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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Press Release: The Facts on 287g

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

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Bill 32-17: Department of Corrections – Duties

An elected official’s first duty is to public safety. Today, there are very real threats to our communities in the form of criminal illegal immigrants who not only disregarded our laws by crossing the border at least once, but continue their criminal behavior and are now incarcerated in our county detention center, and awaiting release…

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Bill 8-17: Building Permits – Rat Eradication

The bill requires that the property owner has a certified pest control technician from a licensed company certify that an eradication was performed. I introduced, and the Council passed Bill 8-17, aimed at addressing cases where buildings are razed to permit new development. The bill requires that the property owner has a certified pest control technician…

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Bill 84-16: Transient Occupancy Tax

The Tourism Bill will take 8% of the county’s existing hotel tax in order to increase that $35k a year by roughly $650k! This will give the county the funding it needs to promote some of the treasures we have. I was proud to co-sponsor Bill 84-16, which allocates a percentage of the revenue derived from…

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Bill 1-16: Human Relations – Veterans

I believe one group has been especially overlooked: the people responsible for the freedoms we enjoy – our military veterans. On January 4th I introduced Bill 1-16 at the County Council’s first Legislative Session of the year. I consider the legislation to be of landmark importance, and wanted to be sure to share the reasoning behind the bill…

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Bill 86-15: Manufacturing, Heavy (M.H.) Zone Use Regulations

Our district has been devastated by job loss, and our constituents deserve every effort to attract jobs to Sparrows Point. On Monday night, Dec. 7, the County Council voted on Bill 86-15, which is legislation I sponsored. It is perhaps the most important economic development legislation in the history of the 7th District, if not Baltimore County,…

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