I chose the campaign slogan “Building Bridges” for its variety of meanings. Of course, there is the iconic image of our own Thomas Johnson bridge. And then there is the fact that my district bridges two counties. But most importantly, it illustrates one of the main reasons that I ultimately chose to run. I have seen too much division in government – between parties or sometimes even within a party. I believe that we get the most done when we work together. Elected officials can work together to achieve good for the people of southern Maryland. By focusing on the issues instead of on partisan politics, I believe I can bridge the increasing gap that we see in government these days.