Issues

LEARN ANDRE'S STANCE

“I'm running for County Council to be a strong leader and public servant to help people in our communities.  This is my hometown and serving as your County Councilman will be an honor.  Every day I look forward to having the opportunity to make a difference in the District and Countywide to have a positive impact on the lives of my neighbors.”






Safe, Livable and Thriving Communities

 

District A spans from the neighborhoods of Long Bar Harbor to Joppa.  These diverse communities are sometimes thought of as separate, and in that separation, are not working together towards their best interests. We disprove these narratives of division when we work together, and in doing so, strengthen our ability to cooperate with local, state, and the federal government. By creating a chorus of shared interest, we unite our voices, heightening their requests to a volume that cannot be forgotten or ignored.


 Focus on economic development and livability along the Route 40 corridor area of Joppa and Edgewood communities.


 Develop business and secure state investment in District A.  


 Ensure adequate state funding for programs like the Maryland Fresh Food Financing Initiative (FFFI) that can end food deserts in District A, while utilizing available resources that can attract new quality food options. 

 

Education and Youth Opportunity

 

We know that children are our future, but are we really doing all we can to ensure they have the opportunity to fulfill their potential? It takes engagement across the entire community to connect our students with high-quality educational opportunities.  Andre has a track record of working with local leaders, parents, and school officials to improve learning outcomes for kids in District A. 

 

 Provide schools with first-class facilities and programming for our kids both in and out of the classroom, and programming that brings the community into the classroom.  


 Advocate for restoring and expanding funding for arts education and also for the development of innovative STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Mathematics) education and increase opportunities for Harford County public school students.  


 Expand funding for vocational programs in Harford County public schools that connect to real, living wage skilled jobs in growing industries.  

 






Small and Minority Business Development


Small businesses are critical to the strength of the community, providing local, accessible living wage jobs, opportunities for advancement, and ownership and wealth that remain in the community. 

 

 Ensure that businesses hire local and that existing businesses have the resources they need to expand right here in District A.


 Work with the state government to make investments in Harford County District A, whether by locating government facilities here, building transportation infrastructure, or directing development resources like Project CORE through the district.  These investments bring opportunities for small and minority business creation. 


 Thriving MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) businesses will create community wealth and increase jobs and opportunity for residents of District A.







Core Values



OPPOSE CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS


OPPOSE BIGOTRY


MAKE THE MINIMUM WAGE A LIVING WAGE AND TIE IT TO INFLATION.


ENSURE UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE AS A RIGHT.


ENSURE UNIVERSAL EDUCATION AS A RIGHT.


DEFEND AND PROTECT WOMEN’S RIGHTS.


ENACT POLICE REFORM.


COMBAT HOMELESSNESS.


ENACT COMMON-SENSE GUN REGULATION


END UNNECESSARY WARS AND NATION BUILDING.



ENSURE PAID VACATION TIME, SICK TIME, FAMILY LEAVE, CHILDCARE.