Candidate Survey: Earl Beville for Queen Anne’s County Clerk of the Court
Office Sought and District
Clerk of the Circuit Court Queen Anne’s County
Maryland State Police Academy – CCBC/UMBC – Queen Anne’s County High School
Law Enforcement – Administration – Management
My law enforcement career includes the review of proposed legislation and its effect on government services. Preparing fiscal notes as well as estimates on staffing needs as a result of legislation is just one of many aspects my political experience. As a Maryland State Trooper I was assigned to the Maryland House of Delegates in the Environmental Matters Committee and gained intimate knowledge of the legislative process. Locally, I served for approximately five years on the planning and zoning board for the Town of Centreville.
Why are you running for office?
Utilize my extensive State of Maryland law enforcement administrative – managerial experience to provide exceptional assistance to those who may seek the services of the Clerk of the Court’s office. Also, to give back to the County of Queen Anne’s and its citizens who have always been so supportive of my law enforcement career as well as my family’s local business for the past 50 years.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
When younger I looked up to ANY politician that seemed to genuinely care for their constituents. As a young boy I admired the Kennedy’s and remember being confused about why anyone would want to kill them. Also on the national level I admired President Reagan. On the State level I have tremendous respect for members of either party that are fiscally conservative and put the needs of their constituents in the forefront of any decisions they make. On the local level I again have admired members of both parties that have been fiscally conservative, ask hard questions and get results for their constituents.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
What will be your top priority in elected to this position?
Assess the current the Clerk’s Office operation, meeting with each employee individually and getting their honest assessment of issues that may be affecting any aspect that could be preventing the office from delivering excellent service.
What is the biggest issue facing your county?
Based on my law enforcement experience, the biggest issue facing Queen Anne’s County is drug abuse.
What is your position on taxes and spending?
Taxes should kept to the minimum needed to accomplish goals and objectives as well as legislative mandates.
What is your position on a county tax cap?
What is your position on land use issues?
What is your position on public safety?
As a Maryland State Trooper who rose through the ranks to become a commander and administrator within Queen Anne’s County, I am a strong supporter of local, county, state law enforcement .