We made history this term. Let's do it again.
Bill Frick is a lawyer, legislator, and dad. In two terms in the Maryland House of Delegates, Bill has been a part of historic votes to enact marriage equality, repeal the death penalty, support DREAM kids, and increase the minimum wage. Now a part of House Leadership, Bill is poised to do even more in a third term.
The Montgomery County Government currently controls the wholesale distribution of alcohol, and its 25 stores are the sole locations at which consumers can buy spirits.
The current system has been plagued with performance problems, frustrating restaurants and retailers, and limiting choices to consumers. As a result, the state loses substantial revenues as consumers shop for beer, wine and spirits out of state, and as DC restaurants thrive at the expense of Montgomery County.
Along with five cosponsors, I have introduced legislation that would establish a referendum on whether to continue this system. If passed, voters would be empowered to decide whether to allow private distributors and retailers to compete with the Department of Liquor Control.
If you support reform, you can sign our online petition here to encourage state legislators to support letting the voters choose.
We would also love your support at the bill hearing on November 30 at 7pm in the County Council building in Rockville.
Learn more and sign up to testify on the Delegation website.