Candidate Survey: James Rim for Anne Arundel County Central Committee, District 21
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Anne Arundel County-Legislative District 21
Lancaster Bible College- Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies
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Campaign staffer and volunteer for multiple local, state, and federal candidates
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Why are you running for office?
I am running to help grow, unify, and organize the Republican Party’s voter base in order to elect great Republican candidates, locally and statewide.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
I consider Senator Jim DeMint as a political role model because he exemplifies the true conservative message of limited government, lower taxes, and social values.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
My favorite book is Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance because this memoir shows us that family stability is essential to upward mobility.
What do you see as the role of the Central Committee?
The role of the central committee is to help grow the Republican voter base, fundraise, recruit great candidates, and most importantly: help elect Republican nominated candidates to local and statewide offices.
What is the biggest issue facing your county Republican Party?
I think the biggest issue would be retaining and increasing Republican representation in the county in 2018.
What are the three biggest issues facing the Maryland Republican Party?
I think the three biggest issues are stopping the veto-proof majorities in the House and the Senate, putting an end to gerrymandered districts, and stopping tax increases.
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
I am 100% Pro-Life and I believe that life begins at conception.
What is your position on taxes and spending?
I believe in lower taxes and less spending. Also, I strongly believe in limited government. The more limited the government is, the less power it has to raise taxes and increase spending.
What is your position on gun rights?
I am a Pro-2nd amendments. I strongly believe in a person’s right to bear arms as long as he or she has the proper training, passes a strong background check, and has been cleared of any mental health issues in the past.
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?