MINORITY COUNSEL AND SENIOR COUNSEL, U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Washington, DC, (1985-1993)
COUNSEL, PARTNER AND MANAGING PARTNER, Troutman Sanders LLP, Washington, DC (1993-1999)
CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER, Illinova Corporation and Illinois Power Company, Decatur, Illinois (1999-2000)
FOUNDING MEMBER, MetroGen LLC, Potomac, Maryland (2000-2002)
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT FOR DEVELOPMENT, Private Power, LLC, Oakbrook, Illinois (2002-2003)
FOUNDING MEMBER, ElectroVest LLC, Potomac, Maryland (2003-2005)
COUNSEL AND PARTNER, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Washington, DC (2005-2017)
Dartmouth College, A.B. 1979
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, J.D. 1982
Q: Describe yourself on the political spectrum (i.e., fiscal conservative/social liberal, libertarian, social moderate/fiscal liberal).
A: I am fiscally conservative and socially liberal. Our major issues present the conflict of valid considerations. We must find common ground.
Q: What is the biggest challenge facing Montgomery County today?
A: We do not have enough tax revenues to keep pace with our needs. We should increase our revenues by growing new jobs not raising taxes.
Q: What is the one thing – project or program – that you want to achieve?
A: Comprehensive pre-K and early child education/care is the single most important thing we can do for the future of the County.
Q: How will you pay for your project/program?
A: Provide tax credits and subsidies. Pay for them by raising tax revenues through new jobs and holding less crucial budget categories flat.