Gansler-Ivey Ticket Gains Endorsement from Maryland Business & Clergy Partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Gansler-Ivey Ticket Gains Endorsement from Maryland Business & Clergy Partnership

Camp Springs, MARYLAND – Today, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Attorney General Douglas Gansler and lieutenant governor candidate House Delegate Jolene Ivey proudly accepted the endorsement of the Maryland Business & Clergy Partnership, an organization of church and business leaders who are committed to bridging the gap between businesses, churches and elected officials.

“No two people in Maryland will fight harder than Attorney General Doug Gansler and Delegate Jolene Ivey for fairness; for redemption for ex-offenders; for jobs for all our men and women; for lifting up the poor, than Doug Gansler and Jolene Ivey,” said Reverend Charles McNeill, co-chair of the Maryland Business & Clergy Partnership. “They will get the job done. The Maryland Business & Clergy Partnership gives them our full support and looks forward to working together in the coming months and years ahead.”

“Business leaders are supporting Attorney General Gansler and Delegate Ivey because they have a robust jobs plan that includes the success of minority businesses as a key element,” said business leader Joe Gaskins, co-chair of the Maryland Business & Clergy Partnership. “Maryland needs elected officials with a vision for fighting for our state’s financial future – and standing up for our small businesses and workers. The Gansler-Ivey ticket is the only one in this race that will really fight to bring jobs to people who desperately need them.”

“Jolene and I are both proud and humbled to accept the endorsement of the Maryland Business and Clergy Partnership, and we welcome the support of so many members of the business and faith communities,” said Gansler. “When we are governor and lieutenant governor, we will continue to work together with community and faith leaders on vitally important issues like revamping our re-entry programs, supporting minority-owned businesses, and fighting to support those in the community who are struggling.”

The following church leaders from Prince George’s County and Charles County, representing thousands of parishioners in Maryland, endorsed the Gansler-Ivey ticket:

Rev. Calvin Baltimore

Rev. Eric D. Barksdale, President of National Capital Baptist Convention

Rev. Damion M. Briggs

Rev. Carlton Burns

Rev. Lincoln M. Burruss, Jr.

Rev. Roosevelt Dickens

Rev. Reginald R. Farmer

Rev. Dr. Weldon Fields, Jr.

Rev. L. K. Floyd

Rev. Dr. H. Joseph Franklin, Jr.

Dr. Glenda Hodges

Rev. Roy J. Holbrook

Rev. Lonnie Johnson

Rev. Gail Johnson

Rev. Robert Johnson, Jr.

Rev. Dr. Duane T. Kay

Pastor Frank R. Kelly

Rev. William H. Lamar, IV

Rev. Willie Lawson

Rev. Charles W. McNeill, Jr.

Rev. Lloyd F. Petty, Jr.

Rev. Leslie Taylor

Pastor Rodney X. Thompson, Sr.

Rev. Stephen E. Tucker, First Vice President of National Capital Baptist Convention

Pastor Sandy Vaughns

Rev. Dr. Maxwell M. Washington

Dr. Charles Williams

Rev. Cynthia Mack Williams

Last month, Gansler and Ivey were endorsed by the Maryland Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA), a prominent religious and civil rights organization representing dozens of churches and more than 20,000 church-goers in the Baltimore area.




Public Safety For nearly two decades, Doug Gansler has made the safety of Marylanders and their families his top priority, combating gangs and violent crime, promoting Internet safety and transparency, targeting public corruption, preventing domestic violence, fighting alcohol and tobacco abuse, and perhaps most importantly mentoring our youth. Read More >>

Consumer Protection Fighting the fraud that has destroyed dreams of home ownership and is killing our healthcare system, Doug Gansler has recovered over 1 billion dollars for Marylanders.  Read More >>

ENVIRONMENT Doug Gansler has made protecting our environment, and specifically the Chesapeake Bay, one of his top priorities.  Read More >>

CIVIL RIGHTS Doug knows our democracy only works if it works for everyone, which is why he set up the first Division of Civil Rights in the Office of the Attorney General and hired its first director. Read More >>