About Ian

LIFELONG RESIDENT. DEDICATED PUBLIC SERVANT.

About Ian

LIFELONG RESIDENT. DEDICATED PUBLIC SERVANT.

Born and Raised in Charles County

Ian was born and raised in Waldorf. He lived in Hampshire for the early years of his childhood. The long summers at the Hampshire Community Center sparked his love for community.

Ian is sworn in for his second term on the Charles County Board of Education as the voting Student Member.

Leadership

For the last 2 years, Ian has served on the Charles County Board of Education as the Student Member. He has used his platform and vote on the Board to bridge the achievement gap and address the inequity in our schools. His priorities have included increasing stakeholder input and oversight of the School Resource Officer program, expanding access to Career and Technology Education (CTE) programs so that students’ zip codes don’t determine their opportunity, and successfully proposing and passing state legislation granting the Student Member voting rights on the Board of Education. His work extends past the Board room and all the way to Annapolis where he served as Chairman of the Governor’s Maryland Youth Advisory Council. As Chair, Ian represented and lobbied for over half a million Marylanders ages 14-22.

Ian helped sort and distribute books to underserved elementary students during the pandemic for Delegate Davis’ Lunch and Literacy Partnership with the Maryland Book Bank.

Volunteerism

For the past 5 years, Ian has been an active member of the Charles County community. From volunteering at book drives to help underserved students to helping organize Town of La Plata events like the Veteran’s Day Parade and Celebrate La Plata, Ian thrives on spending his free-time giving back to the community that gave so much to him.

Advocacy

During his time in the community, Ian saw the issues facing our county first-hand. He decided to take a stand in Annapolis. Ian has testified on a plethora of bills raising awareness and advocating for solutions ranging from improving access to higher education to protecting the freedom of assembly for Charles Countians. Over the years, Ian has earned invaluable connections in the State House with elected leaders as well as influential advocacy groups.

Ian on the steps of the Maryland State House.