continue her legacy of fighting for results to help working families and move Maryland forward.
I appreciate that Van Hollen came out to Frederick and voiced his commitment to create a level playing field for working families, better education for our children, and equal pay for equal work. When Van Hollen speaks, you can trust his words, because he has a proven record of getting things done for the people he represents. He led the fight for more resources to build schools and is fighting to make college more affordable. He strongly supports the crucial medical research effort taking place at Fort Detrick and the National Cancer Institute. He knows how important it is to invest in our infrastructure and create good-paying jobs here in Maryland.
Van Hollen has proved he will never stop fighting to achieve results for the people of Maryland and that’s why I am voting for Van Hollen on April 26.