Chair, State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 2019-.
Member of House of Delegates (Republican), representing District 2B, Washington County, January 14, 2015 to November 17, 2017. Resigned November 17, 2017. Member, Judiciary Committee, 2015-17 (civil law & procedure subcommittee, 2015-17; criminal justice subcommittee, 2015-17). Member, Public Safety and Policing Work Group, 2015-16; Punitive Damages Work Group, 2016-17. Member, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2015-17.
Member, Governor's Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force, 2015; Governor's Family Violence Council, 2015-17. Board of Advisors, University System of Maryland Hagerstown, 2015-17. Member, Criminal Mediation Best Practices Work Group, 2016. Chair, Task Force to Study Erroneous Conviction and Imprisonment, 2017.
Assistant State's Attorney, Washington County, 2002-17 (supervising attorney, narcotics task force, 2004-08; lead prosecutor, child advocacy center, 2007-17).
Chair, Board of Zoning Appeals, Hagerstown, 2004-14. Chair, Hagerstown Regional Airport Advisory Commission, 2007-13. Member, Ethics Commission, Hagerstown, 2011-14.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, March 29, 1967. University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (economics), 1989; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1993. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1993. Law clerk to Judge Cypert O. Whitfill, Harford County Circuit Court, 1993-94. Law clerk to Judge William W. Wenner, Court of Special Appeals, 1994-95. Attorney in private practice, 1997-2002. Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1994-99 (young lawyers section, 1995-97); Washington County Bar Association, 1998- (past member, board of directors). Member, Audubon Society for Central Maryland, 1993-98; Rotary Club of Hancock, 1995-96; Hancock Chamber of Commerce, 1995-97; Rotary Club of Long Meadows, 1996-2001. Member, Subcommittee for Legislative Issues-Child Abuse, Maryland State's Attorneys' Association, 2010-14. Board of Directors, Federal Little League, Hagerstown. Member, One Step at a Time Official. Certificate of Appreciation for Community Service, Rotary Club of Long Meadows, 2000. Outstanding Community Partner, Washington County Department of Social Services, 2010. Certificate of Recognition for Commitment to the Protection of Children, Office of U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, 2011. Delegate of the Year Award, Maryland State's Attorneys' Association, 2015.
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