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.

Community Mediation Maryland

Community Mediation Maryland stopped by this morning to talk about their services to help provide constituents with an affordable, high quality community mediation service. I’ve directed constituents to them in the past, and they’ve been helpful http://crcbaltimorecounty.org/


Bill to Mandate Seat Belts School Buses

Below is a video I made for my hearing on SB 183, which would mandate seat belts on school buses. The video and hearing occurred on February 2nd at 2:15pm.

Update: Radebaugh Park

Legislators seek state money for Radebaugh park project in Towson

Two state legislators are filing bond bills to help Baltimore County buy property owned by Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses, in Towson, for use as a county park.

State Sen. James Brochin said last week he filed a bill in the General Assembly seeking up to $200,000 “at the request of the community,” and that the legislation would require matching funds from the county or the community. Brochin’s bill authorizes a state loan called the Radebaugh Park Loan of 2016, and the issuance and sale of bonds.

Read more at The Baltimore Sunph-ph-fl-2451435-ph-1-radebaugh-rally-0203-jpg-20160201

Register of Wills’ Legislative Reception

Had fun at the Register of Wills’ legislative reception yesterday in Annapolis. Great to catch up with some good friends (Baltimore County Register of Wills Grace Connolly and Senator Kathy Klausmeier below).

Klausmeier Brochin Connolly January 26 2016