Candidate Survey: Dwight Patel for State Senate, District 20
Office Sought and District
State Senate LD 20
MA Architecture BA International Affairs
Worked on over 20 campaigns everything from Field guy to Campaign Manager
Why are you running for office?
To give the folks in LD20 a Republican to vote for, i don’t want to ceded ground to democrats, i want them to have to fight for every seat.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
Paul Weyrich, Morton Blackwell, Stephen Moore, Sen. Goldwater, Sen. Nickels and Rep. Peter King, NY.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
What will be your top priority in the General Assembly?
What is the biggest issue facing your district?
Transportation, Education and Crime
What are the three biggest issues facing Maryland?
Transportation, Taxes, education
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
PRO-LIFE; I am against Assisted Suicide
What is your position on taxes and spending?
I have signed ATR No New Taxes Pledge. Taxes are too high they need to be cut more.
What is your position on gun rights?
I am pro 2A. It is the Second Amendment that lets us defend the other amendments.
What is your position on education?
I am for School Choice, Vouchers, busting the NEA and AFT Chapters in MD I want to be able to fire bad teachers, not just move them around from one school to another. I want merit base pay for teachers.
What is your position on the legalization of marijuana?
I am against legalization of Marijuana
What is your position on the current three-tiered system for the sale and distribution of alcohol?
I want to privatize the distribution and sales of Alchol get the government out of the booze business; follow the Virginia model.
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?
Nope, i would not. These legislators volunteer to run for office, i haven’t seen us all begging them to run for office. I would even go as far as cutting legislature salaries by 50%.
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?
I think if you are convicted of sexual harassment legislator in question must resign; This should also apply to public drunkiness of elected officials. They feel they are better than the rest of us, thereby i think they should be held to a higher standard. Kumar Barve should never been allowed to serve as long as he did in the MD Leg. Kumar Barve Indian for Ted Kennedy