Julian Ivey is a lifelong resident of Prince George’s County and District 47. He was the first African American to represent the second ward of Cheverly on its Town Council, and is a proud product of the Prince George’s County Public School System. In his first term on Council, Julian Ivey proposed and passed Sanctuary City legislation. As a State Delegate in Annapolis, Julian has been a fierce advocate for workers rights, expanding social safety-nets, and especially for Prince George’s County. In addition to serving on the influential Ways & Means Committee, Julian was unanimously elected Vice-Chair of the Prince George’s County House Delegation.
Julian believes in the people of Prince George’s and is a living testament to the effectiveness of the County’s numerous magnet, immersion, and science & technology programs. Julian and three of his brothers learned to read at age four at the Judith P. Hoyer Early Childhood Center in Cheverly, which laid the foundation for them all being accepted into college. However, Julian knows firsthand the struggles and shortfalls of the County school system and how they can be reversed.
“The Prince George’s County Public School System has failed too many of its students by not providing the academic foundation needed to be successful in the new age economy. We should be preparing students for high paying tech and clean energy jobs, we should be teaching a curriculum which prepares students for everyday Adult life (paying taxes, avoiding predatory lenders, etc), and ensuring every student can go to college if they want to.
First, we must expand our pre-k programs to begin at 3 years old. This way no matter if students come to PGCPS below reading level they will begin Kindergarten reading alongside their peers. Let’s get our Kids on grade level, early, and let’s keep them there!”
~ Julian Ivey
By Authority: Friends of Julian Ivey, Colin Byrd, Treasurer.