Candidate Survey: Dave Pasti for Delegate, District 19
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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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?
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.