Aaron began working on campaigns for Democrats at the age of 10 and has not stopped. Even though he is 31 he has worked on over twenty (20+) campaigns from Maryland House of Delegates races to presidential campaigns.
He has attended the Democratic National Convention as a guest of the Democratic Party. He has interned in the U.S. House of Representatives for then Rep. Chris Van Hollen and in the U.S. Senate for Sen. Evan Byah. He has interned for the Montgomery County Council in the office of Councilman Roger Berliner. County Executive Ike Leggett appointed Aaron as a Commissioner to the Commission on People with Disabilities for Montgomery County on which he rose to become Vice Chairman. Governor O’Malley appointed him as a member to Maryland’s Developmental Disability Council and he served on the Executive Committee as the Vice Chairman.
Governor O'Malley also appointed him to the Operating Model and Insurance Rules Advisory Committee, Maryland Health Benefit Exchange as a consumer representative. Aaron also worked in Annapolis for Shelia Hixson, then the Chair of the Maryland House Ways and Means Committee and interned for Del. Heather Mizeur and also in the National Congressional Relations Office of Easter Seals.
Aaron sits on the board of two non-profits, the Jewish Foundation for Group Home (JFGH) and is on its Executive Committee and Leadership Montgomery. JFGH is a leading provider of housing and support for individuals (of all religions) with physical and developmental disabilities. Leadership Montgomery is a non-profit entity which strives to convene and connect leaders form the public, private and non-profit sectors. Aaron is a member of the Emerging Leaders Class of 2015. In the past he served on the board of Sunflower Bakery. Sunflower Bakery trains individuals with intellectual disabilities to work in bakeries.
Aaron is a lifelong resident of Montgomery County and District 18. He is a product of our County and State school systems. He attended Walter Johnson High School and Montgomery College, in their Montgomery Scholars Honors Program from which he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He then studied at the University of Maryland, College Park, graduating with a Bachelors of Arts in American Studies with the American Studies Department Scholar Award (highest departmental GPA) and American Studies Department Outstanding Community Service Award. He also attended Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK.
Aaron worked for Project Search Montgomery where he instructed adults with severe developmental disabilities on life and job readiness skills. He worked in collaboration with job coaches and the Montgomery County Government liaison to facilitate successful job placements for his students within the Montgomery County Government.
He is currently employed as an advocate for individuals with disabilities and those living in poverty.
Aaron is currently a member of the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee (MCDCC). He has worked diligently on the MCDCC and looks forward to serving for four more years. On the MCDCC he has lead the fight for universal voter regestration.
With your support and vote this incredibly accomplished and talented young man will return to serve the Democratic Party of Montgomery County and the State of Maryland. He will serve with enthusiasm, energy and intellect and will bring his youth, experience and diversity to the table.
SUPPORT AARON BY VOTING FOR HIM IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY
ON JUNE 26, 2018.
What people are saying about Aaron
“What a pleasure to work with Aaron Kaufman here on Capitol Hill for the rights of the disabled just as we worked closely together for full inclusion and equality in Annapolis. You’re not going to find a more passionate, knowledgeable or steadfast champion of the rights of all people than Aaron Kaufman. He’s a great citizen and a great Democrat.”
Congressman Jamie Raskin, February 6, 2018
"I have known Aaron Kaufman for 20 years He is a passionate progressive who cares deeply about marriage equality, common sense gun safety measures and disability rights. He is well respected by elected officials across the county and state. I am pleased to call him my friend. "
Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh
“I have known Aaron for twenty plus years and have watched him become a true leader in our party. He has been involved in advocating for progressive causes and making our party more inclusive. It is my pleasure to endorse him in his re-election bid”
County Executive, Ike Leggett
“Having worked for me, I have seen first-hand Aaron’s commitment to fighting for disadvantaged individuals, progressive causes and a more inclusive Democratic Party. He has my wholehearted support and endorsement.”
Roger Berliner, County Council, District 1
"Having served on the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee with Aaron, I know he brings a unique voice to the table and a depth of experience that helps shape the decisions the Central Committee makes. His past work in Annapolis also makes him a great bridge between the county party and the county's delegation to the state legislature. I am proud to support Aaron Kaufman for re-election."
Marc Korman, State Delegate District 16
“I have known Aaron Kaufman for many years. He has always been a passionate progressive who strongly supported the Maryland’s Dream Act and has been a staunch ally of the Latino community and communities of color generally. He understands diversity is Montgomery County’s greatest strength.”
"Yo conozco a Aaron Kaufman hace muchos años. El siempre ha sido un demócrata progresivo que apoyó firmemente al Dream Act de Maryland y ha sido un aliado tenaz de la comunidad Latina y de las comunidades de color en general. El entiende que la diversidad es lo que hace más fuerte al condado de Montgomery."
ANA SOL GUTIERREZ, STATE DELEGATE DISTRICT 18
Brian Frosh, Maryland Attorney General
Ike Leggett, County Executive
Rich Madaleno, State Senator District 18
Al Carr, Delegate District 18
Jeff Waldstreicher, Delegate District 18
Will Smith, State Senator District 20
Susan Lee, State Senator District 16
Roger Berliner, County Council
Nancy Floreen, County Council (Former Mayor of Garrett Park)
Hans Riemer, County Council President
Craig Rice, County Council
Tom Hucker, County Council
Marc Korman, Delegate District 16
Ariana Kelly, Delegate District 16
Kumar Barve, Delegate District 17
Bonnie Cullison, Delegate District 19
Doug Gansler, Former Attorney General of Maryland
Gabe Albornoz, Former Chair of Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee
Sam Statland, Former Member Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee District 18
Jazmin Moral, Candidate for Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee, District 18
Erwin Rose, Candidate for Montgomery County Democratic Central Committe, At-Large
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