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What Are Maryland Conservatives Saying About Lauren?
"I’ve endorsed Lauren Arikan for delegate. Like me, she’s a strong supporter of President Trump, and she’s a pro-life leader who supports your second amendment rights. In today’s world we need more no-nonsense leaders like Lauren. With the economy unstable and prices rising everywhere, she’ll fight for you and your family in Annapolis just like I’m fighting for you in Washington. Lauren Arikan will fight to keep Maryland from becoming a sanctuary state for illegal immigrants and she supports our law enforcement officers. Lauren Arikan hears you and she’s working hard to protect your and your family - that’s why I’ve endorsed her for reelection."
Congressman Andy Harris, MD Congressional District 1
"I have worked with Delegate Arikan side by side for four years against the Annapolis swamp. There is no one who is more committed to standing up and defending our values on the House floor, in committee and to the media! I fully endorse Lauren Arikan for Delegate! Republicans need her energy!!"
-Kathy Szeliga, Delegate
and Former Maryland House Minority Whip
"I fully endorse Delegate Lauren Arikan. Delegate Arikan has been my partner on the House side representing the needs of District 7 with all her might. She never backs down from a fight. Our community is lucky to have her."
-JB Jennings, Senator
and Former Maryland Senate Minority Leader
“I see Lauren, year after year, in Annapolis volunteering her time to protect Maryland families. She is dedicated to conservative values and her knowledge of the legislative process would be a real asset in the House and to her constituents.”
-Nic Kipke, Delegate
and Former Maryland House Minority Leader
"Thank you, Lauren, for your battles to protect parental rights and to block oppressive Covid vaccine mandates that damaged children, destroyed jobs and ruined small businesses. You are a fighter!"
- Ellen Sauerbrey, Former U.S. Ambassador and Maryland House Minority Leader
"Lauren Arikan is a fireball! She is a strong conservative, not a RINO like so many out there. She is who you want in Annapolis. I FULLY ENDORSE Lauren Arikan."
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Lauren Arikan lives with her husband and four children in Jarrettsville, Maryland on their 8-acre farm. They raise poultry, cattle and dairy goats. Together with her husband, the Arikan's own and manage an accounting and staffing firm, Arikan Accounting. Lauren also owns and operates an investment company, Arikan Investments, that manages rental properties.
As a member of the Harford and Baltimore County Republican Women’s Clubs and the Maryland Federation of Republican Women, Lauren understands that there is a need to have more conservative voices in Annapolis fighting for our values. In 2015, Lauren and her husband created Love Maryland PAC to help combat legislation in the Maryland General Assembly that sought to infringe on parental rights and medical autonomy. She wants to make Maryland a great place for families to raise their children and retire. She has spent the last several years regularly testifying in Annapolis against legislation that harms parental rights to help ensure situations like the Charlie Gard case, that made international news, will not happen to families in Maryland.
Community service is a huge part of Lauren’s life. As a teen, she was a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient. In 2014, she founded Birth Circle of Baltimore, which is a monthly community group that offers free peer support to women during their childbearing years and beyond. She also served on the board of Maryland Friends of Midwives, a local 501c3, that supports midwifery in Maryland.