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Red Maryland Pre-Session Survey: Wiliam Wivell

What is your top legislative priority for the 2017 General Assembly Session?
controlled spending/eliminating mandated spending
What are some of your other legislative priorities for the 2017 General Assembly Session?
protect life; support the Governor in his attempt to eliminate the structural deficit and control borrowing in order to maintain the State’s bond rating.
What concerns you the most about the 2017 General Assembly Session?
additional mandated spending bills
What are your budget priorities for the 2017 General Assembly Session?
balanced budget
What are your local projects or bills of local interest will you be introducing or supporting during the 2017 General Assembly Session?
Hope to sponsor/cosponsor a bill restricting dismemberment abortions, and a local bill to serve as an impetus for economic development.
What are your thoughts on Governor Hogan’s Executive Order regarding starting the school year after Labor Day?
The order is appropriate.
What are your thoughts on assisted suicide?
Opposed — end-of-life decisions are made by God.
What are your thoughts on the Highway Scoring Bill?
Unnecessary and punishes projects in the rural areas. Project scoring, if deemed appropriate, could be done after overall funding allotments are made by region.
What did you do on behalf of or in support of Kathy Szeliga’s US Senate campaign?
Made campaign contribution; placed campaign signs; sign-waved at the polling place; wrote letter-to-the editor in support of her candidacy to the local newspaper
What did you do on behalf of or in support of of other Republican candidates or the Republican Party in 2016?
Attended fundraisers, made donations. . .
What has been your biggest accomplishment as a legislator in the first two years of this term?
Entered the Legislature late in the 2015 session as an appointment, spent those 29 days being acclimated to the process. In 2016 session, the theme was mainly the opposition to mandated spending bills and unnecessary regulation
Will you be running for re-election in 2018? Why or why not?
most likely — to uphold conservative values of constituents in District 2A

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