First Responders

My Beliefs

  • First responders are one of the foundations of our society. We live under the umbrella of protection their courage and sacrifice provide.

  • State and local government need to stand behind our law enforcement officers, fire fighters and emergency medical service providers

  • Volunteer fire and rescue services free up taxpayer funds to pay for other vital services

My Accomplishments

  • Worked with Maryland Department of Natural resources to get a surplus rescue boat for Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Dept and Rescue Squad at no cost

  • Orchestrated Maryland’s entry into the US Department of Defense surplus firefighting equipment program—will increase fire fighting capabilities statewide at minimal cost

  • Expedited construction of a emergency vehicle left turn lane at Buck Hewitt Rd and MD Highway 235--will reduce response times and vehicle wear and tear

  • Fought proposed changes to the Maryland Law Enforcement Bill of Rights that would have stripped vital protection from our deputies and police officers

My Plans

  • Fight to give emergency medical personnel the same tax breaks as other first responders

  • Continue working with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission to develop clear enforcement guidelines for police officers

  • Cut through red tape to get state-level support for first responders