Candidate Survey: Thomas Sheahen for Garrett County Central Committee
County and District
Garrett county, 1A
BS & PhD in physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Central Committee chairman, 2015-2018
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Why are you running for office?
To serve the Republican Party in Garrett County
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
“Why Scientists disagree about global warming”; it explains the truth carefully
What do you see as the role of the Central Committee?
promote the Republican cause
What is the biggest issue facing your county Republican Party?
risk of apathy
What are the three biggest issues facing the Maryland Republican Party?
lopsided control of Annapolis by Democrats; regulations; shortage of good jobs
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
both abortion and assisted suicide are murder
What is your position on taxes and spending?
spending must be reduced, as taxes are already too high
What is your position on gun rights?
allow concealed-carry so there is usually a sane person who is armed at any site
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?