GAITHERSBURG – Congressman John K. Delaney has been endorsed by the National Education Association (NEA) in Maryland’s Sixth District. The Maryland State Education Association (MSEA, which represents over 72,000 Maryland educators and school employees, is the state affiliate of the NEA in Maryland. Delaney is the author of legislation to give all parents the option of enrolling their children in free high-quality pre-k and Delaney’s infrastructure bill includes education, providing state and local governments with more resources to build and renovate schools.
“I’m honored to be endorsed by MSEA and to stand with them in fighting for Maryland students,” said Congressman Delaney. “Supporting and sustaining great schools is about maximizing the potential of every kid, but also about positioning our country to succeed in the high-tech, high-skill global economy of the future. Education changed my life and I look forward to continuing to work with the great educators we have here in Maryland.”
“John Delaney shares the values of our members and shares their commitment to quality education for all,” said Kent County teacher and MSEA President Betty Weller. “John Delaney is the clear choice in the Sixth District race, a leader who is bringing new ideas to Washington and is an advocate for students in every zip code. While Amie Hoeber has offered extreme Tea Party rhetoric on education, John Delaney has a proven record and is someone that Maryland parents, educators and students need in Congress.”
The NEA Fund for Children and Public Education, the NEA’s national political action committee, provides direct financial support to candidates for president, U.S. House, and U.S. Senate who will fight to support teachers, staff, and students and improve public education. MSEA—the state affiliate of NEA—represents more than 72,000 educators, making it the largest union and professional association in Maryland. MSEA members are a well-known presence on Election Day, as thousands mobilize to promote endorsed candidates at polling places across Maryland with the Apple Ballot.