Red Maryland Candidate Survey: Marie Fischer for Republican National Committee Delegate, District 6
Are you listed on the ballot as a pledged delegate?
Yes, pledged to President Trump
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Do you intend to actually attend the Republican National Convention?
New York University, Touro College – Lander College for Women, Machon Chana Seminary for Women
2016 – 2018 Republican Club of Frederick County – Secretary
2016 – 2017 Republican Women of Frederick County – Secretary
2017 – present Maryland Federation of Republican Women – 3rd Vice President
2018 Frederick County Republican Central Committee – Auxiliary member
2018 Frederick County Board of Education – Candidate
2018 Wolf for Attorney General – State Director of Field Operations
2018 – present Republican Club of Frederick County – President
2019 – present Maryland Republican Women Leaders – 1st Vice President
Why are you running to be a convention delegate?
Because I want to help shape the platform for the RNC for 2020 and beyond.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
Condoleezza Rice – She embodies intelligence, class and dignity while being an effective civil servant. She is a great example of the American dream who did not let anything stop her in achieving the position she did.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
What do you see as the role of a Convention Delegate?
What are the three biggest issues facing the Republican Party?
1. Messaging – we seem to always be on the defense and never getting out our message on our policies and how they provide enrichment and freedom to all Americans.
2. Outreach – This is partially goes back to messaging, but President Trump alone has really made an effort to reach out to demographics that have been ignored in the past. I hope this continues after the 2020 election.
3. GOTV – We need to be more organized to get out the vote. We need to help voters get to the polls whether it is organizing ride shares, driving older voters to the polls or getting out SASE absentee voter applications.
What is the most important lesson you learned from the 2018 Election?
You cannot depend upon anyone else to win your election for you. Never ride anyone’s coattails but your own.
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
We are not G-d, who are we to decide who lives and who dies. I was taught one who destroys a life, it is as if you have destroyed a complete world.
What is your position on taxes and spending?
Right now I feel our Government, at all levels, see the average American as a ATM. Too many times, instead of looking for ways to execute programs more efficiently, governments just raise taxes with out considering the long term effects (and the eventual decline revenue sources as the tax base leaves an area).
What is your position on gun rights?
I believe every innocent American should have the ability to defend themselves against those who want to harm them.
Do you believe that it was appropriate for the Republican National Committee to take sides in a primary election?
Should Maryland Republican Party officers (Chairman, National Committeeman, National Committeewoman, etc.) be term-limited to eight years in office?