Will Jolene Ivey Become Maryland’s First Black Female Lt. Governor?


Jolene Ivey Campaign

Jolene Ivey wants to become the first Black female lieutenant governor in Maryland. Currently, Ivey is a Maryland State Delegate, handpicked by Democrat Douglas F. Gansler as his running mate for 2014.  In past years some have made an issue of Ivey’s racial identity.  This is nothing new for the seasoned politician.  Ivey, the daughter of a white mother and black father, says she is fair skinned and very much aware that her racial identity is often called into question.  She says when she began her career in politics, her race was a central issue so she’s aware that her race may become an issue in this campaign as well.

According to the Baltimore Sun, Ivey says she is a black mother of five boys.  “I am Trayvon Martin’s mom” she said.

In a short speech, earlier this week, Gansler noted that Jolene Ivey as someone with a history of fighting discrimination who would make a difference in real people’s lives as Maryland’s next lieutenant governor.  In response Ivey said she was honored to join Gansler’s ticket to give “voice to the voiceless.” Ivey pledged that she would help Gansler press to raise the minimum wage and close a persistent minority achievement gap in the state’s schools.  “I understand what it takes to fight for the issues and ideas you believe in and get the legislature to act, and I look forward to working with Doug to pass an agenda that will put middle-class and working families front and center,” Ivey said.

Jolene Ivey is married to Glenn Ivey, former State’s Attorney of Prince George’s County, Maryland.  They have 5 sons.

Jolene Ivey is married to Glenn Ivey, former State’s Attorney of Prince George’s County, and they have five beautiful boys. They live in Cheverly. – See more at: http://douggansler.com/jolene/#sthash.wZM1iQDs.dpuf

Jolene Ivey 

Click here to learn more about Delegate Jolene Ivey and her campaign to be Maryland’s next Lt. Governor.

Delegate Jolene Ivey has been a member of Maryland’s House of Delegates since January 2007. She is a member of the Ways and Means Committee and is the Chair of the Prince George’s County Delegation. She is the House Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Youth and Families. Delegate Ivey is a member of the Legislative Black Caucus, the Women’s Caucus, and the Democratic Caucus. She had the honor of being elected to the Maryland Delegation for the Democratic National Convention in 2008, and nominated Barack Obama for President of the United States of America. – See more at: http://douggansler.com/jolene/#sthash.oiEmUQdr.dpuf
Delegate Jolene Ivey has been a member of Maryland’s House of Delegates since January 2007. She is a member of the Ways and Means Committee and is the Chair of the Prince George’s County Delegation. She is the House Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Youth and Families. Delegate Ivey is a member of the Legislative Black Caucus, the Women’s Caucus, and the Democratic Caucus. She had the honor of being elected to the Maryland Delegation for the Democratic National Convention in 2008, and nominated Barack Obama for President of the United States of America. – See more at: http://douggansler.com/jolene/#sthash.oiEmUQdr.dpuf
Delegate Jolene Ivey has been a member of Maryland’s House of Delegates since January 2007. She is a member of the Ways and Means Committee and is the Chair of the Prince George’s County Delegation. She is the House Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Youth and Families. Delegate Ivey is a member of the Legislative Black Caucus, the Women’s Caucus, and the Democratic Caucus. She had the honor of being elected to the Maryland Delegation for the Democratic National Convention in 2008, and nominated Barack Obama for President of the United States of America. – See more at: http://douggansler.com/jolene/#sthash.oiEmUQdr.dpuf
Delegate Jolene Ivey has been a member of Maryland’s House of Delegates since January 2007. She is a member of the Ways and Means Committee and is the Chair of the Prince George’s County Delegation. She is the House Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Youth and Families. Delegate Ivey is a member of the Legislative Black Caucus, the Women’s Caucus, and the Democratic Caucus. She had the honor of being elected to the Maryland Delegation for the Democratic National Convention in 2008, and nominated Barack Obama for President of the United States of America. – See more at: http://douggansler.com/jolene/#sthash.oiEmUQdr.dpuf
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