Dear Cheverly friends and neighbors

My name is Laila Riazi, and I want to be your mayor. 

With my family, daughter Sophia and husband Andre

It is with great humility that I ask for your vote in May. Whether we are old friends, neighbors, or haven’t met yet, I make these promises to you.

I promise to be guided by my ethics and to work tirelessly for all Cheverly residents to turn our shared visions to action. 

I promise to continue my efforts to make our town a safe, welcoming, inclusive, and economically thriving community that we can call without hesitation the best place in Maryland to live and raise a family. 

I promise to remain a vigilant steward of your tax dollars, our public schools, our hopes for economic prosperity, and our precious green spaces. 

I promise to keep this campaign local, open, and transparent, accepting financial donations only from Cheverly residents and never from PACs, political campaigns, currently elected officials, or any business contracted with our town. 

I promise to devote positive energy during this time of turnover, bringing to bear my experience on the town council, as well as a lifetime of organizing and managing community well being. I also commit to keeping an open mind and integrating your priorities as we set up a new town administration. 

I promise collaboration, inclusivity, and to listen to your needs, wants, and fears. 

Cheverly, since day one, you have given my family a wonderful community to call home. I want to pay it back—and forward. If you will honor me with your vote, I will give all I have to earn it every day I’m in office and beyond. 

Yours in service,

Laila Riazi

Ward One Councilmember (8 years), Vice Mayor, 15-year Cheverly resident

Candidate for Mayor

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