Well, it's official! We've changed gears and have withdrew from the race for State Delegate only to remain in the frying pan and run for County Council.
Probably the biggest question people are asking is why, especially if another candidate had filed to run. Simply put, a primary ensures that all candidates work hard. If you do not put the work in to win, you are going to lose in the primary. There is no magic formula. You can have tens of thousands in the bank, but if you don't take the time to meet the voters, they could care less. They aren't going to vote for you!
A second reason is the controversy surrounding the legislative maps. Maryland already had some of the worst drawn legislative districts in the nation. Instead of fixing the problem, the General Assembly doubled-down and made the problem worse!
Finally, I believe I can have more impact as a County Council member as opposed to being in the super-minority in Annapolis. What I wish to accomplish, lowering property tax burdens and keeping our community safe by fully funding law enforcement apparatuses, is done more on the local level anyhow. This will give me a chance to get my legislative feet 'underneath' me and really learn the process over a longer period of time.