By Carl Anderton

As we approach the 2021 Legislative Session, things continue to stay busy around the district and in Annapolis. We continue to meet with constituents, local leaders, and our State Representatives to prepare for what will be an unprecedented legislative session this year. 

In addition to attending county and municipal council meetings, we continue to meet and advocate for local funding at the State Level. The State of Maryland holds a monthly Board of Public Works meeting where Governor Hogan, Treasurer Kopp and Comptroller Franchot oversee projects and finances effecting the State. This month, they approved several projects in our district including $200,000 to the Queen City Lodge No. 1051 (located in Salisbury) for repairs and reconstruction of their building. They also approved $135,000 from the Program Open Space funding allocated to Wicomico County to add accent and security lighting, directional signage, traffic flow adjustments and vehicle security barriers for the Wicomico Civic Center. We are thankful to the Board of Public Works Members for recognizing how important these projects are in Wicomico County and we look forward to working with them on projects in the future.

We know the past months have been very difficult for families around the state. As a result of COVID-19, many were unable to go back to work and filed for unemployment. We know that navigating this new system can be confusing and we are here to answer any questions that you may have! Please reach out to our office if you are having concerns with your unemployment claim.

With the legislative session getting closer each day, I continue to reflect on how blessed I am to be working for this district. We are thankful for the ongoing support we have received. Please continue to reach out to us and do not hesitate to call our office at 410-841-3431 or email us at Ca***********@ho***.us. Thank you!