CANDIDATE 1ST CONGESSIONAL DIISTRICT
Called to Serve
Congress can’t get anything done because it is filled with too many career politicians who put the interests of party bosses, partisan agendas, and their own careers first. We need a new generation of leadership in Washington DC: servant leaders. Leaders who follow their values and deliver results – not excuses.
I’m a 4th-generation Marylander, Army Ranger, business problem-solver, proud member of a bipartisan marriage, and soon-to-be father. Why am I running for Congress in Maryland’s 1st District? For the privilege of serving and representing people who deserve a leader who puts their values and the interests of our country first.
I served for six years in the U.S. Army as an intelligence officer, completing four combat deployments to Afghanistan and a year forward-stationed near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in South Korea as the sole intelligence officer for an infantry unit. I am a proud graduate of the US Army’s Ranger Course, the premier leadership school in the military. I am even more honored to have served in the 75th Ranger Regiment – the Army Rangers. Rangers lead in many key roles throughout the Special Operations Forces’ (SOF) community, and I am lucky to have served and led with men and women of this caliber.
After the military, I utilized the GI Bill to obtain a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University and went about adapting my leadership, analytical, and relationship-building skills to the business sector. For Control Risks Group, I helped clients make more informed decisions before major mergers or acquisitions. For Barclays Capital, I helped the bank root out instances of bank employees engaging in illicit or illegal activity. Most recently at Toffler Associates, a consultancy, I helped business leaders identify opportunities to create new jobs. I also led teams helping government executives identify ways to improve the efficiencies of their organizations.
I am walking away from my private sector experience with one fundamental lesson: leadership matters above all other factors, regardless of a company’s size, industry, or competition.