Candidate Survey: Addie Eckardt for State Senate, District 37
Office Sought and District
MDSenate District 37
RN,Masters in Nursing
Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist,/ Senator
1986-1994 Dorchester County Central Committee,1995-2014 MD House of Delegates ;2014-2018 MD Senate
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Why are you running for office?
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
What will be your top priority in the General Assembly?
Continued business growth in Rural areas
What is the biggest issue facing your district?
Balance in the economy and income levels
What are the three biggest issues facing Maryland?
Prepared workforce, balance and diversity in business portfolio, efficient government and reasonable regulation
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
I do not support assisted suicide.,abortion
What is your position on taxes and spending?
Maryland currently faces a structural deficit the needs resolution .Spending still exceeds revenue and needs correction without new taxes
What is your position on gun rights?
I support right to carry. There are plenty of laws regarding guns in Maryland These need enforcement
What is your position on education?
All Maryland children are to have a quality education . Local jurisdiction need flexibility and opportunity to be innovative in their programs
What is your position on the legalization of marijuana?
I do not support.
What is your position on the current three-tiered system for the sale and distribution of alcohol?
It has been a model for the country,and protects the businesses within the tiers. If changes are indicated all involved need to be at table to determine those changes and impact on the system.
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?
Yes as needed to focus on the work in Committees and session.
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?
We reviewed and made changes to the existing sexual harassment policy to include an independent option in the mix . The best intervention is the integrity of individual legislators.