A major role of a Delegate in the Maryland House of Delegates is constituent service. As a Delegate, one is charged with the task of representing the citizens who live in the district or sub-district that elected him or her. To properly do so, it would make sense that the elected representative is involved in the community, seeks input from the community, and communicates back to the constituency what is going on in Annapolis.
If elected Delegate, I plan to host regular “town hall” style meetings for citizens in the County to provide input on the legislation in Annapolis that could potentially impact their livelihood and quality of life. Ideally, these input meetings would occur approximately midway through each legislative session, and at the end of the legislative session. These meetings would be in addition to any of the legislative wrap up meetings already hosted by organizations like the Cecil County Chamber of Commerce, which are typically geared toward the interests of the local business community.
Additionally, strong relationships with the town and county officials will be important. Personally, I have reached out to most of the members of the County Council to discuss the issues facing our county currently and for the next few years. I have had conversations with many of them already and will continue this dialogue throughout the election cycle and beyond. I have also made efforts to speak to the elected officials for each of our towns and will continue to strive to build strong relationships with these important local leaders.
I feel strongly that our Delegation has an important task at hand to put this county “back on the map” of Maryland and to provide the proper resources for us to improve the overall quality of life in this county. Without the input from the community and its leaders, this task is nearly impossible to perform properly.
I openly welcome the input of the community throughout my campaign, and will continue to welcome it should I be elected your next Delegate.