From Friends of Kevin Hornberger:
Kevin Hornberger, age 32 and a longtime registered Republican of Cecil County, formally announced today he is seeking the Republican nomination for the House of Delegates, District 35A.
An engineer and small business owner since 2006, Hornberger said he intends to bring increased fiscal responsibility and spending oversight to Annapolis. A lifelong conservative, he will challenge the tax and spend practices of the state’s liberal super majority. “Annapolis has to stop treating its citizens like ATMs. Instead, less spending through better oversight of expenditures is the only way to ensure families in this our great state can prosper—and one way is by keeping more of their own money.”
As a Library of Congress employee for over eight years, Hornberger has effectively managed multi-year, multi-million-dollar contracts and capital improvement projects. In one instance, his innovative approach saved taxpayers more than half a million dollars. “My yardstick for civil service is how much money can you save the taxpayer and still provide an acceptable level of service.”
As a gun-rights advocate and NRA life member, he has already begun to work with his future colleagues in the General Assembly to reverse the unconstitutional gun laws passed by the current Democratic majority. “One of my top priorities,” Hornberger said, “is to restore Marylanders’ Second Amendment rights, and to prevent continued attacks from close-minded extremists—whose positions show they are ill-informed about the vital present day role and historical importance of firearms in our country.”
Born and raised in Cecil County, Hornberger graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1999. With a strong record of service with veterans, youth, and his community, he will continue to assist citizens by making their voices heard in Annapolis.
“I think any political incumbent should be very concerned about maintaining his elected position,” he said, “particularly after what has transpired in our state over the last four years. It is time for fresh leadership. The greatest threat to our God given constitutional rights is the super majority ruling our current one party state.”
After earning a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from The University of the District of Columbia, he moved his wife Danielle, son Adam, and black lab Julia, back to Cecil County. “I loved coming home to raise my family,” Hornberger said, “but I also realized Cecil County has new challenges that require novel solutions from its state representative.” These include the exodus of young people due to lack of jobs, economic isolation created by higher highway tolls, and wide-ranging problems associated with a growing drug culture. “I will strive to empower local entrepreneurs and work with local law enforcement to curb drug trafficking and abuse,” he said.
Hornberger is a 2013 graduate of the Cecil Leadership Institute and has completed extensive candidate training with the Maryland GOP. He said he anticipates an exciting campaign for the voters of 35A, a newly formed district including Port Deposit, Perryville, Charlestown, North East, Fair Hill, Elkton, and Rising Sun.