Red Maryland Pre-Session Survey: Wayne Norman

What is your top legislative priority for the 2017 General Assembly Session?
 Helping to act as a conduit between the new President and the GOP side of the Maryland legislature.
What are some of your other legislative priorities for the 2017 General Assembly Session?
(1) job creation through lower taxes, and (2) curtailing regulations that have had such a negative impact on business
What concerns you the most about the 2017 General Assembly Session?
I believe the majority will attack Governor Hogan unmercifully, and his continuing program of “changing Maryland”, notwithstanding the fact that most Marylanders agree with the Gov.
What are your budget priorities for the 2017 General Assembly Session?
CUT SPENDING! And then cut even more spending.
What are your local projects or bills of local interest will you be introducing or supporting during the 2017 General Assembly Session?
I continue to work to reduce the tolls across the Susquehanna River. As ranking GOP member of JPR Committee, most of the bills we consider affect all Maryland.
What are your thoughts on Governor Hogan’s Executive Order regarding starting the school year after Labor Day?
I agree with it. Good for the kids, good for the parents, good for business. Only down side is many school systems will now have to spend more time teaching kids in lieu of taking “professional study days”.
What are your thoughts on assisted suicide?
I was on the legislative study panel for this last summer and I do not believe the State should NOT involve itself in something so personal.
What are your thoughts on the Highway Scoring Bill?
It is a disaster that would never had been proposed by the majority had Anthony Brown been elected Governor.
What did you do on behalf of or in support of Kathy Szeliga’s US Senate campaign?
What has been your biggest accomplishment as a legislator in the first two years of this term?
Helping my constituents on a day to day basis. I have 3 Delegates under me so I get three times the complaints and issues, many of which are quite challenging to resolve.
Will you be running for re-election in 2018? Why or why not?
Time will tell. I very much like representing my constituents and other people all across Maryland.

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