Candidate Survey: Bradley Lang for Baltimore County Central Committee, District 5
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Baltimore County – District 5
-Eastern Technical High School – Class of 2018
-Planning to attend Towson University – Starting Fall 2018
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-Founder and 2 term Chairman of the Eastern Technical High School Teenage Republicans
-Intern for Baltimore County Councilman David Marks
-Page Intern in the Maryland State Senate for the 2018 Session
-Campaign Co-Chair for Bill Paulshock for State Delegate District 7
-Volunteer on numerous local campaigns
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Why are you running for office?
I have watched the Republican Party lose nearly the entire millennial generation. Now I am beginning to see my generation, the Centennials, be lost as well. I don’t want to sit around and watch this happen. I want to be a part of the change. I have already begun to do everything I can to change this trend by starting the Teenage Republicans in my school and involving myself in state and local politics, serving as a liaison between young people at my school and the world of local politics. I nothing is done to bring more young people into the Republican party then the party may not have the future. I want to be that change.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
Christian Miele inspired me to get involved in local and state politics because of his youth and presence in the community. David Marks has also served as a political role model. Though my internship for him he has taught me the power and importance of independence and compromise.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
Letters to a Young Conservative by Dinesh D’Souza. When it was written it was a new way for conservatives, especially young conservatives to approach politics. To be philosophically conservative but temperamentally radical.
What do you see as the role of the Central Committee?
The role of the Central Committee is to help Republican candidates get elected to public office, increase voter registration and turnout, and support Republican elected officials, clubs, and organizations.
What is the biggest issue facing your county Republican Party?
Republican incumbents are playing defense in the Dundalk area.
What are the three biggest issues facing the Maryland Republican Party?
Partisan Gerrymandering, backlash against President Trump, and division within the party (Republicans attacking Republicans).
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
The first right presented in the Declaration of Independence is life (along with liberty and the pursuit of happiness). Abortion takes away that right along with all other rights to those who it is done to. I would need to do more research on the issue of assisted suicide.
What is your position on taxes and spending?
Taxes are a necessary evil, but spending of that money needs to be responsible and accountable to the taxpayer. In Maryland it is obvious that the tax dollars are not spent with the taxpayer in mind and that needs to be changed.
What is your position on gun rights?
All legislation banning a specific gun is unconstitutional. But stricter background and mental health checks are necessary.
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?