I am playing catchup on some recent candidate filings here in Howard County…this is the first of a few posts…
Larry Pretlow II has filed to run for Delegate in District 13. Here is some information from his website:
I live in the Oakland Mills Community of Columbia, Maryland. I am a proud dad of toddlers and a working American. I am a state licensed Security Guard. I know the struggles in taking care of family, managing household expenses and fighting to keep gainful employment while going through the ups and downs of marriage. I also understand the sacrifice in putting your children first and the decision to go back to school.
In recent years, I’ve participated in conversations about how we can move Maryland Forward, For All Of Us. I enjoyed those conversations because they were uncomfortable. Thankfully, I believe uncomfortable conversations often build bridges that serve as vital vessels for progressive changes.
Truth is, we all are impacted by social injustices rather mass shootings or tragic police events. If you are the oppressed or being blamed for the oppression, I empathize with you. When we stand divided, we are distracted. We cannot expect folks to make better choices without working to help create better circumstances.
I speak to disrupt the comfortability of anyone working against the people. I speak for the inclusiveness and diversity of the people. I am committed to the every day fight that will ensure that we all endure better circumstances so that we all can make better choices.
Trust me. Black, White or Brown, my advocacy, work and leadership is your voice, and I will strive to ensure equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity, For All of Us.
I don’t know much about Larry yet but look froward to watching his campaign going forward. “Team 13” is a tough out…but he only has to get more votes than one of those three candidates…and this might be the year that it happens.
By the way…District 13 is my district…so I will be paying close attention to this race.