Baltimore has shaped Cory since the day he was born. Now Cory is working hand-in-hand with our neighborhoods to shape Baltimore.
Like many of us, Cory grew up in a Baltimore whose greatest resource was hardworking men and women. In spite of that resource, the City often struggled to give those men and women the opportunity they deserved. As a teenager at Fairmount-Harford High School, Cory was also in search of opportunity.
After a brief trip down the wrong path as a teenager, Cory found out about apprenticeships at the age of 18. The rest is history. By 19 he had become a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. By 20, Cory was a homeowner. Cory continued to meet opportunity halfway, working his way through community college and a bachelor’s degree, all while growing a small business focused on rental properties.
Those years also brought marriage and four loving children, along with a career focused wholly on working families and the communities they hold dear. Cory continues working for his local union and as a community organizer to this day, helping expand the opportunity for a better life to men and women across our City.
In 2014, our neighbors across the 45th District chose Cory to represent them in Maryland’s House of Delegates. As our Delegate, Cory has gotten the most out of every day in office, leading news outlets like Center Maryland to call him one of the most effective freshman legislators in the entire state.
Cory’s approach to public service is listening to his constituents’ problems, and then figuring out how to solve them. When we asked for better jobs, Cory passed the ACTION and POWER Apprenticeship Acts, which expand funding for apprenticeships that lead to family supporting careers. When we asked for an investment in public schools, Cory passed legislation that scores school construction funding, so that lawmakers can’t cut Baltimore out of resources it deserves.
Cory’s neighbors also asked him to make sure they have a voice in Annapolis. He gave us a voice by passing legislation that restored voting rights to thousands of Marylanders. Just weeks after the victory, Governor Larry Hogan vetoed the bill, silencing a voice at the ballot box that many men and women had found for the first time in decades. But Cory didn’t give up. He returned to the legislature more determined than ever, building a coalition of legislators from across Maryland who overturned the governor’s veto, restoring the voices that Governor Hogan had silenced.
Cory is running for Senate so that he can continue expanding our opportunities, listening to our needs, and figuring out how to serve them. He asks for your support, as he continues to work on our behalf in Annapolis.