County Budget and the Case for Property Tax Relief

May 15, 2020

We are living in unprecedented times that require decisive action. The COVID-19 public health crisis has disrupted everything from government, business, and our daily lives in unforeseen and painful ways. It has caused much debate over “essential vs. non-essential”, a debate that certainly extends into this year’s County budget process. Faced with projected revenue shortfalls…

Food Distribution

May 14, 2020

BCPS School locations for students Baltimore County Food Distribution

Baltimore County Food Distribution

May 14, 2020

Contact If you have questions or need assistance with food access, call 410-887-2594 or email If you are a senior, or contacting us on behalf of a senior with food access needs, call 410-887-2594 or email Meal Distribution for Older Adults The Baltimore County Department of Aging (BCDA) is providing boxes of food to the County’s older adults. The…

District 7 BCPS food locations

May 14, 2020

Free Meals for Students Aged 18 and Younger While students are encouraged to be present when picking up meals, accommodations will be made for students who are unable to be present. Students receive a breakfast, lunch and snack on Monday through Wednesday. On Thursday, students receive two breakfasts, two lunches, and two snacks for Thursday…

Protecting Fort Howard

April 7, 2020

The business of local government continues, even as COVID-19 has disrupted government operations as it has everyone else. One process that continues is the Comprehensive Zoning Map Process (CZMP). As your Councilman, I have decision making authority regarding CZMP issues. It is a responsibility I take seriously. CZMP issue 7-015, the Fort Howard VA property…

Why I Voted Against The SAFE Act

January 24, 2020

This week, my County Council colleagues voted for symbolic gun legislation designed and drafted by the County Executive’s team. Marketed as “crucial public safety legislation”, the Bill appeals to the anger, frustration, and grief we feel when gun violence hits our community. However, the Bill is deeply flawed and gives the County Executive and the…

Press Release: A Firm NO on the HOME Act

October 7, 2019

Last week, the County Executive introduced a bill to the Council that threatens all we’ve accomplished so far. Known as the “HOME Act,” this bill would force property owners to accept section 8 housing vouchers. Under the bill, a landlord who chooses not to accept a housing voucher from a prospective tenant would be guilty…

Under Siege!

April 22, 2019

I am not sure there are words enough to express our outrage and anger about the havoc that took place at Eastpoint Mall last night. For the second year in a row, the traditional carnival was transformed into complete turmoil- costing you, the hard working taxpayer of Baltimore County- valuable police resources that could have…

Defender’s Day 2018

September 3, 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.…

The Future of Tradepoint Atlantic

August 14, 2018

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…