Thanks to the support of constituents and friends across the region, I have been able to serve in the Maryland General Assembly. Over the last 13 years, I have always voted my conscience placing my constituents’ best interests above anything else. As I promised 13 years ago, my votes have reflected fiscal conservatism combined with a great concern for protecting open space and saving the Chesapeake Bay. I continue to remain an independent thinker, placing policy before party.
I believe in both sharing my views on specific issues as well as my long term vision for the state with voters. At the same time, I want to foster a dialogue and hear from others on these very same issues. Hearing from you about your priorities for your family, community, and our state is always appreciated. I am just an email or phone call away and I encourage you to share your thoughts, opinions, and concerns regarding issues important to you. Additionally, if I can ever be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
After months of back and forth, the county has agreed to purchase 2.36 acres of land at 50 Aigburth Avenue for $1.1 million. The agreement was signed September 15th.
According to the county, one of the holdups was whether state money that Delegate Lafferty and I helped secure could be used for demolition costs. Once I heard about this concern, I immediately secured the answer (yes it can be) from the Maryland Department of General Services, who distributes the state funding, and the sale was able to move forward.
This park is a really big deal. It will provide the people in East Towson with a really cool park within walking distance.
Last Sunday, August 28th, I was proud to join residents of the Southland Hills community for a rally Sunday to draw attention to their concerns about the building and generate support for landmark designation. Unfortunately, it appears that not everyone supports the landmark designation.
Towson Times has been providing excellent coverage on the ongoing negotiations regarding the the Bosley Mansion: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/towson/bs-md-co-presbyterian-update-20160824-story.html.