Run for Something, a nationwide progressive organization supporting young candidates running for state and local office, endorsed James Hedrick in his campaign for Rockville City Council. Team Rockville is proud to endorse him as well and glad he’s part of our team for Mayor and Council in 2019.
Run for Something helps recruit and support young diverse progressives to run for down-ballot races in order to build a bench for the future: “the folks we support now could be possible members of the House, Senate, and maybe even President one day.” They lower the barriers to entry for these candidates by helping them with seed money, organization building, and access to training needed to be successful. James is one of only two candidates in Maryland endorsed by Run for Something.
James has been an active resident of Rockville since 2014, where he lives in the Twinbrook neighborhood with his wife and two young daughters. Professionally, James’s background illustrates his deep commitment to public service. Starting as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) with HUD to his recent tenure on the Board of Rockville Housing Enterprises (RHE) and the Twinbrook Community Association (TCA), James will bring a wealth of practical experience and policy knowledge to the Council. While at HUD, James worked in economic development, traveling around the country helping local officials turn federal money into economic opportunity for their communities.