Candidate Survey: David Seman for Delegate, District 7
Office Sought and District
Delegate – District 7
Director of Fleet, Facilitates, & Administrative Services, MDOT & Small Business Owner
Past President, Republican Club of Harford County
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Why are you running for office?
I am running because District 7 deserve a solid conservative leader who put his community first. I want to leave a better state for my kids.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
State Senator Bob Hooper. He was community-oriented leader who supported Harford’s Ag Heritage. He was principled & conservative, but willing to work across the aisle foe the betterment of our state. He was a true statesmen.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
What will be your top priority in the General Assembly?
Protecting our Ag Preservation Program & Property Rights.
What is the biggest issue facing your district?
The lack of wage growth & economic opportunity is key. Many families have not yet seen the effects of the economic recovery.
What are the three biggest issues facing Maryland?
Crime, The Opioid Epidemic, & Funding Education
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
I am pro-life.
What is your position on taxes and spending?
We need to hold the line on taxes and find ways to decrease state funding.
What is your position on gun rights?
I am a life-long sportsman & hunting safety instructor. I am 100% pro-second amendment.
What is your position on education?
I believe we have to return to the basics in education. Frivolous programs like Baltimore County’s STAT program balloon education costs with little benefit to our student’s futures. We also need to focus of vocational education and job training.
What is your position on the legalization of marijuana?
I oppose the legalization of recreational marijuana.
What is your position on the current three-tiered system for the sale and distribution of alcohol?
The current alcohol sales system favors connected distributors and discourages start-ups that drive economic growth. I am in favor of the comptroller’s reform package.
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?
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?
I would stand-up for the anyone who is being harassed. I believe that our legislators should be ethical and moral. They should set the example.