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Red Maryland Candidate Survey: Gregory Coll for Congress, District 8

Name
Gregory Thomas Coll

Age
38

Office Sought and District
Representative in U.S. Congress Maryland Congressional District 8

Education
Gregory Coll earned a bachelor’s degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2003 and a master’s degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in 2018.

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Career/Occupation
Gregory Coll is a systems engineering team manager working at NASA Goddard, the Restore-L Project Risk Manager, and Mantis database administrator. He is accountable for the design, implementation, and operations of the technical tools and systems supporting NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Satellite Servicing Projects Division SSPD. He serves as the Restore-L Project Risk Manager and has worked as the Cost Account Manager for the Propulsion and Propellant Transfer Subsystems and effectively utilized program management skills to lead a team of 40+ individuals. He provides architectural leadership for the design and implementation of satellite projects within the division and provides the day-to-day supervision and oversight for a team of systems engineering staff supporting the division across multiple disciplines. He manages the propulsion and propellant transfer systems effort for SSPD projects including technology development for on-orbit refueling and future concept serviceable propulsion systems work. His work includes propellant management systems, hose management systems, hypergolic and cooperative interface tool systems, and cooperatively serviceable propulsion systems. Specific tasks he has worked on have ranged from small ground and on-orbit spacecraft refueling development / testing activities to full end to end refueling demonstrations. During his time working at Orbital ATK, he led numerous hazardous propulsion tests on: scientific satellites, GEO communication satellites including the Orbital ATK GEOStar line of satellites, Cygnus, Pegasus and other launch vehicle stages. He has traveled internationally for work to Baikonur Cosmodrome and French Guiana to prepare, test, and load hydrazine and NTO propulsion systems for launch. He served as the Antares systems I&T lead, and GEOStar-3 propulsion subsystem lead. He has also worked at the Kennedy Space Center for United Space Alliance as a console operator of the Space Shuttle Main Propulsion System.

Political Experience
Gregory Coll has always been a voting Republican. He has served on the Liquid Propulsion Technical Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics since 2013, and is currently a Senior Member. In this role he has met with many members of congress both senators and house representatives from Maryland, and other states. He has attended Congress and other related public hearings on capitol hill including Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee COMSTAC meetings. Please see additional information about the U.S. Congress House Committees and Gregory Coll’s positions on the website www.gregorycoll.com under about section.

When working at the National Business Aviation Association NBAA, he attended public events with the president of NBAA on capitol hill and other locations after the 9/11 attacks, on the topic of guns in cockpits of aircraft.

While attending the University of Central Florida, he was the president of the graduate student association. The university had about 42,000 under graduates and 7,200 graduate students at the time. He had the opportunity to host university orientations as part of his role as president.

Website
www.gregorycoll.com

Social Media Accounts
www.facebook.com/gregorycoll2

Why are you running for office?
Gregory Coll is very happy to announce his run for U.S. Congress Maryland District 8 to represent the people. Work in Washington is at a standstill, he wants to stop the distractions and keep focus on some of the key issues impacting Americans including: jobs and employment, schools and education, climate and our environment, military and defense, gun violence, and the national space policy. Please check out the campaign website at www.gregorycoll.com for more information.

How do you plan to win?
Gregory Coll has a detailed plan of operation that involves many key stakeholders and interfaces. The plan has a context that defines the key stakeholders and the interactions within them. The mission statement defined is the principal driving focus: Win Republican Primary in April, Then Win the 8th Congressional District of Maryland Seat in the U.S. Congress. It is broken down into goals and objectives that are communicated to the team. They are linked to requirements for each goal and all of the sub-objectives that are define. These requirements are tracked and implementation plans drafted for each to meet the requirement. While making progress, the status of each requirement is given weekly, or when verification data is available, and the goals and objectives are iterated as needed to align with the input from the team and constituents of the district. As specific requirements and objectives are met, verification documentation are shown and reported back to the team. For major events and milestones in the progress, press conferences and releases are held and status posted. The office supplies support for issues and current events as needed with a systematic method, and works hard to avoid reactive positions without researching and conducting evaluations internally before giving opinions on subject matters. The office is structured to minimize waste and maximize efficiencies to provide the best value.
Gregory Coll plans to receive funding to support the campaign from individuals, PACs and other sources. The general breakdown of this is 75% individuals, 12.5% PACs and 12.5% other sources. Most of the campaign funds will be spend on advertisements to reach existing and new voters.

Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
Gregory Coll considers President Trump his political role model. President Trump continues to make progress for America even when some democrats are working to be counterproductive and hold up the Nation. Below are some news releases with recent details about why Gregory Coll considers President Trump a role model.

Gregory Coll, candidate for United States House of Representatives, if elected, will be one additional Republican voice championing real issues of concern to you, his constituents, one more voice of reason in the House to combat the do-nothing-significant democrats. He supports President Trump’s recent proposed plan for peace in Israel and Palestine. He will work on similar issues and types of proposals all in the interest of lasting world peace.

Gregory Coll joins our President and many others in welcoming Representative Jeff Van Drew from his democrat past to his new Republican position. Representative Van Drew is an excellent example of the fact that even democrats are fed up with democrats’ antics, wasting your tax dollars chasing red herrings. Apparently, the vote to impeach was the last straw for him, and hopefully many others. Gregory Coll believes that the political tide is changing. He believes that many former democrats are seeing the light, and shifting to the right. He welcomes Mr. Van Drew and hopes to join him in the House of Representatives after the election.

As part of his platform, Gregory Coll has promised to target several of the House of Representatives’ committees. The United States House Committee on House Administration has several functions, among them managing/processing pending legislation. Gregory will work diligently in order to re-focus the House on deliberations regarding needed legislation, and bring the issues to votes. He will diligently object to the House using its resources, including time and taxpayer money to wage meaningless political battles. A vote for Gregory Coll is a vote closer to the Republicans gaining the majority in the House.

Gregory Coll, Republican Candidate from Congressional District #8, knows that local and global issues can coincide. Gregory Coll praises our President’s major accomplishment in signing the historic United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). This new trade agreement replaces the older, weaker NAFTA that had been in place.

This international agreement will have huge positive effects for you, our constituents. It will create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, and billions of dollars for our economy.

It took decades of effort to accomplish this new pact. This is an example of how Gregory Coll will work on such important issues for the local people, to get appropriate agreements on the international level, in a much more timely manner. Gregory Coll’s negotiating skills, management and prioritizing abilities, and dedication to implementing legislation, international compromises, and common sense goals, will effectively result in better positioning for our country and best of all, for our hard working American citizens.

We need more dedicated Republican representatives to move our country forward on the global level while simultaneously focusing on the needs and priorities of our local citizens. Gregory Coll has the education, experience, the drive, and the love of every American in order to accomplish this.
Do you want to get a hardworking dedicated Republican that will get things done in Congress? Elect Gregory Coll for MD District 8. Thank you for your continued support, and please check out our website at http://www.gregorycoll.com
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What will be your top priority in Congress?
Work in Washington is at a standstill, Gregory Coll’s top priority in Congress is to stop the distractions and keep focus on some of the key issues impacting Americans including: jobs and employment, schools and education, climate and our environment, military and defense, gun violence, and the national space policy. Please check out the campaign website at www.gregorycoll.com for more information.

What is the biggest issue facing your district?
The biggest issue facing Maryland District 8 is: Safety and Security; Gregory Coll’s position is that we must support our local police enforce the law to reduce crime, violence, drug activities, etc.

What are the three biggest issues facing our country?
The three biggest issues facing our country are:
Budget
Gregory Coll’s position is that we must maintain a balanced budget. This requires intelligent, thoughtful consideration of each line item, and focus on needed, not unnecessary items.

Jobs and Employment
The unemployment rate is at an all-time low, Gregory Coll will keep it that way; continue to help those without work, get training and help them secure high paying jobs. Gregory Coll wants to increase the minimum wage to a livable level and reward those working.

Military and Defense
Gregory Coll believes the U.S. needs a strong military with an emphasis on defense to combat growing threats domestically and abroad. Staying ahead in military technology is critical to maintaining U.S. global leadership and keeping our communities safe at home. Maryland is a leader in the field and has one of the largest defense contractors in District 8. As a really inspiring story which speaks to the great technology coming out of Maryland, when each state was asked to bring an item to the White House, Maryland brought a Joint Strike Fighter: an advanced fighter aircraft. Gregory Coll wants to develop the high technology systems that are required for the U.S. military and the defense of the nation.

What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
Gregory Coll’s position on abortion is to stop late term abortion when mothers are not at risk and save children’s lives. There is no reason late term abortion should be administered unless there is a health risk to the expecting mother. Support should be offered in other ways for expecting mothers to help them and their babies to be happy and healthy. Gregory Coll is against assisted suicide especially for individuals that are not terminally ill.

What is your position on taxes, spending and the federal deficit?
Gregory Coll’s position is that we must maintain a balanced budget. This requires intelligent, thoughtful consideration of each line item, and focus on needed, not unnecessary items.

What is your position on gun rights?
Gregory Coll wants to support local police stop criminal activity and crack down on illegal possession of fire arms, without sacrificing law abiding citizens’ rights to bear arms. Gregory Coll is an advocate for the second amendment.

What is your position on the legalization of marijuana?
No answer

What is your position on trade?
Gregory Coll, Republican Candidate from Congressional District #8, knows that local and global issues can coincide. Gregory Coll praises our President’s major accomplishment in signing the historic United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). This new trade agreement replaces the older, weaker NAFTA that had been in place.

This international agreement will have huge positive effects for you, our constituents. It will create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, and billions of dollars for our economy.

It took decades of effort to accomplish this new pact. This is an example of how Gregory Coll will work on such important issues for the local people, to get appropriate agreements on the international level, in a much more timely manner. Gregory Coll’s negotiating skills, management and prioritizing abilities, and dedication to implementing legislation, international compromises, and common sense goals, will effectively result in better positioning for our country and best of all, for our hard working American citizens.

What is your position on foreign policy and military issues?
Gregory Coll’s position on foreign policy and military issues is as follows:
Foreign Policy
Gregory Coll believes the U.S. needs to work internationally to maintain our allies, work cooperatively with other nations, and applauds Present Trump for his work on foreign policy especially the trade deals with China and the major accomplishment in signing the historic United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

Military and Defense
Gregory Coll believes the U.S. needs a strong military with an emphasis on defense to combat growing threats domestically and abroad. Staying ahead in military technology is critical to maintaining U.S. global leadership and keeping our communities safe at home. Maryland is a leader in the field and has one of the largest defense contractors in District 8. As a really inspiring story which speaks to the great technology coming out of Maryland, when each state was asked to bring an item to the White House, Maryland brought a Joint Strike Fighter: an advanced fighter aircraft. Gregory Coll wants to develop the high technology systems that are required for the U.S. military and the defense of the nation.

What is your position on the impeachment of President Trump?
Gregory Coll is against the impeachment of President Trump. Gregory Coll, candidate for United States House of Representatives, if elected, will be one additional Republican voice championing real issues of concern to you, his constituents, one more voice of reason in the House to combat the do-nothing-significant democrats. He supports President Trump’s recent proposed plan for peace in Israel and Palestine. He will work on similar issues and types of proposals all in the interest of lasting world peace.

Gregory Coll joins our President and many others in welcoming Representative Jeff Van Drew from his democrat past to his new Republican position. Representative Van Drew is an excellent example of the fact that even democrats are fed up with democrats’ antics, wasting your tax dollars chasing red herrings. Apparently, the vote to impeach was the last straw for him, and hopefully many others. Gregory Coll believes that the political tide is changing. He believes that many former democrats are seeing the light, and shifting to the right. He welcomes Mr. Van Drew and hopes to join him in the House of Representatives after the election.

As part of his platform, Gregory Coll has promised to target several of the House of Representatives’ committees. The United States House Committee on House Administration has several functions, among them managing/processing pending legislation. Gregory will work diligently in order to re-focus the House on deliberations regarding needed legislation, and bring the issues to votes. He will diligently object to the House using its resources, including time and taxpayer money to wage meaningless political battles. A vote for Gregory Coll is a vote closer to the Republicans gaining the majority in the House.

Would you support the passage of the Human Life Amendment?
Yes

Would you support the passage of the Balanced Budget Amendment?
Yes



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