Red Maryland Candidate Survey: Patricia Rogers for Congress, District 8
Office Sought and District
Congress, District 8
A.A. from Montgomery College, B.A. from American University School of Public Affairs, Incomplete MDiv from Wesley Theological Seminary
Former Congressional Fellow of the Women and Politics Institute at American University for retired Senator Barbara Mikulski, Attempted to run for Montgomery Council District 3 in 2010 as an independent, was not placed on the ballot because nearly 55% of my 2,000 signatures were invalided by Montgomery County Board of Election.
https://www.facebook.com/Rogersp01/ Official website is coming soon.
Why are you running for office?
All my life, I have done what is expected of me. I get things done until when things cannot get done, than I ask why and I don’t stop asking the questions until either me and someone provides it. We are divided nationally across partisan lines. I am the voice in the wilderness making straight the path for a new future for Americans, all Americans to make America great again. Electing me to the United States Congressional District 8th in Maryland will turn the conversation and my colleagues on Capitol Hill in the direction of getting things done for America and Americans once again on Immigration, Education and Healthcare. Someone got to watch the pot before the soup boils over. I am that person.
How do you plan to win?
Putting my foot to the pavement.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
This is a tough question. If I just had to pick, I would say Senator Barbara Mikulski because she embodies a fighting spirit for the little guy and under dogs like me.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
The Nibble Theory and the Kernel of Power: A Book About Leadership, Self-Empowerment, and Personal Growth by Kaleel Jamison. It’s not really on politics or policy, but I picked it because it’s on the strategy of peace building and working with others because all politics to me is conflict and organizing around it for a common goal for all is what Kaleel teaches in that book.
What will be your top priority in Congress?
Immigration, Education and Healthcare
What is the biggest issue facing your district?
Immigration, education and healthcare
What are the three biggest issues facing our country?
healthcare, immigration and the economy
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
I am prolife
What is your position on taxes, spending and the federal deficit?
Do not spend more than you have. Live below your means and also save 20% of your income, save for your retirement and live on the rest. Hence, I want lower taxes to keep more of my money because I know best how to spend and save it.
What is your position on gun rights?
I am for the 2nd amendment
What is your position on the legalization of marijuana?
I am against it
What is your position on trade?
I am for it as long as it puts Americans first.
What is your position on foreign policy and military issues?
Bring our troops home
What is your position on the impeachment of President Trump?
I am against it
Would you support the passage of the Human Life Amendment?
Would you support the passage of the Balanced Budget Amendment?