RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

In rural Western Maryland, voters are highly concerned about rural economic development issues.  I strongly support universal Internet broadband access; state support for agricultural innovations, such as new crops like hemp; leveraging tourism and farms through...

CLEAN AIR, CLEAN WATER, CLEAN ENERGY

ENVIRONMENT Protect our environment! Work for clean air, clean water, clean energy, renewable energy, and renewable energy jobs. Transition away from fossil fuels. Make Appalachia the home of the new renewable energy economy. For more information about Maryland’s...

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

For Western Maryland to grow economically, our middle-income workers – teachers, nurses, police and firemen, industrial and agricultural workers, service sector workers, and so on – must be able to afford to live here. While we need to attract new residents, our...

DEMOCRACY

Support the Three Pillars of Democracy: 1.MAJORITY RULE This means that 50% + 1 of the people get to decide. In a representative democracy, this means that a majority of citizens get to choose our leaders, while every citizen’s voice has equal weight – the principle...

TRUTH

Expect ALL to speak TRUTH. Punish LIES. George Washington said, “I cannot tell a lie. I chopped down the cherry tree.” We need to return to that standard. You must be held accountable: if you lie about a stolen election without court-admissible proof,if you lie about...