BOWIE, MD -- Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) has once again been endorsed for re-election by the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA), the state's largest teachers' union. Having long been supported by the MSEA, Congressman Hoyer expressed his appreciation for their endorsement, which highlighted his many years of working to strengthen public education, empower teachers, and promote safer and healthier schools.
"I am honored to receive the MSEA's endorsement," Congressman Hoyer said. "Together, we've achieved many important victories for Fifth District educators and the children and families they serve. The coronavirus pandemic has presented many new challenges to teachers and students alike, and I join in thanking Maryland educators for their dedication to our students during this trying time. I look forward to continuing to stand with teachers in the fight for better pay, additional classroom resources, and higher funding to support the extraordinary work they perform to prepare children for success in college and their careers."
"The Maryland State Education Association is proud to endorse Congressman Hoyer for reelection," said Cheryl Bost, President, Maryland State Education Association. "Throughout his career, Congressman Hoyer has been a steadfast champion of educators and students. His tireless advocacy has been critical to expanding early childhood education in our state and ensuring our schools have the resources they need to prepare our students for their futures. I look forward to continuing to work with Congressman Hoyer to meet the challenges of educating our students during this public health crisis and re-opening our schools."
Congressman Hoyer has spent his career fighting for Maryland teachers, students and working families. Over the years, he has secured critical funding for education and school safety, stood with the MSEA as an advocate for teacher pay and benefits, and helped launch Maryland's network of early childhood learning centers, named in memory of his wife Judy Hoyer, who was an early childhood educator in Prince George's County Public Schools. He will continue working hard every day to ensure that every child in Maryland has access to a quality, public education and that all teachers receive the support, pay, and benefits they deserve.
The rescheduled primary election for Maryland's Fifth Congressional District will now take place on Tuesday, June 2, and ballots will be cast primarily by mail. Every registered voter should receive a ballot by mail from the state's Board of Elections, and they must be completed and returned with a postmark no later than June 2 to be counted. No postage is necessary to return a completed ballot by mail.
"It is critical that every voice in our District is heard this year," Congressman Hoyer continued. "That's why I am urging all voters to complete and return their ballots as soon as they are received by mail. Ballots must be postmarked by June 2, but I encourage everyone to send them back in advance to ensure that every vote is accurately counted."
To learn more about Congressman Hoyer's record on education and other important issues, visit www.HoyerforCongress.com.