Red Maryland Candidate Survey: Lee Havis for Congress, District 5
Office Sought and District
US Congress Maryland CD 5
BS- Engineering University of Connecticut); JD – Law (Catholic University), BA foreign trade (Thunderbird campus)
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Republican candidate for Maryland State Senate in LD 21 – 2018; former member PG Republican Central Committee (2nd vice chair); organizer, Patriot Vetting Committee, Free State Patriots, Maryland Grassroots Republicans; President, Northern PG Republican Club; organizer, Citizens for a Better Prince George’s County. organizer, Ted Cruz for President, Maryland, 2016. Active volunteer in all recent national Republican offices in Prince George’s County.
Why are you running for office?
Congress is dysfunctional, more committed to the special interests of career politicians, rather than the people. Needed are members of congress who represent the interests of ordinary citizens. Key issues that I support as a distinction from the current 40-year incumbent, Steny Hoyer: citizens first, freedom not socialism, and responsible spending for a sound economy.
How do you plan to win?
Robust outreach to voters, especially in my area of northern Prince George’s County; Exercise use of social media to overcome financial advantage of Democrat opponent; and emphasize positive policies of current Republican administration, especially successful economy.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
Not one single person; but a combination of those committed conservative leaders in the US Congress, such as Jim Jordan, Louie Gohmert, Ted Cruz and others closely connected with the freedom caucus.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
A New Earth – Eckhart Tolle – speaks to the inner spiritual nature of positive change in society, which I regard as the basic field of battle that must be won to gain a better government and society for the well-being of all.
What will be your top priority in Congress?
Support Debt Spending control and accountability.
What is the biggest issue facing your district?
Correcting corruption and special intersts in government due to lack of proper, honest representation in the US Congress.
What are the three biggest issues facing our country?
Debt spending, border security (election integrity), destructive government education policies.
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
Opposed to assisted suicide; no official position on abortion (leave matter to courts; oppose government funding and support of abortion)
What is your position on taxes, spending and the federal deficit?
Support lower taxes, and reduce federal deficit.
What is your position on gun rights?
Support second amendment; support gun possession by law-abiding citizens.
What is your position on the legalization of marijuana?
Support legal use of marijuana.
What is your position on trade?
Support President Trump’s firm policy to assure fair trade, especially stop stealing of technology by foreign countries and entities. Strong sanctions against countries that export terrorism and violate human rights, freedom and democracy in other countries.
What is your position on foreign policy and military issues?
A strong military is best assurance of international peace. Build positive relations for joint action and intelligence sharing with countries that support values of freedom, democracy and self-government in the world. Reduce reliance and payments to such entities as UN that support corruption and dictatorship in other countries.
What is your position on the impeachment of President Trump?
President deserves to be acquitted. The whole impeachment of the House of Representatives is abusive and partisan; a clear demonstration of the dysfunctional, partisan, corrupt, and disgraceful nature of the House majority that needs to change in the 2020 elections.
Would you support the passage of the Human Life Amendment?
Would you support the passage of the Balanced Budget Amendment?