Interim District Insight- Legislative Newsletter May 2023

Season’s Greetings and Exciting Updates for May!

Warm greetings to all of you as we embrace the beautiful month of May! A sense of renewal and hope surrounds us with spring in full bloom. As your Delegate, I am honored to share some exciting updates and events from the past month. Let’s dive right in!

Celebrating Legislative Success: I am thrilled to announce that Governor Wes Moore signed three of my bills into law! Thank you to all my constituents and advocates who joined us for the bill-signing ceremony. These new laws, including House Bills 1151, 633, 300, and 967, address critical issues such as healthcare access, alternative energy, and celebrating diversity and culture. Although House Bill 274 faced a procedural issue that did not become law, I am committed to resolving this matter by collaborating with committees. Together, we are shaping a better future for Maryland. Special thanks to Brian Frazee, Aliyah Horton, Dr. Anna Palmisano, and all the dedicated individuals who contributed to this success!

Collaboration and Community Pride I enjoyed addressing the HPCA end-of-session review meeting with my colleagues. Representing our community is an honor I cherish, and I am immensely proud to be part of such a dedicated team. I extend my gratitude to the Harford Park Community Association for hosting an informative meeting, and I am excited about our continued collaboration for the betterment of our community. Together, we are a powerful force for positive change. Let’s keep fostering.

Welcome, LA Fitness to Fullerton Plaza. Join me in welcoming LA Fitness to Fullerton Plaza! Today marks the opening, and we couldn’t be more excited about this wonderful addition to our neighborhood. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or just beginning your wellness journey, LA Fitness provides a convenient location in Fullerton Plaza. Stop by and check out this new gym in town. We hope LA Fitness becomes a valuable part of our community and look forward to seeing you there! Let’s embrace a healthy lifestyle and support one another on our fitness journeys.

Congratulations, Perry Hall High School Graduates! Congratulations to all the scholarship and award recipients at Perry Hall High School! Your hard work and dedication have paid off, making your families, school, and community proud. It was an honor to be part of the special event alongside my colleagues from District 8 and address such an exceptional group of students. I would also like to congratulate Principal Mr. Craig Reed and the Perry Hall High School family for their leadership and hospitality. The Class of 2023 will undoubtedly achieve great things, and I eagerly anticipate witnessing their impact in our communities and beyond.

Education’s Guiding Light at Gilman School Education is a guiding light, illuminating our path and empowering us to navigate challenges. Yesterday, I had the privilege of standing before the students at Gilman School, celebrating diversity and sharing my life journey. It was a humbling experience to highlight the significance of education and the transformative power of giving back to our community. My sincere appreciation goes to Gilman School for providing me with this platform. At Gilman, I witnessed a community dedicated to nurturing young minds and fostering inclusivity. Through our educational institutions, we can instill in our students the values of knowledge, empathy, and civic engagement. Together, let us continue to kindle the fires of wisdom and compassion in our students, for they possess the potential to shape a brighter future for all. Thank you, Gilman School, for your commitment to education and community engagement.

Road Safety and Our Maryland State Trooper We extend our apologies and prayers for the speedy recovery of our Maryland state trooper injured while working traffic control in a construction zone. This unfortunate incident highlights the dangers first responders and road crews face in their line of duty. It is crucial for all motorists to exercise extra caution, adhere to traffic rules, and be mindful of the presence of emergency personnel and road workers in these areas. Efforts should be made to raise awareness about the importance of driver vigilance and caution in construction zones.

Honoring Memorial Day with Brigadier General Arthur J. Nattans On the solemn eve of Memorial Day, I had the privilege of hosting Brigadier General Arthur J. Nattans at my district office, followed by dinner at home with friends and families. Meeting him and discussing the sacrifices made by our brave men and women in uniform was a profound honor. Listening to Brigadier General Nattans’ stories of courage, dedication, and unwavering commitment to protecting our freedoms reinforced my gratitude for those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Their unwavering valor serves as an inspiration to us all. May we never take for granted the freedoms we enjoy and the extraordinary courage it took to secure them.


Reflecting on Memorial Day at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens Today, I had the privilege of attending the Memorial Day events at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. Standing alongside esteemed veterans, families of fallen heroes, fellow Marylanders, Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski Jr., and other elected officials, we gathered to commemorate the brave souls who selflessly sacrificed their lives for our nation. It was a moment of profound contemplation, enveloped in an atmosphere of reverence. I felt deep gratitude and humility as I gazed upon the somber surroundings. Our courageous heroes, who gave everything they had, deserve our unwavering respect. Today and every day, we must never take our hard-fought liberties for granted. Their sacrifice is a timeless reminder of the immense price paid for the freedoms we hold dear. With heads bowed and hands clasped, we honor their memory and pledge to uphold the values they fought so bravely to protect us and our freedom.

Celebrating Eastern High School Graduation Participating in today’s Eastern High School Graduation ceremony is an incredible honor! These exceptional young individuals are the shining stars of our community, and their achievements deserve to be celebrated. As they toss their caps in the air and embark on new journeys, we have no doubt that the future is bright for the Class of 2023. To the graduates of Eastern High School, cherish the memories and friendships forged during your time here. Embrace the challenges that come your way, as they will shape you into the strong and resilient individual you are meant to be. You have the power to positively impact our community and beyond, and we eagerly await the great things you will achieve. Congratulations again, Class of 2023, and best wishes for a bright and prosperous future! May your journey be filled with endless possibilities and new beginnings.

Honoring Remarkable Students and a Retiring Teacher at Overlea High School 

 I had the excellent opportunity to be present at Overlea High School to honor and celebrate remarkable students who were granted Senatorial/Delegate Scholarships. We recognize their hard work, dedication, and academic achievements with great pride. These scholarships serve as a test

ament to their exceptional abilities and their bright futures ahead. Moreover, I had the privilege of joining my colleagues to present a House Resolution to a retiring teacher at Overlea High School, expressing our deep appreciation for her dedicated service. Through her years of commitment and passion, she has inspired countless students and left an indelible mark on our

Assistance with Accessing Critical Resources in District 8 

Do you or a neighbor face difficulties accessing critical resources such as the MD unemployment website, utilities, food, or state and local programs to which you’re entitled? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact my office for assistance. Our team in District 8 is closely coordinating all casework requests and is available to provide support, especially during these challenging times. So don’t struggle alone; let us help you get the needed resources.

Thank you for your continued support and engagement. Together, we can make a difference in our community and create a brighter future. Wishing you a great month ahead!

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