Candidate Survey: Barb Pivec for Queen Anne’s County Central Committee
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Queen Anne’s – County Election District 5, State District 36
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Volunteered in elections to get out the vote since I was nine. My parents were active, my kids are active in the political process. I was appointed to fill a vacancy on the RCC in my County a number of years ago. I was the County Lead for the 2006 election cycle. We returned all 4 – District 36 to State Office. I have run and lost elections – County Commissioner lost in the primary, Register of Wills – lost in the General.
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Why are you running for office?
Because so many people in the County came to me and begged me to run!
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
I don’t have a political role mold per se’. I believe Michael Steele did a lot for the Maryland GOP, with a “Build Party” rallying point in a difficult and failed time for the party in Maryland. Likewise, Audrey Scott is a remarkable women for her tenacity. I believe we all have points of light and failings. I consider myself a role model for some; I stand firmly on principle, I listen and promote conversation on the issues, I work from the ground up, not the top down in our community. I believe both these leaders empowered people.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
I’m more of a history reader; War of Independence, founding fathers. I Love presidential movies /documentaries. I’ve read one or two books on Reagan but it was years ago. Favorite books last year; “Washington’s Immortals” by Marylander Patrick K. O’Donnell and “Drawing the Line : How Mason and Dixon Surveyed the Most Famous Border in America” by Edwin Danson – both great reads that bring the context of our US history into our thinking. Right now I’m reading “Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans” by Brian Kilmeade. nice book.
What do you see as the role of the Central Committee?
To build Party, support all party candidates in a primary. Support and work for all elected party primary winners, get out the vote. Educate and encourage new candidates of all cultures, background, gender and race that are in agreement with republican principles. Voter Registration
What is the biggest issue facing your county Republican Party?
Apathy and a sense that people are left out is still the biggest issue in our time, for the political process . People don’t know how to get active and involved.
What are the three biggest issues facing the Maryland Republican Party?
One and two are apathy and a sense that people are left out. People don’t know how to get active and involved. The redistricting/gerrymander vote coming up is most important and turning the state from blue to red.
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
pro – life, against assisted suicide
What is your position on taxes and spending?
Lower taxes promote a stronger economy and more opportunity for everyone. Spending needs to be curbed to maintaining a reasonable budget that cuts the fat deeply. Implementing both concepts well will create, a balanced budget and, a stronger country. The greatest issue is that Congress and State Legislators are motivated to “bring home the bacon” and doing so creates a grabbing, me society. We need term limits and elect intelligent business people that care only about righting our failing government.
What is your position on gun rights?
Pro-Second Amendment – people kill people not guns, knives, rocks, sharp and heavy objects, hands etc..
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?