Today, Delegate Wayne Norman (Republican, Harford Co./Dist. 35A) announced that he will donate the equivalent of eight days of his Delegate’s salary to the Arc Northern Chesapeake Region, a nonprofit based in Harford County that assists individuals with developmental disabilities.
On Thursday, House Speaker Michael Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller asked State legislators to voluntarily give up eight days’ pay in response to the Governor Martin O’Malley’s decision to furlough most State employees.
“While I certainly agree that all Maryland legislators should join in solidarity with the State’s workforce by participating in the furlough program, I have decided not to donate a portion of my salary to the State Treasury. Instead, I will give that money to a deserving charity based in Harford County,” said Delegate Norman.
“During this deep recession, many charitable organizations are struggling. And I believe a charity like the Arc will spend this money much more wisely than the O’Malley Administration.”
In December 2008, Delegate Norman donated the equivalent of five-days’ pay to the Aegis Empty Stocking Fund following Governor O’Malley’s first furlough of State employees.