Michael Hough (pronounced Huff) is a lifelong Maryland resident. He currently resides in Brunswick, MD with his wife JoeyLynn,and their 3 children.
Following high school, Michael entered the United States Air Force and served as a Minuteman III Missile technician; he was stationed at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Michael previously served as the legislative aide to Maryland State Senator Alex X. Mooney. During his time working in the Maryland Senate, Michael assisted in passing legislation to establish an address confidentiality program for victims of domestic violence.
In 2007, Michael graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s degree in political science. In 2010, at the age of 30, Michael defeated the incumbent state delegate with 69% of the vote in the primary and went on to win the General Election for the Maryland House of Delegates. Michael served as a member of the House Judiciary Committee, where he passed legislation to reform Maryland’s parole system. His work on prison reform was highlighted in the national publication the Weekly Standard. In 2012, he passed legislation to make it a crime to interfere with the reporting of child abuse. In 2014, Michael was named Maryland House Assistant Minority Leader.
In 2014, at the age of 34, Michael was elected to the Maryland State Senate, representing Frederick & Carroll Counties. He defeated a 20-year incumbent, receiving 68% of the vote.
Michael currently serves as a member of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and chaired Maryland’s Justice Reinvestment Supervision Subcommittee.
He is a Senior Policy Advisor for the Faith & Freedom Coalition.