Timed to coincide with the Maryland Democratic Party’s gala Saturday, the presidential campaign of South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg is rolling out a list of Maryland elected officials who have endorsed him.
Former state Democratic chairwoman Susan W. Turnbull has already been with Buttigieg for several months, but the roster of supporters has grown to include key state lawmakers, led by House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Maggie L. McIntosh (D-Baltimore City) and House Judiciary Chairman Luke V. Clippinger (D-Baltimore City) — two of the most prominent openly gay elected officials in the state.
Also on the list: Dels. Kirill Reznik (D-Montgomery) and Patrick Young (D-Baltimore County), Washington County Register of Wills Jason Malott, Howard County Register of Wills Byron McFarlane, and brewery owner Julie Verratti, who ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor last year.
[read in full at MarylandMatters.org]