Candidate Survey: Leslie Downs for Calvert County Orphan’s Court
Leslie M Downs
Office Sought and District
Judge of Orphans Court
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Involved with politics for 30 years
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Why are you running for office?
I feel I still have much to offer as a judge
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
Teddy Roosevelt & Patrick Henry. They both had revolutionary ideas and were willing to fight for them
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
What will be your top priority in elected to this position?
To continue my education in Estate Law.
What is the biggest issue facing your county?
Drugs and development
What is your position on taxes and spending?
Spending needs to stay within the tax budget.
What is your position on a county tax cap?
They can put a cap on the County tax…. government just finds a new fancy name for getting our money.. like donation
What is your position on land use issues?
It must be handled very conservatively to maintain the rural family atmosphere and water community
What is your position on public safety?
Our County needs better public transportation