Good Afternoon -
I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend with their family members, neighbors, friends, and loved ones. We know that Memorial Day is all about honoring the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for us and our freedom in the United States. Of course their families and loved ones also deserve our undying honor, respect and support. Thank you also to all of the courageous men and women who currently serve us and veterans who have gone before. I was thankful to see many congregating in remembrance at the Westminster Memorial Day Parade, and to be able to attend two Commemoration Services, one at the Westminster Cemetery and the other at the Ellsworth Cemetery in Westminster as well.
Ready Annual Business Breakfast - Wednesday, June 12th:
I wanted to take a moment to invite you to join me and our team for my 9th Annual Business Breakfast Fundraiser - to be held Wednesday, June 12th, at Greenmount Station Restaurant in Hampstead.
The event will run from 8:00 -9:30 AM and we will be focusing on the outcome and aftermath of the 2019 General Assembly Session as well as what to look ahead for as we approach the 2020 Session and Election.
Tickets are just $65 per person and we have sponsorships available for $1000 (Platinum), $500 (Gold) and $250 (Silver). Click here to purchase. Of course, if you cannot attend but would like to make a contribution to help, you can chip in any amount here.
Governor Vetoes Anti-Firearm Legislation
A big thank you to Governor Hogan for vetoing SB1000 this past week. This legislation would have removed civilian oversight from the handgun permit process, and made it much harder than it already is for law-abiding citizens to obtain concealed carry permits. We need greater freedom in Maryland, not less; especially when it comes to protecting the rights of our firearm owners.
Save4College State Contribution
The Save4College State Contribution Program, designed to help Maryland families save money for higher education, will be closing this week on Friday, May 31. By opening an account in the Maryland Senator Edward J. Kasemeyer College Investment Plan, you could be eligible for a $250 - $500 contribution from the State of Maryland. These savings are applicable to tuition and many other eligible expenses at almost every U.S. college, technical or trade school, and even international universities that have a federal school code.
For more information, and to easily apply, please visit Maryland529.com/Save4College to get started and see if you are eligible.
Hampstead Farmers’ Market Grand Opening
On June 1, from 8:30 am until noon, the grand opening of the 10thseason of the Hampstead Framers’ Market will take place. What better way to welcome the Summer month's than to be in attendance; as there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony, live music, a magic show, and many other forms of entertainment. The market is located at the Hampstead Fire Volunteer Company carnival grounds at 1341 N. Main St. For more information, please visit hampsteadfarmersmarket.com.
Connecting With Us:
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I consider it a great honor and responsibility to serve you in the State Senate and welcome your thoughts and opinions. Please feel free to contact me or my staff with any questions or concerns that you have.