As a lifelong resident of Southern Maryland, I understand the challenges and opportunities our local community faces.  I am not a career politician.  I live, work and am raising my family in St. Mary's County.  I am an ordinary citizen with good business experience, strong financial skills, and most importantly common sense.  I believe that government has become too involved in our everyday lives.  I believe that high taxes and fees, burdensome regulations, and big government programs take money out of your hands and put it in the hands of bureaucrats.  And I believe that economic anxiety and the micro-management of our lives is holding Maryland back.

As your representative, I will fight to pass legislation that will help Maryland families and retirees, to stop legislation that would further erode our freedoms and to reverse flawed legislation that burdens Maryland’s businesses, farms and citizens. My platform centers on ideas to:

  • Cut taxes to spur economic growth.  Roll back recent tax increases and implement sensible tax policies that will reduce the burden on middle-class taxpayers and retirees, so you can keep more of your hard-earned money.
  • Create a competitive business environment needed to create jobs.  Lower corporate tax rates, reduce burdensome regulations to increase competitiveness, grow the private-sector and encourage diversification of our job base, so businesses can succeed in Maryland.
  • Preserve and protect our personal rights, our farms, our real property rights and our quality of life.  Repeal SB-281, protect private property ownership rights, protect our rural character and the Chesapeake Bay, and ensure a successful educational environment for our students, so citizens want to stay in Maryland.

Solutions are possible that can ensure St. Mary's County remains a place where families can live, work and retire and a place where businesses can start, grow and thrive.    

Thank you,

Matt