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Levi Statement

Levi Statement

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Committee for Gerron Levi
P.O. Box 197Bowie, MD 20719301-390-1060
Media Advisory for Friday, January 15Contact: Delna Gray (202) 413-2903
Maryland State Delegate Gerron Levi to Formally Launch Campaignfor Prince George’s County Executive on January 15
th
 
Maryland State Delegate Gerron Levi (D) will file for the office of Prince George’sCounty Executive on
Friday,
 
January 15
th
at 9:30 am
at the Prince George’s CountyBoard of Elections at 16201 Trade Zone Ave. Suite 108 Upper Marlboro, MD 20774.“Over the last 60 or so days, I have been actively exploring a run for County Executive.After consulting with family, friends, constituents and supporters, I have decided toformalize my intention to seek the office of Prince George’s County Executive.“The next County Executive must offer a vision and a specific plan for the County toaddress the pressing issues facing us at the local, regional and global level. I haveoutlined 10-steps to a more advanced, innovation-oriented and job creating County.Importantly, on five of those steps, I already have a well-documented record of action:laws passed, solutions proposed, and/or programs on the ground,” said Delegate Levi.“The times really call for extraordinary leadership and my campaign will try to make thecase that my demonstrated record and ten-step plan will move the County into a bold,new direction. Prince George’s County needs innovative leaders to command the respectand leadership role in the region that it so richly deserves.”
Delegate Levi is available for advance interviews. Please call (301) 801-6121.The campaign website can be found at:
.Other initiatives spearheaded by Delegate Levi:www.mdcsic.org(Advanced Math Project)www.restorerespect.org(Campaign to Restore Respect at School)
 
About Delegate Gerron LeviCurrent Job
Maryland House of Delegates, 23A
Bowie, Mitchellville, Lanham-Seabrook, Glenn Dale, So. Laurel
1995-2009:
Lawyer/Federal Registered LobbyistAssistant Director, Legislative Department, AFL-CIOLegislative Representative, Laborers’ Intl. Union of North America
1991-1995:
 Legislative Assistant, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)Legislative Correspondent, U.S. Representative Gus Savage
Committee Assignments:
House
;
 House Work Group to Study Maryland Law Regarding Access to Firearms and Sharing of HealthInformation;Prince George's County Delegation, Bi-County Committee Legislative Black Caucus of MarylandWomen Legislators of MarylandPrince George’s County Historical and Cultural Trust
 
Education:
University of California, BerkeleyHoward University, School of Law
Professional Background:
Delegate Gerron Levi is an attorney and served from 2002 to 2009 as Assistant Director of theLegislative Department at the AFL-CIO, a federation of over 50 national and international labororganizations. She lobbied the U.S. Congress, Senate and the Executive Branch on nationalpolicy affecting fair wages and working conditions, health care, pensions, immigration, andworkplace safety and health. She worked with both Democrats and Republicans to build amajority of votes in Congress. Gerron Levi presents at legislative conferences across thecountry and has been a spokesperson on forums, radio programs and in print media. From1995 to 2002, she was Legislative Representative for the Laborers’ International Union of North America.While serving as legislative assistant for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on judiciaryissues, she helped the Senator draft important campaign finance legislation and pass a ban onsemi-automatic assault weapons. Gerron Levi also served on the staff of Congressman GusSavage (D-IL) where she worked on environmental issues and constituent services.
Other Community Involvement
Delegate Gerron Levi is an active member of the Woodmore community. She has served as amember of the Board of Directors for the Woodmore Homeowner’s Association, as thecommunity’s newsletter editor, and is a founding member of the Woodmore FriendshipCouncil, which seeks to build a greater sense of community through events that bringneighbors and communities together. The Council’s inaugural garden tour was featured in the July/August 2005 edition of the national “Homes of Color” magazine.She served as a member of the Prince George’s County Council’s Church Road Task Force andas a member of the Bowie and Vicinity Master Plan developing tier focus group. She is anactive member of her church, From the Heart Church Ministries, and she enjoys skiing,swimming, hiking, biking and just about any outdoor activity.

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