Red Maryland Post-Session Survey: Michael Hough

What is your top legislative achievement for the 2017 General Assembly Session?

Working with Governor Larry Hogan to enact legislation to increase penalities for those who illegally sell fentanyl. This drug is 50 times more powerful than heroin, which it is often mixed with. Fentanyl is the leading cause of overdoses and we must get the killers who sell this poison off our streets.

What are some of your other legislative achievements for the 2017 General Assembly Session?

Working to kill the Sanctuary State legislation, which would have prevented illegal immigrant criminals from being deported. We also defeated all major gun control bills for the third year in a row.

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What is your top legislative disappointment for the 2017 General Assembly Session?

Paid sick leave legislation and legislation mandating the funding of Planned Parenthood both passing

We asked before Session about your top legislative priorities for 2017. How do you feel about your efforts to achieve those priorities?

I thought this session went ok for conservatives, given that we are so outnumbered. A lot of big liberal bills failed and we passed a number of policies to deal with the heroin crisis.

Please explain your vote on House Bill 631.

I voted against this legislation as it further empowers our far-left Attorney General Brian Frosh. I fear he will abuse this power to wrongfully harass private-sector companies.

Will you be running for re-election in 2018? Why or why not?

I plan to run for reelection

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