Endorsement Announcement!

Endorsement Announcement!

On this National Veterans and Military Families Month, I am thrilled to share the news of my endorsement by New Politics, an organization that works to recruit, develop, and elect servant leaders and veterans who put community and country over self. Read the press release on this endorsement, below:

WASHINGTON D.C.—New Politics today endorsed attorney and military family advocate Dawn Gile to represent Maryland’s 33rd State Senate District. Emily Cherniack, Founder and Executive Director of New Politics released the following statement:

“Through her tireless work as an attorney and dedicated service fighting on behalf of fellow military families, Dawn Gile has demonstrated her lifelong commitment to empowering others. As their State Senator, Dawn will do everything in her power to ensure her District 33 neighbors have all the support and resources they need to thrive. We’re thrilled to endorse this lifelong servant leader and can’t wait to see the impact she has on her community and across the state when she gets to Annapolis.”

About Dawn Gile
In addition to being an accomplished attorney, Dawn is a proud Army spouse and an award-winning advocate for military families. She has long devoted her time to supporting veterans and military families, including having served as president of Military Spouse JD Network, an organization that works to expand employment opportunities for military spouses and provides free legal assistance to Gold Star families and veteran caregivers. Dawn is an experienced attorney, representing businesses in litigation in Maryland and the District of Columbia for over a decade. She decided to run for the Maryland Senate in District 33 after seeing a need for more effective representation on four key values: supporting working families, protecting the environment, helping small businesses thrive, and investing in our public schools. Dawn and her husband, SGM D.J. Gile, along with their three daughters, reside in Severna Park, Maryland. More information about Dawn can be found at her website: https://dawngile.com

About New Politics
New Politics is a bipartisan organization that revitalizes American democracy by recruiting, developing, and electing leaders who have committed their lives to serving our country, either through the military or national service organizations like AmeriCorps or the Peace Corps. New Politics support includes strategic advising and training in all aspects of a candidate’s campaign, such as fundraising, communications, organizing, hiring, and team building. New Politics has raised more than $8.5 million for their candidates, electing more than 30 of them to office, from Congress to School Board.

ICYMI: Campaign Kickoff Was a Success!

ICYMI: Campaign Kickoff Was a Success!

In case you missed it, I’ve included below some photos from my campaign kickoff! Can you feel the energy in all of these photos? The day could not have been more perfect, and I am so grateful for the support of so many who attended.

During my remarks, I spoke about how vulnerable running for office is but how grateful I am to all of you who have shown up for me in so many ways — from your text messages and phone calls and emails and financial contributions and the million other ways you have said, “Yes. Yes. I believe in you, Dawn. And I believe in your campaign.” Gosh, everyone. Thank you.

I also talked about how I am the type of person who just cannot say no to my community and issues I deeply care about.  I can’t say no to investing in our public schools and fairly compensating our teachers. I can’t say no to restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. I can’t say no to supporting working families with affordable, quality childcare and paid family leave. I can’t say no to supporting our local businesses. I can’t say no to veterans and military families.

And I truly cannot thank you all enough — for saying YES to me and saying YES to my campaign.

I am especially grateful for the generosity of the Higgs family who hosted the event. Special thanks, as well, to County Executive Steuart Pittman, Delegate Heather Bagnall, and Councilman Andrew Pruski for their support and kind words.

Many thanks, as well, to Main & Market for the amazing food, and to Don & Cathy MacMurray for their generous donation of the wine and beer. My most special thanks to my family, including my big sister, Michelle, who flew across the country to be with me.

Join us for my campaign kickoff event!

Join us for my campaign kickoff event!

Ready to get this campaign KICKED OFF RIGHT? Please join me on October 17 from 4 pm to 5:30 pm for a campaign kickoff fundraiser. This event will be held outdoors in Severna Park (address provided upon RSVP). Hors d’oeuvres and drinks included. COVID precautions will be observed. Many thanks to our hosts, Roy and Marilyn Higgs. Tickets may be purchased here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dawngilekickoff

If you prefer to make a donation by check, please make the check out to “Committee to Elect Dawn Gile” and mail to: P.O. Box 1362, Severna Park, MD 21146.

Exciting announcement!

Exciting announcement!

I’m thrilled to share the news that this week, I officially filed my candidacy for the Maryland Senate in District 33!

As a military spouse, I have a strong commitment to public service, and during my time as a nonprofit leader and lawyer, I have seen that advocacy is often not enough to make positive change. State and local elections have consequences, and I want to ensure that our communities have effective leadership in their corner. Therefore, I have decided to take action.

I was proud to file with Del. Heather Bagnall, who filed for her reelection. I look forward to the opportunity to represent District 33 and to partner with Del. Bagnall, who has been a true coalition builder and dedicated legislator, who works tirelessly for our community.

My campaign has already been off and running over the last several weeks, and I have been extraordinarily grateful for the overwhelming support that I have already received. This campaign journey will continue to roll full steam ahead with grassroots efforts like doorknocking and regular outdoor gatherings to meet with voters. However, I’ll need your help! Please consider volunteering on my team or making a contribution to support my campaign!