In addition to Busch, Barve has been endorsed by former House Speakers R. Clayton Mitchell and Casper Taylor, a group that spans House leadership from 1987 to present, the full length of Barve’s history making career in the Maryland General Assembly. “I am honored today by the endorsement of so many of my House colleagues and state and local officials from Montgomery, Frederick and Carroll Counties and across our state. I am fortunate to have worked closely with these dedicated, tireless public servants on economic, environmental, education and social issues that have benefitted working families across our state,” said Barve.
Barve was also endorsed by Delegates including those from Montgomery County, Andrew Platt and Jim Gilchrist, Eric Leudtke and Craig Zucker,Aruna Miller and David Fraser- Hidalgo, and Shane Robinson and Frederick County, Carol Krimm.Platt said “Kumar will best represent all of our constituents in the Congress. He will fight to create jobs, raise the minimum wage, open the door to new technologies and restore the vanishing middle class.” Local government officials endorsing Barve included Westminster Councilmember Greg Pecoraro who said “Kumar Barve has always been a friend to local government and to the issues that affect residents of towns and cities of all sizes. There has never been a problem too small for Delegate Barve to care about and solve”.