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The Issues

Our great State is in need of strong and competent leadership. We are requesting that together we “BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS” and stand together as one voice to be heard loud and clear in Annapolis finding common ground for the common good.

It is time to “BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS”  during this election year. Let’s place politics aside and avoid political boondoggling.

Let us stand shoulder-to-shoulder with one mind, one vision, one goal, one voice.

2nd Amendment

The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed. The Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that belongs to all law-abiding Americans. The Constitution doesn’t create that...

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Marijuana legalization

I fully support the use of medical cannabis and understand that countless people have been and will continue to find relief from all forms of illness and pain through its proper use. There has been clinical research done in this field that is extremely...

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I call for ending gerrymandering and support the creation of an independent redistricting commission whose purpose would be to create a better and fairer system for drawing congressional and legislative maps. Let us keep redistricting out of the hands of...

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Improving Business In Maryland

The business climate has improved under Governor Hogan, however; we need much more improvement. According to Forbes most business-friendly states, Maryland ranked 26th in 2017 up four (4) spots from 2016; this is unacceptable. The Best States for Business...

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Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)

We are in a serious fight and need to declare war on the opioid problem. Years of sustained, coordinated, and vigilant effort will be required to contain the present opioid epidemic and harmful effects on society. At least 2 million people have an opioid...

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Property Tax Cut for Seniors

Maryland needs to be a more affordable place to live for our seniors and we need to keep them here in our state after they retire. When elected, I will be proposing a property tax cut for seniors. This is how it will work: You are 65 years or older. You...

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I strongly support the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, also referred to as the Kirwan Commission, however, it has not issued a final report and has not yet costed out its goals. I support the General Assembly’s first step in securing...

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School Security

What safety and security measures are used in America's public schools? Schools use a variety of practices and procedures to promote the safety of students, faculty, and staff. Certain practices, such as locking or monitoring doors and gates, are intended...

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Transparency and Term Limits in Politics

Political corruption is alive and well in Annapolis and in local governments around our state. We must clean up the mess in Annapolis by having common sense, bipartisan government reforms, transparency, and accountability. Marylander's deserve...

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The Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay

As your Senator, I will hold New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia accountable for polluting the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay. Each of those states is obligated to work together under the Susquehanna River Basin Compact. The Susquehanna River is...

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Health Care

Marylander's need the ability to care for their families and loved ones, and having access to affordable, high-quality health care. As a state employee, I cannot imagine my family without health care. Five years ago, my wife Mary was diagnosed with breast...

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