UMBC’s Caitlyn Leiter-Mason ’14, GWST and political science, and Mitch Case ’11, MCS, are in Charlotte this week serving as delegates to the Democratic National Convention, reports Patch. Leiter-Mason, a Sondheim Public Affairs Scholar and contributor to USDemocrazy, represents Maryland’s 6th District. Case, social media coordinator at the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, represents Maryland’s 7th District.
Curious about how they got to Charlotte and what they hope to achieve? See their Tumblr A Tale of Two Delegates, read “Ellicott City delegate works to energize young voters” in the Baltimore Sun and listen to their interview on the Marc Steiner Show.
Donald F. Norris, professor and chairman of UMBC’s Department of Public Policy, also appeared in the Baltimore Sun, commenting on the rise of Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, who is in Charlotte this week as chair of the National Democratic County Officials. When asked if this role would boost Ulman’s chances in a gubernatorial race, Norris noted it “shows that he has some image within the Democratic Party outside of the state,” but, he concluded, “I don’t think that translates into votes or necessarily money.”