My name is Moshe Landman and I am running as a Green Party candidate for the United States Congress in Maryland's 6th Congressional District in 2024.
I grew up in Wheaton, Maryland as the son of Rabbi Reuben Landman who led Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim and was the President of the Rabbinical Assembly of Greater Washington (he performed the prayer for President Barack Obama). I attended the Hebrew Academy of Greater Washington in Silver Spring where many of my classmates are now attorneys, doctors, and prominent members of American society.
After studying in Israel for a few years, I attended Yeshiva University in New York City where I graduated with a B.A. in History in 2000. I received an M.B.A. from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, in 2003 and then graduated with a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. in 2006.
I am a licensed attorney and registered member of the New York State bar, a former Maryland Realtor with Long & Foster, NMLS residential mortgage loan originator, and commercial mortgage broker.
I have worked in the fields of information technology, finance, law, and real estate.
I am currently a Sales Consultant at DARCARS Volvo in Rockville, Maryland. I am also the President of Maryland Metal, a precious metals & rare coin dealer.
I am a registered voter with the Green Party of Maryland. My interest in the Green Party and environmental issues began as a child. My mother, Gila Landman, may she rest in peace, was a strong advocate in Maryland for the environment. She always had a large garden in the home lawn and was an early promoter of recycling in the Jewish community. She attended and took my siblings and I to events to support farms, the Chesapeake Bay, and University of Maryland environmental programs.
At the Georgetown University Law Center, I gained a greater appreciation for environmental law. I studied the history of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Maryland laws as they pertain to the environment, and federal programs that assist states in improving their environments. I now follow the good works of the Georgetown Climate Center.
While a Realtor, I joined the Montgomery County Forest Conservation Advisory Committee. As a voting member, I worked on reforestation, carbon credits, state parks and forest lands, and the requirements for developers to plant trees in new developments or offset tree loss in other areas.
In 2022, I ran as the Green Party candidate for the Maryland State Senate in District 39 against the Democratic majority leader.
In addition to environmental issues, my campaign is focused on alleviating poverty, solving our housing crisis, improving our health care system, making our justice system work fairly for all residents, maintaining fiscal responsiblity, improving our world-class education system, and achieving net-zero clean energy independence.
My campaign stems from a desire to contribute to the betterment of my fellow Maryland residents throughout our great state. My education and family have taught me the importance of service and to participate with members of my community to give our best to make our city, our state, and our nation, a better place to live in for ourselves and families.