I’m excited to be running for Montgomery County Council, a next step in a life dedicated to progressive activism and public service.
This is an important office – responsible for a $5.4 billion annual budget – but also charged with improving the quality of life for all county residents. I will deliver the competent, experienced, visionary leadership our county needs, now more than ever.
What have I done? As a City Council member in Takoma Park, I introduced trail-blazing legislation to:
- ban cosmetic lawncare pesticide use.
- enact 16-year-old voting and voting rights for ex-felons.
- ban polystyrene food service ware and expand recycling.
I led efforts to:
- promote right-size local development.
- expand library and community services.
- create a public food-waste composting program.
- promote environmental sustainability.
That’s why political analyst Adam Pagnucco says, “It’s obvious that he would be ready to serve on the County Council from day one.”
What will I do? As a councilmember, I will advance
with a special focus on equity, effective government, and support for our neighbors with the greatest needs.
I will build on my experience as a Takoma Park City Council member and my many years of community service, harnassing the talent, energy, and good will of our county’s residents, businesses, and government. Together, we will promote:
Smart Growth – Housing, retail, and office development – linked to transit, school, and infrastructure build-out – preserving greenspace, trees, and parks.
Effective Government – Your tax dollars spent wisely, equitably, and transparently.
Opportunity for All – Business and job growth, access to quality education, protection of our immigrant neighbors, and policies that foster community entrepreneurship.
And by the way… I have opted in to Montgomery County public finance. I don’t take PAC, developer, or special interest contributions. I believe in clean politics, not rule by big money.
I look forward to working with you to create an even better Montgomery County!