Mimi Gedamu Is Running For Maryland House of Delegates in District 37B

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 21, 2018

Contact: Gabriella Hoffman, gabby@mimiformaryland.com 

Salisbury, Md. — Mimi Gedamu, co-owner of Pemberton Coffeehouse and registered Republican, officially announces her candidacy for Maryland's House of Delegates for District 37B. She filed to run for office in Annapolis, Md., this afternoon. 


"I have lived on the Eastern Shore nearly all of my life,” said Gedamu. “We have all of the tools that we need right here to build a stronger economy for everyone—an economy where everyone from the small town farmer to the local musician and budding artist can plug in and be a part of what we have known for generations.” 


“The Eastern Shore is proud to be different,” she added. “We are proud of our watermen. We are proud of our school teachers. We are proud of our police. From the farmers to the firemen, we are Shore Strong and we aren't afraid to get our hands dirty to get work done.” 


“We have some work ahead of us but when we invest in ourselves and our neighbors, we know that we are investing in the best. We did it right here at Pemberton Coffeehouse and we can do it in Annapolis."


Gedamu’s top priorities are: bolstering sustainable economic development; promoting public safety and education; and championing watermen and agri-business interests.


Yesterday, she delivered a talk on “Bootstrap Economic Development” at Maryland Republican Federated Women’s (MFRW) Red Scarf Day in Annapolis. Her talk focused on how to create effective policy that promotes economic development rather than stifles it. MFRW has invited Mimi to oversee a workshop in April involving state lawmakers and business owners on how to promote effective policies.   


Ms. Gedamu and her business partner reopened the popular Salisbury-based Pemberton Coffeehouse last August. The coffee house prides itself as “for customers, by customers.” It has served as an incubator for small businesses and local artisans. She also boasts 18 years of experience working with non-governmental organizations, businesses, and policy makers to help frame public policy supporting watermen, farmers, educational institutions, and local agrarian communities around the world. She is a member of both the Greater Wicomico Republican Women and the Wicomico Conservative Women’s groups.


To learn more about Mimi’s candidacy for office, visit MimiForMaryland.com. You can also follow the campaign on Facebook at @Mimi4MD




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