Candidate Survey: Norma Secoura for Baltimore County Central Committee
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Baltimore County, Council 6
Loyola College of Maryland, Economics. Goucher College, Historic Preservation.
Baltimore County Public Schools: Oakleigh Elementary, Hereford High School.
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2018, Republican Candidate Maryland House of Delegates, District 8.
2014, Republican Nominee Maryland House of Delegates, District 8.
10+ years Baltimore County Republican Central Committee, Council District 6
Transportation Legislative Liaison Baltimore Metro Area, MTA-MDOT
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Why are you running for office?
Because I care. Life-long Republican. My roots are deep in Baltimore.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
The trifecta of conservative people: Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher. Pope John Paul II. These people were role models in conservative principles, and to have the freedom, and the responsibility, to do what is right, well lived.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
Author: William F. Buckley writings, from a Catholic perspective, National Review Magazine. And for a guide to conservative principles of Political Economy, Milton Friedman, with his wife Rose Friedman, “Free to Choose” book & Ten-part series on public TV (1980).
What do you see as the role of the Central Committee?
As elected party members of the Central Committee, our role is governing the local county GOP and the Maryland GOP.
To nominate replacements to the Governor in case of elected official vacancies. To encourage conservative people to be registered Republican voters.
Helping honorable and knowledgeable Republican people to be elected to serve and to make decisions as our representatives.
What is the biggest issue facing your county Republican Party?
Not growing the party, not being inclusive, or building on strengths.
Too much infighting.
What are the three biggest issues facing the Maryland Republican Party?
Reform, re-draw, reduce gerrymandering of district lines on all levels. Not growing the party, not being inclusive, or building on strengths. National politics (rise and fall of) seeping into local politics.
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
Pro-Life. Against euthanasia. Endorsed by Maryland Right to Life (2014).
What is your position on taxes and spending?
Frugal and sensible when it comes to finances.
What is your position on gun rights?
Pro-2nd Amendment. National Rifle Association (NRA) rating of A-Q (2014).
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?