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Nancy Wallace Biography

Nancy Wallace

Nancy Wallace is an environmental and social justice activist who’s running for Maryland Governor as the candidate of the Maryland Green Party.

Wallace joined the Green Party in 2003 and was a 2016 Green Party candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 8th Congressional District of Maryland.

Nancy Wallace is on the ballot for the upcoming general election on November 8, 2022. Wallace will be running for Maryland Governor under the Green Party with Pat Elder as her running mate.

Here is a brief biography of Nancy Wallace:

Full NameNancy Wallace
Age66 years old
Political PartyGreen Party
HometownBethesda, Maryland
ProfessionPolitician & Activist
FacebookNancy Wallace
Twitter@Wallace4GovMD

Nancy Wallace Early Life

Nancy Wallace was born in 1956 in Long Island, New York. When she was six months old, her family moved to Bethesda, Maryland. We can only lay our hands on little information about Nancy’s early life. Nancy is currently 66 years.

Nancy Wallace Family

She has been a mentor for at-risk children for over 25 years and has three mentor children and two mentor grandchildren.

Nancy Wallace Education

Nancy attended Walt Whitman High School, where she founded and led the Environmental Club. She also contributed to a secondary school textbook for hands-on environmental education and learned the basics of water quality, microbiology, ecology, air quality, soil health, and land use regulation.

She also organized a national conference of the Institute for Environmental Education at Catoctin National Park. She received the Environmental Award of Excellence from the President for “outstanding achievement in environmental services” in high school.

Nancy holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale University. She also studied physics, engineering, and programming. She also attended the University of Virginia law school for one year.

Nancy Wallace Career

Nancy Wallace Biography
Nancy Wallace Biography

After law school, Nancy traveled for nine months throughout Western Europe. In north Norway, she participated in a civil disobedience occupation of an illegal hydroelectric construction site with the native Laplanders, camping out at -20°F to protect reindeer migration paths.

Nancy worked for 14 years lobbying Capitol Hill on international environmental issues focused on endangered species and family planning. She was able to obtain a two-thirds majority Senate commitment to continue US support for the world whaling moratorium, on behalf of Monitor International.

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Representing the International Fund for Animal Welfare, she mobilized Senate support to stop the clubbing of harp and hooded seals in Canada. Nancy also created and led a five-year national coalition that stopped the US clubbing of northern Pacific fur seals in the Pribilof Islands.

She served as an advisor to the United States Departments of State and Commerce delegation at the Tokyo Meeting of the Parties of the North Pacific Fur Seal Treaty in 1985 as the environmental representative.

Nancy founded and led the International Entanglement Network from 1983-85. She also created the national legislative strategy. Nancy served as the Sierra Club’s Washington Director, International Population Program, from 1990-94.

Nancy created and managed political strategy, Congressional and United Nations lobbying, testimony before House and Senate committees, media events (national press conferences, radio, TV), grassroots network, and lobbying the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

She co-founded Sustainable Montgomery, with Blair Ewing when he served on Montgomery County Council. In 1994, Nancy joined Electronic Data Systems (EDS), and later Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), supporting the Immigration and Naturalization Service software systems for 14 years.

Nancy moved on to support the Department of Treasury in Enterprise Content Management, performing the 2008 Independent Verification and Validation of Treasury’s Enterprise Architecture Self-Assessment. Nancy then worked at DoD for five years, supporting the integration of Item Unique Identification methodology into the enterprise architecture of the Department of Navy and the Marine Corps.

Nancy Wallace currently supports the Department of Commerce as a data coordinator for ecological restoration projects.  She is also a process engineer and certified in Capability Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI).

Nancy joined the Green Party in 2003 and began active participation in the Montgomery County group in 2013. She has served as co-chair since February 2015. She has been active in campaigns to save 10 Mile Creek, ban dangerous pesticides in ornamental lawn care, and improve building efficiency standards in the county.

Nancy currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Safer Wireless, a nonprofit mothers’ group educating families and school systems on the safer use of wireless technology.

Nancy Wallace Political Career

In 2016, Nancy campaigned for elective office. She ran for Congress in the 8th district. Though she defeated Charles Galloway and Elizabeth Croydon to win the Green Party primary, she was defeated by Democratic Jamie Raskin in the general election.

This time, Nancy Wallance will be running for Governor of Maryland alongside her Lt. Governor Pat Elder, a former teacher and real estate professional from St. Mary’s County.

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