Thank You and Moving Forward

Dear Friends,

A year ago I decided to plunge into a world I never thought I would enter and run for public office. Tonight that amazing journey has concluded for now. I would like to thank the thousands of friends, neighbors, and supporters who voted for me, and the many wonderful organizations who endorsed me and my candidacy for Delegate.

I congratulate the winners of tonight’s primary, and I assure all of you who supported me that I will continue the advocacy and activism for this community that led me to consider running in the first place.

Now we have to turn our attention to the next task: to return Government House to Democratic hands, and protect our super-majority in the General Assembly. I hope we can all unite and march to victory in November!

Mila Named “Friend of Solar” by USSEC


“I am very proud to be declared a “Friend of Solar” by the Utility-Scale Solar Energy Coalition (USSEC) of Maryland. A true, full scale commitment to renewable energy sources is the only way that we can begin to contain global warming while still providing electricity for the future. In Annapolis I will make it my mission to make Maryland a global leader in investment and production of sustainable energy.”

Mila Endorsed by LGBTQ Victory Fund


On Tuesday, LGBTQ Victory Fund endorsed Mila Johns for Delegate in District 18. If elected, Johns will be the first openly bisexual woman to win a seat in Maryland’s House of Delegates. The Victory Fund’s Campaign Board noted the strength of her candidacy and her progressive platform.


“Victory Fund is pleased to endorse Mila Johns for Delegate,” said Victory Fund President & CEO Annise Parker. “Mila’s commitment to smart public policy that addresses the real concerns of constituents makes her the best candidate to represent District 18. When she wins, Mila will be a vital LGBTQ voice in Maryland.”


“I am truly honored to be endorsed by Victory Fund” Johns said. “It’s incredibly meaningful to me to be recognized as a strong representative for the LGBTQ community. Victory Fund has an amazing track record, and I hope to add to the victories for our community this year!”

Montgomery County NOW Endorses Mila!

“I’m delighted to announce that I’ve received the endorsement of Montgomery County NOW – National Organization for Women! As a feminist and a long-time advocate ensuring for reproductive justice and ending domestic violence, this is a particularly meaningful and validating endorsement and I am so proud to have their support!”

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Progressive Neighbors Endorses Mila

I’m thrilled to announce that I have been endorsed by the local, grassroots activist group Progressive Neighbors!

Mila and Progressive Neighbors are both dedicated to the following progressive values:

  • Schools that give all students an opportunity to reach their full potential.
  • Universal health care, affordable housing, and an adequate living wage.
  • Public transportation systems that combine convenience and environmental protections.       
  • Land use policies that are sustainable, serve residents, and don’t overburden our infrastructure.      
  • Effective protection against crime, stressing prevention, community involvement and fairness.       
  • Measures that assure a greater voice for all, such as campaign finance and voting reforms.       
  • Fairness, civil rights, and equality for all regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, income, sexual orientation or immigrant status.

Mila Earns “Gun Sense Candidate” Distinction & March for Our Lives

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I was moved and uplifted today to join the tens of thousands who marched for our lives. Nothing shook me more than to hear an eleven year old girl, the same age as my daughter, speak about the fear – and the resolve – that she and her classmates contend with every day. I do not understand how we can fail to put the lives of the innocent, the safety of our children, above all else. How is it possible?

I was deeply honored this week to be named a “Gun Sense Candidate” by Every Town for Gun Sense and Moms Demand Action! 

We cannot stand by any longer. How many children’s lives are too many? How many abused women, how many young people of color have to die before we reach our breaking point? Gun violence is a national crisis and we must address it. NOW.

• Reducing and preventing gun violence is a public safety issue, not a political one. Over 35,000 Americans are killed every year by gun violence and thousands more are injured.

• Responsible gun owners know that supporting the Second Amendment goes hand-in-hand with common-sense solutions to reduce gun violence.

• We must do more to keep guns out of the hands of felons, domestic abusers, and others with dangerous histories.

• Common-sense public safety measures make our communities safer and save lives.

Mila Endorsed by SEIU Local 500

SEIU Local 500, the service employees union that is a powerful political force in Montgomery County democratic politics has endorsed Mila Johns in the primary race for Delegate in District 18. In announcing several endorsements, the union emphasized the need to send “fighters” to Annapolis in “this era of Donald Trump.”

“I am incredibly honored to be endorsed by SEIU,” Johns said. “I come from a family that has been involved in organized labor for its whole history in the United States and I believe passionately in protecting economic and social opportunity for thousands of union members in District 18 and across the state – and fighting to extend those same opportunities to every worker in Maryland who needs them.”

SEIU Local 500 is not endorsing ANY incumbents running for re-election to their current offices until after the end of the legislative session.

“We are endorsing open seats early to give our political team and members more time to work with our endorsed newcomers to make sure they win” said President Cuttitta



Mila Johns, a first time candidate for state delegate, running as a progressive democrat in District 18, has the largest amount of cash on hand of any of the eight candidates in the race. Even after significant spending on media, Johns is far ahead of the rest of the field in the first fundraising report of the campaign cycle.

Johns was also endorsed today by the campaign organization Run for Something, which is backing candidates in state and local elections around the country who it believes have the potential to advance a meaningful progressive agenda over the next thirty years.  “I could not be more honored or thrilled to be endorsed by Run For Something,” Johns said. “I look forward to working together to advance our shared values in District 18 and throughout Maryland.”

District 18 includes all of Chevy Chase, Kensington, and Garrett Park, as well as parts of Wheaton, Silver Spring, and Bethesda.

Mila Endorsed by Run For Something

Run for Something endorses Mila Johns for Delegate in District 18

Progressive wave builds momentum with new candidates in Maryland

Jan. 18, 2018-  Run for Something (RFS) is building off the successes of 2017 and announcing its first endorsements of 2018, along with our new strategic plan. These 61 candidates will be strong voices in the next generation of progressive leadership. In Maryland, RFS is excited to endorse Mila Johns for Delegate in District 18.  

Johns said, “I could not be more honored or thrilled to be endorsed by Run For Something; I look forward to working together to advance our shared values in District 18 and throughout Maryland.”

“These first time candidates all have the heart and hustle that is so important to us at RFS, and we are proud to give them our endorsement,” said Ross Morales Rocketto, co-founder of Run for Something. “Put simply, they are the type of people we think the Party needs and the type of candidates who are going to work hard. They are knocking on doors and stepping up to run grassroots, community-led campaigns.”

The endorsement process, which began in October, includes an extensive internal review with background check, staff interview and insight from local state experts. The 61 new candidates are joining 28 previously endorsed 2018 candidates, totaling 89 RFS candidates in 2018 elections. 

January endorsement numbers:

61 candidates from 27 states

Campaign budgets range from $3000 to $300,000

Win numbers range from 645 to 30,000 votes. 

So far, more than 15,000 young people from across the country have signed up as candidates and gained access to Run for Something resources. Of those, 120 were officially endorsed in 2017. 72 ran in November 2017; nearly half of them won.

Run for Something recruits and supports talented, passionate young people who advocate for progressive values now and for the next 30 years, with the ultimate goal of building a progressive bench.

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