The National financial crisis has exposed the fragile condition of Maryland’s economy. Two decades of job losses and budgetary tricks by the General Assembly and Democratic Governors have clearly demonstrated that Maryland is living beyond its means. While our households and businesses are struggling to remain solvent, our political leaders continue to spend lavishly and raise taxes to alarming heights. Although we are in dire need for change it is not too late to act. Your vote can bring the change that is necessary for Maryland’s future.
The Comptroller is the State’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and is responsible for the collection of revenue to pay for government operations, and plays a crucial role in every dollar that the State spends. As a member of numerous Boards (Public Works, Pension and others) The Comptroller can ensure that Maryland’s citizens receive good value for every dollar expended. A successful Comptroller must be an experienced, accomplished financial executive who has improved financial performance and stewardship in financially distressed organizations.
Why am I running for Comptroller? I have two decades of CFO experience, improving the financial management and accountability in large, financial distressed organizations like Maryland. Everywhere that I have served I have significantly improved financial performance and significantly reduced costs. As a father and a grandfather I want to leave a vibrant and economically sound Maryland for our families. I want to use my experience as a CFO to save the financial future of our State. I have brought improved financial management to every organization that I have served as CFO. I have a proven track record of reducing costs, improving financial management and stewardship, and saving an grossly underfunded pension plan. I have the requisite skills, energy and dedication to get Maryland back on a sound financial footing. Please give me the opportunity to serve you as Maryland's next Comptroller.