Issues

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20140907-026_SlideLower Taxes

Roll back and repeal the O’Malley/Brown 40+ NEW tax increases since 2007.

Clearly, Maryland has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. We will push for the passage of a Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. We will put an end to budget deficits and reduce our citizens’ tax burden.

We have proposed and will continue to pursue a budget plan that finally will get Maryland on an even fiscal footing and allow for a repeal of the O’Malley Tax Increases. Also we will reform the pork barrel spending in Maryland’s Capital Budget.

We will strive to change the way property taxes are assessed in Maryland so that assessments will reflect real market values. Taxes should not be re-assessed for any home improvements, which will encourage home owners to improve their properties.

I will work with all local municipalities to eliminate and modify transfer taxes, plus eliminate recordation tax for first time home buyers. We will strengthen our communities through home ownership and revitalization through tax credits.

20140907-100Bring Jobs Back to Maryland

Maryland is ranked as one of the nation’s worst states in which to do business.

Maryland lost over 10,000 small businesses since 2006 due to high taxes and overregulation that are pushing jobs and economic opportunity out of the state.

Maryland’s reputation in the business community is negative. The non-partisan Tax Foundation lists Maryland 47th out of 50th in terms of business competitiveness.

Maryland must lower its tax burden and regulations on businesses and entrepreneurs. Businesses are rapidly leaving the State or just not coming at all. They take jobs and economic opportunity with them.

We will strive to attract new businesses while retaining existing businesses in Maryland through tax incentives.

We will demand accountability for every dollar spent.

Gun Laws

Men and women have served and died for this country, for us and our rights and to protect these rights and they should not be taken away from us with a stroke of pen.

The problem is the gun violence and the criminals who can and will use the guns to commit these crimes. These are the issues that need to be addressed.

The ones who will be affected by this law are the law abiding citizens of this State.

We must stand up and fight for our rights!

Education

The 6th District is very fortunate to have hard working principals, teachers, faculty and parents that ensure our children will receive a quality education.

We need to work closely with our educational system to ensure that everyone receives a good education. It is our mandate and responsibility to ensure the future of our children.

I will strive to stop Common Core, return schools to local school boards, and let teachers teach.

Environment/Save The Bay

We need to be proactive, not reactive.

Our environment is very precious and important to Maryland. We need to improve our environment for future generations.

20140907-108Integrity

Integrity means a lot to me. I always will be open and truthful. I will do my very best to serve the 6th district and the people of Maryland.

Maryland’s citizens have lost faith in their government for good reason – the passage of massive tax increases in the dark of night in a hurried and unnecessary Special Session, blocking important votes to protect our children from sex offenders and our families from drunk drivers, citizens coming to Annapolis to testify on bills being treated like second class citizens because they dared to voice an opinion that differed with the majority party, these are only small examples of why citizens have lost faith.

We believe a government of the people, by the people, and for the people should operate in the full light of day, and be accessible and accountable to the people.

We must change the duration of committee chairmanships must be limited so one individual has the power to block good legislation for decades.

We must demand and change that every bill heard and has a vote.

Fiscal notes and bills must be updated and made available to the public and to legislators at least 48 hours before a final vote. We will restore the public’s trust and make Maryland’s government open and inclusive.

Good policies should not be log-jammed or bottled up in committee because of partisan politics. Accountability keeps elected officials from over stepping their bounds and abusing authority.

Voting records and information on actions taken by these elected officials should be available to the public in a timely manner.

We must ensure that those who vote in Maryland’s elections are legally authorized to do so by requiring voters to show valid photo identification in order to vote. Photo identification is required for so many mundane day-to-day activities; it is not unreasonable to require it to protect the security of our elections.

20140907-015_SlideMake Maryland’s Government Transparent

Maryland Citizens have lost faith for good reason, the passage of massive tax increases and new gun regulations. Over 3000 Citizens came to Annapolis to testify against the new gun regulations and were treated like second class Citizens because they dared to voice an opinion that differed with the majority party. This is only one small example why Citizens have lost faith in our Government.

We believe a government of the people, by the people, and for the people should operate in the full light of day, and be accessible and accountable to the people.

We must change the duration of committee chairmanships must be limited so one individual does not have the power to block good legislation for decades.

We must demand and change that every bill has a hearing and a vote.

Fiscal notes and bills must be updated and made available to the public and to the legislators at least 48 hours before a final vote. We will restore the public’s trust and make Maryland’s government open and inclusive.

Good policies should not be log-jammed or bottled up in committee because of partisan politics. Accountability keeps elected officials from over stepping their bounds and abusing authority.

Voting records and information on actions taken by these elected officials should be available to the public in a timely manner.