First off, I want to take the time to apologize for my delay in posting – Life has really become interesting over the last two months, from starting graduate school to working a new job – I have to say that I feel blessed with the support system that I have.
With that being said, I want to be able to take the time to be able to shine the light on the Maryland Election Cycle (MEC) of 2017-2018. As we know, based on history, that the United States Constitution requires the House of Representatives to undergo an re-election cycle every two years to ensure that one party doesn’t become too dominant in that aspect, along with the United States Senate. This year, we have 435 seats that are up for election/re-election, along with 33 Senate seats that is up for election/re-election. To add to that, we have 36 gubernatorial elections that could change the dynamics of the nation in a very riveting year since the surprising upset election results back in November 2016. But I want to be able to shine a light on the election cycle that is currently underway in Maryland.
As many individuals are aware, that the incumbent is Governor Larry Hogan, who has really surprised a lot of individuals within his own party and within the opposition party as well. His popularity rate as of September 2017 hovers in the low 60s which is rare for a sitting Republican governor that occupies the Government House (Governor’s home). But he has managed to push a platform that doesn’t alienate the ideology of both parties, however in a time where issues can be polarized – it doesn’t take much for one to know their stances. I made my informal announcement that I was running for the House of Delegates – working on a formal announcement in the due time. But however the platform that Governor has spearheaded doesn’t really put everyone on that same standing — take the Amazon Bid for example – Howard County, Prince George’s County and Baltimore City has submitted a bid with the full blessing of the Governor – but once again he is honing his focus the central part of Maryland without taking in consideration other counties that needs to be counted – that deserves a seat at the table.
That’s why I’m running for the Delegate seat because it’s time that all counties get heard, get a seat at the table when it comes to statewide issues that eventually affects them; not just Baltimore County, Howard County, Prince George’s County, Baltimore City, or Montgomery County. All counties has a voice and we deserve to be at the table. It’s time that we pay close attention to the Main Street communities and not just to the big businesses that is doing division than collaboration. We need to make sure that we can be able to bring that main street approach back to the table and ensure that we are doing all we can to make Maryland a better Maryland.