Candidate Survey: R. Grant Helvey, Sr. for Worcester County Central Committee
R. Grant Helvey Sr
County and District
Bell System Center For Technical Education and Power Engineering Institute
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Power Engineering Manager – Verizon
Two Term Republican Central Committee, Current Chairman, Delegate to Republican National Convention
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Why are you running for office?
To support Donald Trump’s agenda at the state and local level.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
Donald Trump, for his sincere commitment to American culture.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
Don’t care for political books. I like history and often refer to the constitution.
What do you see as the role of the Central Committee?
To promote the National Republican Party Platform locally.
What is the biggest issue facing your county Republican Party?
Essentially no representation in the minority community.
What are the three biggest issues facing the Maryland Republican Party?
An overwhelming Democrat majority state legislature. The Republican governor’s lack of support for some popular Republican values. Essential lack of interest or capitulation in state wide races except for governor.
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
I’m a 77 year old male. I never had to make a decision on abortion and will not need assistance if, God forbid, I ever consider suicide.
What is your position on taxes and spending?
I support only essential spending that benefits society. I support low taxes.
What is your position on gun rights?
Gun ownership is a fundamental right. It secures liberty.
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?