The 2014 election to the Wicomico County Council to represent District 2 was my first elective office, and I have tried to do my best to represent our area well. My desire to run for the council the first time was to make a better future for my children. They both attend Wicomico County schools -- my son is at Pemberton Elementary and my daughter is at North Salisbury. This means I have a strong interest in ensuring that our schools thrive and our county prospers.
My background helped prepare me to serve my first term and, with your votes, continue for a second. My grandfather was a farmer, and I grew up a couple miles down the road from him. I lived on a dirt road, learned to hunt and fish at a young age, and spent summers working on my grandparents' farm.
After graduating high school, I went to college at Hillsdale College. My first job was working for a U.S. Senator. After that, I was CEO of a trade association for nonprofits that provide services to people with disabilities. Currently I am self-employed, working as a Senior Fellow for the Maryland Public Policy Institute, a free market think tank, as well as other think tanks and public policy organizations.
Prior to my election to the council, I was a member of the county’s charter review committee. In that capacity, I championed changes to our county charter to increase transparency and citizen involvement in government. I currently serve on the joint county/city planning and zoning commission and on the library board of trustees. My family and I attend St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. I am also a member of the Salisbury Elks Lodge 817.