Red Maryland Candidate Survey: Shannon Wright for Mayor of Baltimore
Are you listed on the ballot as a pledged delegate?
Yes, pledged to President Trump
Do you intend to actually attend the Republican National Convention?
Virginia State University, Business Administration and Finance, concentration in Music. Currently working on Masters in Chaplaincy and Ministry Care w/ a concentration in Restorative Justice.
Small business owner, Pastor, published authorr, workshop presenter, radio host
10 plus years policy analyst with regards to community implications,
10 plus years issue-specific policy advocate,
10 plus years successful campaign strategy and management in New York and New Jersey, 2016 Trump RNC Delegate
Baltimore City Central Committee Chair
Former MDGOP 3rd Vice-Chair
Why are you running for office?
To provide solutions for challenged/undeserved communities in Baltimore to turn Baltimore around.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
I have 3 role models, 2 of which are women I have had the opportunity to work with, Star Parker and Dr. Alveda King. The last is Winnie Mandela. They all represent strength, courage, heart, and a commitment to people.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
I don’t have a favorite, there are too many to choose from.
What will be your top priority if elected to this position?
Crime will absolutely be my top priority. I believe crime thrives when a society’s systems are broken. We need to get back to basics of faith, family and freedom protected by common sense legislation so that families can once again thrive reducing the desperation that leads to increased crime.
What is the biggest issue facing your city?
What is your position on taxes and spending?
We need a full fiscal and performance audit. Elected officials should be held to the same standards as the individual, don’t spend more than you have and when you do don’t expect me to fix it.
What is your position on a city tax cap?
We do not need to increase taxes. We need a full fiscal and performance audit to unpack the needs, successes, and failures of the years of mismanagement and bad leadership. Once an analysis is completed we need to phase in tax reduction to bring us in line with the average norms.
What is your position on land use issues?
Baltimore is a city in crisis. As such, we have business communities feeling the negative impact of that fact. The industry sectors that should be thriving are not. We need to prioritize redeveloping our growing abandoned and underutilized property stock in our city. We need to use this as an opportunity to create immediate job and entrepreneurial opportunities for the residents of Baltimore to grow and invest in Baltimore so that our city is rebuilt for us by us in a manner that enables Baltimore to grow and thrive.
What is your position on public safety?
We must address both sides of the issue. We need to work with our State and Federal partners to address criminal behavior while we develop a comprehensive strategy to correct the root causes of crime in Baltimore. Both must work together.
What is your position on development?
We need economic development that creates a sustainable pool of jobs by focusing on entrepreneurial opportunities so that we create economic stability without gentrification.