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- Addressing Police Shortages – Currently, only U.S. citizens can apply to become law enforcement officers in Maryland. With support from Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger, I hope to address police recruitment challenges by expanding the pool of prospects to include Legal Permanent Residents who have been honorably discharged from the military. We can diversify our forces while rewarding those with a proven dedication to protecting our communities. It passed the House last year and had 41 of 47 Senators as co-sponsors.
- Expanding Voters’ Choices – Dozens of supporters showed up at a recent hearing in Rockville on my legislation to authorize our County Council & County Executive to implement “Ranked Choice Voting” to better reflect voter intent. I am also proposing legislation to give independent voters more access to voting in primary elections; make absentee ballots postage-free; and more.
- Keeping Tech Jobs in Maryland – TEDCO, Maryland’s Technology Development Corporation, was created to invest in innovative local start-ups. My legislation will help ensure that the businesses they endorse will create jobs here!
- Earning Funds for Projects in Rockville & Gaithersburg – In addition to municipal priorities, I will be educating my colleagues about Manna Food Center, our local food pantry for the hungry, and Sunflower Bakery, which teaches baking skills to individuals with different learning abilities. Both these nonprofits are seeking to expand their space.
UnNaugural Concert Tickets!
Have you gotten your reserved seats for the 3rd annual UnNaugural Concert yet? Once again, I’ve got five performers raising funds for five nonprofit organizations. This year’s beneficiaries work on affordable housing, domestic violence, poverty, pollution, and suicide prevention.