My twenty-two years as a local lawyer and two years as a sitting judge make me uniquely qualified to retain my seat on the Court. I practiced law exclusively in Carroll County where my clients included local citizens, small businesses, volunteer fire departments and municipalities. In December, 2015, I was one of nine applicants for a vacancy on the Court. After an exhaustive screening process by the Trial Courts Nominating Commission, I was one of four applicants (2 men and 2 women) found to be “highly qualified” and recommended for the vacancy. Governor Hogan then interviewed each finalist and I was humbled upon being selected.