Candidate Survey: Raj Kathuria for Howard County Council, District 1
Office Sought and District
Howard County Council District 1
Bachelors in Business administration + Computer Technology Certifications
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Self Employed, Owned multiple retail businesses and also an Ex-Technology Business Manager / Project Manager
Why are you running for office?
I see a need for leadership change and am running to improve the way government works, and its responsibility to the people not the politicians.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
President Ronald Reagan
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
What will be your top priority in elected to this position?
I will focus on maintaining our high quality schools without constant redistricting. Secure funding for High School 14 in Elkridge. Ensure sustainable development while guaranteeing adequate public facilities, and focus on common sense land use development.
What is the biggest issue facing your county?
Overcrowding of Schools in Eastern Howard County.
What is your position on taxes and spending?
Howard County is by far one of the Highest Taxed County. Property Taxes in the County are making the housing unaffordable for Low & Moderate income homeowners.
What is your position on a county tax cap?
Howard County at present is on the highest tax cap rate and cannot afford to go any higher.
What is your position on land use issues?
We need to focus on common sense land use and ensure sustainable development while guaranteeing adequate public facilities.
What is your position on public safety?
As a member of Legislative branch of Howard County I will vote to adopt common sense laws to ensure public safety.