Carr Endorsed by African American
...Picked for District 18 Delegate
Kensington, Maryland-August 16,
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
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
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
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
his wife, Barrie, a teacher, have two sons, Miles and Toby.