Kumar Barve



Rockville, MD – Delegate Kumar Barve’s candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District was endorsed today by House Speaker Mike Busch and a lengthy list of current and former state and local elected officials.

“Kumar Barve has spent his entire career working in some of the toughest political atmospheres to do what’s right for the citizens of this state. Kumar was the voice of the Democratic Party on the floor of the Maryland House of Delegates for twelve years, leading the fight to uphold our Democratic principles,” said Speaker Michael E. Busch. “Kumar is well-respected by his colleagues on both sides of the aisle and has been one of my trusted advisors over the years, as we have worked together for a stronger economy and transportation system; cleaner environment; innovative economy; and a State that respects and values every citizen equally in every jurisdiction.”

In addition to Speaker 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 Delegate 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 today by Delegates including those from Montgomery County, Andrew Platt and Jim Gilchrist (17), Eric Leudtke and Craig Zucker (14), Aruna Miller and David FraserHidalgo (15), and Shane Robinson (39) and Frederick County, Carol Krimm (3A). Delegate Platt said “Kumar will best represent all of our constituents in the United States 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 today 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”.

List of State and Local Elected Officials endorsing Kumar Barve for Congress
House Speaker Mike Busch
Former Speaker Casper Taylor
Former Speaker R. Clayton Mitchell
House Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne Jones
Former Senator Jennie Forehand
Delegate Andrew Platt
Delegate Jim Gilchrist
Delegate Eric Leudtke
Delegate Craig Zucker
Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo
Delegate Aruna Miller
Delegate Shane Robinson
Delegate Carol Krimm
Former Delegate John Hurson
Former Delegate Carol Petzold
Former Delegate Galen Claggett
Garrett Park Mayor Peter Benjamin
Westminster Councilmember Greg Pecoraro
Former Montgomery Co Bd of Ed Member Alan Cheung
Delegate Dana Stein
Delegate Clarence Lam
Delegate Barbara Frush
Delegate Anne Healey
Delegate Marvin Holmes
Delegate Joe Vallario
Delegate Pamela Beidle
Delegate Steven Lafferty
Delegate Talmadge Branch
Delegate Cory McCray

About Kumar Barve:
Kumar Barve, 56, grew up and attended Montgomery County Public Schools in Silver Spring, MD and graduated from Georgetown University. A resident of Montgomery County since 1964, he is an accountant and Chief Financial Officer of Environment Management Services, Inc., a Rockville, MD company. The first Indian American elected to serve in a state legislature in U.S. history, Barve, Chair of the House Environment and Transportation Committee, has been a member of the Maryland House of Delegates since 1990, representing District 17 in Montgomery County. He resides in Rockville, MD with wife, Maureen Quinn, a Maryland Worker’s Compensation Commissioner