Candidate Survey: Patricia Fenati for Montgomery County Central Committee
County and District
Montgomery County District 14
BS Mathematics Jacksonville University MS Telecommunications Management UMUC
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Retired Telecommunications Consultant
Central Committee 15 years, Organization Chair 6 years, District chair 4 years. Have run for this office in the past and came closer to winning in 2014 than any other Republican Candidate in Montgomery County
Why are you running for office?
There is a need for hard workers on the Central Committee and I am one.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
Hogan – He beat the odds and can work with the opposition while maintaining his values
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
The Blueprint: How the Democrats Won Colorado (and Why Republicans Everywhere Should Care)
This is a book every Republican should read to understand the tactics the opposition uses and turn their methods against them or at least be able to call them out when they are used against us.
What do you see as the role of the Central Committee?
I have been Organization Chair, District Chair and candidate. I saw a need for education and created a course on Volunteering in the county. I will do the work needed for the party in the county.
What is the biggest issue facing your county Republican Party?
Gerrymandering and lack of single member districts. No one should run at large.
What are the three biggest issues facing the Maryland Republican Party?
Gerrymandering and lack of single member districts in State districts which stacks up the numbers for Democrats.
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
What is your position on taxes and spending?
Cut unnecessary spending and duplicate spending by different agencies and different jurisdictions e.g. State and county doing the same thing. Then cut taxes
What is your position on gun rights?
Pro 2nd Ammendment
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?