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Uvalde, Texas

As the parent of two elementary school children and husband of a school teacher, the unspeakably horrific shooting that took place in Texas this week is something that saddens me and angers me deeply. Words seem so hollow as we think about the loss of those beautiful children and heroic teachers. While there's a predictable rush to blame, facts are still being gathered and many questions are unanswered. I will continue to pray for those who've lost their loved ones.  I have worked very hard as a legislator to make sure that funds are available for SROs in our schools and that our buildings are secure. Obviously the mental health of young people in general has been deeply hurt during these past two years - but even before COVID there were severe problems. We need whole families

Gas Tax Gouging- No Relief in Sight

During the last legislative session, I co-sponsored Senate Bill 337, which would have stopped the automatic inflation tax increase on fuel coming this July 1st.  Unfortunately, despite a $7 billion dollar state surplus, the bill did not pass, and a floor amendment was unilaterally voted down by Democrats.  With record-high fuel and energy costs, now is not the time to raise taxes. This week, Governor Hogan asked Maryland’s Comptroller to pause this tax as he has done with other tax breaks in the past.  Republicans have also called for a Special Session of the Maryland General Assembly to take action.  Despite having a record budget surplus, the Democrat leadership in the Maryland General Assembly refuses to help during this record inflation.  This is another reason why the 2022 election is so very important.

Upcoming Events

Gamber Annual Fireman’s Carnival

May 27- June 4th  -  The first fireman’s carnival of the year in Carroll County, open for eight nights (closed June 1).  Fireworks on Sunday May 29th.  For more information, visit, Gamber & Community Fire Company - Carroll County Station 13 (gambervfd.org)

Westminster Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

May 30th - The Parade starts at 10am on Pennsylvania Avenue and ends on Church Street at the Westminster Cemetery. A memorial service will begin at 11am in the cemetery.  For more information, visit Home | Carroll Post 31

 

Taneytown Memorial Day Ceremony & Community Parade

May 30th – 10 am.  Memorial Park (ceremony, 10-11 a.m.), Baltimore Street (parade, starting at 1 p.m.) For more information visit Welcome to City Of Taneytown

Union Bridge Parade 150 years

June 4th at 2 p.m. The town of Union Bridge will be celebrating their 150th anniversary over the month.  For more information or to participate in the parade, visit Town of Union Bridge - EVENTS (townofub.org)

Union Bridge Fireman’s Carnival

June 2nd – 4th:  Beer garden, gun jars, inflatables and games of chance.  For more information, visit 2022.col.pdf (ubfc8.org)

Boots & Bling Fundraiser for Ambrose for Congress w/Texas Congressman Ronny Jackson*

June 6th -  1623 Brewing Company, Eldersburg, MD 21784. Details and ticket information - click here

Senator Justin Ready Annual Business Breakfast

June 14th - Greenmount Station, Hampstead, MD 21074 7:30-9:30 AM - Details here: https://www.justinready.com/bizbreakfast2022Click here to contribute or purchase tickets.

Haven Shoemaker for State's Attorney - Evening w/former Governor Bob & First Lady Kendal Ehrlich 

June 22nd - The Greene Turtle, Westminster, MD - Tickets & Info - click here

 

*This does not constitute endorsement in the Republican primary.*