Brian S. Bailey for Maryland State Delegate (District 12)

Who am I?

Brian Bailey was raised to appreciate public service and value hard work. His demonstrated compassion and concern for those in need has grown into a commitment of working for the common good. He would be humbled and honored to serve as your state delegate and if elected promises to bring new and pragmatic leadership that meets the needs of Baltimore and Howard Counties and of Maryland’s future.

In 2008, at the age of 23, Brian became the youngest Chairman of the Baltimore County Democratic Party in history. For two years, he oversaw significant gains in voter registration, participation by local Democratic clubs, and fundraising. Prior to being elected to the local Central Committee from District 12A in 2006, Brian was a leader in the Baltimore County Young Democrats and the Southwest Baltimore County Democratic Club.

A former president of the Lansdowne Improvement Association and chair of the Southwest Area Educational Advisory Council, Brian has previously served on the boards of the Wilkens Police and Community Relations Organization and the Southwest Leadership Team, an umbrella organization of community groups. He continues to serve as a director of the Maryland Student Legislature, a model Maryland General Assembly with college student participants from across the state.

Until June 2012, Brian served as the executive director of a state-based professional trade group. Earlier in his career, he managed the American Urological Association’s state government affairs initiatives and also administered the association’s federal political action committee. As a recent college graduate he researched and tracked pending legislation for a lobbying firm.
Brian is a proud graduate of local public schools and UMBC. He and his family are longtime members of Lansdowne United Methodist Church. During the latter half of 2012 and early 2013, Brian battled a rare cancer which threatened his life. Following rigorous yet life-saving treatment at Johns Hopkins he is grateful to be in remission and ready to serve.

Why am I running?

Conquering cancer has given me a new perspective on life and I believe my experiences coupled with an innovative outlook will be useful as Maryland continues to confront challenges and perfect public policies benefitting Baltimore and Howard Counties. I have been given a new lease on life and I intend to use that time to devote myself to the service of others.

My Goals

- Put people back to work by funding workforce training collaboration, rebuilding our infrastructure, creating a 21st century energy economy and financing innovations that will stimulate job growth.

- Craft public policies which prepare our citizens for high skilled, good paying jobs while ensuring that Maryland continues to rank as #1 in public education.

- Provide quality accessible healthcare services and improve the health of citizens statewide by expanding access to medical facilities and mental healthcare.

- Eliminate the backlog of highway repairs and invest in our transportation infrastructure.

- Promote energy efficiency with investments in clean energy – providing both environmental and economic returns.

- Strengthen our middle class and expand economic opportunity by making smart decisions about budget priorities.

- Continue the fight for social justice and make sure government does not deny equality or fundamental rights.

My DFA Values

I share DFA's values and try to live them everyday.

I am an active in my community each and everyday. Whether as a community association leader, church member, or neighbor -- I am constantly looking for ways to serve my community.

My goals for running for office -- working to deliver policies that create and save jobs, provide quality accessible healthcare services, fund our transportation infrastructure, protect the environment, promote green energy, improve public schools, and strengthen the economy and emphasize fiscal responsibility -- emphasize DFA's value of security.

And, I believe in liberty. The district I am running for spans two distinctive counties and is more ethnically, linguistically, and economically diverse than ever before. As a legislator, I will celebrate our district’s diversity and fight for human rights, civil rights, and equal opportunity. I will advocate for affordable housing, programs that allow our seniors to age in place, reproductive choice, toughen laws on predators and human traffickers in our communities, and ensure equal protection for everyone under the law. For when the rights of some are diminished or restricted, we all suffer. Though Maryland has seen significant progress in the quest for justice and equal opportunity, many still find themselves marginalized or facing discrimination. I will back reforms that promote the dignity of every individual, without exception.

My Campaign is People Powered!

This campaign is going to rely on those who I have worked hand in hand with for many years. Family members, friends, fellow church goers, community association members, Democratic Party activists, etc. They have seen me in action and know that I will represent our shared priorities and values in the Maryland General Assembly. They know me to be truthful and hardworking. Our donations will be small, but plentiful. Our volunteers will be large in number and have strong, progressive hearts. And together we will stand up for District 12 and send a real progressive Democrat to Annapolis to represent us in the State House. As a former Chairman of the Baltimore County Democratic Party I made many contacts with the progressive community and I intend to work hand in hand with local DFA chapters to accomplish our goal of getting elected.

Voice support

About the Endorsement Process

The driving force behind all DFA endorsements is our members. We recognize that all politics is local and that what is considered progressive in Los Angeles may be very different from what's considered progressive in Louisville. For this reason, DFA does not have a litmus test of specific progressive positions for which a candidate must stand. Our endorsement is heavily weighted based on these questions:

• Will the candidate move the progressive movement forward in their community?
• Does the candidate have substantial support from our local members?
• Do the candidate's positions and policies fit into the broader progressive movement?
• Is the campaign people-powered and the candidate working to win?

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