Baltimore native Chrysovalantis Kefalas launched his US Senate campaign with a campaign video and his long Greek first name is the focal point of the video. He also mentions his grandparents from Greece.
Kefalas, former aide to both US Attorney General Eric Holder (D) and Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. (R-MD), is the current Vice President of Executive Communications at the National Association of Manufacturers, the largest industrial trade association in the United States.
He joined the business advocacy giant after serving as a speechwriter to Attorney General Holder. He had previously served as a trial and appellate attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, beginning his tenure under former Attorney General Michael Mukasey (R); as civil litigator in private practice; and Deputy Legal Counsel to Governor Ehrlich – the youngest attorney to hold the position in Maryland history.