UMD senior campaigns for spot in House of Delegates for District 3

UMD senior campaigns for spot in House of Delegates for District 3

Justin Wages, a senior management major, stands outside of H.J. Patterson Hall on March 17, 2022. Wages is running for Maryland State Delegate of District 3A. (Daryl Perry/The Diamondback) By Marianeli De Leon For The Diamondback On Aug. 20, 2021, University of Maryland senior Justin Wages filed to run for the Maryland House of Delegates for the District 3 for Frederick. Wages, a senior management major and a Frederick County resident, said the decision to run for the House of Delegates was something that grew over time. He was involved in politics in high school and became interested in state and local governments back in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic was in its infancy. “That was really the first time in my life I recognized how much influence state and local politics has over your day-to-day life,” he said. He wanted to get involved after seeing how certain aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic were handled, such as the various times the mask mandates were placed on the state. He questioned if Maryland was better now because of the mandates and restrictions. “I figured, ‘The best way to control that situation is to go ahead and run yourself,’” he said. [ UMD student affairs VP Patty Perillo, RHA discuss optional mask policy for fall 2022 ] He added running for the House of Delegates would help him become an advocate and help bring change to Frederick County. According to Wages’ website, there are several issues he feels passionate about, among […]

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