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This update contains a “Save the Date” for our upcoming Fall Family event, information about Governor Hogan’s approval rating, an announcement that will help with school bus safety, a meeting about Route 30 upgrades in Hampstead, volunteer opportunities, a road closure, the 33rd Maryland Wine Festival and Westminster FallFest dates. 



Ready Annual Fall Family Fundraiser:

On Tuesday, October 4th, my campaign will be holding our annual "Fall Family" fundraising event at Greenmount Station in Hampstead. The time of the event is 6:30-8:30. Tickets are $40 per person (children 12 and under free) and there are sponsorships available as well. If you are interested, click here for more details and/or to buy tickets. As you probably know, elections are getting more and more expensive. Events like these enable me and our team to build up our funds to be ready for next time.



Governor Hogan’s Approval Rating Soars:

The popularity of Governor Larry Hogan continues to soar.  71% of registered voters in the state – including 63% of Democrats and 88% of Republicans – approve of the job he is doing according to a recent poll conducted by Annapolis-based OpinionWorks.  Hogan’s support has grown by eight points since a Baltimore Sun/University of Baltimore survey in November. 


In Case You Missed It: Ready OpEd on Police and Community Relations:

A couple of weeks ago, I submitted an "Other Voices" piece in the Carroll County Times about supporting our police as they address community issues in some areas of our state. If you'd like to read it, please click here.


Governor Hogan Commits to Protect Children Traveling on School Buses

Maryland law requires motorists to stop 20 feet behind or in front of  a school bus that has its STOP arm down and lights flashing while loading or discharging students.  Shockingly, a one-day survey completed last April found that school bus drivers recorded a total of 4,334 times that drivers illegally drove past school buses that had stopped on the road with the STOP arm down and lights flashing.  Carroll County will receive $32,000 for school bus safety initiatives.  This money will be used for overtime for police officers and public education programs.  Please remember that speeding past a stopped school bus risks the lives of innocent children and bystanders. 



MD Route 30 - Hampstead Public Meeting

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Highway Administration will hold a public informational meeting on September 29th from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m at the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company, 1341 Main Street, Hampstead.  The informational meeting will acquaint the public with the project and provide attendees an opportunity to discuss details.  There will be a brief presentation at 7:30 p.m.  You can arrive at any time during meeting hours and walk through the display.


Volunteers Needed

Saluting Our Heros: 15th Anniversary of 9/11 event, September 10th & 11th, Carroll County Agricultural Center, 3 hour shifts helping with concession stand and admissions gate.  Contact: Tom Becker, 443-605-8449 or  410-848-6704.

Carroll Childcare and Learning Center, seeking volunteers for their board,  if interested, contact, Kara Falls, Executive Director, 410-840-7925


Hawks Hill Road Closure

Hawks Hill Road in New Windsor is now closed for roadwork and repair through this November.



The 33rd Maryland Wine Festival

The Maryland Wine Festival will be held at the Carroll County Farm Museum later this month.  This is a fun filled day of wine, music, food and entertainment.  Come sample wines from over 30 Maryland Wineries Association members.

September 17th: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

September 18th: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.



Westminster FallFest and Parade

This year’s FallFest will be held September 22-25.  FallFest parade is September 22nd at 7 p.m. along Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in historic downtown Westminster.


Keeping you informed is a responsibility that I take seriously and always appreciate your interest and feedback on my updates. Please contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.