Candidate Survey: Wilbur Levengood, Jr. for Caroline County Commissioner
Wilbur Levengood, Jr.
Office Sought and District
Caroline County Commissioner
Graduated 1973 from NCHS, some classes at Chesapeake College
36 yr Caroline County Employee, Farmer
two terms as Caroline county Commissioner
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Why are you running for office?
I would like to finish projects I’ve started.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
I don’t have one model. There are aspects of several that I admire. Richard Nixon was very good in foreign affairs, poor domestically. FDR was very good at using leaders of both parties to accomplish goals, much like Gov. Hogan today.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
I don’t have time to read. I talk with people and note their strengths and ideas and call on them when there is a need. That is why it is important for me to be involved in community events and active at the state level through MACO.
What will be your top priority in elected to this position?
I want the Commission on Aging in CC to serve our seniors,
What is the biggest issue facing your county?
Lack of revenue. We need industries and the tax dollars they bring. We need well paying, “above-entry-level” jobs for our citizens.
What is your position on taxes and spending?
Our citizens are taxed enough. We must have a balanced budget while maintaining the level of services that our citizens expect. The state keeps sending more and more mandates for the County to fund. The only way be can is through taxes.
What is your position on a county tax cap?
It is impractical for us. With a tax cap, we would have to cut services, whenever the state sends items to us to fund. The state balances their budget on the backs of our citizens.
What is your position on land use issues?
I support the land owners rights, within the constraints of zoning laws.
What is your position on public safety?
Public safety includes all aspects of life; from schools to roads to EMS and police. I support all of those and my record proves it.