I have lived in Columbia since 1973. I am an auto technician and in 1978 my wife and I opened an auto service and repair shop in Columbia. Our company won the Energy Star Award and environmental awards from the county and state.
Three years ago I was on the “Public Engagement in Land Use” task force. In the last few years I have been involved in promoting health care reform, giving input from a small business point of view. I am on the “Health Information Exchange” policy board, “Health Care for All” board, “Healthy Howard” board and the “Local Health Implementation Plan” task force. I was part of the HCCA Emergency Room committee that produced a comprehensive report on the Emergency Dept. and other urgent care facilities in Howard County. I am interested in land use issues and helped with the Hickory Ridge village plan.