My Priorities & Track Record

Read My 2019 Legislative Session Update

I'm currently serving my second four-year term representing Silver Spring & Takoma Park in the Maryland House of Delegates. During the last few years, I've had the honor of co-sponsoring & voting for great bills, including legislation to:
  • Ban Fracking & Increase Renewable Energy
  • Ensure Paid Sick Leave for Workers
  • Lockbox Casino Funds for Education
  • Stabilize Health Care Costs
  • Remove Guns from Abusers & Suicidal or Violent Residents
  • Protect Planned Parenthood Funding
  • Create a $15 Minimum Wage
  • Implement Automatic Voter Registration
  • Advance Police Accountability
  • Ban Styrofoam Products
  • Reduce Incarceration & Decriminalize Marijuana
  • Provide Community College Tuition Assistance
  • Restrict Offshore Drilling Along Maryland's Coast
  • Allow Voter Registration on Election Day
  • Limit Overtesting of Students

MY LEGISLATIVE SUCCESSES: I'm proud to serve on the House Judiciary Committee, where I chair the Juvenile Law subcommittee. But I've got a wide variety of legislative interests, and I've served as lead sponsor on dozens of bills. I'm very excited that twenty-five of my legislative proposals have been passed by the Maryland General Assembly (eighteen of them in my first term). Here are my wins:
  • Fight Trump's Efforts to Repeal Obamacare (HJ 9)

  • Ban Bump Stocks & Devices that Circumvent Our Assault Weapons Ban (HB 888)

  • Lower Cost of Building Child Care in Montgomery County (HB 335)

  • Provide Foster Youths with Savings Accounts (HB 524)

  • Expunge Minor Marijuana Possession Convictions (HB 379)

  • Stop Convicted Animal Abusers from Owning Animals (HB 212)

  • Prevent Child Abuse By Parents Whose Parental Rights Were Terminated (HB 454)

  • Eliminate the Crime of Attempted Suicide (HB 77)

  • Stop Jailing People for Possessing Suspended Drivers Licenses (HB 76)

  • Ensure Public Access to Government Records (HB 383)

  • Decriminalize Petty Gambling Offenses (HB 113)

  • Require Police to Disclose Military Equipment they Receive (HB 138)

  • Expand Jury Duty Eligibility for Ex-Offenders (SB 236) - Crossfiled by Sen. Jill Carter

  • Respect Voters with Special Elections for Vacancies (HB 260)

  • Reduce Immigrant Deportations Over Minor Offenses (HB 891) - VETOED BY GOV. HOGAN

  • Help Homeless Residents Get IDs (HB 280)

  • Protect Medical Privacy for Transgender Residents (HB 862)

  • Create Standards for Police SWAT Teams (HB 739)

  • Curb Defacto "Debtors Prisons" in Maryland (HB 844)

  • Maintain Services for Foster Youths With Developmental Disabilities (HB 279)

  • End Counterproductive Penalties on the Poor (HB 1047)

  • Let Courts Charge Convicted Animal Abusers for the Care of the Animals (HB 135)

  • Modernize How Businesses File Tax Returns (HB 648)

  • Allow Expungement of Some Boating Offenses Like Speeding (HB 259)

  • Clarify Authority for Arson Investigations in Montgomery County (HB 460)
NOTE: For further detail, you can read coverage of my bills [HERE].

MY BROAD PRIORITIES: Here are a few issues areas where I'd like to continue making progress:
  • Tackle Historic Wealth/Income Inequality By Focusing On Middle Class & Low-Income Residents

  • Get Real About Climate Change & Stop Dirty Energy Subsidies

  • Ensure Access To Affordable Child Care

  • Defend Reproductive Rights

  • Grow Our School Budget & Make College Affordable

  • Protect Civil Rights & Our Immigrant Population

  • Achieve Universal, Affordable Health Coverage in Maryland

  • Implement Common-Sense Gun Safety Measures

  • Improve WMATA Metro & Expand Walking, Biking & Transit

  • Promote Housing Affordability & Renters' Protections

  • End Mass Incarceration & The Failed Drug War in Maryland

  • Reduce Special Interest Influence On Policy

WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN WORKING ON: Read my email newsletters discussing policy & legislative updates below. To receive regular updates about my work [ CLICK HERE ]. P.S. Please Join My Campaign on Facebook,  Follow Me on Twitter & Connect on LinkedIn

By Authority: Friends of David Moon. Chair: Marlana Valdez. Treasurer: Usman Ahmed.