Candidate Survey: Karen Altieri for Charles County Central Committee
County and District
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Why are you running for office?
IMPROVE STATURE AND VISIBILITY OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY LOCALLY
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
BARBARA JORDAN FOR HER GREAT DIGNITY & PERSPICACITY, HENRY KISSINGER FOR HIS WISDOM AND FOREIGN POLICY KNOWLEDGE
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
I READ HISTORY, MODERN HISTORY AND DAILY PAPERS. THOUGHTS CHANGE AFTER TIME HAS PASSED, AND AFTER THE FACT INFORMATION COMES TO LIGHT THAN CHANGES ONE’S PERSPECTIVE.
What do you see as the role of the Central Committee?
TO ASSIST LOCAL REPUBLICAN DANDIDATES FOR LOCAL OFFICE ESTABLISH A PLATFORM AND ATTAIN VISIBILITY
What is the biggest issue facing your county Republican Party?
A LACK OF UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT HAS TO HAPPEN AND A FIRM PLAN TO ACHIEVE A REAL GOAL OF INCREASING VISIBILITY AND ACCEPTANCE
What are the three biggest issues facing the Maryland Republican Party?
NUMBERS AND THE FEELING OF HOPELESSLESS FOR ANY REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE IN THIS SOLIDLY DEMOCRATIC STATE.
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
ABORTION FOR RAPE, INCEST OR LIFE OF THE MOTHER. ASSISTED SUICIDE NEVER.
What is your position on taxes and spending?
UNLESS THERE IS A GOOD REASON TO ESTABLISH A TAX, DON’T. IF THERE IS LITTLE BENEFIT TO THOSE WHOM YOU ARE TAXING, DON’T. IF A SPENDING BILL COULD NOT WITHSTAND A SPENDING BILL, DON’T SUPPORT IT. VIEW GOVERNMENT BUDGETS IN THE SAME LIGHT A BUSINESS HAS DO. DON’T SPEND WHAT YOU DON’T HAVE.
What is your position on gun rights?
I AM A MEMBER OF NRA
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?