MACo Welcomes Newly Elected County Officials

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David Marks
Baltimore County, Council Member, District 5

Born and raised in the Perry Hall area, David Marks has never found a reason to live anywhere else. He wants to make sure his neighborhood remains a great place by addressing the county’s aging infrastructure. With most schools and highways constructed between 1945 and 1965, overcrowded classrooms and congested roads demand attention. Marks’ background in transportation on both the federal and state levels, and his term as Chief of Staff at the Maryland Department of Transportation, make him both knowledgeable and experienced on the best practices of addressing highway issues.  Additionally, Marks has worked to build a new local library and played a role in the restoration of the 1774 Perry Hall Mansion, a community concert program, and a tree planting beautification project.

An Eagle Scout, he appreciates nature and as a teenager backpacked in the mountains of New Mexico. He describes himself as an environmentally minded Republican with a strong interest in conservation.

As the first Baltimore County Council Member born in the seventies, Marks enjoys the music and movies of that era. He and his wife Stephanie have two young children and prefer simple excursions. Every two years, they vacation at Cedar Point, Ohio, on the shores of Lake Erie.

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Richard Rothschild
Carroll County, Commissioner, District 4

Twenty five years ago Richard Rothschild rode a motorcycle into Carroll County and decided it was where he wanted live and raise a family. The Baltimore native is determined to maintain the rural nature of his county, and he opposes planning and zoning initiatives that would infringe upon his constituents’ property rights. Instead of increasing control of citizens’ private lives, Rothschild believes in a return to government’s main missions: law enforcement, public safety and education. Diverse experiences in real estate, sales, engineering, finance and contract law have given him the hard business skills to seek solutions to difficult problems and the creativity to work within tight budget constraints.

Rothschild’s passion for cross-country motorcycling has led him and his wife to chalk up over 200,000 miles throughout North America. Their adventures have led them to some of America’s most amazing sights: the Bear Tooth Pass in Northern Wyoming, the Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, and Monument Valley, Utah. The couple’s funniest experience was a visit to the “pig races” at a local eatery in Red Lodge Montana, while the most challenging was riding through a hailstorm so severe that it caused the cancellation of a July 4th rodeo and fireworks in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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