Why I'm Running

I began my career as a high school teacher in Baltimore City and have dedicated my life to working in public service. I worked in DC Public Schools solving problems and resolving disputes. I spent the last 7 years or so working to try and improve Federal policy – including as an advisor to US Senator Bob Casey. I decided to run for office because I was frustrated that we weren’t making more progress at the Federal level and here in Maryland, we had a Governor that was pushing policies that were not what I believe is best for the state, particularly in education. I believe in Maryland, we can show that it’s possible to take care of our own, provide high quality services, protect our environment, and still be prosperous.