State Senator Bob Cassilly Honored for
Fighting Impaired Driving in Maryland
Cassilly was recognized for his leadership and tireless efforts by the
Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility
WASHINGTON, DC – (August 24, 2016) – The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org), a national not-for-profit that leads the fight against drunk driving and underage drinking and is funded by America’s leading distillers, this week recognized State Senator Bob Cassilly (R-MD-34) as a recipient of its 2016 Leadership Awards.
Now in its 12th year, Responsibility.org’s Leadership Awards recognize state legislators for strong leadership in preventing drunk driving and underage drinking. State Senator Cassilly received the award in Maryland.
"Impaired driving threatens the safety of our community," said State Senator Bob Cassilly. "By enforcing stricter punishments to impaired drivers who cause injury or death to others, Senate Bill 160 is making a difference on our roads. I'm proud of the legislation Maryland has accomplished and grateful to Responsibility.org for its work and recognition.”
“Maryland has made great progress this year in the fight against drugged and drunk driving, and we are honored to work alongside State Senator Cassilly, who has been integral to this fight,” said Ralph Blackman, president and CEO of Responsibility.org. “For the last 25 years, we have led the charge against drunk driving and underage drinking, but we would not be nearly as successful without the help of state officials, who strive to introduce new legislation that will help keep drunk drivers off the road and reduce the prevalence of underage drinking.”
For more information, visit www.responsibility.org.
About the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility
The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) is a national not-for-profit that leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and is funded by the following distillers: Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.; Beam Suntory Inc.; Brown-Forman; Constellation Brands, Inc.; DIAGEO; Edrington; Hood River Distillers, Inc.; and Pernod Ricard USA. Recognizing 25 years of impact, Responsibility.org has transformed countless lives through programs that bring individuals, families and communities together to guide a lifetime of conversations around alcohol responsibility and offering proven strategies to stop impaired driving. To learn more, please visit us at www.responsibility.org.
The Maryland Municipal League awards Sen. Cassilly "Friend of MML" in 2015 for his advocacy in the legislature for the needs of municipalities. Sen. Cassilly represents Harford County's three municipalities; Aberdeen, Bel Air, and Havre de Grace.
Sen. Bob Cassilly (left), Aberdeen Mayor Michael Bennett (center), and Del. Andrew Cassilly - Bob's brother (right)
District 34, Harford County
* Aberdeen & APG * Abingdon * Bel Air * Belcamp * Edgewood * Emmorton * Havre de Grace * Joppa * Joppatowne * Perryman *
Friend of Maryland Municipal League
Maryland State's Attorneys' Association Legislator of the Year
Certificate of Appreciation Transportation Association of Maryland
Maryland Business for Responsive Government - 100% Legislator Ranking
Certificate of Appreciation Military Officer Association of America
Friend of Maryland Municipal League
Honorary Member of the Military Officers Association of America
Sen. Cassilly is honored as the Maryland State's Attorneys Association's "Legislator of the Year" at the MSAA 2015 convention in the first year of his first term as State Senator
Outstanding Friend of Municipal Government
Sen. Cassilly receives the 2016 Friend of the Maryland Municipal League (MML) Award for supporting policies that benefit Maryland municipalities. Sen. Cassilly represents Harford County's three municipalities; Aberdeen, Bel Air, and Havre de Grace.
Left to right: Friendsville Mayor Spencer R. Schlosnagle; MML President, Sen. Robert Cassilly, and Bill Jorch; MML Government Relations staff