I am proud to call Baltimore my home. As a member of the House of Delegates for seven sessions I know Baltimore's best days are ahead. Our quality of life will be fueled by the energy of our residents and the people we attract to our city.
PROTECTING OUR FAMILIES. As your Delegate, I a voice for families in the 46th District. I will continue to work for stronger schools so our children can thrive. During my time in the House of Delegates, I helped obtain $1.1 billion in state funds, the largest commitment of state funds to a single school district in Maryland’s history. This $1.1 billion will finance 15 new schools and fully renovate another 35 schools in Baltimore. As a proud graduate of City Schools, I know that education is the key to a brighter future for our kids. I will also protect our seniors and make sure they can stay here and continue to be a part of the lives of their children and grandchildren.
Growing our Economy
The past couple of years have been challenging for many of us. There is nothing more effective than a good paying job to improve our economy. It means cutting red tape and creating incentives for folks to start new businesses. That's why I co-sponsored EARN – a workforce development program that improves and matches workers’ skills with employment needs. This program combines $4.5 million in State funding with private sector expertise to train Marylanders for new careers and increase employment opportunities.
SAFER NEIGHBORHOODS Baltimore must be more than the backdrop for TV crime dramas. As a prosecutor, I have fought for the victims of crime. We need to take criminals off our streets and expand access to in-patient drug treatment programs to help prevent crime before it starts. I also passed Jake’s Law - a law that cracks down on drivers who get into an accident while using a handheld device to help ensure the safety of drivers and pedestrians in the State of Maryland.