Liz Bobo
Our Delegate in District 12B

An Agent for Change

A Democrat who has the Independence and Courage to Tackle the Tough Issues and Fight for Our Future!

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"During these times of uncertainty - international conflict and economic and domestic instability - it is very important for us to remember our responsibility to one another as human beings. In Howard County and throughout Maryland we must work for all children, all seniors, all families, so that they can have a quality of life that enables them to be productive citizens, living with dignity."

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endorsements
Liz is endorsed by
the Sierra Club,
HCEA, MSEA,
MaryPIRG,
and many other state
and local organizations.

early voting
The General Election is
November 2.

Vote early on October 22 - 28 (but not Oct. 24) at:

Ridgely's Run Community Center
8400 Mission Rd
Jessup Md 20794

Ellicott City Senior Center
9401 Frederick Rd
Ellicott City Md 21042

The Bain Center
5470 Ruth Keeton Way
Columbia Md 21044

 

 

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September 23, 2010

New Analysis:
Marylanders Would Save $1.9 Billion,
Cut Oil Use By 841 Million Gallons Per Year With New Clean Car Standards

Contact: Jon Wong, jwong@environmentmaryland.org
(410) 467-0439

Baltimore, MD—New fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks would save Maryland residents $1.9 billion at the gas pump and cut oil use in the state by 841 million gallons per year in 2030, according to a new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Natural Resources Defense Council, and released in Maryland today by Environment Maryland.

see full press release

 

Liz was the sponsor of the Clean Cars Bill that was signed into law a few years ago.

In a press release dated September 23, she joins Environment Maryland in urging President Obama to push for strong new fuel efficiency standards.

Environment Maryland is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization working to restore the Chesapeake Bay and repower the state of Maryland with clean, renewable energy.

 
 

September 16, 2010

Centennial's Zach Lederer plays football despite a brain tumor and a ventricular shunt in his skull

By Jason Mackey
Washington Post
Thursday, September 16, 2010; 12:28 AM

The easiest thing for Centennial senior Zach Lederer would have been to suppress this desire, to ignore the urge to play football after undergoing brain surgery when he was 11, an operation that left a ventricular shunt embedded in the back of his skull, running down his spine and into his abdomen.

see full article

Liz's grandson Zach Lederer was featured in the Washington Post Sports section on September 16, 2010.

Watch a video of Zach at Centennial High School football practice on allmetsports.com, along with a photo gallery and interviews of him and his parents in their Ellicott City home.  Liz's daughter, Christine, is Zach's mom.  They and Zach's dad, John, and his sister, Julia, have been an inspiration to many in their community and beyond.

 
 
Chesapeake Bay progress uneven, study shows

Data suggest sewage upgrades working, farm runoff controls aren't

By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun
8:59 PM EDT, September 15, 2010

A new study shows some Chesapeake Bay rivers have gotten cleaner over the past three decades, while others are getting worse.

The analysis, released Wednesday by the U.S. Geological Survey, suggests costly upgrades of sewage plants have helped, scientists say, but it raises questions about the effectiveness of efforts to date to curb polluted runoff, particularly from farms on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

see full article

September 15, 2010

 

From this article in the Baltimore Sun (9/15/10), it is quite clear that Liz will have a lot of work ahead of her on the House of Delegates Environmental Matters Committee.

 
 

September 7, 2010

 



The Full Spectrum Housing Coalition wrote a Letter to the Editor dated September 7, 2010.

The letter acknowledges Alan Klein and Liz Bobo for their advocacy in support of affordable housing, especially with regard to the redevelopment plans for downtown Columbia.

Full Spectrum Housing Coalition
Letter to the Editor – September 7, 2010


Many organizations and individuals spoke up about full spectrum housing in the discussion and decision making process for the Downtown Columbia Redevelopment. A few individuals and organizations, like the Full Spectrum Housing Coalition and the African American Coalition of Howard County worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make certain full spectrum housing was always an issue and not forgotten.

Based on our direct experience and involvement, Alan Klein was one of those persons, a visible and vocal supporter of full spectrum housing in Downtown Columbia.

see full letter

 

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