Re-Elect Delegate Mike Smigiel, District 36
The voters of District 36 did themselves and the citizens of Maryland a great service when they elected Michael Smigiel to the House of Delegates in 2002 and again in 2006. We need him back in 2010.
Mike is a Republican who not only talks conservative but walks the walk. He vociferously and courageously argues the conservative case in committee and on the floor. More importantly he backs it up with his votes.
Mike has proposed legislation and voted to reduce hundreds of millions of dollars in state spending;
When Democratic leadership violated the state constitution in order to pass Martin O’Malley’s tax increases and slots referendum during the 2007 special session, Mike led the charge in the GOP lawsuit to overturn them;
He also went to bat—at no cost to the taxpayer—in state court to stop O’Malley from overstepping his authority in mandating family child-care providers to unionize through executive order;
Mike understands the needs of Maryland businesses large and small and what it takes to grow the state’s economy that’s why Maryland Business for Responsive Government bestowed him with the prestigious John Shaw award;
Mike has been a consistent voice for second amendment rights in the legislature;
Mike took on the trial lawyers—and won—to get tougher penalties for child sex offenders;
Mike believes in transparency. In 2010 he proposed legislation broadening the definition of open meetings to include quasi executive-legislative organizations and cosponsored legislation requiring the Department of Management and Budget to include state loans over $25,000 on the Maryland Funding and Accountability website.
Visit Mike’s website http://delegatemike.com/ to see how you can support him.