The best leaders are skilled communicators. Heath Barnes’ ability to effectively communicate with people of all temperaments and socioeconomic backgrounds is the hallmark of his successful political career. His empathy and self-awareness provide the common ground necessary for Republican candidates to become elected officials charged with shaping our communities and our great nation. I am often asked how Republicans strengthen our bench of candidates, my answer is to seek out agile learners with a heart for their communities who live their lives with respect, courage, and integrity. Heath Barnes fits that model, and I am honored to offer my full faith endorsement of his candidacy for Maryland’s House of Delegates.