For Immediate Release
July 20, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Brooke Lierman on Winning Democratic Primary in Maryland Comptroller Race
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Maryland state Del. Brooke Lierman on advancing to the general election in the Maryland comptroller race. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled that state Del. Lierman has secured the Democratic nomination in her race for comptroller of Maryland. Lierman, who is poised to be the first woman elected to serve as comptroller in the state, has dedicated her career to public service. We know that through her experience as a disability and civil rights attorney, state delegate, and lifelong political organizer, Lierman is positioned to excel as the state’s financial guardian.”
Brooke Lierman is a mother, disability and civil rights attorney, and a passionate legislator. She moved to Montgomery County, MD in middle school and graduated from Walt Whitman High School. She attended Dartmouth College and then spent years as a grassroots organizer. Del. Lierman attended law school at the University of Texas School of Law while she fought for clients in need of better housing as part of the Legal Aid Fair Housing Clinic. She returned to Maryland and completed a clerkship in the U.S. Federal District Court in Baltimore and Greenbelt. In 2014, Lierman was elected to represent District 46 in the Maryland House of Delegates, and she was reelected in 2018.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.