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SPP Alumnus and Lecturer Gain New Leadership Roles in MD State Government

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Jazz Lewis

Alumni and faculty members from the UMD School of Public Policy make a difference and pursue careers with organization all over the world, including the Maryland state government. In July, Maryland House of Delegates Speaker Michael E. Busch announced new leadership positions for Delegate Eric Luedtke, an SPP lecturer, and Delegate Jazz Lewis, an SPP alumnus.

Delegate Eric Luedtke will become the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. Luedtke has been a member of the House since 2011. In a press release from the House of Delegates, Busch said, “Delegate Luedtke has been a leading voice for progressive issues during his tenure in the House. He has also shown a willingness to help members in every county in Maryland try to get elected. He will continue to bring our Democratic members together for the good of the State.”

It was announced that Delegate Jazz Lewis will become the vice chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. “Although Jazz has served a short-term in House, he is a veteran in Democratic politics in Maryland and has keen insight on issues facing urban, suburban and rural communities,” Busch said. “He will be a great teammate with Chairman Luedtke to keep the Democratic Caucus focused on moving Maryland forward next term.”

Both positions will begin in January 2019.

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