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.
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. 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.
As a Maryland State Senator, Michael has been able to accomplish the following:
- Co-Authoring the largest criminal justice reform in the history of Maryland, which will allocate over $10 million into drug treatment, create second chances for non-violent offenders and increase penalties for violent offenders, including child abusers.
- Protecting private property rights by reforming civil asset forfeiture.
- Working with Governor Hogan to enact tougher penalties on those who sell lethal doses of heroin.
- Leading the effort to protect Second Amendment Rights in Maryland.
- Consistently ranked as the most Conservative State Senator by the American Conservative Union.
Michael currently serves as a member of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and chaired Maryland’s Justice Reinvestment Supervision Subcommittee.
He also serves as Chief of Staff for a member of Congress.