2014 Republican of the Year, Cecil County, Maryland
2014 Defender of Freedom Award, Maryland House of Delegates
1989 Silver Key Award, Law Students Division, American Bar Association
2010 John Shaw Award, Maryland Business for Responsive Government
Return the Republic to operating within the constraints of the U.S. Constitution. Protect all those god given rights, found in our bill of rights, that government is in place to ensure are protected. Care for our veterans, in and out of service. Provide them the best of equipment, training, support and fidelity when they are serving actively. Provide our veterans what they need quickly and professionally when they return to civilian life. Honor them. Eliminate our debt and have the Country operate on a balanced budget. Decrease taxes and eliminate excess regulations on business and citizens. Secure our borders against illegal immigration. To return the United States to the position of the leader of the free world. To have the U.S. be an example of a moral society based on law consistent with our founding documents that prospers through Capitalism by virtue of an educated populace that values an entrepreneurial work ethic.
Reason for Seeking Public Office:
There is value in our history and wisdom in our traditions as Americans. Our way of life is under attack from those who seek to uphold the status quo, which isn't working. Elected officials in both parties have forgotten what made this country great. I am an independent thinker who believes in the Constitution, liberty and upholding the rights of every individual.
Elected officials in state government often express disdain for free-market principles and individualism. The same issue exists with many federally elected officials. For the twelve years I served in the Maryland House of Delegates, I was the strongest voice of liberty and a proven defender of limited government. Most importantly, I always upheld my pledge to the Constitution. Today, I continue to stand on the side of liberty.
My success in the Maryland Legislature has proven that an elected official can remain true to their independence and principles and still be effective in passing significant bipartisan legislation. Those who have the Constitution as their guide are less likely to get lost. The key to arriving at bi-partisan solutions is having the courage to stand on principal. Freedom is not to be negotiated away by those in public office under any circumstance.
I am running for Maryland's 1st Congressional District Seat to provide principled representation. I believe in putting principles ahead of politics and defending the rights of everyone. Elected officials can work across the aisle effectively while still maintaining a belief in liberty and freedom above all else. My record proves that I have courage to do the right thing, even when it is not popular.