Member of House of Delegates since January 13, 1999. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 1999- (children & youth subcommittee, 1999-2000, 2003-04; finance resources subcommittee, 2001-03; transportation subcommittee, 2004-06; election law subcommittee, 2007-). Vice-Chair, Frederick County Delegation, 2007-. Member, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2001-; Maryland Rural Caucus, 2002-; Taxpayers Protection Caucus, 2003-. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (redistricting & elections committee, 2005-).
Born in Takoma Park, Maryland, December 30, 1969. Attended Highland View Academy, Hagerstown, Maryland; Frederick Community College, A.A. (general studies), 1992; Frostburg State University, B.S. (business administration), magna cum laude, 1994. Technical writer; graphic designer; political consultant. Inductee, National Business Honor Society, 1993. Member, National Rifle Association.