January 2014

Dear Friends,

     This 2014 legislative session will be my last. 

     I have decided not to seek re-election to a sixth term as the State Senator for District 17, representing Rockville, Gaithersburg, and Garrett Park.  In January 2015, a new Senator will take my place. 

     I have accomplished much more than I could have imagined when I began in the House of Delegates in 1978.

     This year will be equally exciting with the introduction of my bills to reduce inheritance taxes, raise the age to purchase cigarettes; protect children in the juvenile justice system, stop human trafficking in our neighborhoods, and fight against domestic violence. 

   Click here to get the most current update of my 2014 legislation.

     This year will be bittersweet for me but I will give my best because I love serving my constituents and the State of Maryland.


Important P.S.  Students can still apply for my scholarship, as once awarded they self-renew for four years.