After serving the State’s Attorney’s Office of Baltimore City for over twenty years, I am excited to announce my candidacy for Harford County State’s Attorney. As a career prosecutor, I am devoted to improving public safety by aggressively and fairly prosecuting serious crimes committed by violent offenders. I handled countless cases covering all facets of criminal activity, including extensive experience in handling high level narcotics issues and organized crime. In addition, I led a team of senior attorneys prosecuting major investigations including complex wire taps.
As a prosecutor, I took an oath to pursue justice, and at times, that meant asking difficult questions to get to the truth. The Freddie Gray case was no different; as a member of the Police Integrity Unit, I initially asked tough questions to ensure that justice was served. I was concerned when I learned that charges were being filed before I believed that all the facts were gathered. Therefore, I was not involved in the trials associated with that case. As Harford County’s next State’s Attorney, I promise to continue to always put justice first.
In addition, I have a strong network of relationships across a multitude of local, state, as well as federal law enforcement agencies including the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Homeland Security Immigrations Customs Enforcement, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). I have also developed relationships with members of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, while working as the designated High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) prosecutor. I understand the value of partnerships when enforcing the law and was honored to receive special recognition from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for outstanding contribution in the field of law enforcement.
Throughout my career, I have continued to participate in both local and national conferences including the MAGLOCLEN Gang Conference and the Manhattan, New York District Attorney’s Office Criminal Strategies Symposium. In addition, I was given the unique opportunity to attend the U.S Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Citizen’s Academy.
You will not find a candidate that is more experienced and determined to protect the citizens of Harford County.
I received my law degree from Widener University School of Law in 2000. I am also an alumnus of Towson State University and Calvert Hall College High School.
I was born and raised in Maryland and I have enjoyed being a resident of Harford County since 1998. I currently reside in Bel Air with my wife and our two sons, and I enjoy coaching their youth athletic teams in both Hickory and Churchville. We are members of St. Margaret Parish, and I am a member of the Bel Air Downtown Alliance, and the Harford County Bar Association. As a Harford County citizen who is raising my family here, I am focused on improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods, and I am committed to leveraging my experience to serve our community.