ANNAPOLIS, MD - Democrat Delegate Kumar Barve’s campaign team in the race for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District, will have several Indian Americans. Barve, who was the Majority Leader of the Maryland House of Delegates, is the first Indian-American elected to a state legislature in the U.S. A statement said, Stephanie Mellinger, of the Maryland-based The Mellinger Group, LLC,
will be the campaign fundraising consultant. She has served as lead fundraiser for several U.S House campaigns, including those of Indian-American candidates. Seth Maiman, a longtime Bethesda resident who has managed political campaigns at the local, state and federal levels, has been named campaign manager. Anil Mammen, of the Mammen Group, a leader in targeted campaign advertising for Democratic candidates and progressive causes, will handle direct mail and other print communications.