A Born Political Candidate
As you can see in President Bill Clinton's inaugural poster, I have always been inspired by our charismatic, empathetic and proven Democratic leaders. About 3 years ago, I moved to Howard County with my wife, Shonte’ and our daughter, Elena. Moving to Howard County amidst the School Board debacle and racial tension in several schools, I became immediately immersed in the hotly contested issues Howard County residents were facing. As the father of an interracial and interfaith daughter, I wanted to be informed of such issues, especially as my daughter would attend one of the schools in question.
The more that I talked to other constituents, the more inspired I became to be part of the process. I want to ensure that as constituents, we are actually represented, and I applied, and was appointed to the central committee.
Moreover, as a former prosecutor, and current trial attorney, who regularly practices in the Howard County courts, I have handled many cases involving removal defense, a subsect of criminal and immigration law. I have personally witnessed how immigrants are being treated on both the local and national level. I believe my experience as a trial attorney, knowledge of the legal system, and work with the immigration community can help to quell some of the growing angst in Howard County. So much of the community disenchantment with the sanctuary program is rooted in ignorance of the process, and I want to do my part to help.
Lastly, I have always been a Democrat, and I have always supported our party’s candidates. But now, in light of the complex political climate, I do not feel comfortable sitting idle any more. I want to actively ensure that my daughter can grow up in a county where we accept others regardless of race and ethnicity. I want to be part of the solution, and I strongly believe that by helping qualified Democrats get elected, we can ensure this future.
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