Public Safety

Work to strengthen county laws protecting Citizens of the United States and aggressively target illegal immigrants who break our laws. It’s time Anne Arundel County protected our law abiding citizens and improved public safety. As your Councilman, I will support the Federal 287G and ensure our public safety professionals have all the tools necessary to protect our community.

 

Taxes and Fees

Cut spending and reduce the tax burden on middle-class, working families. As your Councilman, I will work with County Executive Steve Schuh to reduce the property tax rate for Anne Arundel County homeowners. I will also review the county fee structure and recommend reductions where appropriate.

 

Community Revitalization vs Over-development

As your Councilman, I will support & expand community re-development opportunities. I will work to provide tax incentives for homeowners and businesses that choose to improve their property adding to the beautification of our communities. Anne Arundel County is one of the most densely populated counties in the Baltimore/Washington region. It is imperative that our next General Development plan focus on revitalization and community development. It is important that when development does occur it is focused on the appropriate areas of the county. I will ensure that developers pay for infrastructure improvements and follow the county adequacy of public facilities ordinance.

 

Property Rights

Each year property owners in Anne Arundel County pay taxes on the land they own. County residents and property owners should have strong, constitutionally protected rights regarding what they can do with their property. Property owners should have wide latitude to do what they want with their property as long as it does not impact the quality of the neighborhood and the safety of others.

 

Second Amendment

As a former military officer I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, which guarantees the rights of citizens to keep and carry arms both for protection as well as hunting. There are local ordinances that have been passed in other areas of the country that infringe upon the rights of gun owners. As your Councilman, I will fight against any attempt to take away our rights to keep and bear arms.