The 2020 Session Has Begun!
Greetings, I am back in Annapolis hard at work for the residents of Howard County and Maryland. We began the session with a historic unanimous vote to elect Delegate Adrienne Jones as Speaker of the House. Speaker Jones is the first woman, and the first African American, to be elected Speaker in the history of 441 legislative sessions in Maryland. This was a moment I shall not soon forget.
This session I continue as a member of the Economic Mat
The 2020 Legislative Session is just a month away! I will be sending newsletters throughout the session as a way of keeping you informed of my work in Annapolis. My Role in Annapolis in 2020 I will continue to serve on the Economic Matters Committee and on two subcommittees which include 1) Banking, Finance and Consumer Protection as well as 2) Property and Casualty Insurance. In addition, Speaker Adrienne Jones appointed me in September to the leadership position of Vice Cha
Why Courtney? Endorsement of the Week: Frank and Mary Aquino I'm honored to have the endorsement of Frank and Mary Aquino. Both are attorneys. Frank served on the Board of Education for many years, and Mary specializes in elder law and is on the Board of NeighborRide. "We have always been impressed by Courtney’s ability to make complex issues easily understandable and her ability to work with people on completely opposite sides of contentious issues and find harmony. Howard C
Why Courtney? Endorsement of the Week: Tahira Hussain "I support Courtney because of her commitment to the community and her genuine concern for people. Courtney worked with me and others to bring more attention to the issue of human trafficking in Howard County. She passed a resolution to create a task force that made several key recommendations that have now been implemented to help agencies work together on the issue. Courtney works for all of us, all of the time." Finance
Endorsement of the Week: Tom Coale "I am supporting Courtney Watson for House of Delegates because she has the experience, dedication, and know-how to build coalitions and get things done in Annapolis. From President Trump to the talking heads on television, political experience has been maligned as something we should avoid in our elected officials. As a result, we've had the great misfortune of seeing what happens when inexperienced people get put in position
December 2017, Issue #6 Happy Holidays! At this special time of year, when we pause to spend time with our families and celebrate the holidays, Richard and I send you our very best wishes for peace, health, and happiness. We are a community of hope, kindness, and love and we will continue to advance our shared values with continued hard work in 2018. We thank you for being with us! Why Courtney?
Endorsement of the Week: Ken Stevens
"I've been heavily involved in Democratic
November 2017, Issue #4 Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving! As Thanksgiving approaches, I offer my sincere gratitude for your partnership. Together we are working to make Howard County the best it can be. Whether it's our work on public education, equity, healthcare — including behavioral healthcare — jobs, the environment, transportation, or other challenges, our participation in our democracy makes a difference to our community. In particular this year, I am grateful that M
November 2017, Issue #3 Why Courtney? Endorsement of the Week: Carole Fisher Carole Fisher has been a respected leader in the Howard County Democratic Party forever. She’s a straight shooter who has worked her whole life for others, and I’m very honored to have her support in the 9B House of Delegates race. For Carole, it's all about experience: "I have known Courtney for a long time. I knew her Mom, and I know her Dad, Ed Cochran, who is also a wonderful public servant. I wa
October 2017, Issue #2 Veterans Day Did you know that Maryland is home to 400,000 veterans, including 20,000 who live in Howard County? We honor their sacrifices every day, but especially on Veterans Day. In 2011, Councilman Greg Fox and I sponsored legislation to create the Commission for Veterans and Military Families in Howard County with the intent to address veterans' issues in an effective and efficient manner. There is still much to do to meet the needs of veterans and