Candidate Survey: George Hernandez for Delegate, District 17
Office Sought and District
Delegate for District 17
B.A. University of Maryland, College Park
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Why are you running for office?
To help reduce the scope and centralization of government while creating a more civicly engaged society.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
I have several. Ron Paul for his honesty and consistency. Nigel Farage for his determination to push for what best for his country over the course of many years, even to realizing Brexit.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
Not about politics per se, but some books that influenced my thinking are: “Guns, Germs, and Steel”, “The Believing Brain”, “The Next 100 years”.
What will be your top priority in the General Assembly?
To help Maryland join the other states calling for a US Constitutional Convention in order to check the powers at the federal level and bring back more power to the States.
What is the biggest issue facing your district?
Transportation, jobs, schools
What are the three biggest issues facing Maryland?
Lack of business-friendly climate, the environment, debt
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
Abortion only when mother’s health is in danger. No assisted-suicide
What is your position on taxes and spending?
Politicians find it hard to lower spending, but we must. Lower taxes spurs economic growth.
What is your position on gun rights?
Pro gun-rights, it shall not be infringed.
What is your position on education?
Competition in schools. STEM. Vouchers for private schools. We need a paradigm-shift.
What is your position on the legalization of marijuana?
Pro-legalization. Learn from Colorado.
What is your position on the current three-tiered system for the sale and distribution of alcohol?
Don’t have a position on this yet.
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?
I am not sure yet.
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?
Due process for the accused and if found guilty, they will be removed.