Increasing economic opportunity.
Frederick is a great place to live and work, but we can and should do more. Many people who work in Frederick cannot afford to live here. I support the “Fight for $15”: no person working full time should need to rely on charity or government assistance to get by. I also fully support legislation that will prevent employers from asking applicants for salary history, a practice that disadvantages women and people of color. Finally, we must take advantage of Frederick County’s unique position to attract more high-tech and high-paying jobs to the area, especially in the biotech sector.