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District 6 Women Endorse April McClain Delaney as a Show of Unity During Women’s History Month

Mar 28, 2024
For Immediate Release
March 28, 2024
Susan Kenedy, 301-639-9644

District 6 Women Endorse April McClain Delaney as a Show of Unity During Women’s History Month

Frederick, MD., March 27, 2024 – In a major show of support, four accomplished District 6 women leaders have announced their support of April McClain Delaney in the race for Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District in Congress. Former County Executive Jan Gardner, Former Representative Beverly Byron,  Maryland State Senator Karen Lewis-Young and Frederick County Councilmember M.C. Keegan-Ayer all say April is the clear choice to represent the district in Congress.This support further solidifies her as the Democratic frontrunner to compete in the competitive November election, and highlights her commitment and vision for the region’s future.

“April brings a unique breadth of experience in business, government, and the non-profit sector along with a pragmatic approach to problem solving to deliver results. April knows how to work well with others, build collaboration with stakeholders, and get things done,” said Jan Gardner, Frederick County’s first County Executive who served two terms. “My passion has always been public education. April shares this passion and is committed to ensuring equality and opportunity for all our children through outstanding schools, safe access to broadband, and quality healthcare.”

Former Representative Beverly Byron was the last woman to hold the seat for District 6. She understands the gravity of this election and says April has the best qualifications for the job. “April has been all over Western Maryland, which is positive. There’s a lot more to the district than Montgomery County and she shows the willingness to look at the whole district. That’s important.”

“April has a wide variety of experiences in both the public and private sectors. She has also been extremely active in community service endeavors. Her expertise in technology has made her acutely aware of both the opportunities and the challenges in that growing industry,” said Maryland State Senator Karen Lewis-Young. She continued,  “April has the maturity and good judgment to work well with others. Having run for several local and state offices I have some perspective on the key requisites for success. That is why I believe that April is both the strongest candidate to represent us in D#6 as well as the Democrat who is best positioned to win the General Election.”

Frederick County Councilmember and former teacher M.C. Keegan-Ayer said, “I am proud to endorse April McClain Delaney for the 6th Congressional District. She understands the struggles of everyday people – raised on a farm in rural Idaho watching her parents and grandparents work the land and raise their families. Her background, her education, her experiences and expertise, her passion and commitment to be part of the solutions to better the lives of others, all combine to make her the only choice to represent the people of Western Maryland.  Ruth Bader Ginsburg once stated that “women belong in all the places that decisions are being made…”. April Delaney belongs in Congress making those decisions, ensuring you, the people of the 6th District, are truly represented.”

April McClain Delaney said, “I am incredibly honored to have the support of these remarkable women behind my candidacy. Each of them has played a significant role in shaping the fabric of District 6.  All of them understand that electing women is essential if we want to make certain our voices are heard and perspectives incorporated into legislation. It is fitting that these endorsements are coming in during Women’s History Month as these women leaders are change makers who have been instrumental in the success of this district.

April has spent much of her life in public service and building consensus to get things done. An attorney with years of experience in law and the private sector also spent over 15 years at the non-profit Common Sense Media where she worked to protect kids’ online safety and mental health. Most recently as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Communications in President Biden’s Commerce Department, she worked as a tech policy expert and helped to expand universal broadband connectivity. Her dedication to economic growth, education, and reproductive rights has garnered widespread support across MD-6


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