Brandy Brooks Launches #TeamProgressive with Chris Wilhelm

Brandy Brooks Launches #TeamProgressive with Chris Wilhelm

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD (May 11, 2018) —  County Council At-Large candidates Brandy Brooks and Chris Wilhelm will launch #TeamProgressive this Saturday, May 12 at the Takoma Park VFW Post 350. The day of action will include volunteer training and a rally, followed by area canvassing by each campaign.

#TeamProgressive will hold a series of Backyard Rallies – joint house parties and events throughout Montgomery County – to engage county residents in advance of the early voting period that starts June 14.

“We believe in a Montgomery for All,” said Brandy Brooks. “And that starts with making sure all residents have a voice in the policies that shape their lives. We have the opportunity to elect a Council that reflects our communities.”

“#TeamProgressive is more than just Brandy and myself,” said Chris Wilhelm. “It’s a vision for the county that is inclusive and stands up to corporate interests in our politics. We believe that every resident should have a strong team of elected officials working for them.”

Brooks, a community organizer with Progressive Maryland, and Wilhelm, an ESOL teacher at Northwood High School, are both candidates using the Public Election Fund program available to Montgomery County candidates. They share a vision for Montgomery County that includes addressing economic inequality, reinvigorating our democracy, fighting structural racism, and reversing environmental degradation.

In this unprecedented local election with 33 democrats vying for 4 seats, Brandy Brooks has garnered the support of a diverse coalition of organizations at the local, state and national level – the most organizational endorsements of any female candidate in the race. Brooks and Wilhelm also share nine endorsements from progressive organizations, including MCEA, UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO, Progressive Maryland, Metro DC DSA, National DSA, Progressive Neighbors, the National Nurses Organizing Committee, and Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund.

Brandy Brooks’ endorsements include:

  • Montgomery County Education Association

  • UFCW Local 1994 Municipal and County Government Employee Organization (MCGEO)

  • Progressive Maryland

  • Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America

  • 32BJ SEIU

  • Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund

  • Democratic Socialists of America (National)

  • National Nurses Organizing Committee / National Nurses United

  • Progressive Neighbors

  • The American Women’s Party

  • CASA in Action

  • Montgomery County National Organization for Women (NOW) PAC

See endorsement list on Brooks’ website.


Brandy Brooks is a public election fund candidate for Montgomery County Council At-Large. She is an activist, educator, facilitator, and designer who has spent more than 10 years working on social and environmental justice. Brooks is the Leadership Development Organizer for Progressive Maryland, a statewide nonprofit advocacy organization promoting social, economic, and racial justice.

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