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Republican Women to Watch in 2020: Kimberly Klacik

Republican Women to Watch in 2020: Kimberly Klacik
Posted: Aug 26, 2020
Categories: Profiles, Candidates
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Republican Nominee for U.S. Congress, Maryland's 7th District

“Democrats don’t want you to see this. They’re scared that I’m exposing what life is like in Democrat-run cities. That’s why I’m running for Congress. Because All Black Lives Matter. Baltimore Matters. And black people don’t have to vote Democrat!” This powerful statement is how Kimberly Klacik opens her newest ad in her run for Congress from Maryland’s 7th congressional district, which includes the City of Baltimore. The ad has gone viral since its release.

Kim grew up in Accokeek but moved to Baltimore once she became engaged to her husband. In 2013, she founded “Potential Me” to assist underserved women with workforce development. Kim has assisted nearly 200 women become gainfully employed, with 30% gaining financial independence.

Key issues Kim is focusing on are creating working class and white collar jobs throughout the Port of Baltimore, reducing reliance on entitlements in Maryland’s 7th congressional district, making education work for children and parents, protecting 2nd Amendment rights, and increasing healthcare options and lowering costs.

”Kim is an exciting new voice in Maryland politics,” former Gov. Bob Ehrlich said. “She gets it – her positions on jobs, taxes, small business growth and school choice are well-grounded and cross partisan lines. Kim represents a new and impressive generation of GOP candidates."

Those familiar with Baltimore say she is the first Republican to actually campaign in Baltimore’s inner city. Kim was one of the speakers on the opening night of the Republican National Convention. In an interview with "Fox and Friends," she said her convention speech encouraged fellow Republicans not to write off inner cities and instead go in and “roll up your sleeves” to give voters other options besides down voting a Democratic ticket.

Klacik is a member of Maryland Republican Women Leaders. To learn more about her campaign, visit her website or Facebook page, or watch her viral ad

 

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