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As a business owner born and raised in Maryland I’m asking for your support to be your US Senator.

I’m from Maryland, born in Baltimore City and raised in Baltimore County. As a young man I worked to overcome many challenges to become a college graduate, community advocate, and restaurateur. While growing up, I volunteered at Oliver Recreation Center, acted as Baltimore City Police Explorer Candidate, and served as Vice President of the Baltimore City Youth Council for two terms. Later, I worked at McDonald’s as a cashier and received several promotions which led to a store manager position at 18. While at McDonalds and before the age of 25, I rose through the ranks to become became an area supervisor, training manager, Director of Operations, and Vice President of Operations.

After developing leaders, increasing sales and profitability and becoming one of the highest-grossing leaders in McDonald’s, I left and set out to become an entrepreneur. I started an entertainment and management company which focused on promoting musical artists and comedy shows that included artists like Rickey Smiley and Fantasia. Using this platform for new investments, I opened a fun park and teen center, which became locally successful.

At the age of 25, I finally completed my GED and decided to attended college. I attended Hampton University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Following this achievement, I received his MBA with a 3.87 GPA from the University of the Southwest. Presently, I’m attending the Abraham Lincoln University School of Law, where I am seeking to obtain a Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree to provide legal help to underprivileged members of communities of color.

Afterward my time in entertainment management, I decided to return to the restaurant industry as an owner. I entered into several partnership agreements to own numerous restaurants including: Vaughn’s Taste of Soul, Checkers, Subway, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Church’s Chicken. I used these accomplishments to create my own brand, Vaughn’s Restaurant Group. I’m also the former CEO of Burgerim, a national burger chain where I managed businesses in Dubai, Russia, Japan, Korea, Israel, and Italy. In my personal life, I’m married to Ellen Vaughn and we’re both parents to a one-year-old son.


At the age of 25, I finally completed my GED and decided to attended college. I attended Hampton University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Following this achievement, I received his MBA with a 3.87 GPA from the University of the Southwest. Presently, I’m attending the Abraham Lincoln University School of Law, where I am seeking to obtain a Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree to provide legal help to underprivileged members of communities of color.

Afterward my time in entertainment management, I decided to return to the restaurant industry as an owner. I entered into several partnership agreements to own numerous restaurants including: Vaughn’s Taste of Soul, Checkers, Subway, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Church’s Chicken. I used these accomplishments to create my own brand, Vaughn’s Restaurant Group. I’m also the former CEO of Burgerim, a national burger chain where I managed businesses in Dubai, Russia, Japan, Korea, Israel, and Italy. In my personal life, I’m married to Ellen Vaughn and we’re both parents to a one-year-old son.


As US Senator I will produce and support bills in my first term that end the purchase of assault weapons, stops criminals and the dangerously mentally ill from buying a gun by requiring universal background checks on gun purchases, increases penalties for people who use illegal guns, and mandates life in prison without parole for anyone who murders a first responder or municipal worker including teachers and elected officials. Where is protection of our health and environment? We’ve seen a push to reduce the rate of insured Marylanders from D.C. while also reducing thousands of green jobs, supporting fracking, and increasing our carbon footprint. I have a comprehensive approach to opposing these approaches that will lead to a cleaner environment for our families and more jobs for our residents. I have the personal and professional experiences to be a responsible and independent Democratic US Senator. Support for my bid for US Senate is support for a Progressive Maryland that looks forward and not in the past for a safe, clean, and prosperous state.

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