Two newcomers will be vying for seats as delegates in Maryland’s 46th District this year. Brooke Lierman and Liam Davis, both Democrats, have officially announced their candidacies for 2014.
Lierman, a Fell’s Point resident, currently works as a civil rights attorney for Brown Goldstein and Levy.
According to her website, brookelierman.com, she was an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer in the DREAM Program, a mentoring program pairing college students and low-income students. She worked on the Senate campaign of Paul Wellstone and the presidential campaigns of Howard Dean and Kerry-Edwards.
She has represented several community organizations pro bono before the Baltimore City Liquor Board. Representing the Highlandtown Community Association, she attended the Liquor Board hearings that resulted in the closing of La Raza, a bar that neighbors say was the scene of several violent incidents.
Davis is currently a Neighborhood Liason for City Council President Jack Young’s office. A native of northeast Baltimore and a graduate of Baltimore City public schools, according to voteliamdavis.com, Davis now lives in the 46th District.
While working at a grocery store during his high school and college years, Davis became involved with Local 27 United Food and Commercial Workers. With thousands of others, he was laid off from Superfresh in 2011, an experience his website says gave him “a deeper understanding of the challenges associated with job loss and an awareness of the increasing vulnerability of the middle class.”
The Baltimore Guide first met Davis at a Fell’s Point Community Organization meeting in April. He encouraged residents to contact him with any concerns. He has recently been meeting with community members on a range of neighborhood issues.
There are three delegate seats available for the 46th District. The current incumbents are Brian McHale, Luke Clippinger and Peter Hammen.