Defending Against Section 8

May 24, 2018

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.

Upgrading Our Commerce and Retail

May 24, 2018

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…

Upgrading Our Housing Stock

May 7, 2018

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,…

Landmark Essex Revitalization Legislation Passed by County Council

April 16, 2018

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…

Flag Day Ceremony Celebrates Stephen Gallier

June 14, 2017

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…

Creating Safer, Better Schools Means Safer, Better Students

June 14, 2017

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,…

Diamond Point Flea Market Closed *Update*

June 14, 2017

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…

MOOS 10th Anniversary

June 10, 2017

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.

Press Release: The Facts on 287g

June 5, 2017

Getting the facts out there in the face of misinformation and political rhetoric is important because public safety and upholding the law should never be partisan. Continue reading

Press Release: Bill 32-17 Department of Corrections – Duties

May 16, 2017

An elected official’s first duty is to public safety. Continue reading