Candidate Survey: Brian Marcos for Delegate, District 10
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District 10 Delegate
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Former BCPD Officer, current retail manager
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Why are you running for office?
To bring better change to District 10’s economic development, schools development plan, and make it a more favorable location to want to live in.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
John Mccain. Strong bold leader who is not afraid to speak his mind even if it means going against your party. Can always be counted on to do what is right for the people and not special interest.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. Shows how working together with people who were against you for the greater good of the country became a great and powerful cabinet through incredibly tough times.
What will be your top priority in the General Assembly?
Combination of strengthening our education system & creating jobs & opportunities.
What is the biggest issue facing your district?
Creating Jobs and recreational locations for our children and people in need of a hand up in life.
What are the three biggest issues facing Maryland?
Education – Strengthening our Education System
Jobs – Creating opportunity for Our people
Public Safety/Crime – Securing our streets
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
Will not try to change Maryland’s laws protecting women’s rights to the procedure nor to limit access to contraception.
What is your position on taxes and spending?
Smart taxation and spending is a must. Keeping more money in Marylanders pockets is possible with smart precise spending.
What is your position on gun rights?
I am pro guns, but with tough restrictions on owning and obtaining.
What is your position on education?
It’s time to get Maryland school back to being number one. We must help out teachers and families in order to help our students grow and become better than ever. I believe teaching starts at home, I will be all for helping the community grow and become a safe place for our kids to play and grow.
What is your position on the legalization of marijuana?
I am okay with the legalization for medical usage. I am no doctor, nor have I ever experienced marijuana. But from professional medical reports I must say if it helps save someone’s life, ease someone’s pain, medically help in any way I am for it.
What is your position on the current three-tiered system for the sale and distribution of alcohol?
I am for small business and full support in giving them the opportunity to strive and see their business grow.
Legislators can receive $101 per day for lodging and $47 per day for meals during the 90-day General Assembly session. If elected, do you plan to accept these benefits? Why or why not?
At the moment it is difficult to answer the question without truly seeing how I will adjust to the salary Delegates are given. From what I see, I will be taking a pay cut from my previous years according to the current starting rate Delegates make. I will make that decision once I have settled and can assure that my salary will cover my needs of my family.
There is a culture of depravity and sexual harassment prevalent in the Maryland General Assembly. As a legislator, how will you work to end this culture of depravity and to ensure that those who commit these acts are removed from the General Assembly?
Help stand behind a zero tolerant atmosphere for any kind of harassment issues. Stand behind any legislation that helps create a safer and fair working environment for all employees.