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"Public policy should be created for the benefit of all; not just for special interests."
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If you live in Howard County, the time for change has come.

Our county is being strained by out of control growth. Our schools are overcrowded, our roads are congested and hospital wait times are at an all time high. We’ve had deadly floods due to poor storm-water management and untold strain on our police, fire and EMT response.

And it’s only going to get worse unless someone does something.

I immigrated to the US from Ethiopia in 2001 and moved to Howard County in 2010 to start my career. In 2014, I became a US citizen. It is hard to overstate the sense of empowerment and gratitude that I felt when I cast my first vote ever in that year’s midterm elections.

I started learning more about our civic institutions after the election of President Obama, who awakened in me a passion to care for others and serve.

Getting increasingly involved in local issues, I learned most of our county decisions were made by developers – taking power out of our hands. Many people in Howard County are losing trust in the people they put in office. They believe the decisions are being made in backrooms by “invisible hands” - just like what’s happening all over our country.

This needs to change.

That is not the Howard County we want. I want to help protect the sense of empowerment and gratitude I felt when I cast my first vote. I’m going to help restore trust in our government again.

So what’s the plan?

At the root of the problem is the influence that special interests have on county government. Together, we’re going to break the grip developers have on our county. I’m not accepting contributions from them.

Over the next few months I’ll share my plan called “The Preferred Future”. The plan focuses on government accountability, a government that has an integrated approach to growth planning, and that ensures that decisions are data based and made with compassion and empathy.

I am running for County Council in District 3 to represent you and I’m bringing the drive that my parents gave me. That drive took me through school to earn a Bachelors and Masters in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, and an MBA from the University of Maryland.

I’d be honored and humbled to serve you as the next Council Member of District 3.

You can help take the power back out of the hands of a select few by joining my campaign. Together, let’s demand substantial and robust discussion about county issues. Together, we’re going to take the power back from the special interests and put it back in your hands. More importantly,together, we’ll build “The Preferred Future” we know we should have.

This is your campaign.

Join me and help take the power back out of the hands of a select few. Lets stand together and demand a substantial and robust discussion about county issues. Lets protect our kids and secure their quality education. Lets ensure Howard County remains for all through equitable government policy. Let's protect our environment.

Together, we’re going to take the power back from the special interests and put it in our hands. More importantly, together, we’ll build “The Preferred Future” we know we should have.