Candidate Survey: Tony Ristaino for Baltimore County Central Committee, District 5
County and District
Baltimore County 5th District
B.A.-University of Maryland,College Park
Current Baltimore County Central Committee Member
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Why are you running for office?
Your children and grandchildren deserve a Free Country as do mine.I believe Political Correctness and Cultural Marxism are a cancer on Society.Our basic God given Rights of Free Speech,Freedom of Religion have been eroded as we live in a rule by the bureaucratic State.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
My political role model is Ronald Reagan.He honed his communication skills for years,out among “regular people”,before running for political office.He advocated the principles of personal freedom,personal responsibility and free enterprise and did not back off those principles in the face of “Progressive” screeching.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
“Rules for Radicals” by Saul Alinsky. Hillary Clinton in 1969, wrote “‘There Is Only the Fight …’: An Analysis of the Alinsky Model,” a 92-page senior thesis at Wellesley College on the elder radical’s tactics. At the Clintons’ request, the thesis was embargoed until after they left the White House.This is the playbook for the “Progressives”.
What do you see as the role of the Central Committee?
My role on the Central Committee is to build the Republican Party in Baltimore County. This Party Building includes advocating issues that advance Liberty,the Rule of Law,and Smaller Government.This should be done by mobilizing angry voters rather than complaining,We should take charge of our environment in Baltimore County.
What is the biggest issue facing your county Republican Party?
What are the three biggest issues facing the Maryland Republican Party?
The biggest issue or challenge is energizing our base and getting them out to vote.Re-electing Governor Hogan is super important for Re-Redistricting.Picking up 5 State Senate seats and enough Delegate seats to sustain Governor Hogan’s vetoes is critical.
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
Pro-Life,Pro-2nd Amendment,Pro-Liberty,Anti-Tax and Regulations.
What is your position on taxes and spending?
Lower taxes and spending,Look at the Baltimore County School System and Developer Handouts.
What is your position on gun rights?
I am a total supporter of our Second Amendment rights.I support “Shall Issue” for concealed carry in Maryland.I was totally opposed to HB 1302.
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?