The Washington Post tonight endorsed Delegate Joseline Pena-Melnyk in CD4. I take back every mean thing I’ve ever said about the Post.
THE DEMOCRATIC primary in Maryland’s 4th Congressional District, which includes big chunks of Prince George’s and Anne Arundel counties, features several well-known candidates whose claims to the job include serious credentials, broad experience and real achievements. The best of them, by a good margin, is state Del. Joseline Peña-Melnyk.
Ms. Peña-Melnyk, a former federal prosecutor who has served as a state lawmaker since 2007, lacks the name recognition of her main rivals for the nomination, former lieutenant governor Anthony G. Brown and former Prince George’s state’s attorney Glenn Ivey. For that, she more than compensates with preternatural endowments of energy, grit and determination.
Those qualities have drawn rave notices practically from the moment she arrived in Annapolis, representing a district in Prince George’s, as a freshman legislator. They account both for her impressive legislative record and for her tireless service to constituents. By a variety of accounts, no one in the state legislature works harder.