Commitment to Ethics
I have always viewed public service as a public trust. Maybe it is old fashioned, but I believe public officials should be held to a higher ethical standard. That’s why I have always encouraged the people of Baltimore County to demand the highest ethical standards in our elected officials — and settle for nothing less. And I believe elected officials should not just avoid improprieties; we should avoid even the appearance of impropriety. When I was first elected, my father & I took a long walk together and he shared with me his Rules of Ethics, lessons I will never forget and will always live by. Read more >>
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We Deserve Excellence In Our County’s Education System
Kevin has worked closely with teachers and parents on education issues, and together, we have achieved real results. We have built more schools, added new classrooms, hired more teachers, reduced class sizes, renovated our schools, and equipped them with the latest computers. Our County libraries offer added resources, and are the region’s finest. But Kevin knows that more needs to be done to improve our schools so our children can compete successfully in this global economy.
Our County Needs A Strong Fiscal Watchdog – Now More Than Ever
In these challenging economic times, Kevin has worked hard as a fiscal watchdog for you. Throughout Kevin’s 15 year career on the County Council, there has never been an increase in our property tax rate or our income tax rate. Not one. And even amidst the worst economic conditions in nearly a century, under Kevin’s leadership as Chair of the Spending Affordability Committee, Baltimore County has maintained its coveted Triple AAA bond rating – saving taxpayers millions of dollars in wasted interest payments. Kevin knows people are concerned about budgets and taxes, and is committed to low tax rates without significant reductions in County services – and without any furlough of County employees.
Strong Businesses Mean Strong Neighborhoods
Our communities are a reflection of our homes and businesses. When our commercial corridors look vibrant, our neighborhoods are stronger. Kevin understands that County businesses hire County residents, and strengthen our neighborhoods. He has been recognized for his service by the Liberty Road Business Association, the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce, the Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce, the Security-Woodlawn Business Association, and the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce.
To Fight Crime, We Need the Latest Technology
Kevin has worked to make our neighborhoods safer. As a former prosecutor, he understands how to best help our police do their jobs – and he has worked closely with our police to make sure they have the tools they need to keep us safe. For example, when our shopping centers began facing new incidents of crime, Kevin went to our police officers. They told him what they needed, and Kevin wrote the first-in-the-nation law getting video surveillance equipment in shopping center parking lots. Now, crime in these areas has dropped.
Commitment to Our Communities
In the last two decades, Baltimore County has changed from predominately rural to an urban and rural mix. With 612 square miles (plus an additional 28 square miles of water) and a population exceeding 760,000 citizens, today our County has the third highest population and is the third largest land area of any political subdivision in the State of Maryland.
We must provide a safe, prosperous and diverse community that promotes education and responsibility. We need a strong ethic that spans generations and evokes pride in those who live and work here. We need to create and maintain safe and sustainable communities to achieve a sensible balance of economy, equity, and environment for people to reside, work, pursue careers, raise families, and enjoy the amenities in Baltimore County, Maryland.
Together we have achieved a lot. But now we stand at a crossroads. For all the progress we have made over the past 15 years, the challenges facing us are more daunting than ever. We need to keep moving forward, and not turn back. And we need strong leadership with fresh ideas. We need someone with proven experience who understands today’s County residents, but who is not afraid of change. With your input, we can take us to the next era of excellence.