What I Believe
ENDING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC
According to the Maryland Department of Health, we lost 2,799 Marylanders to overdoses in 2020. We must crack down on opioid dealers while also providing alternatives to limit the amount of addictive opioids prescribed to patients in the first place.
One of the biggest issues facing Frederick is traffic. This is a huge issue for anyone who commutes from Frederick, and even those who commute across or into Frederick. At the top of the list is addressing traffic along the I-270/US-15 corridor, which at times can be backed up throughout the entire city, leading to unnecessary headache.
PROVIDING FOR VETERANS
Our veterans have truly given their all for our country. It is time that we give our all back to them. I will fight for our veterans to have better opportunities once returning from deployment and will work to ensure that no veteran gets left behind.
RETURNING TO NORMAL
"Two weeks to slow the spread" has morphed into more than two years. In this timeframe, too many Marylanders have lost their livelihoods and too many businesses have permanently closed their doors. It is well past time to return our lives to normal. I will oppose any COVID-19 related mandates and work to bring back normal life for all Marylanders.
Marylanders deserve to keep as much of their money as possible. There is no better stimulus than a tax break and I will work to lower or eliminate taxes across the board. This will benefit all Marylanders, from the single mom struggling to make ends meet, to the retired couple on fixed income that fears having to move away from their grandchildren.
Our retired community is saddled with an ever-increasingly high tax burden. Their property taxes continue to rise through constant rate tax systems, leaving the clock to tick against them as they are slowly forced out of their homes and away from their deeply-planted roots. This is immoral. We must reform our tax code to give a break to those who are living on a fixed income.
RESTORING ELECTORAL FAITH
Lately, it seems that many have lost faith in our electoral process. I will restore that faith by supporting efforts to clean up voter rolls, implement Voter ID requirements, and promote voting in person. Voting is the most critical of our duties as Americans, and we must ensure that our elections are free and fair.
BACKING THE BLUE
Police officers have some of the toughest and most dangerous jobs in the world. However, the Maryland General Assembly has recently removed protections that keep our officers safe. I will always support our police and first responders who selflessly place their life on the line every time they put on the uniform.