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Candidate Survey: Michael Brown for Delegate, District 10

Name
Michael Brown, Sr.

Age
63

Office Sought and District
House of Delegates District 10

Education
M.S Degree Criminal Justice; B.S Degree University of Baltimore

Career/Occupation
Retired state of Maryland-1980-2013; last assignment , Dept.of Juvenile Justice

Political Experience
40 plus years of volunteer services.

Website
electmichaelbrownsr@gmail.com

Social Media Accounts
No answer

Why are you running for office?
First, I am running to break the hold the democrats have on the general assembly; the Governor’s has asked for additional senators and delegates to combat the democrats veto power. Second, it’s time to give citizens real power and a say in Maryland polices and the creation of laws that serve the citizens and not the long term democratic political machine of the Senate President and the Speaker of the House. I want to prove that a district can be organized to bring real representation to state government.

Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
Dr. Aris T. Allen (R), he was my first mentor and assisted me in the early years of my political development and Senator C.A. Muse (D), Senator Muse allowed me to see that party isn’t as important as people and that persons must reach across party lines to be a true public servant.

What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
The Art of War. It’s has powerful information.

What will be your top priority in the General Assembly?
A review of state agencies and the rights and protection of state employees; past administrations have allowed the international unions to take money from the paychecks of employees without there approval; because they were receiving monies for democratic campaigns; I will draft legislation to not collect union dues via the State Payroll Unit.

What is the biggest issue facing your district?
Education; an honest review of test scores as they lead directly into our youth competing on the worldwide level.

What are the three biggest issues facing Maryland?
1. The economy; 2. Taxes and 3. Public Safety

What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
I believe an abortion is a family issue and that a person should have to right to decide how they want t pass on from life.

What is your position on taxes and spending?
I believe that the voters should have greater input into the decisions of “lawmakers” spending public money.

What is your position on gun rights?
The second amendment is a right, that needs to be respected my the lawmakers; I have a Florida, Utah and Conceal permit in Maryland. I believe that a (HQL) should be a permit to conceal carry as the same process is used to carry. I will work to make Maryland a shall issue state.

What is your position on education?
I am for public and charter schools, I believe that the money from the lottery should be in a locked box for educational programs not construction.

What is your position on the legalization of marijuana?
As a cancer survivor, I support legalization and full medical use.

What is your position on the current three-tiered system for the sale and distribution of alcohol?
I believe if a small business makes, bottles and sells their products, they could hire additional employees if the eliminate the middle man.

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?
I will not accept these funds; if elected I will use these funds to develop a District 10 Student Government Mentoring Program; to educate and register every youth 16-18 and teach them how the political system should work and service the citizens. These funds will allow for field trips to Annapolis and my office.

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 have for several years fighting to have lawmaker enact Work Place Bullying Laws. The longer a person stays in the same public office, corruption bleeds in, in the avenues of money, self service and burn-out for the will and needs of the citizens that elected them; Term limits will end the culture of depravity as they will not amass a sense of being above the law.






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