Issues & Actions

Howard County has the most engaged citizenry in Maryland. These issues reflect what I’m hearing as I knock on doors across the district, attend Council meetings, and meet with residents and community groups and their leaders. The topics outlined here are all related; actions in one have implications on all the others. I see my responsibility as a member of the Council is to achieve a strategic balance among these core issues. Achieving balance is a critical skill I have honed as a business owner and consultant. I will work closely with my constituents, community organizations, the Council, County and State Government agencies to achieve that balance to keep Howard County moving forward for years to come.

I look forward to hearing from you on these and other issues you feel are important to making our Howard County community event better. You can click on each topic for more information.

Education

Our schools must continue to be a reason why people choose to live in Howard County. Jon is committed to ensuring Howard County schools provide students with a world-class education. more...

Public Safety

As our community grows in size, our public safety capabilities and capacity must keep pace. Jon will make sure that those who keep our community and us safe are well-prepared to serve. more...

Economy

A vibrant business community is the engine that drives our economy. Jon will promote policies that encourage business to expand or locate here in Howard County. Our goal should be to increase the opportunities for our residents to work locally. more...

Environment

It's important to support and promote the expansion of the County’s pilot compost facility and pilot home composting program. more...

Development

Just like good schools, safe neighborhoods, and a friendly business climate… effective development and a sound infrastructure must achieve the balance of preserving the community’s culture, environment, and heritage while appealing to new businesses, investments, and residents. more...