SOUTHERN MARYLAND

Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s counties in Southern Maryland—and the military installations in the region—form an important economic engine in our state.

From the outer-most edges of the D.C. suburbs to the tip of Point Lookout State Park on the Chesapeake Bay, no region better captures Maryland’s full diversity and historic identity. Yet too many Marylanders living in this area still struggle to make ends meet. Thousands of commute hours up highways 210 and 301 to D.C. or Baltimore for work every single day, instead of being able to find jobs near their homes. Hundreds more struggle to start and grow the small businesses at the core of our state’s economy. Governor Hogan has failed to invest in Southern Maryland, and the cost of his inaction has been the economic underperformance of a region that should be driving our state’s economic
future.

I’ve proposed making the following strategic investments to set Southern Maryland on a trajectory towards inclusive economic and educational prosperity. Together, my administration, local officials, businesses, and residents will create thousands of jobs that do not require a commute. We will ensure innovation and entrepreneurship, combined with 21st century transit options, supports the growth and success of small businesses. We will fight to ensure urban sprawl and vacation homes do not crowd out local residents, and I personally guarantee that my administration will stop big corporations from damaging Southern Maryland’s treasured natural resources.

PRIORITIES

1. Leverage Military Installations to Create Local Jobs

 

2. Provide Universally Accessible Healthcare Options

 

3. Protect the Chesapeake and its Tributaries

 

4. Invest in Transport Solutions and Reduce Commute Times

 

5. Conserve Treasured Landscapes and Develop the Outdoor Economy