Kumar Barve


Statement on Valerie Ervin

Kumar Barve statement on the withdrawal of Valerie Ervin from the 8th Congressional District.

"Valerie Ervin has been a long-time progressive advocate for working families in Montgomery County and her voice in this campaign for Congress will be missed.  She is correct to point out that too much attention is paid to fundraising and that our political system does not make it easy for women, people of color, and the non-wealthy, to compete on a level playing field.  And I agree that we must recruit and train more women and people of color to run for office."