Candidate Survey: Kim Oldham for Howard County State’s Attorney
Office Sought and District
Howard County State’s Attorney
Juris Doctor – The Catholic University of America; B.A. – Virginia Tech
Why are you running for office?
My entire prosecutorial career spanning over 2 decades has been with the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office. I have grown through the ranks and established myself as a professional, ethical and respected prosecutor, leader and mentor in the community. In addition, I have already established and fostered partnerships with other agencies to ensure that the State’s Attorney’s Office plays a key role in public safety for our citizens. There is no other more qualified candidate for this position here in Howard County.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
I don’t have a political role model. However, I admire Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg for their accomplishments on behalf of women in the field of law.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
What will be your top priority in elected to this position?
Continue working on collaborative efforts in and outside of the courtroom to combat human trafficking, drug trafficking and drug addiction issues. Aggressively prosecute repeat violent offenders and those that prey on our children and vulnerable adults.
What is the biggest issue facing your county?
The number of overdoses occurring among all ages and areas of the county.
What is your position on taxes and spending?
What is your position on a county tax cap?
What is your position on land use issues?
What is your position on public safety?
Public safety is paramount to our livelihood. Howard County is known for being #1 in schools, libraries, parks – this could not happen without the partnerships among our public safety agencies. The State’s Attorney should play a pivotal role in keeping our community safe.