Maya Rockeymoore Bio – Maya Rockeymoore Wiki
Maya Rockeymoore Cummings is an American politician and the chairwoman of the Maryland Democratic Party.
Rockeymoore is Founder, President, and CEO of Global Policy Solutions, a certified B Corporation and mission driven strategy firm, dedicated to helping community-based, philanthropic, academic, governmental, and corporate organizations achieve strategic objectives. The firm specializes in coalition building, public policy analysis and research, program development, project management, and government relations, according to Maya Rockeymoore’s bio on Maryland Democratic Party website.
Rockeymoore Cummings previously served as the Vice President of Research and Programs at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Senior Resident Scholar at the National Urban League, Chief of Staff to former Congressman Charles Rangel, Professional Staff on the House Ways and Means Committee, and as a CBCF Legislative Fellow in the office of former Congressman Melvin Watt among other positions.
She is the author of The Political Action Handbook: A How to Guide for the Hip-Hop Generation and co-editor of Strengthening Community: Social Insurance in a Diverse America among many other articles and chapters.
Rockeymoore many awards, including the Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellowship, she was elected Chair of the Maryland Democratic Party, a volunteer position, in December 2018.
Maya Rockeymoore Education
Maya Rockeymoore holds a PhD in Political Science from Purdue University.
Maya Rockeymoore Age
She was born on January 31, 1971 in Texas, United States. She is 48 years old.
Elijah Cummings’ Wife Maya Rockeymoore Cummings
Maya Rockeymoore Cummings was the wife of Elijah Cummings, a congressman who represented Maryland’s 7th congressional district until his death on October 17, 2019.
Elijah Cummings Death
Representative Elijah Cummings, of Baltimore, died early on the morning of Thursday, October 17, 2019, at the age of 68 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Cummings died from “complications concerning longstanding health challenges,” his office said.
Rockeymoore released a statement about her husband’s death via the Maryland Democratic Party. She described him as an “honorable man who proudly served his district and the nation with dignity, integrity, compassion and humility. He worked until his last breath because he believed our democracy was the highest and best expression of our collective humanity and that our nation’s diversity was our promise, not our problem. It’s been an honor to walk by his side on this incredible journey. I loved him deeply and will miss him dearly.”
Statement regarding the passing of @RepCummings : “He worked until his last breath because he believed our democracy was the highest and best expression of our collective humanity… I loved him deeply and will miss him dearly.” — @MayaRockeymoore pic.twitter.com/OLXVdHydoO
— MD Democratic Party (@mddems) October 17, 2019
President Trump tweeted: “My warmest condolences to the family and many friends of Congressman Elijah Cummings. I got to see first hand the strength, passion and wisdom of this highly respected political leader. His work and voice on so many fronts will be very hard, if not impossible, to replace!”
Cummings is survived by his wife, Maya Rockeymoore, and his two daughters, Jennifer and Adia.
Maya Rockeymoore Children
Rockeymoore and Cummings were married in 2008, the couple raised Cummings’ three children from his previous relationships. Elijah Cummings had three children, a daughter he had with his first wife, Jennifer, and two children he had with women out of wedlock, Adia and a son whose name is unknown.
Maya Rockeymoore Family
Maya Rockeymoore is the daughter of Hazel Brown Rockeymoore and Thomas Charles Rockeymoore. She has two children, Mark and Meredith.