Press Release

The Collective PAC Endorses a Slate of Candidates In State & Local Races in Maryland

Thursday, June 16th, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, The Collective PAC  — the nation’s largest political action committee dedicated to increasing Black political engagement, representation, and power across all levels of government  — endorsed a slate of candidates in state and local races in Maryland. 

  • Delegate Andrea Harrison is running for re-election to Maryland’s House of Delegates in District 24. Delegate Harrison previously served Maryland as a City Councilwoman for Prince George’s County. In 2021, Delegate Harrison aided in the building of Prince George’s County  Regional Medical Center,  now titled the University of Maryland Capital Region Health. If re-elected, Delegate Harrison plans to prioritize accessible healthcare and mental care services, uplift and improve education in the district, and increase economic development.

  • Delegate Rachel Jones is running for re-election to Maryland’s House of Delegates in District 27B. Delegate Jones was appointed in 2021 to finish the remainder of former Delegate Mike Jackson’s term, and created history by becoming the first Black woman to represent Calvert and Prince George’s County.  If re-elected, Delegate Jones plans to continue to advocate for voting rights, affordable housing, expand services and resources for students, and clean waterways. 

  • Delegate Gabriel Acevero is running for re-election to Maryland’s House of Delegates in District 39. During his first term, Delegate Acevero wrote and sponsored Anton’s Law, formerly known as the Maryland Police Accountability Act of 2021. This legislation made police discipline and complaint records available to the public. If re-elected, Delegate Acevero plans to advocate for workers’ rights and affordable housing, and continue to sponsor legislation such as the Healthy Maryland Act, which would provide healthcare at an affordable price.  

  • Committee Member Diana Emerson is running for re-election to Baltimore City Democratic State Central Committee in District 43. Committee member Emerson currently serves the communities in Baltimore as the Senior Director of Entrepreneurial and Workforce Experiences for Junior Achievement of Central Maryland. Ms. Emerson has organized community cleanup initiatives, back-to-school drives, and a National Night Out, a focused event to promote an inclusive and safe environment. If re-elected Committee Member Emerson plans to continue to increase voter registration, advocate for increased retail opportunities for small businesses and support for urban farmers, and increased wages. 


  • Councilmember Will Jawando is running for re-election to the Montgomery County Council At-Large.  Councilmember Jawando currently serves on the Education and Culture Committee and the Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee. Councilmember Jawando is the co-founder of the African Immigrant Caucus, an organization that focuses on increased civic engagement, economic development, and political participation of Africans in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia. If re-elected, Councilmember Jawando plans to continue to advocate for affordable housing, educational advancement, and economic development. 




The Collective PAC is working to create an America where Black people are equally represented at every level of government. The Collective PAC is strategically focused on creating a truly equitable democracy where our nation’s local, state, and federal governments have diverse and talented elected leadership and Black people are fully represented in positions of power to create the policies necessary to progress our communities forward. Over the past five years, The Collective PAC has successfully helped 300 Black candidates win elections across the United States.