Red Maryland Candidate Survey: Chris Yates for Republican National Convention Delegate, District 3
Are you listed on the ballot as a pledged delegate?
No, as an unpledged delegate
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Do you intend to actually attend the Republican National Convention?
B.S. Aerospace and Mathematics at the U.S. Naval Academy, M.A. National Security and Strategic Studies at the Naval War College, M.A. International Relations at Salve Regina College, MBA at Southern Illinois University.
As a Navy Academy graduate, I spent 34 years with the navy retiring as a Captain. Retired from Defense Intelligence Agency after more than 2 decades.
Represented Congressional District 3 as delegate at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Was the 2014 and 2018 Republican candidate for delegate District 13. Appointed by the Governor and confirmed by Maryland Senate to serve as a member of the Board of Airport Zoning Appeals.
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Why are you running to be a convention delegate?
It is noble to serve your neighbor, community and the citizens of Howard County. Having served as a Delegate at the 2016 Republican National Convention I felt privileged representing my district in the Maryland Delegation and I am ready to serve again.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
Calvin Coolidge. So succinct and conservative.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
Biography of Calvin Coolidge. So succinct and conservative.
What do you see as the role of a Convention Delegate?
As a retired veteran I have the time, interest and aptitude to support the re-nomination of President Trump at the Republican National Convention. His Administration has made bold strides in serving the American people, its military and veterans and I want to lend my support to this endeavor.
What are the three biggest issues facing the Republican Party?
Fair Justice System
What is the most important lesson you learned from the 2018 Election?
Maryland continues to be a one party state.
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
No to all.
What Is your position on taxes and spending?
They should be related.
What is your position on gun rights?
I support the Constitution.
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?