Red Maryland Pre-Session Survey: Kathy Szeliga
What is your top legislative priority for the 2018 General Assembly Session?
Tax Relief for Maryland citizens and to continue to help Governor Hogan improve Maryland’s economy with good common sense ideas for middle class and working citizens of Maryland.
What are some of your other legislative priorities for the 2018 General Assembly Session?
- Video streaming in House and Senate chambers.
- Parishioner Protection Act to allow carrying of a concealed handgun on church owned property by any “law abiding” member of the congregation providing they have written permission from the governing body of the church and are legally able to possess a firearm in the State of Maryland.
What concerns you the most about the 2018 General Assembly Session?
I am concerned about the overly partisan political climate that will be created because of the 2018 elections and how the liberals will try to harm Governor Hogan and keep him from getting re-elected in November.
What are your budget priorities for the 2018 General Assembly Session?
To eliminate the structural deficit and reduce government spending so that taxpayers can get tax and fee relief and jobs will be created.
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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?
- Harford County is facing new high voltage power lines – I am working to stop the current proposal and stop future taking of preserved agricultural land to get additional electricity to the urban areas.
- Allowing Sunday liquor sales in Baltimore County.
What are your thoughts on Governor Hogan’s paid sick leave proposal?
I cosponsored Governor Hogan’s bill and will support his common sense bill that will be introduced on January 10th. I will support the Governor’s veto of the extreme sick leave bill passed by the liberals on a partisan-party line vote with zero Republican support.
What did you do on behalf of or in support of Republican candidates or the Republican Party in 2017?
I helped Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides – door knocking and contributed to his campaign. I am working to raise money for the 2018 election and I have helped a number of candidates running in 2018.
What has been your biggest accomplishment as a legislator in the first three years of this term?
Repealing the Rain Tax and helping to defeat the Sanctuary State bill.
If you are running for re-election or for another office, why should your constituents continue to support you?
Over the last seven years, I have consistently worked hard for the people of Baltimore and Harford Counties. My voting record is clear and shows that I am a compassionate conservative. I continue to have one of the highest approval ratings for my votes to help lower taxes and fees; support law enforcement, first responders and our military; maintain my A rating with the NRA; work to help bring vocational and technical education to our schools and make Maryland a better place to live, work, play and retire.