Candidate Survey: Connor McCoy for Delegate, District 33
Office Sought and District
State Delegate – District 33
Currently a college student at AACC
Currently being worked on. URL will be marylandsrealmccoy.com
Why are you running for office?
I’m a student who is interested in making a difference and improving our infrastructure.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
Winston Churchill and Ronald Reagan, I have a lot of respect for strong historical leaders.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
Any history textbook. They’re informative first and foremost.
What will be your top priority in the General Assembly?
Budgeting and infrastructure repair
What is the biggest issue facing your district?
Definitely infrastructure (roads, power lines, pipes) and over-development.
What are the three biggest issues facing Maryland?
Infrastructure, over-development and environmental problems.
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
Anti-abortion, pro-assisted suicide if the disease/condition is terminal.
What is your position on taxes and spending?
Spend smarter so we can lower taxes.
What is your position on gun rights?
Americans should be able to own a firearm, but there should be some obvious limits or requirements for military grade weaponry.
What is your position on education?
I personally think that our district has some of the best schools in the country and will gladly support their continued development.
What is your position on the legalization of marijuana?
Legalize it and tax it similarly to alcohol and tobacco. I personally believe this isn’t a party issue and that it’s more of a generation vs generation issue.
What is your position on the current three-tiered system for the sale and distribution of alcohol?
Not familiar with it enough to give a decisive answer. Will definitely do more research into it.
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?
As a college student, yes. It would really help me get by.
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?
Any legislator found to be committing these acts, regardless of sex, should be removed. As someone who represents people, it’s highly improper. I would support legislation and will definitely report on instances of it when if occurs to the proper authorities.