Candidate Survey: Dave Pasti for Delegate, District 19

Dave Pasti


Office Sought and District
House of Delegates, District 19

Unversity of Maryland – 1984 BA in Criminology; Cal Western School of Law – JD 1988

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Lawyer/Baseball Agent

Political Experience


Social Media Accounts
Facebook-pastifordelegate; pasti4delegate

Why are you running for office?
Tired of the Divisiveness

Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
John Kasich – Balance budget; good decision maker; knowledgable

What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
Don’t have one. Does the Bible count? It has prepared me to run for office

What will be your top priority in the General Assembly?
Bring more money back to Montgomery County for Education

What is the biggest issue facing your district?
Gun Control

What are the three biggest issues facing Maryland?
Opioid Epidemic; Health Care; Immigration

What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
Womb to Tomb – Pro Life

What is your position on taxes and spending?
I’m not a tax and spend proponent. That’s one of the reasons I’m a republican

What is your position on gun rights?
In favor of reasonable restrictions; better background checks; fix loopholes tracking gun sales to 3rd parties.

What is your position on education?
Education is a priority. I am a product of public schools. We need more money back from the State as our schools are overcrowded in Montgomery County.

What is your position on the legalization of marijuana?
Against Legalization for recreational use. I’ve seen the effects of marijuana use. It’s not good.

What is your position on the current three-tiered system for the sale and distribution of alcohol?
I’m not familiar with it.

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?
I will accept these benefits as I plan to remain in Annapolis during the week instead of coming home every night.

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 have always treated everyone with respect. I will model good behavior and call out bad behavior when I see it and encourage others to come forward with information.

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