Candidate Survey: David Reel for Talbot County Central Committee
County and District
BA in Political Science, Masters in Public Administration
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Public Affairs and Strategic Communications Consultant/Consultant to Not for Profit Organizations on leadership, management and governance matters
Lifelong Republican. Managed campaigns and provided campaign services to campaigns.
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Why are you running for office?
To help elect Republican candidates
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
President Teddy Roosevelt who said: It is not the critic who counts; not the one who points out where the strong one stumbled, or where the doer of good deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the one who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who strives to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who fully engages in a worthy cause; who at best knows the triumph of high achievement, and at worst, fails while daring greatly, so their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
Team of Rivals — Case study in effective political leadership by one of the greatest Presidents ever – Abraham Lincoln
What do you see as the role of the Central Committee?
To help elect Republican candidates and help increase public awareness of Republican principles
What is the biggest issue facing your county Republican Party?
Increase awareness by voters of why Republican principles are good for Maryland when some in the media consistently and aggressively focuses on advancing a contrary message.
What are the three biggest issues facing the Maryland Republican Party?
Increase awareness by voters of why Republican principles are good for Maryland when some of the media consistently and aggressively focuses on advancing a contrary message.
Overwhelming statewide Democrat voter registration edge in statewide elections
A General Assembly that has consistently derailed publicly supported good government initiatives proposed by Governor Hogan, e.g. gerrymandering reform
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
Opposed to abortion
Opposed to assisted suicide
What is your position on taxes and spending?
The focus should always be on measurable results from tax dollars spent, not simply on the amount of tax dollars spent
What is your position on gun rights?
Strongly support 2nd amendment.
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?