Candidate for Maryland Delegate Dist. 28
I am not a politician and have never been. I have always been a public servant. I have served my country as a combat soldier, my state as a Prosecutor and am now serving my county as a Delegate, Chair of the House Veterans Caucus and Chair of the Business Regulations Subcommittee.
But more than that…I am a regular person. I am a husband with three beautiful girls. I go to Newlife Church in La Plata. I travel U.S. 301 or Route 210 every day to get to work. My children go to public school in this county. My wife owns a small business in this county. I still have a mortgage payment. I shop at our mall and local grocery stores. I still use coupons and worry about paying bills each month.
So I am directly impacted by the decisions coming out of Annapolis. Gas prices, traffic congestion, residential overdevelopment, school safety, classroom overcrowding, increased taxes and property values affect me, just as they affect a majority of the people in Charles County.
This is important because the House of Delegates was designed to be a “citizen legislature,” where regular people would leave their jobs and farms to come to Annapolis to make the laws of our state. Then they would return to their regular professions and live within the laws that they created. It was never meant to be a full-time job or a cushy retirement gig. Our General Assembly was meant to be governed by regular working citizens, not full-time politicians. That is why it is only a 90-day session, instead of a full 12 months.
It is easy to go to Annapolis and do what you are told, in fact it is expected. But I did not run for this office because I thought everything was fine. I ran to make things better, to challenge the status quo. As such, I have fought to protect children, veterans and crime victims … even if it meant going against the will of my party.
I am a moderate and I believe that citizens are tired of polarized partisan politics… Democrat versus Republican, Red versus Blue, Bloods versus Crips. And our General Assembly is not designed to be controlled by political parties … it is supposed to be ran by people with individual viewpoints and values. I have worked just as close with our Republican governor as I have with our Democratic-led general assembly. I am not afraid to cross party lines to do the right thing.
If you are tired of fulltime, out of touch, career politicians who just “toe the party line,” then please consider casting your vote for me.
I am not asking you to “take my word” or go on my website, just search for my name on the internet and you will find countless examples of my fights on the house floor and bills I have authored to support crime victims, veterans, children and families. You see just how hard I fight for my family, my county and my state.