MD Gubernatorial Race: Tom Perez names Shannon Sneed as running mate

Maryland gubernatorial candidate Tom Perez has named former Baltimore councilwoman Shannon Sneed as his choice for lieutenant governor in the crowded Democratic primary.

Sneed, who served one term on the Baltimore City Council, most recently worked for U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) as a regional director, leading the congressman’s outreach efforts in Baltimore. She left the position last month.

Sneed is also a former journalist who worked in the city’s office of Employment Development and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

During her time on the council, Sneed was known for advocating for liberal legislation, including paid-leave laws, and a proposal to raise Baltimore’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. She sponsored a bill to protect contracted city employees from sudden layoffs, a measure that would require all city officials to live in Baltimore and pushed for the expansion of lactation accommodations for working moms like herself. Continue Reading


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