Candidate Survey: Wendell Beitzel for Delegate, District 1A
Office Sought and District
District 1A Delegate
BS biology, Masters in Management, Masters Business Administration
Public Administrator, Small Business Owner
Elected Republican Committee, Garrett County Commissioner, District 1A Delegate, Elected Trump Delegate ro Republican National Convention.
Why are you running for office?
Re-election to continue to work for the constituents in District 1A
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
George H. W. Bush, most qualified person that I know in my life time to run for President. Was not self centered.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
Winning the Future, Newt Gingrich, Too much power in Washington
What will be your top priority in the General Assembly?
Restore Highway User Revenue to Local Jurisdictions
What is the biggest issue facing your district?
Education funding due to loss of student enrollment
What are the three biggest issues facing Maryland?
Healthcare, Education Funding, Transportation
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
Support only to protect life of mother and in cases of incest and rape, oppose late term abortion; oppose assisted suicide.
What is your position on taxes and spending?
Fiscal Conservative, We are fortunate that Maryland has a balanced budget amendment.
What is your position on gun rights?
Stronly support 2nd Amendment rights
What is your position on education?
Need to leave more decision making at local levels and reduce Fereral mandates.
What is your position on the legalization of marijuana?
Oppose legalization of marijuana for recreational usage.
What is your position on the current three-tiered system for the sale and distribution of alcohol?
All alocholic beverage laws are controlled by the State of Maryland. I think the system is working well. Need to look a impact of internet sales.
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?
Yes, I live further away from Annapolis that any other legislator, too far to commute( 200 miles), Only request reimbursement for meals during session and do not usefull allowance.
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?
Do not believe that there is a culture of depravity and sexual harassment in General Assembly, committed to refrain from such activity, and will fully support leadership and full General Assembly sanctions and removal when a member is found to violate General Assembly rules and policy.