Member, Board of County Commissioners, Carroll County, representing District 1, December 2, 2014 to December 5, 2022 (vice-president, Dec. 2, 2014 to Dec. 3, 2015, & Dec. 4, 2017 to Dec. 13, 2018; president, Dec. 4, 2015 to Dec. 6, 2016 & Dec. 13, 2018 to Dec. 2020; secretary, Dec. 6, 2016 to Dec. 4, 2017).
Member, Board of Health, Carroll County, 2014-22. Member, Planning and Zoning Commission, Carroll County, 2017-18; Board of Community College Trustees, Carroll Community College, 2018-22. Member, Planning and Zoning Commission, Carroll County, 2021-22.
Born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, November 2, 1957. Attended Francis Scott Key High School, Union Bridge, Maryland; Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College); University of Maryland Baltimore County; University of Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute. Retired fire specialist, Baltimore County Fire Department, 1982-2012. Owner/operator, Wantz Lawn Care, 1983-. Member, Pleasant Valley Community Volunteer Fire Department, 1975- (board of directors, 2015-; president). Member, Carroll County Fire Chiefs Association (past president); Carroll County Volunteer Emergency Services Association, 1981- (president, 1994-95); Carroll County Emergency Ambulance Services (past vice-president). Member, Westminster Municipal Band, 1982-. Board of Directors, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, 2016-; Maryland Association of Counties, 2019-. Community Fireman of the Year, Dundalk Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1983. Career Fire Fighter of the Year, Pikesville Chamber of Commerce, 2003, 2012. Hall of Fame, Carroll County Volunteer Emergency Services Association, 2009. Member, Crossroads Community Church, Westminster, Maryland. Married; two children, three grandchildren.
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