Standing with Veterans and Military Families

As a long-time advocate for military families and the spouse of a service member, I know well the challenges that veterans and military families face. Maryland has one of the largest populations of veterans and service members, and we should ensure that they have the services that they need.

We should implement better programs and policies, such as resource centers and improved incentives for veteran-owned businesses, to support service members transitioning out of our Armed Forces and to encourage them to establish roots in Maryland post-military service. We must also develop a better plan to address veteran mental health issues and the toll that the unseen wounds of war can have.

I would also advocate for military children in our public schools. Military life and the burdens of frequent moving and separation already make life difficult for military kids. Schools should provide appropriate services to military children to meet their unique needs.

Finally, we need to keep military retirees in Maryland, and I support military retirement tax relief and other measures to attract military retirees to our state.