Carr Endorsed by African American Democrats

...Picked for District 18 Delegate Race

Kensington, Maryland-August 16, 2006
Kensington Councilman Al Carr has been endorsed by the African American Democratic Club of Montgomery County for a seat in the Maryland Legislature for the 18th District (Kensington, Chevy Chase, Wheaton, Silver Spring).

"Al Carr has demonstrated the ability to represent the concerns of a diverse community while ensuring that interests of the African American community are both communicated and represented," said Ann DeLacy, president of the club.

"I am honored to accept the endorsement of the club," said Carr, "and I will work hard to be worthy of the trust placed in me." Carr recalled how his father had graduated from Howard University College of Medicine in 1961, only to be unable to purchase a home in Montgomery County because of housing discrimination practices. Eventually the senior Carr enlisted in the Army, serving overseas for four years before establishing a practice in Cleveland.

"I know my father would be proud of the progress that has been made at every level in Maryland today, including government representation," said Carr, who was elected to the Kensington Town Council in 2002, re-elected in 2004, and elected again this year with a record 83% majority.

Carr, a telecommunications executive who has lived in the Kensington area for 10 years, holds a degree in engineering from the University of Rochester with graduate training from the University of Maryland. He currently serves as Kensington mayor pro tem, and has been endorsed for delegate by the mayors of Kensington, Garrett Park, Somerset (Chevy Chase), Gaithersburg, Takoma Park, Green Belt and District Heights. He serves on the Legislative Committee of the Maryland Municipal League and has testified before the state legislature. Carr and his wife, Barrie, a teacher, have two sons, Miles and Toby.

By Authority: Friends of Alfred Carr. Treasurer: Naureen Weissman. Copyright 2010.