Addressing his hometown of Baltimore, MD today, former governor Martin O’Malley announced that he will officially seek the Democratic nomination for President in 2016, joining former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). The National Jewish Democratic Council welcomed Gov. O’Malley to the race, praising his record of success in Maryland and his actions on the issues most important to the American Jewish community.
“As governor, Gov. Martin O’Malley took bold steps to legalize marriage equality, make the children of illegal immigrants eligible for in-state tuition at Maryland colleges, repeal the death penalty in the state and institute stringent gun control laws helping to keep innocent civilians safe. Each of these priorities lines up with the values of American Jewish voters, and Gov. O’Malley has proven that he is able to deliver on his promises. Furthermore, having been to Israel numerous times over the course of his career and having established strong business ties between Maryland and the Jewish state, Gov. O’Malley has proven to be a true friend to the American Jewish community.”