Amanda committed to getting to work the moment she took office and improving government response. She continues to fulfill that commitment every day.
In her time in office, she has worked on the annual operating and capital budget of over $2 billion, including dozens of proposed amendments to reduce the cost to the taxpayer. Amanda’s fiscal knowledge of the county is critical to ensuring economic health in the future and protecting your hard-earned dollar, including passing legislation that adds oversite to the millions of dollars in grant funding the county received from the federal government, supporting tax credits for our veterans and public safety officers and cutting your taxes.
Raising a family in our district, Amanda is committed to the safety of our communities, working with our incredible law enforcement officers on a variety of matters that concern residents. A regular attendee of monthly meetings between our local police district and residents, Amanda has a pulse on public safety concerns and how we can work together to address them.
As the mother of three children attending public schools, Amanda understands the concerns of parents and their ability to have a voice in their children’s education. Amanda has a strong history of advocating for improvements in our school system. While council members do not have authority over school system policy, Amanda is committed to working with decision makers in the best interest of our students, families, faculty and staff, so we continue to have the schools we are so proud of.
Amanda’s legislation has focused on fiscal accountability, removing red tape and bureaucracy in order for small businesses to thrive, finding solutions to infrastructure challenges, increasing transparency and improving access to care in mental health. Serving in the minority party on the council, Amanda has successfully passed nearly every bill she has introduced, working with her colleagues on both sides of the isle to improve our district and county.
As an active member of the Maryland Association of Counties serving on the taxation subcommittee, Amanda has testified on numerous pieces of state legislation during general assembly sessions. Her work for us in Annapolis never stops.
In addition to legislation, under Amanda’s leadership, the 5th district office successfully manages hundreds of constituents calls and emails every month, often with a personal call or email response. To date there have been over 5,000 constituent cases that have been resolved, covering a wide range of issues that are important to residents like you. She’s put her boots on to visit shoreline erosion challenges, floodplains and stormwater challenges. She’s walked through neighborhoods with residents concerned with infrastructure challenges, and safety of their family.
Amanda is there when we need her.