WASHINGTON — The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is announcing two new additions to the committee’s board of directors: Maryland House Speaker Adrienne Jones and Washington Representative Joe Fitzgibbon.
“I’m thrilled that Speaker Adrienne A. Jones and Representative Joe Fitzgibbon are joining the DLCC board,” said DLCC President Jessica Post. “Their experience electing Democrats and fighting for progress in their states will be an enormous asset as we prepare for the 2020 elections and build new Democratic majorities across the nation.”
This May, Jones (HD-10) became the first African-American and first woman speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, following the death of longtime speaker and DLCC board member Michael E. Busch. She has represented Baltimore County in the House since 1997.
“It’s an honor to be named to the DLCC Board of Directors,” Speaker Jones said. “Maryland is at the forefront of fighting for stronger schools and better jobs for working families. I’m excited to help fight for more progress across the country.”
Fitzgibbon (HD-34) was first elected to the Washington House of Representatives in 2010, representing parts of West Seattle. He chairs the House Environment & Energy Committee and worked as a legislative staffer before running for office.
“In 2017, the DLCC played a pivotal role in helping Washington Democrats win full control of our state Legislature,” Fitzgibbon said. “We’ve made incredible progress in the majority, and I’m excited to join the national effort to help Democrats across the country flip their state legislatures blue.”
The DLCC is the official Democratic organization dedicated to winning state legislative seats. Since President Donald Trump’s election in 2016, the committee has flipped more than 430 state legislative seats and ten chambers from red to blue. After successfully flipping both chambers of Virginia’s General Assembly and blocking a Republican supermajority in Louisiana this month, the DLCC is preparing to replicate its victories across the country in 2020.
“The 2019 elections have proved that Democrats understand the importance of state legislatures and are fired up to flip them blue before the crucial redistricting cycle,” Post added.”