Back to School
After turning 35 this Halloween, I entered the month of November with a renewed appreciation for the many blessings I have been fortunate to receive throughout my life. In addition to the love and support of my beautiful family, I have also been afforded the privilege of contributing back to my community through public service.
I was able to share my reflections as a candidate and
a legislator with students at CCBC’s Essex Campus, where we discussed the political process, communication strategy, and legislation that I have worked on over the past three years. I also was grateful for the opportunity to join the 10th grade class at City Neighbors High School to discuss the Maryland political system, what it’s like to campaign for office, and my role in the Maryland General Assembly. We also took time to discuss their upcoming election for Mayor of the school.
Whether in the college or high school classroom, it is always rewarding to talk to civic-minded young people who are interested in
making a change in their communities.
Already this month, we have knocked on over 3,000 doors. Even as we head into the winter months, we’ll be continuing our goal of making government more accessible by coming directly to you and reaching every corner of the 45th District.
For the Thanksgiving holiday, we partnered with the Northeast Carpenters Region Local #177 to give away over 200 turkeys to neighbors across the district. Events like this allow us to spread the joys of the holiday season to even more families.
Additionally this month, I had the pleasure of joining our fellow neighbor, Katie Gorham, at her business “Wine Cream,” which is a combination of wine and ice cream. I enjoyed speaking with Katie about how her family’s business has grown over the past few years.
On the Campaign Trail
The campaign’s momentum has continued to build as we head into another month. I appreciate Penny Troutner of Arcadia for her endorsement, as well as the many other neighbors who have given their personal endorsements. I was also honored to receive the endorsements of Councilman Kris Burnett and Councilman Zeke Cohen.
This month, Mr. Teddy Smith was gracious enough to invite us to his home in Cedonia for a fundraiser in support of the campaign. It was wonderful to meet so many neighbors from across the district who are excited for the upcoming senate race.
On November 5, I joined “A Miner Detail Radio” to discuss the election and my work in the legislature. You can listen to the segment in full here. The senate race also received coverage in “The Afro,” the oldest African American newspaper in the State of Maryland.
Lastly, we need your help with spreading the word about our campaign! Please fill out the attached Google form if you would like a bumper magnet to show off your support. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfcXFiO7GV-LyRJh0F5CEABjP42GMgyrvVY-2u4wdw4-N-LrQ/viewform?c=0&w=1
Investing in our Future
I think of each donation you make to my campaign as an investment, and work 7 days a week to make sure you see a return on that investment. Be it economic opportunity, better education, improved transportation, or grassroots community building, you deserve to see the outcomes that matter to you. Each dollar you donate helps us stay in the game so that we can show you those outcomes. Please consider contributing to my campaign, be it $1, $5, or $10. Every bit helps us help the community.
Listening. Learning. Leading.
Delegate, 45th Legislative District