Christopher M. Hearsey

Democratic Candidate
Maryland's 6th Congressional District

Building the 21st Century Economy

Growing up and living in small towns, I know first-hand how access to necessary infrastructure and utilities is important to the growth and success of communities like those across western Maryland. Too often, small and rural communities are left behind.

I understand that access to the internet is necessary to participate in the American economy. The telecommunications infrastructure that gets you online is among the single most important utilities of the modern age. The internet is an indispensable tool for finding a job, searching and buying affordable goods and services, communication, information exchange, entertainment, collaboration, and social and political change.

As an aerospace executive, I have seen the promise that emerging wireless broadband holds to driving down prices while increasing access globally. Among my highest priorities will be to ensure that innovative technologies make it to your home as fast as possible. I will also fight to modernize the existing fiber optic infrastructure so that western Maryland can take full advantage of today’s economy and never be left behind.