UMBC Alumnus Richard DeShay Elliott ('17), a progressive activist and strategist who was a leader in Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Maryland campaign and has worked for a host of other candidates in recent years, announced Thursday that he plans to run for a House of Delegates seat, in Prince George’s County’s 24th District.
While at UMBC, Richard was a double major in American Studies and Political Science, with a minor in History. He was an URCAD presenter, McNair Scholar, and he published his research in the 2017 edition of the UMBC Review. He is currently studying U.S. political rhetoric as a Ph.D. student at Johns Hopkins University.
Read his undergraduate research profile to learn more about him, and also read his op-eds.
His abstract from URCAD 2017 can be seen here:
It’s Just a Jump to the Right: The Tea Party’s Influence on Conservative Discourse, Mentor: Kathy Bryan
Read more about his political career here: