Jazz M. Lewis is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 24. He was appointed to the chamber on February 10, 2017. Lewis is running for re-election in the primary on June 26, 2018. The general election will take place on November 6, 2018.
Our differences in color, religion, gender, geography, and thought is the root of what makes America amazing. We are a melting pot that brings the talents of the many together for the single goal of making a better society for all. Jazz is committed to pushing legislation that encourages our campuses, workplaces, and public schools to be instituitons of acceptance and cultural understanding.
The gains of obtaining an education goes well beyond a higher paying career and cost shouldn't be a barrier to students willing to do the necessary work. Jazz will do everything within his power to keep the price of college tuition down and expand options to pay for it without burdening students with unbearable debts.
The right to collectively bargain is essential to ensure that workers get fair wages for their labor. As a former community organizer, Jazz knows how real the threats to labor unions and safe work conditions are to everyday workers. Jazz pledges to stand up against threats to collectively bargain and is committed to supporting project labor agreements that ensure workers receive prevailing wages on state contracts.