Defender’s Day 2018

For the past four years it has been the honor of my life to serve as Councilman of Baltimore County’s great 7th district. One of the things that makes us special is that while we have faced, and will face challenges, we are blessed with many people and organizations that keep our rich history alive.…

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The Future of Tradepoint Atlantic

When I had the honor of being elected Councilman in 2014, I immediately set to work on our vision to bring prosperity and pride back to our community and families. I am proud to play a leading role in bringing millions of dollars in public and private investment to our District, particularly when the area…

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Defending Against Section 8

When I first took office, a major concern in our communities was the high number of federal section 8 housing. It’s long been an issue of concern, and individuals feel powerless to resist the federal government’s influence on our communities.

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Upgrading Our Commerce and Retail

It’s not hard to look around and see the effects of an advanced Internet economy on yesterday’s commercial buildings, stores and malls. As the national economy continues to move forward, neighborhood shops and malls are forced to reinvent themselves in order to survive. Properties sit vacant and consumers choose to purchase everything from household goods…

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Upgrading Our Housing Stock

Nowhere else in Baltimore County will you see the damage done by massive job losses than in the 7th District. Over the last 30 years, we have been devastated by the demise of our industrial and manufacturing job base and we saw what most of us have never seen – blighted neighborhoods, vacant commercial property,…

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Landmark Essex Revitalization Legislation Passed by County Council

Since taking office, I have had ongoing discussions with the Baltimore County Planning Department on how to infuse investment and prosperity back into the Essex Community. Essex has experienced the devastating impact of the massive job losses that affected southeastern Baltimore County. In the past, we’ve had no organized community development organization to receive and…

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Flag Day Ceremony Celebrates Stephen Gallier

I had the honor of presenting a Council proclamation to Stephen Gallier (Army Ranger 1976-1980) the 7th District’s awardee at the Veteran’s Flag Day Ceremony this morning. It was an honor to meet Steve and he gave a stirring and inspirational speech about his faith in God and how the County helped him get on…

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Creating Safer, Better Schools Means Safer, Better Students

For all of the greatness and promise we see in our youth, we strongly believe our school system is in need of a discipline policy overhaul and a better enforcement model. This week marks the end of the Baltimore County Public Schools 2016-17 school year. We are so proud of our local high school graduates,…

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Diamond Point Flea Market Closed *Update*

If we are to continue our progress toward a cleaner, more prosperous community, we all have a role to play. Update: As any good parent, teacher, or coach knows, sometimes stern measures are necessary in order to achieve results. The permit for the Diamond Point Flea Market is… reinstated, as the operator has agreed to hire…

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MOOS 10th Anniversary

I had the pleasure of attending the 10th Annual bull roast of the Baltimore MOOS, a charitable organization that calls Dundalk home. Their mission is to have fun and help young people, having donated to multiple causes over the years to help support young people in need of medical and social services.

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