Former WBAL radio show host and lawyer Yuripzy Morgan is running again to represent Maryland’s 2nd congressional district in the US House of Representatives after running unsuccessfully for the seat in 2016.
Morgan announced her campaign for the Republican nomination on Monday, saying the “American Dream” offers her parents and their families a path to a better life and that she hopes to improve conditions in Maryland and across the country.
Morgan recounted how, when his father was 5, he sold gum in Mexico to help support his family. Morgan’s mother fled the civil war in El Salvador. Her parents met in East Texas and Morgan was born four years later.
“There were often times when we didn’t have two cents to rub, but what we did have was hope,” Morgan said. “My mom and dad instilled in me and my four siblings that no matter where you come from…no matter how you start in life, you can do whatever you want with yourself. because it’s America.”
Morgan hosted his conservative talk show, ‘The Yuripzy Morgan Show,’ on WBAL Radio since 2019, until it ended abruptly last week with the promise of a ‘big announcement’, reports Maryland Matters. The program is not listed on the radio station’s shows or podcasts pages.
In a previous race for the 2nd congressional district seat in 2016, Morgan came in fourth for the Republican nomination, WBAL Radio reported.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and history from the University of Texas at Arlington and her JD from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey Law School, according to her LinkedIn page.
The 2nd Congressional District covers parts of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, and Howard counties and the city of Baltimore. U.S. Representative Dutch Ruppersberger, a Democrat, has held the seat since 2003.
U.S. Representative Andy Harris, Maryland’s only Republican representative in Congress, said violence, inflation and other issues are major concerns for voters. Harris added that residents are seeking change in federal representation.
“We know people are worried,” Harris said. “And when they are worried, they will look for a change. They’re going to try to send someone else to Washington to get us out of this mess.
Morgan said many Marylanders have been ignored by their representatives.
“There are politicians in this field who have been collecting a paycheck from the government for longer than I breathe on this earth,” she said. “Places like Baltimore, Dundalk, Essex, Glen Burnie, Brooklyn Park – you helped build this state and this country. These politicians may have forgotten you, but not me. I won’t because I still believe in the America you helped build.
Morgan said Americans need to remember the values that fueled the country: “American ingenuity, American innovation and, to be honest, sometimes just old American courage.”
“There are too many politicians who don’t believe in America anymore and too many people following them,” she said. “Believing in something is a matter of recognition and expectation. I recognize that America has problems and I expect us to do better.
Problems like climate change and inflation will be “solved by American creativity, not government regulation and overspending,” Morgan said.