Dems vs Reps

WHO IS ON YOUR SIDE? Democrats have fought for YOU for over a century, especially during the Joe Biden Administration. To protect our democracy, please VOTE BLUE IN...

EDUCATION

Maryland’s school funding formula disadvantages rural counties, especially since we face a cycle of declining enrollments, leading to school closings and consolidations, leading to unsustainable towns, leading to further population loss and declining school...

MEDICAL CARE

Legislative priorities in Annapolis for medical care: Medical insurance coverage must be universal and automaticAll Marylanders must have access to affordable healthcareHealthcare services must include mental health care, opioid abuse treatment, and dental, vision,...

GUN AND SCHOOL SAFETY

Americans are scared to death. We are especially fearful for the safety of our kids in school. So let’s make gun safety and school safety a high priority in Annapolis. All of these measures have the support of the vast majority of Americans, although it must be said...

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

The United States imprisons a far larger part of its population than any other country. This has been especially true for the past 40 years. Does this make us all safe? Hardly. We need to review sentencing practices that cause mass incarceration, waste resources, and...

WOMEN’S RIGHTS

Support Women’s Rights: the Equal Rights Amendment, Reproductive Rights, Personhood and Control of One’s Own Body The Equal Rights Amendment (the 28th Amendment to the Constitution) has been duly ratified and should be recorded by the National Archivist. The Dobbs...

VOTING AND CIVIL RIGHTS

We must dedicate ourselves to the cause of democracy, voting rights, civil rights. We must fight against autocracy and against the denial of voting rights and civil rights. Among the improvements we should champion in Maryland are an end to gerrymandering, universal...

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...