Hi, I’m Sarahia Benn (pronounced Sa-ree-ah), also known as S. Benn. I’ve earned a B.A. at prestigious Berklee College of Music and furthered my formal education at M.I.T taking a series of Entrepreneurship studies under Bill Aulet. I’m the product of a strong, hardworking, and locally-known family in District 34A called the Bishop-Bond. The title of my cousin’s book, “The Bishop-Bond: Finding Yourself Through Your Family Roots” traces my family’s long and rich history, and my family is literally the source of where I’ve gained my strength, leadership ability, and sheer will. Add that I’m a descendent of the late heroic civil war soldier, Alfred B. Hilton, whose heroism and famous words, “Boys, save the colors!,” exemplifies the ultimate service to nation. Now it's my time to serve! Bringing my brand of fiery, passionate, yet pragmatic leadership to District 34A. 

I’m affectionately known as “B or Ms. B.” I’ve observed far too many people in my area saying, “I see no changes” or “nothing is going to change." Frankly, Americans are tired. But know that I’m with you. I am determined to be a strong advocate and problem-solver addressing issues that will make the lives of 34A residents better.

I, S. Benn, believe the way to economic empowerment must include getting fairer wages and, for those who want to grow their business or start a small business, having access to fairer lending can transform not only the lives of those who own it, but the community too.

I believe that in the richest nation, solving the issue of healthcare is a matter of viewing how it is interconnected to the quality of life and productivity of the community – not through the lens of divisive and vitriolic political rhetoric. Healthcare is a right, if we are to actually live out the words of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” My parents fell ill and without affordable healthcare, I had to become the predominant caregiver and breadwinner for my sickly parents – a reality that is becoming all too often the norm in America, where children of sickly parents receive very little assistance or help. Add that District 34A has been ranked as one of the many areas in America that is struggling with opioid and other drug addictions, yet quality and affordable healthcare still remains elusive for far too many. I have a plan, know that I’m with you.  

I, S. Benn, believe that having better & more accessible transportation in District 34A, which is one of the most populous areas in Harford County, will improve the quality of life for those who don’t have a car, those who would rather utilize public transport, or for those with special needs or the elderly by providing access to transport outside the currently limited bus schedule and/or more effective options.

I believe that the current infrastructure needs a massive upgrade that would not only bring more business and job opportunities to the area but increase tourism in an area that is rich with history and access to the Susquehanna River and the head of the Chesapeake Bay.

Finally, everyone is not able to attend college. Let’s be real, not everyone can afford it. That’s why I, S. Benn, believe we must build an additional vo-tech and/or trade school in Harford County between Aberdeen and Edgewood, or Edgewood and Joppa, so our children and/or young adults have access to alternative opportunities. No other candidate has even considered this, but having been an educator and advocate of education for years, it is plainly obvious how opportunities like this will transform the lives of District 34A residents.

At a recent MLK event I moderated and spoke at, I said, “I was born with advocacy in my veins and fire in my soul.” I believe that now more than ever, District 34A needs new leadership that stands with the people and for something. My long history of leadership as a music minister, musical director/producer, consultant, educator, entrepreneur, lifelong advocate, PTA VP, and mentor has more than prepared me to be the type of leader District 34A needs in the State House.

Know that I will always be open to listening and learning from District 34A’s constituency and my bond to my community will be just like the story of my family.

I need your help.

I need your support. 

I need you to vote on June 26, 2018


NOTE: I need to raise $25k to stay competitive. 

With your support, it will ensure that a highly creative, fresh, fearless, and strong candidate will be the voice of District 34A.  

Sincerely,

Sarahia Benn

S. Benn for MD Delegate District 34A 

Friends To Elect Sarahia Benn

Authority: Wesyna Davis, Treasurer


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  • Doug Sinning endorsed

    “I have personally known Sarahia since 1984 when we were at Berklee College of Music together. I can tell you that she is an honest, hard working, big hearted and passionate individual that does what it takes to achieve her goals. I whole heartedly endorse her as a candidate and any other project she sets her mind to. I can definitely see her being an ally and friend to the people. But just know, I have first dibs!”

  • Marcy Sherry endorsed

    “she is an honest, pragmatic lead who will take us on a journey to find the greatness in Harford County. We also need women to represent all constituents from a different perspective. Open your mind and give Saria a change.”

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  • Doug Sinning endorsed

    “I have personally known Sarahia since 1984 when we were at Berklee College of Music together. I can tell you that she is an honest, hard working, big hearted and passionate individual that does what it takes to achieve her goals. I whole heartedly endorse her as a candidate and any other project she sets her mind to. I can definitely see her being an ally and friend to the people. But just know, I have first dibs!”

  • Sandra Tracy endorsed

  • Marcy Sherry endorsed

    “she is an honest, pragmatic lead who will take us on a journey to find the greatness in Harford County. We also need women to represent all constituents from a different perspective. Open your mind and give Saria a change.”