Campaign Update | August 30, 2021

August 30, 2021

The summer is coming to an end, and I want to take the opportunity to update you on the campaign. I have crisscrossed the state these past few months, meeting with voters to discuss Maryland’s future. The momentum is building, and I am humbled by the outpouring of support.

Marylanders want good-paying jobs. We want to live in a state where it’s affordable to raise a family or build a business. And we need tax relief so we can afford to retire here.

We want our children to receive a world-class education. Teachers and parents agree we need to hold school systems accountable and make sure all available resources go directly to the classroom – and that our children are there too. 

And we need to feel safe in our communities. Marylanders want a governor who is not afraid to be tough on violent crime and who will support the men and women in law enforcement. 

August was a busy month, and I want to fill you in on some of the highlights.

It’s fair season here in Maryland, and I was thrilled my first stop was the Queen Anne’s County 4-H Fair, where I toured the livestock sale and spent time visiting friends at the Queen Anne’s Republican Club.

We also visited the Howard County Fair where we walked in a parade. And just yesterday, I attended the Maryland State Fair in Timonium. 

This August I was invited to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Change Maryland at the annual Cavey Pig Roast in Hampstead. We have come a long way in the past 7 years, and it was great to talk about how to build on our past successes to build a brighter future in Maryland. 

Not to mention, the BBQ was amazing!

Few things are more important to me than grassroots activism. It’s where I got my start in politics and I am so inspired by the passion I see from the grassroots community.

I was honored to be asked to speak at the Republican Clubs of Carroll and Garrett counties where we discussed important topics like education reform and reducing the retirement tax. 

I also had a great time with old friends at the Baltimore County Central Committee Picnic!

I was truly inspired to see the work being done on behalf of children at Sweet Bay Magnolia Academy in Stevensville. These incredible professionals provide educational opportunities for kids and provide parents with options that best suit the needs of their children. 

While in Denton for Summerfest, I visited some local favorites like Clayton Farms, Bullock’s Deli and the Denton Market Street Pub. I even picked up a new collar for my 18-year-old dog, Scout, just in time for National Dog Day! 

I have also had great policy discussions, including with the Maryland Transportation Builders & Materials Association. It’s critical that we continue to update and expand Maryland’s infrastructure needs, and I am committed to funding infrastructure projects without raising taxes.

We have also continued to roll out endorsements from other elected Republicans in the state.  I am humbled to call these people friends and colleagues and to have the formal endorsements of Senator George Edwards, Commissioner Ed Rothstein, Senator Jack Bailey, Delegate Chris Adams, Delegate Kevin Hornberger, Senator Paul Corderman, Senator Justin Ready, Senator Ed Reilly, Delegate Susan Krebs, Senator Addie Eckardt, Delegate Brenda Thiam, Senator Mary Beth Carozza, Delegate Mike Griffith, and Delegate Kathy Szeliga.

Maryland is at a crossroads, we either continue the fight or we go backward. We simply cannot afford higher taxes, less police, or unions running our education systems. I am committed to stand with you to fight for Maryland’s future and hope you will join me today.

We are just getting started, and I look forward to working with you in partnership as I become your next governor.