Mount Airy, MD -- Wendi Peters formally announced her candidacy for the Maryland House of Delegates, District 4, for the 2014 election. Peters announced her candidacy at the Counties Four Post 10076 VFW on Main Street in Mount Airy, MD Thursday evening.
Standing before a standing-room-only crowd of nearly 100 supporters, elected officials, and candidates, Peters spoke about her sadness of constitutional rights being eroded, pockets being raided, and leaders that gain our trust at election time but disappoint us with their votes after being elected.
In an interview following the event, Peters stated: "The depth of my municipal experience, coupled with my passion to serve the community, will bring fresh insight to Annapolis and a way of doing business that demonstrates compassion for the taxpayer."
Peters served two terms on the Mount Airy Town Council from 2004 - 2012. During her tenure, she worked to improve town infrastructure, manage growth and retain and expand business investment in the Town. Her commitment to service includes serving as Chair of the Communications Committee for the Maryland Municipal League, volunteering as a Sunday School teacher, PTA Board Member, Vice Chair of Planning Commission, Board Member of Mount Airy Main Street Association and Youth Mentor.
In 2010 and in 2012 The Daily Record recognized Peters as one of Maryland's Top 100 Women for her leadership, community service and mentoring. She was also recognized by the Maryland Recycling Network for Extraordinary Achievement in 2011, and in 2012 she was inducted in to the Mount Airy Hall of Fame in recognition of her service and volunteerism in the community.
Peters is a graduate of Villa Julie College and Loyola University Maryland and a Fellow of the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance from the University of Maryland - Institute for Governmental Service and Research. She works as a paralegal at Ober|Kaler, a law firm headquartered in Baltimore and is an Associate member of the Maryland State Bar Association.