First elected to the Senate in 2010. Member of the Senate since 2011. Member of the House of Delegates, 2003-2011
2014 Minority Leader
2015 Finance Committee
2019 Health and Long-Term Care Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee
2015 Rules Committee
2015 Executive Nominations Committee
2015 Legislative Policy Committee
2015 Spending Affordability Committee
2015 Joint Committee on Legislative Information Technology & Open Government
2017 Joint Committee on Federal Relations
2017 Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Biotechnology
2019 Joint Committee on Children, Youth and Families
2015 Maryland Veterans Caucus
Past Senate Service
Transportation Subcommittee of the Finance Committee, 2015-2019; Property and Casualty Subcommittee of the Finance Committee, 2015-2017; Paycheck Recovery Commission, 2016-2017; Public Safety and Policing Workgroup, 2015-2016; Commission to Study Campaign Finance Law, 2011-2012; Health Occupations Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2011-2014; Joint Committee on Transparency and Open Government, 2011-2014; Joint Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems, 2011-2014; Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2011-2014; Environment Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2011-2014.
Past House Service 2003-2011
Judiciary Committee, 2009-2011; Chair, Senate Select Committee No. 3, Harford County Delegation, 2015-2017; Chair, Select Committee No. 3, Harford County Delegation, 2009-2011; Civil Law and Procedure Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee, 2009-2011; Ways and Means Committee, 2007-2009; Finance Resources Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee, 2007-2009; Deputy Minority Whip, 2003-2006; Environmental Matters Committee, 2003-2006; Environment Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee, 2003-2006; Local Government and Bi-County Agencies Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee, 2003-2006; Agriculture, Agriculture Preservation and Open Space Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee, 2003-2006; Motor Vehicle and Transportation Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee, 2006; Natural Resources Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee, 2006; Chair, Natural Resources Workgroup of the Environmental Matters Committee, 2004; Wetlands and Waterways Funding Workgroup of the Environmental Matters Committee, 2004.
Maryland Dairy Industry Oversight and Advisory Council, 2017-; Maryland Pesticide Reporting and Information Workgroup, 2013-2015; Pesticide Advisory Committee, 2011-; Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, 2011-; Task Force on the Membership and Operation of the Baltimore County Board of Education, 2011; Agricultural Stewardship Commission, 2005-2006; Environmental Noise Advisory Council, 2003-2005.
Maryland Fire, Rescue and EMS Caucus, 2003-; Maryland Rural Caucus, 2003-; Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, 2003-; Taxpayers Protection Caucus, 2003-.
Born, Baltimore, Maryland, March 27, 1974; Essex Community College, A.A., 1995; University of Baltimore, B.S., Business Administration, 1997; Staff Assistant, Congressman Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., 1997-98; Beef Cattle Farmer, Castle Rock Farm, 1992-2008; Dairy Farmer, Owner, Cedar Side Farm, 1992-; Co-Owner and President, The Mill of Hereford, Inc., Feed Store, 1998-; Maryland Air National Guard, 2008-; Volunteer Firefighter; Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company, Station 47, 1990- (Certified Firefighter I, II, & III, Emergency Medical Technician, Rescue Technician, Hazardous Materials Operations, Instructor I); Western Firefighter, Interagency Wildfire Crew, Maryland Forest Service, 1992-96; Married; two children.