Red Maryland Candidate Survey: Ivan Gonzalez for Mayor of Baltimore
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Why are you running for office?
After reviewing five different crime plans, I have concluded that the competition crime plan is either not enough or literally garbage.
Please note that I don’t have a crime plan, I have a “War Plan”, because that’s what I will be doing waging war on these criminals!
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
I can lead from the front! As mayor, I will do day to day operations, then afterwards, I will put on the police uniform, place my rifle in the police car, and pair up with the police commissioner to go and lock up violent offenders.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
What will be your top priority if elected to this position?
Reduce crime significantly. That is the top number one priority, hammer these criminals!
What is the biggest issue facing your city?
We average out a murder every 18 hours, shootings are up 700%, 36 robberies a day, carjackings are up 20%.
Violence in Baltimore city is the biggest issue.
What is your position on taxes and spending?
Not looking to increase taxes at all. Spending would be largely on the Police Budget.
What is your position on a city tax cap?
Agree with the Tax cap
What is your position on land use issues?
Open to land use.
What is your position on public safety?
Highest Priority is Public Safety.
What is your position on development?
Very open to large and small scale business development!