From Friends of Derek J. Howell:
Chairman of the Republican Central Committee of Harford County, Derek J. Howell, filed to run for the Maryland State Senate – District 34 – on August 5, 2013.
Paraphrasing author GK Chesterton, Derek said, “We are perpetually being told that what is wanted is a strong person who will do things. What is wanted and needed is a strong person who will undo things – that will be a real test of strength, and I am that person.” Derek went onto say that “I will fight to repeal and ‘undo’ the nonsense coming out of Annapolis, such as the ‘rain tax’ and the dreadful infringements on our Second Amendment rights.”
Derek looks forward to meeting with citizens from across the 34th district, from Havre de Grace to Bel Air, hearing their concerns and ideas, and sharing his vision for a better future. Additionally, Derek plans to bring his experience in law and law enforcement to Annapolis, as he works to repeal the misguided policies of the past and restore constitutional government for all Marylanders.
Derek also congratulated Senator Nancy Jacobs on her fight in the Maryland State Senate saying, “she has fought hard for us in Annapolis. She has voted against irrational legislation, like the rain tax and infringements on the Second Amendment, and she worked tirelessly to protect our families. I am grateful for her service to our community.”
Derek is a decorated former Maryland state trooper who spent over ten years with the Maryland State Police before leaving to obtain his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science, both with honors, from the Johns Hopkins University. Derek is an attorney and Harford County small business owner. He teaches at Stevenson University, the Community College of Baltimore County and Faith Theological Seminary. He is also an instructor and the director of operations for Institute on the Constitution, where he teaches courses on the Maryland and U.S. Constitutions. Derek is happily married to his wife, Jenna. Derek and Jenna are the blessed parents of two wonderful boys, Hudson and James.