Delegate Ana Sol-Gutierrez to File for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District
Calls for upholding our values as a nation of respect for the dignity of hard working families.
Chevy Chase, MD— Maryland State Delegate Ana Sol Gutiérrez (D-18) will file today, May Day—aka International Workers Day— as a Democratic candidate in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District to succeed Congressman, Chris Van Hollen.
Del. Sol-Gutierrez was first elected in 2002 to the Maryland House of Delegates where she is currently serving in her 14th year. When elected to the Montgomery County Board of Education in 1990, she became the first Latina ever elected in Maryland and the first Salvadoran-American elected to public office in the United States.
“With over 25 years of public service and policy experience at state and local levels, I feel more than ready to step up to this unique challenge and opportunity to represent the people of CD-8 at the national level.”
She said that too many critical matters that have an enormous impact on hard working families and vulnerable children are being ignored in Congress.
“We must break the paralysis and find solutions to strengthen our economy, invest in education and health, protect our environment, and, most urgently, fix our broken transportation and immigration systems”.
Sol Gutierrez stated that she has chosen to file on May Day, the Internationally recognized labor day, to commemorate the thousands of hard-working men and women who struggle every day to make a minimum sustainable hourly wage; the waitresses and cooks, the nannies, bus drivers, and day-laborers, the hotel maids and landscapers whose voices are not being heard, and whom I hope to represent.
”We must remember the brave workers who, over 120 years ago fought and even lost their lives to bring us the 8-hour day and end child labor; people who fought for the rights and dignities many enjoy today. But without a doubt, there is still a lot more to fight for: livable wages for all including tipped workers, paid sick leave, fair working hours and quality health benefits, ” she pointed out.