Candidate Survey: Joe Parsley for Frederick County Central Committee
County and District
Gas station/ Car wash owner
Ran for Cental Committee in 2014
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Why are you running for office?
I am a Small business owner! I’ve testified in Annapolis often on issues facing my industry! Minimum Wage and Sick Leave. Need change with people who understand how business works! Need individuals that know what it means to sign a paycheck .
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
Ronald Reagan, Lower taxes stimulate growth!
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
What do you see as the role of the Central Committee?
Role of the Central Committee is to register more Republican voters. Need to assist Candidates and find Candidates to run for office!
What is the biggest issue facing your county Republican Party?
The division in our local party.
What are the three biggest issues facing the Maryland Republican Party?
Our status as the Minority Party. We’re unable to stop an override of Governor’s veto on legislation that harms small businesses! We need Hogan re-elected.
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
I’m against abortion and have adopted my daughter. My wife and I were Foster Parents for 20 plus years and have Fostered over 40 children! I believe in life from conception until Natural Death.
What is your position on taxes and spending?
A small government that understands that the taxes they collect should be as low as possible! Leave the money in the people’s pockets! Taking care of those in need is our responsibility. We need to give people a hand up and not hand outs!
What is your position on gun rights?
Strong supporter of 2nd Ammendment. Life member of NRA
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?