Democracy for Everyone, Public Option, Fair Share


Dear Friend, Neighbor, & Constituent,

The 2018 campaign cycle running up to the Democratic Primary Election is upon us on June 26, 2018. This is the election that will effectively determine who will be your elected officials representing District 16. I would like to ask you to support me in my bid to represent our values in the Maryland House of Delegates.

I ask for your support first and foremost because I am present, committed to serving the public interest, and responsive in addressing issues facing our community. I have extensive experience in both the public sector, having taken on numerous leadership roles on civic boards throughout our community, and private sector in the healthcare industry. I have taken decisive action to improve our democracy through my work as the Host of Public Interest Podcast, and I encourage you to listen to an episode at  

I am running to:

Fix Our Broken Democracy

CHAMPION GOOD GOVERNANCE by having people select their elected representatives, not the other way around. That means we need to replace legislative appointments with special elections and stop gerrymandering from disenfranchising Marylanders. We also need to increase participation in our democracy by making voting a more inclusive process. We should move the Primary Election back to September (from June), open Primary Elections to all registered voters, and automatically register all eligible adult citizens to vote.

Universal Healthcare Coverage with a Public Option

CARE FOR THE VULNERABLE because it is not only morally correct, it’s fiscally responsible. We need to stop using Emergency Rooms to provide primary care to the uninsured, stop using prisons to care for the mentally ill, and start using a Public Option through universal Medicaid eligibility to cover every Marylander, which will improve health outcomes and will have a positive impact on health insurance premiums for everyone else.

Our Fair Share From Annapolis
WORK TO BRING BACK MORE STATE INVESTMENT in Montgomery County, which is Maryland's economic engine. Investing state tax dollars in Metro, MCPS, Strathmore, and the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center brings jobs, regional economic growth, a more robust tax base for the State, and improves Montgomery County’s brand as a good place to do business. It’s important to use our resources to help raise all boats in Maryland and do so we need to advocate for greater state investment in our community.

Thank you for considering making an investment in our common future.

Jordan Cooper
Democratic Candidate, District 16
Maryland House of Delegates