Candidate Survey: Ron George for State Senate, District 30
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STATE SENATE, DISTRICT 30
BFA AT SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, MS CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY AT INSTITUTE FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES, JEWELRY REPAIR AND DESIGN, BOWMAN TECH
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OWNER, RON GEORGE JEWELERS, MASTER DESIGNER & GOLDSMITH
8 YEARS STATE DELEGATE, DISTRICT 30. Anne Arundel Delegation Chair, Founder Doctors Caucus, Served eight years on the Ways and Means Committee, Election-Law sub-committee, Education sub-committee, Transportation sub-committee, Campaign Finance Reform Commission, Waterways Workgroup,
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Ron George State Senate,
Why are you running for office?
Government is out of touch, Needs to be more responsive, representing all. It should not be anti-small business, overtaxing, needs to follow the money, more fiscally responsible.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
Ronald Reagan – keep it positive – believe in our democracy and founding principles
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
John C. Maxwells 2 part book: “Developing The Leader Within You” and “Developing The Leaders Around You.” Whether in Business, Politics. or private life, it is good to make you and those around you the best they can be. We need more leaders in government, not weather veins.
What will be your top priority in the General Assembly?
Helping Governor Hogan lower the tax rates so the state can raise more revenue and create more jobs with a government that is fiscally responsible.
What is the biggest issue facing your district?
My district is rural and city. It is beautiful and unique. The needs vary. But one thing does not change: people want to feel safe and free with a clean environment, not trapped in crime and gridlock.
What are the three biggest issues facing Maryland?
Lower taxes, school choice, Healthcare
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
What is your position on taxes and spending?
Lower taxes; cut waste
What is your position on gun rights?
2nd Amendment keeps us free. All other societies that gave up their right to self-defend, they fell victim to an authoritarian government.
What is your position on education?
Have seen the success of Charter Schools and I fought for them. I help start homeschooling in our county in the 1980’s and continued until 2016. I have seen the benefits of school choice. NOTE: I also feel that since all students are growing up into two systems: one system of government,and one system of economics, they ought to be learning the founding principles of our government and the principles of our free market system of economics. Right now they are not, and they are getting left behind and simply looking for a handout.
What is your position on the legalization of marijuana?
NOT the least bit in favor.
What is your position on the current three-tiered system for the sale and distribution of alcohol?
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?
When I served as a delegate In the last month of session, I would take some meals, but nothing else. Never had time to eat.
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 put in the original “Jack Johnson” Bill that said if any elected official abuses his oath of office for monetary gain or sexual misconduct or any similar depravity and is Convicted for such an act, he or she would loose their pension and only get back what they personally paid into it. The prince George Delegation would not let it out of committee. I will be putting it in again!