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.

Hollow Rd Stream Clean-up Project

November 14, 2015: Below is a picture of the results of several hours of hard work picking up trash off Hollow Road in Cockeysville near the Loch Raven Reservoir. We removed several tires, hundreds of bottles, a motor for a boat, and other random articles of trash. It was a lot of fun, and I appreciate effort of those who came out to help. Looking forward to the next stream clean-up project!

Hollow Rd Clean-up

Project Towson: Reimagining and Transforming Ideas

On November 5, 2015, I had the pleasure of speaking at Towson University for their Project Towson: How does Towson fit in the larger Maryland community? It was a lot of fun with a mix of community leaders. Hope I’m invited again! http://www.projecttowson.com/

CVFC Awards

Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company – Honored for service

On October 12, 2015, I was honored to say thank you to members of the Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company who had over 50 years of service with the station! Words cannot express my appreciate for what they have done to protect our community.

CVFC Awards

Air Conditioning Update – Pleasant Plains Elementary School

On October 21, 2015, Principal Albert at Pleasant Plains Elementary School received the below email from Baltimore County Public Schools. The letter states that, “”the design process to install air conditioning at Pleasant Plains Elementary School will start early 2016. The anticipated project completed is August 2017.” This is positive news for Pleasant Plains, and I hope we will continue to receive good news from BCPS on air conditioning status at other schools around the county.