Red Maryland Candidate Survey: David Anthony Wiggins for Mayor of Baltimore
David Anthony Wiggins
Office Sought and District
Paralegal and Doctor of Divinity Degrees
Ranking Member, 2nd Councilmanic District, Baltimore City Republican Central Committee 2018 Term
2018 Baltimore City Republican Nominee for Sheriff
Complainant/Interviewee 2016 United States Department of Justice Investigation into the Baltimore Police Department
2014 Baltimore City Republican Nominee for Sheriff
2011 Baltimore City Republican Nominee for President of City Council
2010 Baltimore City Republican Nominee for Sheriff.
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Why are you running for office?
To provide an alternative to failed Democrat public policy and Carpetbagger Republicans espousing conservatism without advocating for inclusive policies and programs that strengthen economic competitiveness and job creation within the City of Baltimore.
I am the only Republican to openly oppose the current public policy of providing a Sanctuary City to illegal aliens who take much needed jobs from Citizens and Green Card Holders who immigrated legally.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, even, as a Democrat he acted in the tradition of Abraham Lincoln, and Andrew Jackson, who fought to minimize the influence of foreign banks and who opposed the institution of a central bank that taxes Americans to becoming a debtor nation.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
Clash of Civilizations by Samuel P Huntington, who presents a sobering analysis of the impending death of Western Civilization because of failed foreign policy objectives
“In the emerging world of ethnic conflict and civilizational clash, Western belief in the universality of Western culture suffers three problems: it is false; it is immoral; and it is dangerous.”― Samuel P Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order
What will be your top priority if elected to this position?
Growing Baltimore by supporting education and workforce development programs that prepare Baltimore residents for family-supporting jobs in high-growth industries and create programs or initiatives to attract talent to Baltimore City.
Advocate for inclusive policies and programs that strengthen economic competitiveness and job creation.
What is the biggest issue facing your city?
52 years of Democrat Political Corruption which leads to fraud, waste, abuse, misappropriation, failed services, Sanctuary City Policies which causes high unemployment, poverty, crime and danger to public safety.
What is your position on taxes and spending?
I shall support and seek to legislate policies that ensure that the cost of doing business in Baltimore City is competitive with other cities and states, including, but not limited to, regulatory policies that are streamlined, stable, and predictable.
I shall support building a strong economic development infrastructure that improves the business climate, creates jobs, and cultivates entrepreneurship.
I shall oppose the passage of destabilizing business taxation proposals that would create uncertainty, negatively affect the corporate tax structure, or diminish the economic vitality of our City.
What is your position on a city tax cap?
I would advocate for a State Property Tax Cap that limits the amount local governments and most school districts can increase property taxes to the lower of: two percent; or the rate of inflation.
What is your position on land use issues?
Baltimore is not in crisis, we have a vibrant real estate, development, and business community that are important participants in Baltimore City’s economy. These industry sectors create jobs for Baltimore residents, provide millions of dollars in tax revenue, contribute significantly in the funding of city projects and are vested in the well-being of the city. Growing Baltimore is the #1 Issue that matters.
What is your position on public safety?
Improve public safety through enhanced coordination among criminal justice agencies and implementation of comprehensive violence reduction strategies.
Increase efforts to implement programs that address trauma, addiction, and mental health, and provide access to rehabilitative treatment, education, and workforce training.
Implement a comprehensive reform of Maryland’s juvenile justice system based on systemic analyses and best practices to ensure better outcomes.
Strengthen expungement provisions to increase opportunities for employment.
Expand provisions to limit liability and provide incentives for employers who hire “justice-involved” individuals.
What is your position on development?
See my response on land use issues