Candidate Survey: Chris Yates for Delegate, District 13
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Delegate Howard County District 13
B.S. Aerospace and Mathematics at the U.S. Naval Academy, M.A. National Security and Strategic Studies at the Naval War College, M.A. International Relations at Salve Regina College, MBA at Southern Illinois University
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34 years with the United States Navy; 25 years with the Defense Intelligence Agency
One of Maryland’s 38 Delegates at the 2016 Republican National Convention.
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Why are you running for office?
It is noble to serve your neighbor, community and the citizens of Howard County.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
Calvin Coolidge. So succinct and conservative.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
Biography of Calvin Coolidge. So succinct and conservative.
What will be your top priority in the General Assembly?
No Sanctuary State
Excellence and Safety in our Schools
Improve Business Climate
What is the biggest issue facing your district?
No Sanctuary Entities
What are the three biggest issues facing Maryland?
No Sanctuary State
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
No to All.
What is your position on taxes and spending?
They should be related.
What is your position on gun rights?
I support the Constitution.
What is your position on education?
Excellence and Safety in our Schools.
What is your position on the legalization of marijuana?
I support existing laws.
What is your position on the current three-tiered system for the sale and distribution of alcohol?
Why so many tiers?
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?
It is a cheap cost to do Maryland’s Business.
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?