PRIORITIES

Because you matter, your family matters, and our community matters.

You matter, your family matters, our community matters. As a District 2 resident for over 30 years, Tony recognizes the actions we need to take together to create district resiliency and improve the quality of life for residents of District 2 and Baltimore County at large. This means

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Intentionally connecting business corridors along Reisterstown and Liberty Roads to support small businesses and the customers they serve.

HEALTHCARE

Improving the community’s ability to live a full life by having access to the very best medical care, shelter, and quality foods and vegetables.

CHILDREN & EDUCATION

Providing safe and quality learning experiences inside and outside of schools.

PUBLIC SAFETY

Restoring trust and building coalition between law enforcement and the community

HOMEOWNERSHIP

Maintaining homes for aging adults and creating new opportunities for young future homeowners

CLIMATE RESILIENCE

Protecting lives and property by building climate resilience.

ISSUE:ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Intentionally connecting business corridors along Reisterstown and Liberty Roads to support small businesses and the customers they serve.
The Greater Baltimore region is Maryland’s breadwinner. As the 20th largest metropolitan statistical area by population in the U.S., we comprise 50 percent of the State’s GDP. Within Baltimore County alone, we attract visitors with our emerald necklace of beautiful recreation and open space such as Cromwell Valley, Patapsco Valley, and Oregon Ridge that links our neighborhood and economic hubs. Naturally, our economic hubs and dispersed throughout the district, with Reisterstown and Liberty Roads as main corridors.

ISSUE:HEALTH CARE

Improving the community’s ability to live a full life by having access to the very best medical care, shelter, and quality foods and vegetables. Improving access to fresh fruits and vegetables to support a better quality of life.
As you drive the district, from east to west, you can noticeably see how densely populated the area becomes, with more housing developments, apartment complexes, and sprawling business shopping centers that lay half vacant, a victim of suburban sprawl. At the helm of these shopping centers were grocery stores that provided both fresh fruits and vegetables and pharmacies. Over the past 20+ years, Baltimore County has repeatedly allowed grocery stores to close, creating food deserts in predominantly Black neighborhoods. We have over 11 grocery stores within the District, yet most of them are located along the Reisterstown Road corridor.

ISSUE:CHILDREN & EDUCATION

Providing Teachers a Living Salary and Providing safe and quality learning experiences inside and outside of schools

From early in life, the value of education was instilled in Tony. As the grandson of West Chester, PA’s first black principal, he saw firsthand the value teachers and administrators provide to students and their impact on students. 

Over the years, the education system has replaced quality with quantity, taking away the classroom from teachers and placing quotas to receive funding. Our teachers are the backbone of this County and deserve to be treated and paid according to their value. Tony believes in restoring teacher salaries and allowing teachers to be eligible for retirement after 20 years.

ISSUE:PUBLIC SAFETY

Restoring trust and understanding between law enforcement and the community.

No one should have their life ended too short because of an altercation gone wrong with law enforcement. These unprecedented times have shaken the district. We are all weary. Public safety is one of Tony’s top priority, just like it’s yours.

No matter where you live or what you look like, he believes you should feel safe and be protected from crimes, disasters, and other potential dangers and threats. It goes beyond having diversity and implicit bias training for law enforcement. To make a real difference, we have to restore the trust and understanding between law enforcement and the community.

ISSUE:HOME OWNERSHIP

Maintaining homes for aging adults and creating new opportunities for young future homeowners.

No matter if you rent or own, home is a place where you feel safe and secure, a place where you experience emotional and mental warmth and feel surrounded by love and affection. A place where you can simply be you. However, for many of our residents, home has become a burden [hardship/worry]. Many residents want to age in place but have difficulties finding reliable and affordable contractors to retrofit their homes. While others need more space to accommodate their budding families but cannot find a new home within their budget..

ISSUE: Climate Resilience

Providing opportunities for homeowners and businesses to use clean and renewable energy..

If we want to understand how to create climate resilience within Baltimore County, we have to recognize our history. What is now considered Baltimore County was created by urban sprawl as wealthier individuals headed north away from Baltimore City, searching for clean and breathable air and open space. As the population continued to grow, smaller enclaves were established. Resulting in further sprawl, disconnected business corridors, inadequate public transportation, and ultimately a strained infrastructure. As the infrastructure continues to age and climate resilience is an important topic, now more than ever, the County must find solutions to combat climate change.