State’s Attorney candidate Lyles gives back to Prince George’s County with major community event on Labor Day weekend
BOWIE, Md. – No one needs to tell Mike Lyles what it’s like to be vulnerable and victimized. That was his life as a young child raised by elderly godparents in Southeast DC.
“My 14-block walk to Catholic school – in uniform – proved to be a daily lesson in survival and negotiation,” says Lyles, Executive Director of the Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission and the top candidate for State’s Attorney. “Growing up like that gave me a deep understanding of violence’s impact in our community and the need for residents to feel safe at home, at work and on the street.”
To enhance the warm feelings associated with a safe, welcoming and nurturing community, he’s hosting “Mike Lyles’ Labor Day Family Cookout” on SUNDAY, SEPT 3, from noon to 4 p.m. The FREE event will be held at 106 Johnsberg Lane. There will be something for everyone, including face-painting for the children, a live DJ and the smooth sounds of Lyles’ band, “The Eye in We.”
More than 300 people and a number of elected officials, community leaders, business executives and candidates for office are expected to attend as Lyles – a former two-term Bowie City Council member and a nationally renowned expert on human trafficking – strives to become Angela Alsobrooks’ successor in the State’s Attorney Office. There also will be a voter registration drive, resource information for crime victims and more.
“My commitment is to ensure that this wonderful county continues to be a safe place to live and raise a family,” he says. “To that end, I will tirelessly seek justice to ensure the safety of our residents, while also ensuring fairness for those charged with crimes.”
To learn more about his “Compassionate Justice” campaign and make a donation, visit www.votemikelyles.com.