State Comptroller Peter Franchot 6/27/2020
c/o Office of Maryland State Comptroller
Goldstein Treasury Building
80 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21404-0466
Dear State Comptroller Franchot,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I have a strong interest in learning history, ethics reform, and social justice. In these subjects, I like I like to learn the need for civil rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, have ethics reform to help reduce corruption, and many others. State Comptroller Franchot, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work when you served as Member of the Maryland House of Delegates from the 20th district and as current 33rd Comptroller of Maryland to be very inspiring to me.
When you served as Member of the Maryland House of Delegates from the 20th district from 1987-2007, I truly appreciated on how you were a strong supporter of civil rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, supporting funds for women including minorities businesses to help them compete in the economy, working with state legislatures from both political parties to expand on laws to combat against hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different. On the economy, I like on how you support expansion of jobs-training programs to help train youth including workers to develop work-skills to help prepare for the economy and support increasing the minimum wage to help assist minimum wage workers afford to live. Supporting funds for renewable energy resources to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, working with other state legislators to expand funds to improve city services along with government services to help clean parks including water resources to help make them safe for people to use, and encouraging businesses including industries to use energy efficient products to help reduce high energy cost while reduce pollution is common sense to protect the environment. To improve education, I like on how you support funds to improve special education to help students with disabilities get accommodations they need to learn, push for after school programs to provide students with help on their assignments from tutors, and implement literacy programs to help students including adults develop or improve on literacy skills. In your current role as 33rd Comptroller of Maryland, I like on how you are a continuous strong supporter of civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights, provide funds to help restore historical sites including museums or attractions to help restore them along with improve learning, work on pushing for ethics reform like banning gifts to staff members or public officials from lobbyist to reduce corruption, and advocate for the need for affordable housing to help people who are poor or can’t afford to live get shelter. Another thing that I like about your work as State Comptroller is how you created an educational awareness about the need to combat against fraud to help teach people different ways to protect themselves from being targets of fraud, work with Attorney General of Maryland to investigate corruption along with combat against fraud, and heavily advocate for funds to keep coastal areas including Chesapeake bay clean.
State Comptroller Franchot, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Your commitment to be a strong supporter of civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Your work as Member of the Maryland House of Delegates from the 20th district and as current 33rd Comptroller of Maryland helps give me motivation to continue to learn history including social justice. My future goal is to someday work in these areas to help emphasize the need for civil rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, have ethics reform to help reduce corruption, and many others.
I strongly believe that you are making a great difference for society. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support civil rights, protect the environment, push for ethics reform, and many others. You have inspire me to work hard on my disability, learn about your work, and continue to learn different subjects. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. Please continue to advocate for common sense ideas.