Candidate Survey: Scott DeBlasio for Anne Arundel Central Committee, District 21
County and District
Anne Arundel County, Legislative District 21
B.A. Political Science, American University
State government affairs professional
Candidate for House of Delegates in LD 21 in 2010.
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Why are you running for office?
To work as part of the party team to attract more voters to the Republican party, recruit more conservative Republicans to run for down ballot offices, and to work in concert with the state party to ensure the re-election of Governor Hogan and the election of conservative Republicans to the other Constitutional offices.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
Ronald Reagan – Reagan was the last truly great President that the U.S. has had. He was a master of both economic and foreign policy.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
What do you see as the role of the Central Committee?
To attract more unaffiliated voters to the Republican party, to recruit more conservative Republicans to become candidates for down ballot races, and to work in concert with the state central committee to ensure the re-election of the current executive team and the election of Republicans to the other constitutional offices.
What is the biggest issue facing your county Republican Party?
What are the three biggest issues facing the Maryland Republican Party?
Brian Frosh, Brian Frosh and Brian Frosh. In all seriousness, this man has unilaterally involved Maryland in so many lawsuits against the Trump administration. I don’t think that the vast majority of Marylanders agree with him doing this and spending so much money involving us in these suits. Also gerrymandering. I think the stars are starting to align themselves to overturn the existing Congressional map and some Legislative Districts. For too long, the Democrats in Annapolis have been able to craft the maps in a way that has solidified their majority. LD 21 is a fine example. It is split across the PG-AA County line. All 4 LD 21 legislators are from PG County. LD 21 was crafted in this manner so that it is 80% Dem., mostly in PG County. A candidate from AA County – even a Democrat – doesn’t stand a chance. And the chances that a Republican could ever win in such a convoluted district are somewhere between slim and none. This needs to change.
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
I am pro-life. However, I do support the re-institution of the death penalty.
What is your position on taxes and spending?
Fiscally conservative. Government should only provide those services that are absolutely necessary. That would result in reduced revenue requirements and lower taxes.
What is your position on gun rights?
Strongly pro-2nd amendment. Guns don’t kill people. I have never fully understood the rationale between allowing people to buy long-guns (some rifles and shotguns) on the spot, but prohibiting other rifles (wrongly classified as assault rifles) and handguns. There is also the 7-day waiting period on the purchase of a handgun. That makes no sense to me. You can buy a shotgun or a rifle today, but you have to wait 7 days for a handgun. Further, you can walk down the street carrying a loaded rifle or shotgun while carrying a case of beer, but you can only have a handgun in your home or in your car while engaged in certain gun related activities. That makes no sense. All three of these types of guns – shotguns, rifles and handguns – are dangerous if put in the wrong hands. I am supportive of a stronger instant background check requirement to ensure that those that have a history of mental instability or domestic violence are not able to purchase guns.
Do you believe that Maryland Republican Party primaries should be open to independent voters?
Do you believe that the state party and the county parties should be allowed to endorse in primary elections?
Do you believe that Maryland Republican Party auxiliary organizations should have a vote on the Maryland Republican Party executive committee?
Would you support limiting the terms of Maryland Republican Party officers to eight consecutive years in the same office?