I devoted my career in public service to standing up for the most vulnerable. During a time of groundbreaking strides for civil and equal rights in Maryland, I sponsored legislation and vigorously fought for equality for all Marylanders. A tireless advocate for our youth, I sponsored the toughest anti-cyber bullying law in the nation. Working to protect consumers, I took on big corporations by increasing penalties for companies who play fast and loose with consumer credit information. And, as an avid protector of the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland’s unique natural treasures, I implemented incentives to expand solar power, hybrid technologies, and bio-solid renewable fuel sources.
With your vote, I will work tirelessly to advance these and other issues, stay ahead of emerging threats to our community, listen to your concerns, and advocate for what’s most important to you in the Maryland House of Delegates.
No matter your race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or identity – you deserve an equal opportunity to fulfill your potential and succeed in our state.
As a delegate in the Maryland legislature, I led efforts to secure the rights of underserved groups who are often the unfortunate targets of discrimination. And, I carried the charge to protect one of our most sacred civil liberties – the right to vote – and successfully blocked voter suppression efforts across our state.
Technology presents some of our greatest opportunities and greatest threats. It’s critical for Maryland to develop modern laws that anticipate and stay ahead of emerging trends – establishing a tech-savvy and pliable foundation to continually keep Maryland families safe.
In 2014, I wrote Grace’s Law – one of the toughest anti-cyber bullying laws in the nation and a model other states have followed – to keep our children safe from online predators and bullies. In addition, I sponsored and supported common-sense measures to protect Marylanders from gang and gun violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
Maryland must provide a nurturing setting for large and small businesses alike while protecting against predatory corporations that exploit families—when the economy thrives, we all may benefit.
As a politician and lawyer, I have advocated for Maryland consumers and cracked down on predatory lenders and insurance companies seeking to take advantage of Marylanders, as well as co-sponsored legislation against intentionally deceptive advertising.
We owe it to our children to leave Maryland’s environment in better shape than we found it. When it comes to the environment, I lead by example living in a carbon-neutral house, recycling more than I discard, and driving a hybrid vehicle.
In the legislature, and in my community, I have been a leading voice for protecting Maryland’s unique environment for future generations.