Protecting our environment so that our children and grandchildren will be able to enjoy the same standards of living we enjoy is a top priority of mine. I was thrilled to have been appointed Vice Chair of the Environment and Transportation Committee last year, where I am able to influence the outcome of important environmental legislation.
Children need a good education from Pre-K through 12th grade to be successful in today’s globalized marketplace. They also need opportunities for post-secondary education –whether at a two-year community college, a trade school, or a 4-year college or university. I am committed to enhancing educational opportunities for all children in Maryland.
As a member of the Motor Vehicles and Transportation subcommittee, I am constantly looking for ways to improve public safety on Maryland’s roads.
Seniors are happier and healthier in home- and community-based settings. We should increase support for programs that allow seniors to age gracefully in place.
I support the the Older Adults Waiver in the Medicaid budget, which allows seniors to receive long-term care in community settings. Other initiatives that require support include the Senior Nutrition support program, that assists home-bound seniors and provides “wraparound” services to seniors. I also strongly support Department of Aging funding for Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs), including Baltimore’s NORC. NORCs provide a range of services that allow seniors to continue to live in their homes and apartments.
Investing in District 11
A strong community requires strong investment.