Candidate Survey: Warren Miller for Delegate, District 9A
Office Sought and District
Delegate District 9A
BS Towson State University
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Political Appointee – President’s Ronald W. Reagan and George H.W. Bush, Campaign Manager Bartlett for Congress 1994, Two Terms Howard County Republican Central Committee, Maryland Co-Chair Gingrich for President, Delegate District 9A since being appointed by Governor Robert Ehrlich 2003
Why are you running for office?
To continue to represent my constituents and support common sense conservatism in the Maryland House of Delegates
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
President Ronald Reagan, having worked in his Administration I have always appreciated what he accomplished for the USA and his unwavering commitment to Conservative Values.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
I have many, but one of my favorites is the David McCullough book about John Adams
What will be your top priority in the General Assembly?
Making Maryland a “Right to Work” state and fighting against harmful Union sponsored bills that hurt jobs and Maryland’s economy. I also believe that taxes are way too high in Maryland and Howard County and have worked to reduce or eliminate them.
What is the biggest issue facing your district?
High Taxation at both the State and County Level.
What are the three biggest issues facing Maryland?
Over Spending (when I started the entire state budget was $22.5 Billion, spending has double since 2003), High taxes (We need to repeal many of Gov. O’Malley’s tax increases, Putting the state on a better footing to attract good paying jobs without lucrative tax incentives – eliminating many of the anti jobs laws that have been enacted would be a great state (ie Paid Sick Leave, Higher Minimum Wage than surrounding State, the “Living” wage, High sales tax, etc.)
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
Adamantly Pro-Life and anti assisted suicide
What is your position on taxes and spending?
Taxes and spending have gotten out of control, both need to be reduced.
What is your position on gun rights?
Pro Second Amendment
What is your position on education?
We have to ensure that our tax dollars are making a difference for our students and are making it to the classroom.
What is your position on the legalization of marijuana?
I am against legalization of Marijuana.
What is your position on the current three-tiered system for the sale and distribution of alcohol?
I have supported gradually relaxing some of the laws and due to the work of the Committee I serve on many new Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries are opening and thriving in Maryland.
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?
The Legislative Compensation Committee recently took up this issue and I realize that benefits received by legislators seem unfair to those on the outside, I would be fine with terminating the mileage and per diem allowance. That being said the entire framework of using one off committees to determine raises and benefits seems to be broken, more citizen participation would be a welcome change.
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?
There needs to be a lot of work put into repairing the reputation of the General Assembly and the culture that has been identified. Harassment should not be tolerated in any form and I am hopeful that many changes will occur to improve conditions and allow for anyone to report concerns that arise with assurance that those concerns will be taken seriously and resolved. Bad actors should be removed from their seats if found guilty of violating standards of conduct.