Candidate Survey: Patrick Spaulding for Montgomery County Central Committee, District 19
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Montgomery- District 19
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Federal Government- Congressional Liaison for CBP
Legislative Aide for Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, Private Government Relations, Federal Congressional Liaison, Current LD District Chair
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Why are you running for office?
I want to get involved and bring a new perspective to the GOP. I want to also help reach out to a younger generation of Republicans and better educate them on how they can bring about real change for conservatives.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
John Kasich- after meeting the man and working in Ohio during the 2016 campaign, I found him as a positive voice to promote a conservative movement that works towards a brighter future for all Americans.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
Let Freedom Ring- Sean Hannity. I read a few of his books back in high school and they really spoke to me in terms of what I stand for and truly believe in terms of both government role and moral values.
What do you see as the role of the Central Committee?
Their role is in helping GOP candidates for all levels of office get elected in their area of responsibility while also reaching out to grow the Republican base.
What is the biggest issue facing your county Republican Party?
The biggest issue that many Republicans face is a negative perception and judgement from others just based off of their political affiliation. Many in the media and from other political influences have tried to create a negative image of modern conservatives that has to be changed.
What are the three biggest issues facing the Maryland Republican Party?
Lack of funding, overwhelming liberal population, low Republican voter turnout.
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
Personally, I would not choose to partake in such activity. My own moral convictions would prohibit it- however, I also respect that others may not live or think the same exact way I do (nor may they live in similar conditions). Though we may disagree, they are allowed to partake in whatever activity they choose within the confines of the law.
What is your position on taxes and spending?
One of my personal fiscal goals would be to eliminate the personal income tax at the local and state levels if possible. I am a firm believer that what a person makes through hard work they should retain as their own. Also, there a numerous programs that could be reformatted or even completely done away with to avoid negligent spending.
What is your position on gun rights?
American citizens are expressly given the right to keep and bear arms beginning at the age of 18. Outside of prior conviction while using such weapons or other mental instabilities, that right should not be infringed upon.
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?