PLATFORM

"We can improve our district together. It all starts at home. Common sense government is successful."

LIST OF ISSUES
Education

Our children are the future and it is our responsibility to provide them with an educational system that will help them thrive.

 

We must re-evaluate our policies and resources to ensure our children are learning and absorbing, not just moving through the system. I will work tirelessly every day to change poor policies in our school’s systems and provide resources for our kids to succeed at all level in education.  

Additionally, our young people need mentoring from each of us. It is something we all can do and if we do, it will make a visible lasting change. 

In light of recent events, we all know we must ensure the safety of our children at all times. We need to improve the safety and security of all educational institutions. 
 

Small Business

Maryland and PG County tax laws, regulations, requirements and pending HR requirements hinder the small business owner.

 

As a small business owner myself, I know from experience that the restrictions/regulations make it more difficult than it needs to be. However, to create jobs and utilize revenue correctly, we will need to work within the laws and regulations that we currently have.  I feel my experience and history makes me a particularly skilled candidate to create these changes.  

Mental Health

Sadly, recent statistics make it clear that State, county, and the country has failed on mental health and addiction.  It is imperative that we improve Mental Health care and move away from over-regulation and begin to readdress the issues in a realistic and common-sense way.  My own personal experiences give me unique insight into the mental health world

 

Veterans

As a veteran myself, this is a very near and dear topic.

 

Our Veterans paid the dearest price for our freedom, yet as a state, we still do not make retirement easy for them. Unlike many other states, Maryland forces veterans to pay taxes on their retirement.  We should welcome Veterans to our state, especially being so close to our nation’s capital.  Allowing tax free retirement income would make it easier for Veterans to remain in Maryland.  

 

I am a lifelong member of VFW, ROA, MOAA, and American Legion.

Healthcare

From where I sit, health care is not providing the right care to those that need it most.

 

There are so many problems it is hard to know where to start, but we have to address them one at a time. Middle Income and lower income families struggle everyday with health care needs.  Federal government does control a lot of this but, we can still change Maryland policies for the betterment of our citizen.  

Taxes

I pay taxes, you pay taxes.

 

It is my goal to restructure or reduce tax distribution in our county and make schools, roads, infrastructure, police, fire fighting, Health, and EMS priorities for our tax dollars. We need to focus on priorities that are realistic and achievable, just like in a household, spreading ourselves too thin accomplishes very little.  

Addiction

We are in the middle of an Opioid addiction epidemic, every day 100 Americans die from overdoses.

 

In Maryland, deaths increase by 62% in 2017 and are still on the rise in 2018.  Several laws have recently been passed to address the opioid crisis. I plan to uphold and enforce these laws and work to provide education and services about the horrors of this fatal drug. Better mental health care, medical care and education can begin to change this critical issue.