Wes understands the importance of transportation and its link to economic mobility. He believes there needs to be a reimagination of what the Red Line Plus would look like. He believes that we need to have a focus on the completion of the Purple Line. He believes that we need to have a comprehensive vision for how Marylanders are moving in the 21st century with a focus on mass transit. And with the current push for more public-private partnerships to alleviate the region’s traffic concerns, he believes that we need to manage those projects effectively.

All these factors require a forward-thinking leader who understands complex systems and can execute a plan. Wes has that experience, from his time leading soldiers and systems as a captain in the Army’s elite 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan, working in corporate finance, starting a small business in Maryland, and being the CEO of one of the largest nonprofits in the country. With those skills and networks, he will be able to navigate Maryland into the future of transportation. Ensuring we have systems to move people around Maryland – and to other parts of our region – is an important piece to making sure our residents can seize economic opportunities.