It is no surprise that four times as many female elected officials have endorsed Rep. Chris Van Hollen than his opponent, Rep. Donna Edwards, in the race for Barbara Mikulski's Senate seat ("National real estate group airs ad for Chris Van Hollen," March 23). When I was the director of a statewide foreclosure defense project, Chris stood out among elected officials in his support of Maryland homeowners. He understood the crisis and the toll it took on his constituents. His office helped all constituents whether they were employed and had a workable solution to save their homes or had become disabled and were losing their homes. He was and is a true partner in our efforts for justice for Marylanders.
Chris is unquestionably progressive on all the issues, and what's more, he is effective, compassionate, approachable and uniquely well-respected throughout the state. A vote for Chris Van Hollen for Senate is a vote to accomplish the progressive goals we all share.
Vicki King Taitano, Silver Spring