Candidate Survey: Mike Griffith for Harford County Central Committee
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Why are you running for office?
To help support and fundraise for the candidates in Harford county to not only drive turnout for state wide races but to keep Harford Red and help turn Maryland Red.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
Abraham Lincoln. I know it may be a common answer, but I feel Lincoln is the beating heart of what it means to be a Republican. He dealt with a lot of abuse in the media, peers even his own cabinet yet he pushed to do what’s right. Freedom, accountability, liberty for all.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
What do you see as the role of the Central Committee?
To support all the GOP cabidates in the county through voter registration, driving turn out, fundraising and encouragement. As well as to help identify the next generation of leaders and to help develop them. Finnally in the unfortunate circumstance, to identify the best person to replace someone in office when necessary.
What is the biggest issue facing your county Republican Party?
Reaching out to minorities. The GOP has real solutions to support minorities yet the media continues to highjack the message yet we need to show that the same old thing is not the solution and that our ideas can truly make a difference.
What are the three biggest issues facing the Maryland Republican Party?
Hogan has made huge strides in changing the misconception of the GOP in Maryland. With that said we need to get a veto proof minority to help with the second issue which is gerrymandering and finnally to really begin to motivate voter turnout.
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
As a foster child who was considered for an abortion I am very Pro-life. So many opporunities are never realized becsuse so many are never given the chance I was. I am also very agaisnt assisted suicide. I dont feel conceding life is a value.
What is your position on taxes and spending?
Lower taxes and spending. I want to choose my own Destiny and that includes on how my money is spent. I should be trusted on how to spend my money to provide for my family.
What is your position on gun rights?
As someone who arrived two tours in the Marine Corps and a life long Republican and Conservative I fully support the 2nd amendment.
Do you believe that Maryland Republican Party primaries should be open to independent voters?
Do you believe that the state party and the county parties should be allowed to endorse in primary elections?
Do you believe that Maryland Republican Party auxiliary organizations should have a vote on the Maryland Republican Party executive committee?
Would you support limiting the terms of Maryland Republican Party officers to eight consecutive years in the same office?