Christopher Adams, House of Delegates, District 37B
Trent Kittleman, House of Delegates, District 9A
Alan McCarthy, House of Delegates, District 36
Haven Shoemaker, House of Delegates, District 5
According to MSEA’s endorsement process, “local candidates interview with their local association,” and statewide candidates meet with the MSEA president and an endorsement council that makes a recommendation to the MSEA Representative Assembly, which then votes on the candidates.MSEA endorsed Anthony Brown and Ken Ulman for Governor and Lt. Governor, Peter Franchot for Comptroller, and Brian Frosh for Attorney General.
The MSEA Apple Ballot website spits out a sample ballot for voters. I’m sure these Republicans are thrilled to be listed along with preferences of the Democratic machine.
Supporting an extra $250 million in the state’s capital budget means running up even more debt on the state credit card, which Governor O’Malley has nearly maxed out.Remember debt payments, which will reach $557 million by 2019, are tied to the state property tax.Get ready for another tax hike.
MSEA is adamantly opposed to any kind of expansion—like BOAST—of school choice beyond Maryland’s weak charter school law.That free-market reform would mean MSEA would have to actually answer to their real customers—parents and students, not the politicians they can control.
Of the four Republicans listed, the only answers to the MSEA questionnaire, I’ve been able to track down are Trent Kittleman’s, incomplete, rambling, barely coherent responses.They leave the reader unsure if she opposes the increased spending and higher taxes that come with MSEA’s priorities. Republican primary voters in Districts 5, 9A, 36 and 37B would sure like to know which of these candidates supported increased spending, increased debt, and opposed school choice.