As a life-long Baltimore resident, concerned mother of two adorable children and local attorney working to keep criminals off of our streets, I realized that I have to stop complaining about the problems in Baltimore City. Instead, I need to pro-actively do something about them.
Are we getting our fair share of dollars from Annapolis? Do we have strong enough leadership fighting for us at the state level? Is enough being done for crime and drugs, education, housing, and public transportation?
I am launching my campaign for State Delegate (District 41), and I hope you will join me in my efforts to send a strong, fighting voice to Annapolis.
Baltimore, MD - May 24. 2017 - Still celebrating last year’s success of Yitzy Schleifer’s hard-fought campaign to the Baltimore City Council, the Baltimore orthodox community is uniting towards the election of another community member, Dalya Attar, for the state legislature.
Dalya is vying for one of three House of Delegate seats in Legislative District 41. With Maryland’s 2018 Primary Elections a year away, Dalya is vying for one of three House of Delegate seats in District 41. Two of the three current Delegates were appointed by a small group of Democratic politicians several months ago, and not elected by the district’s voters. Now joining that list is Dalya Attar, a former Bais Yaakov of Baltimore student who is married to Asaf Mehrzadi; they have two children.
It’s that time of year when our minds want to take a vacation from family budgeting, but we never seem to get a break. Pesach, with its high costs, is over, and the fall Yomim Tovim expenses are still months away. We are winding down to the end of the school year, but that makes us think about tuition bills for next year. And summer expenses are coming up – clothes, camp, vacations, and keeping the kids busy while they are off from school but while most parents don’t have off from work. This is not an easy time of year on our wallets but, then again, it never is.
For many in the local Orthodox Jewish community, the heroin crisis in Baltimore City is one of the furthest political issues in our minds. We talk about other local and national issues: we were angry about the Rain Tax; we were upset that the anticipated additional $5 million in state funding for school vouchers didn’t make it into Governor Hogan’s 2017 budget; and we applauded Ambassador Nikki Haley’s defense of Israel in the United Nations. But as a prosecuting attorney for the City of Baltimore and a mother of two young children, I am genuinely concerned about heroin addiction in our city, and you should be too. Here’s why.