Maya Rockeymoore Wiki
Maya Rockeymoore was born on January 31, 1971, and from Texas, United States. She is an American consultant, politician, and chair of the Maryland Democratic Party in the United States. Recently, she announced that she plans to run for his old seat in Congress.
NyPost reported that Maya Rockeymoore Cummings said in an interview with the Baltimore Sun that she is still mourning the loss of her husband — but he wanted her to take the mantle. “I am, of course, devastated at the loss of my spouse, but his spirit is with me,” the 48-year-old Rockeymoore Cummings told the paper.
Later, she added, “I’m going to run this race and I’m going to run it hard as if he’s still right here by my side.” Earlier, in 2017 she announced that will run for governor of Maryland in the 2018 election and she received an endorsement from EMILY’s List when she ran for Governor of Maryland.
Curently, Rockeymore Cummings will stand in the 2020 Maryland’s 7th congressional district special election, to campaign for the seat previously held by her husband.
Maya Rockeymoore Career
She completed her education from John Jay High School in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Prairie View A&M University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree and enrolled at Purdue University and studied political science.
Later, she earned a master’s degree in 1996 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 2000. Earlier, she served as the Administrative Assistant to the Director at the Marion County Department of Health in Indiana from 1995 to 1997.
Then, Maya became a legislative fellow for the Congressional Black Caucus under former Rep. Melvin Watt in September 1997. She also worked as Chief of Staff for former Rep. Charles Rangel until 1999. According to her Linkedin profile.
“Dr. Maya 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.
A noted speaker and author, Dr. Rockeymoore’s areas of expertise include health, social insurance, economic security, education, technology, women’s issues, and youth civic participation. 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. Her frequent speaking engagements have included invitations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Economic Policy Institute, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Congressional Progressive Caucus, Drexel University, Women Donors Network, National Association of Black Journalists, and Grantmakers in Aging among many other organizations. She has been quoted extensively in publications such as the Washington Post and New York Times and has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, and C-SPAN among other news outlets.
Dr. Rockeymoore 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.
The recipient of 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 Family
How old is Maya Rockeymoore? She was born on January 31, 1971, and from Texas, the United States and she is 4 years old as of 2019. She is the daughter of Thomas Charles Rockeymoore who worked at Air Force and the mother’s name is Hazel Brown Rockeymoore passed away in September 2015.
Maya Rockeymoore Husband
Rockeymoore Cummings married Elijah Cummings, a member of the United States House of Representatives who represented Maryland’s 7th congressional district, in 2008.
They remained married until his death in 2019. Cummings had three children from earlier relationships, and she is a stepmother to his two daughters and one son.
Earlier, Rep. Elijah has been accused as racist by Donald Trump in his recent Tweet. President Trump, who has been facing growing accusations of racism for his incendiary Tweets has recently lashed out at his critics to deflect the criticism by labeling a leading congressman as himself racist.
He further commented referring to Mr. Cummings majority-black Baltimore District as a “disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess, ” where “no human being wants to live.”
Earlier, he was married to his first wife, Joyce Cummings in a private ceremony. This couple also shared a daughter named Jennifer J. Cummings but unfortunately, their love life ended very soon with a divorce.
Maya Rockeymoore Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth of her is $3 Million USD as of 2019. She stands 5 feet 5 inch tall and weighs around 62 KG.