Candidate Survey: Jesse Peed for State Senate, District 27
Jesse A. Peed
Office Sought and District
State Senate District 27
High School Diploma
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Small Business Owner
I have been a volunteer for many political campaigns, such as Reagan, Romney, Hogan and Faddis. I ran against Mike Miller in the 2014 District 27 State Senate race. I am an elected member of the Prince George’s Republican Central Committee, and the former Chairperson. I am also the Vice President of the Prince George’s County Republican Southern Club.
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Why are you running for office?
I want to change Annapolis in a positive manner by reducing spending and the tax burden on the citizens of Maryland. I will promote legislation for term limits in the General Assembly and help remove over regulation on businesses to create higher paying jobs.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
Ronald Reagan is a good role model because he was a small government conservative, and made positive changes for our country.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
Although it might not technically be a book, the Constitution is my favorite political reading material.
What will be your top priority in the General Assembly?
My top priorities will be term limits, reducing spending and taxes.
What is the biggest issue facing your district?
I believe the biggest issue is accountability in schools.
What are the three biggest issues facing Maryland?
The most important issues are taxes, spending, and employment.
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
I am pro life.
What is your position on taxes and spending?
If you cut spending by reducing waste, then taxes can be lowered.
What is your position on gun rights?
I am pro second amendment.
What is your position on education?
Accountability is needed to determined how to best move forward in education. It must be determined where the education funds would be best spent, so our children will be successful in their lives moving forward. Just throwing money at the problem is not the answer.
What is your position on the legalization of marijuana?
I would say making people criminals for possession of a plant that can be grown in your garden is unjust. I believe it should be legalized, regulated, and taxed like alcohol.
What is your position on the current three-tiered system for the sale and distribution of alcohol?
I find that it is punitive to small businesses.
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?
I would not unless I was required to stay in Annapolis. Otherwise, I will return home at the end of the day.
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?
I would like to pass legislation to remove them after due process.