Mike Weir Sr. entered World War II in March of 1943 as a member of the U.S. Army with the 124th Infantry 31st Division. He was attached to the Reconnaissance Platoon as a medic and served in the South Pacific in New Guinea, Netherlands East Indies and the Philippines. Mike Sr. was honorably discharged in December of 1945.
Mike Weir Jr. joined the 175th Maryland Air National Guard in February of 1969 and graduated from the U. S. Air Force Tech School as a Weapons Specialist on the F-86 aircraft. In 1981, he joined the 104th Weather Flight within the 175th as an Administrative Specialist working with the 11th Special Forces in Fort Meade, MD. After the Weather Flight moved to Camp Frederick, MD, Mike Jr. joined the Military Equal Opportunity unit in the Headquarters of the 175th Wing as an Equal Opportunity Advisor. He is presently serving in this position at Martin State Airport as a Master Sergeant and has obtained a 7 level in each of three career fields.
Stacie Weir enlisted in the 175th Wing in 1995 as an airman and after returning from Tech School completed her nursing degree and was commissioned in 2000. After 9/11, she was activated with other members from her unit and is presently a Captain in the 175th Medical Squadron.
My wife Barbara and I are lifetime residents of Essex and the 6th Legislative District. We have been married for 39 years and have two wonderful daughters, two terrific son-in-laws , two granddaughters and a grandson. My family values spending time together and we especially enjoy outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing.
Barbara retired in 2001 from Norwood Elementary School in Dundalk after 34 years with the Baltimore County Board of Education. I retired in 2009 as a Captain in the Baltimore County Fire Department assigned to Station 6 in Dundalk where I began my career 28 years ago. In 2005, I retired after 32 years of proud service to our country in the 175th Maryland Air National Guard.
In 2002, I was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates representing the 6th Legislative District, which includes Essex, Dundalk, Edgemere, Fort Howard and Rosedale. Prior to my election, I was a political activist for nearly 30 years and worked for many state, local and national candidates.
My father, Michael H. Weir, Sr. retired from the House of Delegates in 2002. I was deeply involved in each of his political campaigns beginning with the first in 1966 and continuing until his last re-election campaign in 1998.
I serve on: the Environmental Matters Committee, the Agricultural Preservation & Open Space Subcommittee, the Local Government & Bi-County Agencies subcommittee and the Natural Resources & Ethics subcommittee. I am also a member of the Maryland Fire,
Rescue and EMS Caucus, the Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, the Maryland Veterans Caucus and the National Conference of State Legislatures (agriculture & rural development committee).
In 2003, I was appointed to serve as one of the Maryland members of the Chesapeake Bay Commission along with representatives from Virginia and Pennsylvania. In 2006, I moved from the Bay Commission to the Critical Bays oversight committee, where I serve today.
One of my highest priorities in the House of Delegates is improving the health of the Chesapeake Bay. We have made progress but Maryland must do much more to insure that a healthy bay will be part of our children and grand children’s future. After all, they deserve nothing less.
In additional to cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay, other issues I have focused on include education, parental rights, gun ownership & hunting rights. I have worked to ease some of the financial burden placed upon our senior citizens by the recent increases in motor vehicle registration fees and prescription drugs.
If you would like more information on legislation I have sponsored or co-sponsored, please log on to the Maryland General Assembly website at www.mlis.state.md.us
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