Red Maryland Candidate Survey: Nicholas Gladden for Congress, District 8
Office Sought and District
Congressional district 8
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Federal government work
First time running but I’ve helped on other campaigns
Why are you running for office?
For a multitude of reasons but in district 8 we have real problems and we have elected officials who refuse to see or listen to their constituents.
How do you plan to win?
We have a three point campaign strategy to target each three counties and I can’t go into more about it till we win the primary. But I can tell you we have a real chance of beating Jamie Raskins
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
I was a long-term democrat And I didn’t change my party till I seen President Trump actually challenging on trade and other economic policies. He was the eye-opener that woke me up also got me to change my party and start working for change.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
What will be your top priority in Congress?
My main focus will be trade issues and economic issues to bring jobs to district 8.
What is the biggest issue facing your district?
This is a tricky question because with district 8 and the gerrymandering different counties have different issues they’re facing. With Macgomery County they’re facing a lot of local issue with congestion and illegal immigration causing problems.
What are the three biggest issues facing our country?
The biggest issue of today is the partisan party issue. We need to find a way to work together again we need to bring everybody together so we can attack and solve these real issues that we have.
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
I am pro life but I do Believe in choice but when that choice doesn’t affect another person. I believe a baby is a live at three months or when they can detect a heartbeat.
What is your position on taxes, spending and the federal deficit?
We need smaller government, less taxes and we need to cut spending. We don’t have a Deficit problem we have a spending problem.
What is your position on gun rights?
I believe in a constitutional right to carry
What is your position on the legalization of marijuana?
I believe in legalizing medical marijuana and maybe down the road legalizing marijuana for recreational use above 21. There of been numerous studies that show excessive marijuana use to damage short term and long term memory.
What is your position on trade?
I believe President Trump has made great strides in trade. The trade deal between Mexico Canada and US has put our workers first but has hindered us on Intellectual property rights that the democrat party took out.
What is your position on foreign policy and military issues?
I Believe in America first policy but also in providing a role for the world in preventing nuclear development. I believe we should be using our NATO allies to help us carry the burden and protect the world and us as in the United States doing it all by ourselves.
What is your position on the impeachment of President Trump?
The impeachment trial it’s all a farce. I believe it is just a way for Democrats to claw its way into the media Spotlight. They cannot attack The president on any economic, foreign or even domestic issue because there isn’t any. This is the first president in my lifetime that I can honestly say has made an impact on me and my daily life.
Would you support the passage of the Human Life Amendment?
Would you support the passage of the Balanced Budget Amendment?