Red Maryland Pre-Session Survey: Haven Shoemaker

What is your top legislative priority for the 2018 General Assembly Session?
Reinstatement of capital punishment for certain offenses; preventing the Democrats from doing harm

What are some of your other legislative priorities for the 2018 General Assembly Session?
Continuing to chip away at standardized testing in public schools

What concerns you the most about the 2018 General Assembly Session?
That the Democrats will engage in hyper-partisanship directed against Governor Hogan in an election year.

What are your budget priorities for the 2018 General Assembly Session?
Keeping a lid on spending; tax relief for Maryland

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What are your local projects or bills of local interest will you be introducing or supporting during the 2018 General Assembly Session?
As Chairman of the Carroll House Delegation, we have been requested to introduce a number of Carroll County specific bills which we will consider shortly after season convenes.

What are your thoughts on Governor Hogan’s paid sick leave proposal?
I am generally opposed to more mandates on business, period. The Governor’s bill is a heck of a lot better than the bill passed by the General Assembly last year, though.

What did you do on behalf of or in support of Republican candidates or the Republican Party in 2017?
I have contributed to the Governor’s reelection campaign, the efforts of the House Republican Caucus, and have attended a variety of Republican events.

What has been your biggest accomplishment as a legislator in the first three years of this term?
Being the lead sponsor on successful legislation designed to reduce the burden of standardized testing on our students

If you are running for re-election or for another office, why should your constituents continue to support you?
I have strong conservative credentials and I work hard to reflect the values of the good people of Carroll County who elected me.

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