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Voters’ Guide

General Election 2010


League of Women Voters of Baltimore County
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STATE OF MARYLAND Chesapeake Bay system and its resources? environment while keeping our families safe and
TRANSPORTATION: What are your secure. With the purple line, ICC and improvements
OFFICES at the Port of Baltimore, we will continue to build a
transportation priorities and how should system for the future.
GOVERNOR/ they be funded?
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR REPUBLICAN
DEMOCRAT Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. / Mary Kane
VOTE FOR ONE PAIR
Martin O’Malley / Campaign Website: bobehrlich.com
GOVERNOR’S DUTIES: The Governor is the chief Anthony G. Brown QUALIFICATIONS: I led Maryland out of a
executive officer of the state of Maryland and Campaign Website: www.martinomalley.com recession and a budget deficit once and I will do it
appoints the heads of statewide departments and QUALIFICATIONS: Martin O’Malley is a fearless, again. I have 3 simple priorities: more jobs, lower
judges to the state courts. The Governor also makes intelligent public servant who always puts people taxes, and less spending. As a state lawmaker, U.S.
other appointments as provided by the Maryland before politics. As Governor, Martin O’Malley has Congressman, and Governor, I have always believed
Constitution or by law and proposes the annual a proven record of delivering results for our small in being honest with the citizens I serve.
operating and capital budgets to the legislature. businesses and families. And with him in office, we RUNNING MATE’S QUALIFICATIONS: Mary Kane
The Governor may veto legislation passed by the will Move Maryland forward. is a working mother, a small business advocate, and
legislature. RUNNING MATE’S QUALIFICATIONS: Anthony a former prosecutor. As the daughter of immigrants,
SALARY: $150,000. Brown has a distinguished career in public service. she has a unique understanding of the unlimited
TERM: Four years, limit of two consecutive terms. After serving our country as an army Colonel, he possibilities available to families if government
HOW ELECTED: Elected statewide as a team with was elected to the state house and served as House serves the interests of the people.
the Lt. Governor. Majority Whip. Now, Anthony is the highest ENERGY: I have three goals. First, ensure that
The LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR assists the ranking elected official in the nation ever to have energy supplies are affordable and reliable. Second,
Governor and is elected jointly on a ballot with the served a tour of duty in Iraq. diversify energy supplies so that we are less dependent
gubernatorial candidate. The Lieutenant Governor ENERGY: To move forward, we must conserve our on foreign oil. Third, enact policies that encourage
fills the office of Governor in case of death, existing resources while investing in alternative energy. local energy companies to create jobs, including in
resignation, or disability and carries out specific That’s why I set a goal for energy savings of 15% by our wind, solar, and nuclear energy sectors.
duties assigned by the Governor. 2015, implemented a tax exemption for residential EDUCATION: As Governor, I increased public
SALARY: $125,000. school funds by a record $1.4 billion. As a result,
solar installations and asked the federal government
Candidates for Governor were asked the high school AP scores were 2nd best in the U.S.
to remove barriers to off-shore wind production.
and the achievement gap continued to close
following questions: EDUCATION: Education is the key to moving
among African-American & Hispanic students,
us forward and that’s why my administration has
QUALIFICATIONS: What are your fully funded Thornton, investing $5.7 billion this
and students living in poverty. I will continue fully
qualifications for the office of Governor? funding public schools.
year alone and a record $1.3 billion for school
ECONOMY: I will treat small businesses as a
RUNNING MATE’S QUALIFICATIONS: construction. We need to build on this progress with
source of new jobs, not a source of new taxes. I
What are your running mate’s smart investments and reforms to keep our schools
will repeal my opponent’s 20% sales tax hike, which
ranked #1 in the nation.
qualifications for the office of Lt. ECONOMY: Our focus is on creating, saving
hurts low and middle income families. I will improve
Governor? Maryland’s business climate, which currently ranks
and maintaining jobs. With strategic tax cuts for 45th in the nation, according to the Tax Foundation.
ENERGY: How should Maryland address small businesses, public-private partnerships and BUDGET: Maryland lost sight of its spending
its future energy needs? investments in the new economy, we will emerge priorities the past 4 years. I will reprioritize how
from the national recession faster than most states. government spends money, redirecting scarce tax
EDUCATION: How should state But we must continue to move forward by investing dollars into programs that work and that help the
government work with local governments to create jobs. most vulnerable in our communities. Ineffective
to solve the crisis in funding for public BUDGET: Working together, we have restored fiscal programs that needlessly expand government will be
responsibility, cutting $5.6 billion in spending while
K-12 education? maintaining our shared priorities. Our schools are
reconsidered.
ECONOMY: What measures to stimulate CHESAPEAKE: I will protect the Bay Restoration
ranked #1, our Bay is recovering and our violent Fund, which Governor O’Malley raided by $155
Maryland’s economy would you propose? crime rate is at a 35 year low. We must continue million this year by ensuring the Fund is used
BUDGET: Even accounting for the moving forward with a smart, fiscally responsible for its intended purpose: reducing pollution from
budget. wastewater plants. I will protect wildlife and work
beginnings of an economic recovery, the CHESAPEAKE: Thanks to the creation of the with watermen to ensure that our oyster and crab
projected budget shortfall for next year is Chesapeake Bay Trust Fund, innovative partnerships populations recover.
$1.5 billion. What are some of the specific with stakeholders and high waste reduction goals, TRANSPORTATION: In my 1st year, I will restore
spending cuts or revenue increases you our Bay’s health is the best it’s been since 2002 and 25% of the transportation funds Governor O’Malley
our crab population is at a 10 year high. But more took from local governments that could have been
would support to balance the budget? needs to be done to restore our cherished resource. used to repair roads. I will demand improved service
CHESAPEAKE: What more can/should TRANSPORTATION: Our transportation agenda on our troubled MARC system and invest scarce
be done by the state to protect the has and will continue to focus on creating jobs dollars to fix deteriorating road and transit projects
and improving the quality of our life and the statewide.

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LIBERTARIAN 11% of the vote and for Baltimore City Council
President in 2007, receiving 17% of the vote city-
myself in this manner.
RUNNING MATE’S QUALIFICATIONS: My Lt. is
Susan J. Gaztanaga / Doug McNeil wide. qualified because he is the person that I personally
Campaign Website: www.gaztanagaforgov.com RUNNING MATE’S QUALIFICATIONS: Ken Eidel trust to do the right thing as Governor should
QUALIFICATIONS: I have learned to listen to has over 20 years exp. as owner/mgr of computer something ever happen to me. He will lead according
people and lead by motivation and example. I consulting businesses, community organizer for 30 to the Constitution equally as well as I would.
understand and accept the human limitations of years, tireless advocate for people with disabilities, ENERGY: Maryland’s choices on energy are too
government and leaders. I will work to ensure that member of Frederick County Commission on limited. I would encourage ALL forms of alternative
the State performs well its necessary functions of Disabilities, Fred. City Health Comm., formerly with energy.
protecting individuals from aggression and stops Frederick City Neighborhood Advisory Council. EDUCATION: The Board of Ed. has stripped the
overreaching beyond that. ENERGY: State agencies must purchase renewable parents (specifically the PTA) from their former
RUNNING MATE’S QUALIFICATIONS: Mr. McNeil is energy for government sector creating large, role as the authority over their own childrens
a pre-eminent expert in Maryland electoral law and, profitable market for already existing technologies; education. The state should lower all taxes and
beyond that, understands how the State government Create state sustainable energy plan; State-owned give the authority back to the ones who will be the
and its laws work. His service in the Army gives him bank will jump-start move to renewable; Reregulate best guardians over the standards of education, the
credibility with patriotic conservatives, while he is BGE; Residential Green retrofit program. No CC3, parents.
also well respected in the peace movement. Cogeneration. ECONOMY: Lower taxes to all, to include
ENERGY: Any regulations imposed on energy EDUCATION: As Governor, I will not cut public businesses. Commerce is the only thing that will
producers should be for safety, not price control. education and through increased revenue as outlined revive an economy, and people having more money
When corporations and individuals see that they below, will keep that pledge; Support coalitions such in their pockets will give them more purchasing
can save or even earn more by conserving fossil as the Fair and Green Schools Initiative to reduce power.
energy and developing alternative energy sources, disparities in facilities funding & provide jobs; Public BUDGET: A Constitutional Governor would
Maryland’s energy future will be brighter. education must be fully funded, tuition-free K-16. cut government spending by much more than
EDUCATION: If there is a crisis in public K-12 ECONOMY: Create state-owned bank funded by what it would cost to simply balance the budget.
education, it’s not a crisis in funding. Per pupil tax revenues & pension contributions, making direct Constitutional Government is not instituted to feed,
spending increases every few years, while quality loans to our communities, small businesses, partner entertain and support us from cradle to grave. Doing
continues to decline. Non- governmental providers of w/private banks, contributes % of profits to state’s otherwise robs us of our freedom of choice.
educational services get better results at less cost. The general fund; Create Green New Deal - provide CHESAPEAKE: As an Environmentalist myself,
answer to the “crisis” is there – we need only look. union jobs immediately using local alternative and voluntary at that, I believe that people should
ECONOMY: Stop using tax payers’ money for economic models. have a personal responsibility to take care of the
corporate welfare. Eliminate the state sales tax and BUDGET: Close corp. tax loopholes, increase environment they live in for their children to inherit.
ease the tax and regulatory burden on Maryland’s corp. tax rate, end flat income tax rate, institute real The state should lower taxes so that charity will
businesses. progressive tax reform increasing marginal tax rate be possible once again to provide for those who
BUDGET: As a short range measure, consolidate on higher earners; Pass Medicare For All saving volunteer.
functions among the 92 large and small agencies of millions immediately; Time to Tax Wall Street and TRANSPORTATION: Roads should be maintained
the Maryland State Government. In the long term, Invest in Our Streets. at a usable level, but in these difficult economic times
cut back on everything other than infrastructure, CHESAPEAKE: Political will, sense of urgency is the families should not be made to shoulder any more
emergency response, and public safety. key. Our Bay is our economy! Fully fund/staff MDE; burden for projects that are not an emergency. If the
CHESAPEAKE: Return to common law - land Move from CAFOs of all types to sustainable, small state comes out of the deficit, then options will be
owners or tenants can sue individuals or farms; Develop programs for sustainable farming considered.
corporations for harm done to livelihood or quality practices, nutrient management; Strict local planning
of life. Sell the land under the Bay to private owners,
with the stipulation that anyone can cross the Bay at
to limit sprawl; Use steady-state model to limit
growth.
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will, so long as they leave it as good as they found it. TRANSPORTATION: Inter-urban rail, light rail, Corrogan R. Vaughn /
TRANSPORTATION: Open transit operations to high-speed rail. New tax revenue outlined above and
shift from funding roads (like the ICC boondoggle).
Jim Crawford (Write-in)
private competitors. Second, fund transportation
through user fees, not general funds. Third, tolls or Rail is the future and Maryland should be leading,
user fees must be used by the service that collected not lagging. Walkable, transit-oriented development COMPTROLLER
them, and not diverted to other transportation is critical tool to ensure success of these transit
projects VOTE FOR ONE
systems. This will let the money go where the
demand is greatest. DUTIES: The Comptroller is the general fiscal
CONSTITUTION officer of the state, responsible for collecting,
GREEN Eric Delano Knowles /
managing and planning for revenue to support
the state budget. The Comptroller collects and
Maria Allwine / Ken Eidel Michael Hargadon administers the following taxes: income tax (both
Campaign Website: www.allwineforgovernor.org QUALIFICATIONS: I’m a Citizen, a Veteran, and I personal and corporate), retail sales and use taxes,
QUALIFICATIONS: I am a long-time community am directly effected by the government. I am duty motor vehicle fuel tax, road tax on motor carriers,
organizer, peace and justice activist and outspoken bound to improve my world. ‘The heaviest penalty state tobacco tax, Maryland estate tax and excise
advocate for economic justice and utility re- for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone taxes on beer, wine and liquor. The Comptroller
regulation. I ran for State Senate in 2006, receiving inferior to yourself’ – Plato. I will no longer penalize serves on the Board of Public Works along with the

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Governor and the state Treasurer, who is appointed Governor, the legislature, and all State departments, Candidates for U.S. Senate were asked
by the General Assembly. boards and most commissions. the following questions:
SALARY: $125,000. SALARY: $125,000.
TERM: Four years, no term limit. TERM: Four years, no term limit. QUALIFICATIONS: What are your
HOW ELECTED: Elected statewide. HOW ELECTED: Elected statewide. qualifications for this office?
Candidates for Comptroller were asked Candidates for Attorney General were BUDGET: What methods would you
the following questions: asked the following questions: support to address the federal budget
QUALIFICATIONS: What are your QUALIFICATIONS: What are your deficit?
qualifications for this office? qualifications for this office? FOSSIL FUELS: What should be done at
IMPROVEMENTS: What improvements IMPROVEMENTS: What improvements the federal level to reduce our use of and
would you recommend for the Maryland would you recommend for the Maryland dependence on fossil fuels?
revenue system? judicial system? IMMIGRATION: What changes, if any,
do you support in regard to immigration
DEMOCRAT DEMOCRAT policy?
Peter Franchot Douglas F. Gansler CORPORATIONS/ELECTIONS: What do
Campaign Website: www.franchot.com Campaign Website: www.ganslerformaryland.com you think is the proper role of corporations
QUALIFICATIONS: I’ve kept my promise to be QUALIFICATIONS: For nearly two decades, I have in elections?
an independent, fiscal watchdog and to make my fought crime and gang violence, safeguarded our EDUCATION: What role should
office a model for efficiency. I reward those who pay children from Internet predators, targeted corporate
their fair share and collect from those who cheat. corruption, prosecuted polluters, and protected the federal government play in public
I’ve used my position to oppose wasteful spending Maryland consumers. MD Attorney General, 2006- education?
and have promoted fairness towards women and Present; State’s Attorney, 1998-2006; Assistant U.S. SECURITY: What are the most important
minority-owned businesses. Attorney 1992-1998.
IMPROVEMENTS: We can build upon cost-saving IMPROVEMENTS: I support eliminating judicial
steps towards assuring the short- and long-
measures to become more efficient. We need to elections for circuit court judges. Judges selected term security of our country?
develop an economic vision that emphasizes by a nominating commission and gubernatorial
Maryland’s strengths. We also need a bipartisan
top-to-bottom review of state spending inclusive of
appointment would stand for retention election,
eliminating the need to raise campaign funds and the
DEMOCRATS
the private sector and we must not raise or enact new potential for judicial contests that turn on party, race James T. Lynch Jr. (Write-in)
taxes during the recession. or gender. No response received by deadline.
Unopposed. Barbara A. Mikulski
REPUBLICAN Campaign Website: www.senatorbarb.com
QUALIFICATIONS: I have proudly served the people
William Henry Campbell UNITED STATES of Maryland in the U.S. Senate since 1986. I meet
Campaign Website: www.whcampbell2010.com
QUALIFICATIONS: Two decades of successful
CONGRESS the day-to-day needs of my constituents and the long
term needs of the nation; a leader in health care,
senior financial executive experience in public and
promoting innovation, creating opportunity and
private entities that were experiencing financial U.S. SENATOR bringing jobs in Maryland. I am seeking re-election.
distress. I was the Assistant Secretary & Chief
VOTE FOR ONE BUDGET: Tough choices must be made. The
Financial Officer (CFO) for the U.S. Department
bipartisan debt commission is developing proposals
of Veterans Affairs, CFO for the U.S. Coast Guard, DUTIES: Senators share the responsibility with to balance the budget. In the mean time, I have
and CFO for Amtrak. Representatives for enactment of the nation’s laws supported efforts to reduce waste, fraud and abuse in
IMPROVEMENTS: We have done an inadequate as provided for in the U.S. Constitution. They may the federal budget. I have supported the Pay as You
job of enforcing our tax laws and regulations for also conduct investigations on issues of national Go Law, which requires new spending to be offset by
many years. I am skeptical that the $240 million importance. The Senate is charged with ratifying spending.
MITS project to enhance revenue collection and treaties established by the President and confirms FOSSIL FUELS: It is essential that we decrease our
enforcement is being adequately managed. I have Presidential appointments of Cabinet members, reliance on fossil fuels. I support a sensible energy
successfully implemented similar large, complex federal judges and foreign ambassadors. plan that promotes alternative energy efficiency and
software solutions. SALARY: $174,000. reduces global warming. Energy independence is
TERM: Six years. important for our national security and future job
ATTORNEY GENERAL HOW ELECTED: The Senate consists of 100 creation. I absolutely oppose drilling off coast.
members, two from each state. They are elected by IMMIGRATION: I believe that comprehensive
VOTE FOR ONE the states at large and serve for 6 years. One-third immigration reform must protect our borders,
of the Senate is up for election every two years. A protect American jobs and not penalize those who
DUTIES: The Attorney General represents the
Senator must be at least 30 years of age and must have played by the rules. It is important that we
State of Maryland in all legal proceedings. The
have been a citizen of the United States for at least 9 adopt a sensible approach to dealing with the illegal
Attorney General serves as legal counsel to the
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CORPORATIONS/ELECTIONS: The law does not taxes, job creation, a strong dollar, less energy in the constitution, want to keep this country a
allow direct contributions in Federal elections. I dependence on foreign oil and renewed confidence republic.
support the law. in our federal government will enhance our national BUDGET: Article 1 Section 8 Congress must obey
EDUCATION: It is primarily a state and local issue. security. I support security policies based on their oath.
I fight each year to increase funding for special principles of not appeasing terrorists and no civil FOSSIL FUELS: Hydroelectric plants, clean burning
education to ensure success in school and life. I have trials for them. coal plants.
fought to make higher education more affordable by IMMIGRATION: Article 1 Section 8 Illegal were
increasing student aid, creating a tuition tax credit
and creating a national funding service program.
GREEN folon’s, could not become citizens.
CORPORATIONS/ELECTIONS: There no proper role.
SECURITY: My goal is to be safer, stronger and Kenniss Henry EDUCATION: None, it is the states role.
smarter. My foreign policy principles are treat NOTE: Natasha Pettigrew, the original Green candidate SECURITY: Article 1 Section 8.
your allies with respect, deal with our enemies with for this seat, died on 21 September 2010. Kenniss Henry,
resolve and fight terrorism relentlessly. I support a
strong military. That means providing the resources,
her mother, was appointed by the Green Party to fill the
vacancy.
UNAFFILIATED
technology and necessary training. Campaign Website: www.natashaforsenate.com Donald Kaplan (Write-in)
QUALIFICATIONS: Per Article I, Section 3 of the Campaign Website: www.donkaplanforussenate.com/
REPUBLICANS United States Constitution, I have attained 30 years of
age, have been a citizen of the United States for 9 years,
No response received by deadline.

Claude L. Asbury (Write-in) and I am an inhabitant of the state by which I would be U.S. HOUSE OF
No response received by deadline. chosen. I have been a United States citizen and Maryland
resident all of my life. REPRESENTATIVES
Eric Wargotz BUDGET: I strongly support decreasing the Pentagon’s
Campaign Website: www.wargotz.com DUTIES: Representatives share responsibility
budget, ending earmark spending, and retooling the
QUALIFICATIONS: As a commissioner and a with Senators for enactment of the nation’s laws
Federal income tax structure to benefit the People
doctor, I have learned that listening and being as provided for in the U.S. Constitution. They may
instead of corporate America. Additionally, we must end
accountable is of paramount importance. As an also conduct investigations on issues of national
corporate welfare and aggressively eliminate Federal waste
elected official I kept the promises I made. I am the importance. Laws that require payment of taxes
among the agencies.
only U.S. Senate candidate who has actually cut are initiated in the House of Representatives.
FOSSIL FUELS: There needs to be encouragement and
taxes, cut the budget, cut government, and increased Representatives have the responsibility for
support for states to build wind farms, make solar panels
accountability and transparency. determining whether a public official should be tried
less cost-prohibitive, and aggressively implement research
BUDGET: Government waste, abuse, incompetence, if accused of a crime.
into hydropower. Development of effective bike lanes also
and fraud are threatening our future. I will work SALARY: $174,000.
needs to be done on a large scale. Many people would
to institute fiscal discipline, vote against deficit TERM: Two years, no term limit.
drive less with safe bike lanes.
spending and bailouts and against pork-barrel HOW ELECTED: The United States is divided into
IMMIGRATION: Many immigration laws are either not
earmarks. I support a balanced budget amendment 435 Congressional districts that are reapportioned
enforced or not enforced equally among all immigrants.
and increased accountability. We must lower taxes after each decennial census. All seats in the House of
We, as a country, need to decide if we are going to enforce
and create jobs. Representatives are up for election in every even-
immigration laws equally. If not, the laws need to go and
FOSSIL FUELS: We need to continue to develop numbered year. A Representative must be at least 25
we go back to the days of “Give me your tired, your poor,
more energy sources and find innovative ways to use years of age and must have been a citizen for at least
your huddled masses...”
less energy. We should continue to invest in wind, 7 years.
CORPORATIONS/ELECTIONS: Corporations have
solar, clean coal, biofuels, nuclear energy, as well no role. By allowing corporations an even larger role Candidates for the House of
as oil and natural gas. This will reduce dependence the United States Supreme Court has ensured that the Representatives were asked the following
on Middle Eastern oil and create thousands of jobs People do not matter. Corporations can continue to buy
here at home. questions:
candidates who best represent their interests, as opposed
IMMIGRATION: Safeguarding the homeland is to the interests of our communities and the United States. QUALIFICATIONS: What are your
the federal government’s greatest responsibility and EDUCATION: The Federal Government should not qualifications for this office?
complacency is the Nation’s greatest threat. I will
fight to ensure our Nation remains safe, free and
usurp the power of the states to educate their citizens. BUDGET: What methods would you
However, the Federal Government should be allowed to support to address the federal budget
prosperous. We must secure our borders. We must support states’ curricula development appropriate for
enforce existing immigration laws: no rewarding producing future Americans. deficit?
illegal behavior. SECURITY: The United States must perform its due FOSSIL FUELS: What should be done at
CORPORATIONS/ELECTIONS: The role of diligence, conduct internal independent audits, and assure
corporations in the election process will continue the federal level to reduce our use of and
that Congress is responsible for any declarations of war.
to be debated. I do concur with the most recent We also need to maintain stringent border patrol and
dependence on fossil fuels?
decision by the Supreme Court. ensure staffing to conduct adequate port inspections. IMMIGRATION: What changes, if any,
EDUCATION: Every State Constitution mandates do you support in regard to immigration
that public education be provided. Perhaps the
only role the Federal government should play in CONSTITUTION policy?
education is one of ensuring that the States provide CORPORATIONS/ELECTIONS: What do
what they are required to provide.
Richard Shawver
QUALIFICATIONS: Article 1 Section 3 I believe you think is the proper role of corporations
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in elections? backing a Pay-Go law and a balanced budget Development.
EDUCATION: What role should amendment. FOSSIL FUELS: Remove all subsidies from all forms
FOSSIL FUELS: I support investing in new domestic of energy production and allow supply and demand
the federal government play in public energy sources like solar and wind technology to end to establish price levels which will ultimately force
education? our dependence on foreign oil. We must also protect more efficient use and conservation.
SECURITY: What are the most important the Chesapeake Bay, which is one of Maryland’s IMMIGRATION: We need a comprehensive,
treasures and is critical to our economy. It supports functional guest-worker program so workers who
steps towards assuring the short- and long- thousands of jobs and preserves our way of life. are truly needed can get work visas. Then we need
term security of our country? That is why I’ve secured $33 million to clean up the a thorough national discussion to reach some
Bay. consensus as to how many people our economy and
FIRST CONGRESSIONAL IMMIGRATION: Our first immigration priority our environment can support. Then we can decide
must be enforcing the laws currently on the books how many, if any, permanent immigrants to accept.
DISTRICT and taking steps to ensure that illegal behavior is CORPORATIONS/ELECTIONS: For-Profit
not rewarded. I’ve fought to secure our borders and Corporations should have no role in elections.
VOTE FOR ONE
written legislation to crack down on employers who Corporate subsidies, tax preferences, and any
hire illegal workers. I oppose amnesty for those here other preferential or discriminatory treatment
DEMOCRAT illegally. by government should be eliminated. Separation
CORPORATIONS/ELECTIONS: In light of the of Business and State should be comparable to
Frank M. Kratovil Jr. Citizens’ United court ruling, we must update our Separation of Church and State.
Campaign Website: www.kratovil.com laws to include common sense safeguards that EDUCATION: None. Education should be locally
QUALIFICATIONS: I’ve seen why Washington is allow individuals to express their rights without controlled as there is no Constitutional role for the
broken. Too many care more about politics than giving corporations, particularly foreign-owned Federal Government in education. The Federal
about common sense solutions. To fix Washington, corporations, to unduly influence our elections. In Department of Education should be abolished.
we need more independent leaders. I’m proud to be doing so, we must ensure we are not infringing on SECURITY: 1. Minimize interference in other
one of the most independent members of Congress. Americans’ First Amendment rights. countries’ internal affairs. 2. A reduced, well-trained
I’ve opposed $6 trillion in wasteful spending and EDUCATION: As the father of 5 children, I believe and equipped career military with greatly enhanced
fought to crack down on Wall Street. I’ll always put investing in education is the key to our continued and broadened reserves limited to actual DEFENSE
the 1st district first. prosperity. To improve our schools, we must work functions. 3. Improved intelligence functions and
BUDGET: As a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, together to recruit and retain high quality educators cooperation. 4. Greatly reduced Presidential power
cutting spending and getting control of the deficit in Maryland. I will continue to advocate for to deploy troops without Congressional Declaration
have been my top priorities. My first act in Congress adequate and equitable funding for education as a of War.
was to work to block a Congressional pay increase. shared responsibility among local, state and federal
I wrote a bill to mandate 2% reductions in spending
and voted against $6 trillion in spending, while
government.
SECURITY: As a member of the Armed Services
UNAFFILIATED
Committee, our nation’s security is one of my top Jack Wilson (Write-in)
priorities. That’s why I’ve introduced a bill to more
severely punish white-collar crimes that finance
terrorist activities. I’ve also fought to honor our SECOND CONGRESSIONAL
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veterans’ service by ensuring them access to the DISTRICT
benefits they’ve earned including mental health
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Andy Harris C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger
Campaign Website: www.andyharris.com Campaign Website: www.DutchforCongress.com
1 No response received by deadline. QUALIFICATIONS: For more than 20 years

2 1 I have served in public office. I was a County

3 LIBERTARIAN Councilman in Baltimore County and then County


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Executive. I have never forgotten my roots. Now as


2 Richard James Davis a Congressman, I believe in top-notch constituent
service and cast votes that improve the lives of
Campaign Website: www.davis4congress.com
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2 QUALIFICATIONS: Delegate to Maryland State Maryland families.


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Dental Association 1986-1992; Lifetime as a BUDGET: I submitted a balanced budget for eight
Concerned American Citizen. consecutive years as Baltimore County Executive.
I support “pay-go” which requires tax cuts or new
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elimination of Federal Departments including We must cut waste and ensure government work that
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Education, Energy, Labor, and Major Parts of can be done in-house is not outsourced.
FOSSIL FUELS: Domestic renewable energy sources
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will reduce our dependence on dirty fossil fuels currently banned from giving directly to political SECURITY: Our civil liberties are being eroded in
and hostile nations. Funding for research and campaigns and I support that. the name of fighting terrorism. Repeal the Patriot
development as well as tax credits for energy-efficient EDUCATION: Having an educated population Act; stop nation building and trying to restart the
appliances for homeowners and businesses will help is probably the best predictor of social stability, cold war. Promote a foreign policy based on free
save money and reduce our carbon footprint. economic growth and entrepreneurial development. exchange. Becoming an empire killed Rome, and it
IMMIGRATION: I do not support illegal I believe that it is up to each individual State to will kill us, too. For security’s sake, stop the wars.
immigration. In Congress, I introduced legislation to partake in the education of its population. I do not
hire 10,000 new border patrol agents. I support the
government verification system known as e-Verify,
see a major role for the federal government in this
area.
THIRD CONGRESSIONAL
cracking down on companies who knowingly hire SECURITY: America’s top security issues are: The DISTRICT
illegal workers and deporting felons who are here war on terrorism, the security of our borders and
illegally. the existence of terrorism friendly countries with VOTE FOR ONE
CORPORATIONS/ELECTIONS: America needs nuclear capabilities (N. Korea, Iran and Pakistan).
an election system encouraging participation
from diverse candidates. I support limited public
We must stop using conventional means to fight
unconventional wars and we need to prevent the
DEMOCRAT
financing where candidates raise small contributions next 9/11. John Sarbanes
from their home states, eliminating the role of Campaign Website: www.johnsarbanes.com
corporations. Politicians should focus less on raising
money and more time helping people.
LIBERTARIAN QUALIFICATIONS: I place an emphasis on
constituent service, hard work, and listening
EDUCATION: The federal government’s role is to Lorenzo Gaztanaga carefully to the people I serve in the Congress to
fund public education and set uniform standards. Campaign Website: md.lp.org/candidates deliver real solutions to the challenges facing our
States and local school districts must have the QUALIFICATIONS: Since 1992, I’ve worked to free Nation. I am privileged to represent the 3rd District
resources they need to modernize schools, hire and the electoral system from the Democrat/Republican in the Congress and will do so with honesty and
train outstanding teachers and reduce class sizes. duopoly. I understand how corrupt our electoral integrity.
SECURITY: As a Member of the Intelligence system and our government have become. A working BUDGET: As the economy begins to recover,
Committee and a representative of the National man who has never taken a dime from special we must take a serious look at all elements of
Security Agency, I believe good intelligence is the interests, I meet the constitutional requirements to spending and tax revenue in order to return to fiscal
best way to prevent terrorism. We must give intel run for US Congress. responsibility. Our budget policies should reflect our
workers the resources they need to keep our country BUDGET: End wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; close nation’s values— ensuring opportunity, promoting
safe from terrorists, cyber hackers, or others trying military outposts around the world. End the “War innovation, and sharing the costs of government
to harm us. on Drugs.” Abandon fascistic Homeland Security equitably.
concept. Stop corporate bail-outs. Reduce salaries FOSSIL FUELS: By reducing our dependence on
REPUBLICAN and benefits of federal elected officials. These
measures will save trillions of dollars.
fossil fuels, we can address economic, security, and
environmental priorities at once. Just as growth in IT
Marcelo Cardarelli FOSSIL FUELS: Eliminate corporate welfare to fossil was behind the economic boom of the 1990’s, clean
Campaign Website: www.cardarelliforcongress.com fuel companies. Fight local regulations restricting energy technology and green jobs will spur growth
QUALIFICATIONS: I am a physician with 30 years solar panels and other renewable energy sources and offer long-term strength to the American
of experience, Director of pediatric heart surgery on aesthetic grounds. I do not propose writing laws economy.
at University of Maryland and have a Masters in directing local governments, but I will jawbone for IMMIGRATION: I support immigration reform
Public Health from Johns Hopkins University with a this and look for the leaders who can lead in this that includes improved border security and law
focus on healthcare policy. I am capable of analyzing regard. enforcement; a focus on punishing employers who
a situation and making difficult decisions based on IMMIGRATION: Building a wall on the border is knowingly hire illegal workers; and a practical
facts. an expensive waste. Stop extracting “legal” bribes to approach to undocumented workers currently in the
BUDGET: A Balanced Budget Amendment. expedite applicants’ paperwork, and streamline the country. It must improve our security and maintain
Spending should be sustainable and within the scope immigration process. If you can demonstrate that our national values.
of our Constitutional obligations. Revising down you are gainfully employed and not a criminal threat CORPORATIONS/ELECTIONS: Campaign finance
our Federal Budget line-by-line to reduce waste, to the community, you should be legal, period. law should strengthen representational government
fraud and abuse particularly in the two largest areas CORPORATIONS/ELECTIONS: Corporations and limit the influence of special interest groups on
of expenditures, healthcare and defense. should have no role in elections. All contributions the electoral and legislative process. It must balance
FOSSIL FUELS: In the medium-long term, we need should be from living, breathing individuals only. the fundamental right to free speech against the
to stimulate the private sector to create the new Would it be perfect? No. Would it be better? Yes. potential for well-funded special interests to exert
businesses that will develop the energy technologies No corporations – neither GE nor the AFL-CIO, improper influence.
of the future. I am personally against subsidies and period. EDUCATION: I have been active and keenly
would rather propose tax incentives for those willing EDUCATION: None. Since the Department of interested in education policy throughout my
to take the risk of investing in this area. Education was established, the level of instruction professional life, working for the Maryland State
IMMIGRATION: Secure the borders. Discourage has declined. Abolishing the DOE and keeping Department of Education, and now in the Congress.
the hiring illegal workers. Befriend pro-market the money at the local level would save billions. I strongly support federal education policies that will
democracies south of the border. Illegal immigration The DOE is a jobs program for people who like to ensure access to quality education for all Americans.
is an economic problem, not a political one. blather and posture and make six figure salaries SECURITY: I am committed to fighting terrorism
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a foreign policy that emphasizes multilateral and services citizens desire and show how buying Education Plans that measure improvement by
engagement and preventing destructive conflicts. American provides jobs and other long-term benefits students, not by school.
Our defense spending should match what is required to the country. SECURITY: We are engaged primarily in a “Battle
to meet clear national security objectives. of Ideas”. As a combat veteran, I can tell you that
CONSTITUTION military force should only be used as a last resort. If
REPUBLICAN Alain Lareau
violence is used against us, we must respond with the
appropriate level of force to ensure that any threat is
Jim Wilhelm No response received by deadline. defeated.
Campaign Website: wilhelmforcongress.com
No response received by deadline. SIXTH CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICAN
LIBERTARIAN DISTRICT Roscoe G. Bartlett
Campaign Website: www.bartlettforcongress.net
VOTE FOR ONE
Jerry McKinley QUALIFICATIONS: I have brought to Congress
Campaign Website: jerrymckinley.com a unique perspective as a scientist, farmer,
QUALIFICATIONS: Over 15 years of business DEMOCRAT entrepreneur and teacher. I have never forgotten my
role as a citizen legislator and I believe that I have
management experience and a record of applying a
common sense approach to issues presented to him Andrew Duck accurately represented the views of the citizens of
resulting in billions of dollars of revenue. He brings Campaign Website: DuckForCongress.org Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District.
a level head to negotiations and the strength of QUALIFICATIONS: I was in the Army for 20 years, BUDGET: Long term entitlement reform must
character to speak out when things need a different serving in Bosnia and Iraq. I am a licensed Financial be addressed that is why I am a cosponsor (one of
approach. Consultant. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Public 12) of the only bill before Congress that addresses
BUDGET: Federal spending must be curtailed Administration and have done graduate study in comprehensive entitlement reform, Road Map for
– much like our own household budgets – to Economics. I have education and experience in America’s Future, HR 4529. It provides health
eliminate deficit spending. I propose to identify both economics and military affairs, our two most and retirement security, lifts the debt burden and
efficiencies, eliminate redundancies and cut Federal important issues. promotes job creation.
spending wherever possible. Any balanced budget BUDGET: We must reduce spending and increase FOSSIL FUELS: I advocate policies to support a
must also include a plan to pay down and eliminate revenues. Based on my experience in the Pentagon, transition from dependence upon finite fossil fuels,
the national debt. I would focus on reforming the Defense Acquisition particularly imported oil, to domestic renewable
FOSSIL FUELS: The Federal government should Process, which is extremely inefficient. I support resources. To accomplish this, we need to provide
encourage reduction of consumption and provide rolling back the tax cuts for persons earning over incentives for conservation and energy efficiency and
market incentives for renewable and sustainable $200,000. We can balance our budget; we did it 10 we need to be careful that biofuels do not reduce
energy. National legislation could also be passed to years ago. food supplies.
streamline the permitting and approval processes for FOSSIL FUELS: We need a portfolio of alternative IMMIGRATION: We all should be proud that
wind turbine & solar panel installations. energy options. I support research to improve America is the most welcoming nation in the
IMMIGRATION: As the child of a legal immigrant, options for wind, solar, geothermal, and bio-fuels; world but we need to enforce our existing laws and
Jerry believes that immigrants bring new ideas, and increased conservation. I support geo-thermal adequately protect our boarders. I am opposed to
consumers & contributors in the marketplace as heating and cooling for federal buildings. The Sixth amnesty. Also, I am a member of the Congressional
well as new opportunities. We should welcome legal District should be a leader in bio-fuels research, as Immigration Reform Caucus which seeks solutions
immigrants and provide a system to encourage we have the technology and the farmland. to illegal immigration.
people to come here, assimilate and contribute to IMMIGRATION: Rather than change the law, we CORPORATIONS/ELECTIONS: Corporations
our society. should enforce the existing law. Policies which are should not be treated differently than any other
CORPORATIONS/ELECTIONS: Corporations should not enforced are useless. We should enforce the law organization, such as a union. I believe that the
have the same level of access, ability to contribute which fines employers for hiring undocumented critical issue is freedom of speech; the Congress
financially and influence on elections as any other workers. Unless we shut off the magnet which should not decide the conditions under which it may
private citizen provided that their interests are is attracting illegal immigrants, we will not be be exercised. Corporations like other groups and
aligned with those of the country and my fellow successful dealing with this problem. individuals have campaign contribution limits.
citizens and they are not provided any benefits by CORPORATIONS/ELECTIONS: None. Special EDUCATION: I believe that the role of the federal
virtue of that role. interests already play too large a role in elections. government is limited to ensuring that no citizen is
EDUCATION: The federal government’s role Considering the “Citizens United” case, I would barred from the public school systems. However, the
should be limited to encouraging alignment with restrict corporations from interfering with decision relating to and the administration of public
international standards for education (such as the electoral politics, by changing the law authorizing education should be done on the community level by
International Baccalaureate® programs). Local corporations. Persons have constitutional rights parents, teachers, local and state government.
authorities should retain the responsibility & to free speech, but corporations only exist due to SECURITY: We must reduce our national debt
accountability to ensure that students are provided a legislation, which can be changed. to strengthen our economy and national defense.
competitive education. EDUCATION: Education is vital to maintaining our As already stated, I support the only serious
SECURITY: We must institute austere financial competitiveness in a global economy. No Child Left comprehensive entitlement reform bill. As a senior
budgets and pay down the debts that we have Behind has failed. Standardized tests are not a good member of the House Armed Services committee, I
issued. We need to become self-sufficient as a nation measure of education. Cutting funding to failing have proposed and passed programs to maintain our
by encouraging companies to deliver products schools will not improve them. I support Individual nation’s military superiority.

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LIBERTARIAN domestic natural gas and coal, in addition to oil.
IMMIGRATION: I support enforcement of
successful House passage of the Democracy is
Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in
Dan Massey immigration laws that are already in place. There is a Elections Act [DISCLOSE] Act [H.R. 5175] which
Campaign Website: www.massey4congress.com specific naturalization process that must be followed. seeks to limit corporate spending on elections by
QUALIFICATIONS: My biggest qualification for this I believe Arizona has enacted SB 1070 because, in requiring disclosure of political advertising funding.
Job is not having been elected for any office before. I their view, the federal government had failed to EDUCATION: The federal government should fully
have not been tainted by the Washington Culture. I enforce existing immigration laws. fund its education mandates (like ESEA and IDEA),
have leadership skills both in the US Military and in CORPORATIONS/ELECTIONS: Qualified individuals providing the resources that will allow our teachers
the small business world and will use those skills to have the right to vote, not corporations. Corporate to properly educate every child. We must adequately
reduce the size of Government. interests can conflict with that of individual voters. educate every child.
BUDGET: Flat tax, entitlement reform- privatize Also, a corporate entity or union should never SECURITY: I strongly support the Obama
social security and medicare, end corporate welfare, coerce an individual from voting. Administration’s efforts to stop nuclear proliferation.
make budgets less detailed, less micromanaged. I am EDUCATION: The Constitution does not
a believer in Austrian Economics (see Ludwig von
Mises Institute) property rights and less government
enumerate a role of the federal government to
regulate education. It is best left to state and local
REPUBLICAN
interference (i.e. smaller budget) in our lives. governments to manage the school systems, as “one Ray Bly (Write-in)
FOSSIL FUELS: The government should stay out size does not fit all.”
of fossil fuels. As fossil fuel becomes hard to get the SECURITY: In the long and short term, we need Frank Mirabile Jr.
price will go up and money will flow to other energy to make sure that our borders are secure; that our Campaign Website: MirabileForCongress.com
forms research and development. Remove all drilling military is well-funded; that they are not stretched QUALIFICATIONS: I am a US citizen born and
bans as well as all tax credits and supports from the across the globe in undeclared wars; and that our raised in Catonsville Maryland now residing
government. military bases here in the U.S. are well-staffed in in Howard County. I hold a BS in Landscape
IMMIGRATION: The simple solution to state of the art facilities. Architecture. Being a private sector small business
immigration is to remove visa quotas. Allow all that owner for 20 years I have created many jobs in the
private sector adding generous revenues to the tax
want to come here legally do so. There would be no SEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL base.
reason to come here illegally when you can easily get
a visa. Hispanics sneak in because there is a 10 year DISTRICT BUDGET: We must cut government spending,
wait for a visa. transition out of mandated entitlements and pass
VOTE FOR ONE policy that will fuel private sector growth, generate
CORPORATIONS/ELECTIONS: I feel that any person
or corporation should be allowed to spend what personal wealth and promote social independence.
ever they want on any election or candidate but the DEMOCRAT The present push for more entitlements creates social
dependency beholden to government control. Such
amount they spend must also be fully disclosed.
EDUCATION: The federal government should stay Elijah Cummings policy is detrimental to personal empowerment and
out of public education. That is the role of the local Campaign Website: cummingsforcongress.com burdens economic growth.
community. School Principles and School Boards QUALIFICATIONS: Howard University (Phi FOSSIL FUELS: The ultimate goal is sustainable
should have more responsibility with money which Beta Kappa) 1973. University of Maryland Law energy solutions. I’m against Cap and Trade and any
means more accountability. Charter schools and School (JD 1976). Maryland General Assembly resultant carbon tax. We must put Americans to work
vouchers are two means of accountability. (14 years Speaker Pro Tem). U.S. House of extracting our own natural resources thereby growing
SECURITY: The Current military is one of the finest Representatives (1996 - ) Oversight, Joint Economic our economy to financial solvency and encouraging
in history. To maintain that cutting edge military & Transportation Committees (Chair, Coast Guard the private sector to develop clean energy technology
we must avoid nation building and less micro- Subcommittee). Task Force on Health Care Reform. without Government hindrance or subsidies.
management of the budget by congress. Past Chair, Congressional Black Caucus. IMMIGRATION: If you enter our country without
BUDGET: We should reinstate the more progressive following our rules of immigration then you are
tax structure of the 1990s and remain true to the subject to the full extent of our laws. That being said
CONSTITUTION “pay-go” budget discipline re-established by the immigration is one of the most valued assets of our
current Democratic leadership. Nation. Our policies should protect the sanctity of
Michael Reed citizenship and promote a nation welcoming many.
Campaign Website: reed4maryland.blogspot.com/ FOSSIL FUELS: Implement the goals of: (1) creating
5 million green jobs (2) conserving 20% of our CORPORATIONS/ELECTIONS: If limitations or
QUALIFICATIONS: I have the ability to listen to
energy by 2015; (3) freezing pollution levels now, regulations are put on corporations the same should
voters in my District. If the voters support a bill, I
cutting them at least 25% below 1990 levels by 2020 be applicable to unions, law firms, foundations,
will vote for it. If they are against a bill, I will vote
and 80% by 2050; (4) limiting new coal plants; & (5) etc. (equal application). Full disclosures for all are
against it. I am not “propped up” by anything else
investing in renewable energy. reasonable. Public sector unions should be banned
other than my convictions.
IMMIGRATION: I support comprehensive from any election influences either directly or
BUDGET: The printing of money must stop.
immigration reform to better secure our boarders, indirectly. They are indirectly spending private sector
Bailouts and takeovers of private industries must
protect workers against abuse, limit the downward tax payer money.
stop. I would support any efforts to balance the
pressure on wages and unify families. We must act EDUCATION: Control over education should be
budget, as each responsible citizen of this nation is
both realistically and humanely toward the millions the responsibility of State and Local Boards. Local
already doing.
of undocumented workers and their families who Boards should have the ultimate power of policy and
FOSSIL FUELS: We should first limit our
currently are within the U.S. decision. Push for more school vouchers and school
dependence on foreign fossil fuels, by using our
CORPORATIONS/ELECTIONS: I voted for the choice. This will force public schools to enhance
abundant fuels here in the United States, including
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greater use of technologies.
SECURITY: National security is the number one job STATE SENATE DISTRICT 05 REPUBLICAN
of the Federal Government.
VOTE FOR ONE Joseph M. Getty
Campaign Website: www.getty2010.com
LIBERTARIAN DEMOCRAT
QUALIFICATIONS: Maryland House of Delegates,
1995-2003; Governor’s Policy Director for Governor
Scott Spencer C. Scott Stone Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., 2003-2007; Counsel to the
Campaign Website: spencerformd7.com Maryland Senate Republican Caucus 2007-2010;
Campaign Website: www.CScottStone.com
No response received by deadline. Carroll County Republican Central Committee,
QUALIFICATIONS: I represented the citizens
1985-1995.
of Carroll County for 14 years on the Board of
MARYLAND PRIORITIES: State Budget Crisis: Governor
Education. I have 15 years active participation with
O’Malley’s four years of misguided fiscal policy
community service organizations. I have 6 years of
GENERAL ASSEMBLY small business-owner experience and more than 40
created a monumental budget crisis. Legislators must
restrain state spending sufficiently to not exceed
DUTIES: State Senators share responsibility with years professional experience in private industry, the
state revenues, provide tax relief for working families
Delegates for enactment of the State’s laws as public sector, and higher education.
and pass business-friendly measures to grow jobs,
provided for in the Constitution of the State of PRIORITIES: Resolve budget deficit. Overspending
stimulate economic growth and attract new business
Maryland. by legislators and Governors must stop. Strengthen
to Maryland.
SALARY: $43,500. public education. Continuous improvement is
TRANSPORTATION: Higher Priorities for Highway
TERM: Four years, no term limit. essential to increasing the number of high school
Improvements: Rural communities need greater
HOW ELECTED: The State of Maryland is divided graduates sufficiently prepared to pursue their
communication and consultation with state highway
into 47 legislative districts that are redrawn every ten post-high school aspirations. Stimulate job growth.
officials to resolve problems with roadway and
years after each census. Each district elects one State Encourage business growth. Set corporate tax rates
interchange improvements. Statewide, great fare-box
Senator. Some districts are further divided into three below those of surrounding states.
recovery is needed for mass transit so that a higher
sub-districts (A, B, C). Each sub-district elects one TRANSPORTATION: Repair, reconstruction, and
percentage of gas tax revenues can be devoted to
member to the House of Delegates, and each district expansion of existing highway facilities funded with
highway construction projects.
elects three delegates in all, for a state total of 141 existing highway user revenues. Construction of new
BUSINESS TAXES: High Taxes Causes Job
Delegates. highway facilities funded with bonds that are repaid
Losses: Under O’Malley’s tax increases, Maryland
Candidates for State Senate and House by user tolls collected on those facilities.
plummeted from 24th best to 45th worst of business-
BUSINESS TAXES: Many nationwide retail chains
of Delegates were asked the following have developed accounting schemes to evade paying
friendly states. The legislature should: 1) reduce
questions: corporate taxes and personal income tax rates on
their full share of Maryland corporate income taxes.
working families; 2) eliminate surcharge on high-
QUALIFICATIONS: What are your These tax-evasion schemes should be blocked and
income earners; and 3) recouple state estate tax to
qualifications for this office? the playing field leveled for locally owned retailers
federal exemptions.
PRIORITIES: What are your legislative by enacting an accounting change called “combined
reporting.” Setting corporate tax rates below those
priorities? of surrounding states.
TRANSPORTATION: What are your SAFETY NET SERVICES: The Department of Budget
transportation priorities, and how should & Management reports the following FY2011 BALTIMORE
COUNTY
they be funded?
BUSINESS TAXES: Do you support
budgets. Department of Human Resources: 13.6%
more than in FY2010. Department of Aging: 5B LEGISLATIVE
7.5% more than in FY2010. The Department of
any changes in Maryland’s business tax Disabilities: 1.5% less than in FY2010. I would not
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endorse? and liquor.
SAFETY NET SERVICES: In light of the EDUCATION: Maryland should NOT shift teacher
pension costs to the local jurisdictions. Common
cuts to services for vulnerable populations,
legislation has been proposed to increase
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SAFETY NET SERVICES: Bad Budget Management PRIORITIES: Lower taxes and cut government SAFETY NET SERVICES: I would not support any
Caused Services Decline: I oppose tax increases. spending, by rolling back tax increases, improve new taxes. I believe that we need to take a closer
The current Administration failed to enact a incentives for business location in Maryland, look at our state budget and eliminate unnecessary
comprehensive budget strategy addressing declining expand charter schools, charging communities to spending. I would also like to see Maryland approve
revenues nor did they establish priorities to protect take control of education, preserve open space table games, similar to West Virginia.
safety net services. Maryland needs a total budget and farmland from unfettered development, halt EDUCATION: No response received by deadline.
revamping - not the O’Malley “bubble-gum and duct wasteful spending in capital budget projects. ENERGY: I am in favor of alternative forms of
tape” approach to budget management. TRANSPORTATION: Keeping roads safe and in energy, though I believe that this should be handled
EDUCATION: Education Policy Should Be About good repair. Ongoing redesign and reconstruction in the private sector through tax breaks and project
What is Best For the Children: Far too often in alteration of traffic bottleneck areas is urgently encouragement.
Annapolis, decision-making is based upon what is needed. Funding should come from the
best for the teachers’ unions and Democrat politics.
Greater control must be given to local jurisdictions
Transportation Trust Fund. The Governor should be
prohibited from siphoning off and borrowing Trust
STATE SENATE DISTRICT 06
in making funding decisions instead of current Fund dollars. I will continue to oppose such action. VOTE FOR ONE
overwhelming state mandates for spending. BUSINESS TAXES: Lowering the 8.75% corporate
ENERGY: Home-Grown Energy Needed to Lower tax and other taxes that burden business expansion
Consumer Costs: Gov. O’Malley promised to reduce and chase jobs away. Maryland is one of the five DEMOCRAT
electricity bills but has failed miserably. Instead, bottom ranked states for business unfriendliness. Norman R. Stone Jr.
he pushed through a Renewable Energy Portfolio Part of the problem is that most legislators lack QUALIFICATIONS: As a veteran legislator, I
Tax that increases consumer costs. Maryland must business sense and financial literacy. understand my constituents and their priorities, and
increase internal energy production by expanding SAFETY NET SERVICES: I will continue to fight I know how to get results for them in Annapolis. My
nuclear capacity while also adding cost-efficient against new or higher taxes. Government must experience is critical as we emerge from the deepest
solar and wind energy sources. live within its means, as Maryland families do. recession since the Great Depression, and as we
To balance the budget, the Administration has continue to solve difficult problems with our state
HOUSE OF DELEGATES borrowed from a special account used to collect
income tax payments. It has borrowed $700 million
budget.
PRIORITIES: My top priority is protecting children
DISTRICT 05B over the past two years. from violence and abuse. I helped pass tough measures
EDUCATION: Maryland generously funds to protect kids from sexual predators, including Megan’s
VOTE FOR ONE education K-12. State aid to education has increased Law and Jessica’s Law. I am committed to keeping the tax
$5.2 billion from 2002 to 2009. Throwing money at burden on working class families low. Finally, I support
DEMOCRAT education hasn’t produced positive results. Maryland
children can receive a passing score on the state
fully funding public education.
TRANSPORTATION: Eastern Baltimore County’s aging
Pete Definbaugh assessment test, but score below basic or failing on infrastructure suffered in this year’s harsh winter. We
QUALIFICATIONS: 3 years as President of the the federal assessment test. must repair and maintain our existing roads, including
Overlea Community Association 5 Years as ENERGY: Maryland’s limit of importing only resurfacing major thoroughfares and filling potholes. The
President of the Overlea Citizens on Patrol Work 30% of our energy needs from out-of-state must be best way to pay for these projects is by protecting our
on Baltimore County Task force: Speed Humps, increased. Maryland’s energy needs are being starved Transportation Trust Fund.
Neighborhood revitalization. Worked on the State by limiting our ability to import energy. In addition, BUSINESS TAXES: In 2007 I voted against raising the
task force: Belair Rd Streetscape worked closely we must increase our capacity for producing energy corporate income tax and the sales tax because I am
over the past decade with State, City and County effectively and efficiently. concerned about the impact of these taxes on our business
Governments on several issues Business owner
climate. Our economy will grow when local businesses
PRIORITIES: Jobs Health Care Education.
TRANSPORTATION: more efficient systems, LIBERTARIAN start hiring. One of the best ways to stimulate hiring is by
keeping our business taxes reasonable.
ridership. M. Justin Kinsey SAFETY NET SERVICES: The most common proposal
BUSINESS TAXES: Yes, Combine filing. Campaign Website: www.kinsey5b.com is to raise alcohol taxes to fund services for the
SAFETY NET SERVICES: not sure. QUALIFICATIONS: Manager of a medical disabled. While making deep cuts to the budget,
EDUCATION: Work jointly to find a solution transportation company with 85 employees; worked we provided a 10% increase for DDA programs in
without putting more burden on taxpayer’s. overseas (Iraq for 12 months and Antarctica for 5 Baltimore County this term. I support increasing
ENERGY: Solar and wind power. months) as a firefighter; volunteer firefighter and spending for these programs as the economy recovers.
former member of the Board of Directors for the EDUCATION: We fully funded our public
REPUBLICAN Hereford Volunteer Fire Company; Staff Sergeant
in the 10th Medical Regiment of the Maryland
schools during the worst recession since the Great
Depression. We cut $5.7 billion to balance our
Wade Kach Defense Force. budget, but we protected education from cuts, and
Campaign Website: www.delegatewadekach.com PRIORITIES: Eliminate the sales tax; implement a we made record investments in school construction.
QUALIFICATIONS: I have been humbled to serve “zero-based” budget system; reduce the overall size I will continue to protect our state’s investment in
Northern Baltimore County for over 30 years, of our state government; create a more “business public education.
sponsoring laws to empower homeowners and friendly” environment ENERGY: I co-sponsored a bill to re-regulate
taxpayers, preserve agricultural land and open space, TRANSPORTATION: Eliminate toll fees for electric companies because re-regulation will control
while teaming with communities to improve traffic Maryland residents. costs for the consumer and help us meet our long
and road safety. BUSINESS TAXES: Reduce the state sales tax. term energy needs. We must also create incentives,

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including tax credits, for consumers to use renewable were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide. were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide.
energy, including solar power. SAFETY NET SERVICES: I do not favor ‘sin taxes’, SAFETY NET SERVICES: The recession ripped a
historically, increases in these taxes to fund programs gaping hole in Maryland’s safety net. Taxes on beer
REPUBLICAN results in decreased sales of the taxed items. The
revenue stream shrinks while the program funding
and wine have not been raised since 1972 and liquor
taxes have been flat for two generations. I support
Bruce D. Kahl remains the same. In a budget crisis, the State needs restructuring these taxes and using the proceeds
QUALIFICATIONS: Retired Military Officer 28 to tighten its belt and cut back during this period. to repair the net by restoring funds for vulnerable
years. Currently Teacher in Baltimore County. EDUCATION: Education is one of our top population.
Resident of District 6 for 56 years. Legislative priorities; however, we can’t spend money we EDUCATION: Maryland must share more of
Liaison for National Guard Association for 12 years. don’t have. School systems need to look for non- the growing costs of K-12 education with local
PRIORITIES: Create Jobs Create Tax incentives for instructional areas that can be cut. School boards government by jurisdictions assuming responsibility
business to start and to expand. Expand education have developed bureaucracies that are very top for the retirement costs of future teachers in their
opportunities for jobless citizens. Expand retirement tax heavy. State funding must focus on maximizing system. This shift will be gradual and of lessening
exemptions for senior citizens. Enforce current laws. instruction, not enhancing bureaucracy. burden as our economy recovers, jobs return and
TRANSPORTATION: Reduce traffic clogged areas ENERGY: I believe we need to continue to search BRAC comes into play.
with combination of available Federal Funding fuel for and develop affordable, renewable energy sources. ENERGY: Maryland must make a long-time
tax funds. Review fuel tax to ensure equitable share for commitment to conservation education; continue
highway users. Roadway users to pay for road repairs and
John Olszewski Jr. investing in wind and solar power while providing
Campaign Website: www.johnnyojr.com tax incentives to encourage private investment.
expansion.
QUALIFICATIONS: I have done this job, and done New power plants are needed to meet demand and
BUSINESS TAXES: Start up businesses and business
it well. In just a few short years in office, I have technologically advanced plants fueled by manure
owners who want to expand should have reduced taxes
established myself as an energetic, enthusiastic, and solid waste supported.
during a grace period. Start up small business will be
and effective representative for my district and the
assisted with MD Funds and tax reductions. Entrepreneur
citizens of Maryland. I work hard everyday to be a
classes to be taught at community colleges to inspire
skilled and talented citizens.
representative my constituents can be proud of. REPUBLICANS
This candidate’s responses to questions concerning
SAFETY NET SERVICES: Before increasing any tax,
PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES
Carlton William Clendaniel
a extensive study of the services discussed. Taxing No response received by deadline.
were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide.
another service or product to fund unrelated sources
is questionable. Taxing gasoline to fund roads and
SAFETY NET SERVICES: I support providing Bob Long
necessary services to those who are truly in need. I Campaign Website: www.blong4md.com
driver safety makes sense. If the tax on alcohol
believe we should explore ALL options (including QUALIFICATIONS: I have been a business owner,
supported alcohol abuse or education, I would
cuts elsewhere) to ensure that services are available real estate broker, builder, church consultant for over
support it.
for those that need them. In doing so, however, we 25 years. I have taken on a lot of hard tasks and
EDUCATION: The cost share must be shared
should take great care not to upset the business completed them successfully. I don’t take no for an
with state government. Local governments cannot
climate in our state. answer and I am a problem solver.
authorize salary increases without funds to support
EDUCATION: We need to take a hard look at how This candidate’s responses to questions concerning
the pension system. Local governments must ensure
we spend money to make sure that we continue to PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES
that they have calculated all add on costs in the
maximize our return on investment in our schools. were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide.
future. The creation of a State Lottery game for
The state and local jurisdictions should work SAFETY NET SERVICES: No I would not, because
Education.
together to identify priorities that must be funded I believe we can raise revenue from other resources
ENERGY: Make efforts to tie into energy grid and
and areas that may be expendable- a true solution that are not being utilized.
create alternative energy sources to keep up with the
will require both. EDUCATION: We need more charter schools.
demand. Wind and nuclear must be addressed.
ENERGY: Maryland must continue to be a leader ENERGY: Explore green energy and our own
in promoting renewable energy as well as energy resources.
HOUSE OF DELEGATES conservation. Failing to do so will only increase our
state and country’s dependence on foreign fossil Ric Metzgar
DISTRICT 06 fuels - not only a real problem for the environment, No response received by deadline.
VOTE FOR THREE but also for our country’s economic and national
security. STATE SENATE DISTRICT 07
DEMOCRATS Mike Weir Jr. VOTE FOR ONE.
Campaign Website: DelegateMikeWeirJr.com
Joseph “Sonny” Minnick QUALIFICATIONS: I am completing my eighth
QUALIFICATIONS: I am a life-long resident of year in the House of Delegates where I serve on DEMOCRAT
the district. I have raised a family, and continue the Environmental Matters Committee. I have
to operate a family business that has been in the been an active member and officer in community Rebecca Weir Nelson
district for more than 60 years. Finally, I have almost organizations, managed political campaigns, was a Campaign Website: rebeccaforsenate.com
20 years of experience in the Maryland House of partner in a masonry business and retired as Captain QUALIFICATIONS: Mayor/Gov. Scheafer’s
Delegates. in the Balto. Co. Fire Depart. photographer, 3 Governors, UMAB,FCC., As
This candidate’s responses to questions concerning This candidate’s responses to questions concerning murder witness changed policy law to protect
PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES citizens info from criminals no longer on charging

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doc./Saved 88 miles of Neighborhoods from eminent We need to manufacture and produce green energy.
domain/supreme court case white only bi-laws/closed HOUSE OF DELEGATES Since this resource (wind/solar power) is renewable
down illegal bailbond in Essex & Edgewood. DISTRICT 07 and fee generating, MD can use its bond authority
This candidate’s responses to questions concerning to build wind/solar power stations w/o a tax increase.
PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES VOTE FOR THREE
were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide. Kristina A. Sargent
Campaign Website: www.kristinasargent.webs.com
SAFETY NET SERVICES: These increases would hurt
our vulnerable Citizens as well. Spirits are an escape, DEMOCRATS QUALIFICATIONS: Currently, I work at the
Baltimore County Workforce Development center
we need to inspire all to achieve. We need JOBS, Jeff Beard assisting Unemployment Insurance recipients with
Jobs, trade, mentor programs for unemployed. Campaign Website: www.jeffbeardfordelegate.com
Founded American Dream Newspaper for homeless, job placement training. I also have served in the
QUALIFICATIONS: As vice-president and a member Maryland Army National Guard since 2006, and am
disabled, Veterans, in 1999, as an alternative to of the Bargaining Committee of UAW Local 239,
panhandling; A HAND UP! a community and college activist.
I’ve worked very hard at building the working This candidate’s responses to questions concerning
EDUCATION: Stop having 1 Adm. for every 6 relationship between Union and Management at the
students. Class sizes have doubled resulting in less PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES
Allison Transmission plant in White Marsh. I’ve also were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide.
education, at our childrens expense. The Teachers assisted with negotiations that led to 200 new jobs at
Unions are not about Teachers or Students, they SAFETY NET SERVICES: I support increasing
the Allison plant. Maryland’s tax by a dime a drink to assist in funding
try to control the politics and half of the Districts This candidate’s responses to questions concerning
budgets. I welcome the school boards elections, now for other services for vulnerable populations.
PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES EDUCATION: Education is a very complex issue.
in 2010. were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide.
ENERGY: Naturally, wind & solar. Educate Earth My main focus for funding is ensuring that the
SAFETY NET SERVICES: No, I’m a strong proponent money that is allotted for education actually is going
Day principles, embrace being respectful. Look 7 of not creating any new taxes. Everyone has to
generations behind & ahead before making a major to education. Cutting funding for public education is
“tighten their belt fiscally” in order to help turn NOT an option.
decision for today. Educate: Honor One Father Sky, around our current economic condition.
Respect Our Mother Earth, All who walk the Earth ENERGY: Investment in alternative energy and
EDUCATION: State governments should work creating green jobs for a healthier environment. If
are Brothers and Sisters. OPPONENTS score 18% & with local government to ensure proper funding
28 % mdlcv.org. Maryland invests in renewable wind energy, this will
that targets whatever resources are necessary not only create a cleaner environment, but a stronger
to guarantee the academic success of all of our economy with jobs this proposal will create.
REPUBLICAN students.
ENERGY: Maryland should continue to move
J. B. Jennings toward promoting a truly “green environment”. I REPUBLICAN
QUALIFICATIONS: Maryland House of Delegates intend on advancing legislature that maintains a
2003-2010: Environmental Matters, Ways and balance between protecting the environment and Rick Impallaria
Means, and Judiciary Committees; Deputy fiscal responsibility. QUALIFICATIONS: I have eight years’ experience in
Minority Whip. Owner: The Mill of Hereford, protecting my constituents’ interests.
Inc. Staff Assistant to Congressman Robert L. James Ward Morrow This candidate’s responses to questions concerning
Erhlich. Maryland Air National Guard. Volunteer QUALIFICATIONS: Attorney for 20 years, 10 as PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES
Firefighter. a Baltimore prosecutor, 10 as Counsel to unions were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide.
This candidate’s responses to questions concerning representing teachers, Balto. Co. Correctional SAFETY NET SERVICES: I oppose increasing taxes
PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES officers, nurses, and 911 operators; Federal fire in general, so I oppose an increase in the beer,
were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide. fighters, police officers, doctors, nurses, Dept. of wine, and liquor taxes. A long-term solution to
SAFETY NET SERVICES: I would not support an Defense and DHS employees as well as employees of this problem is job creation by the private sector.
increase in any taxes. I believe government should be SSA and CMS. Those in need are better served by earning their own
there to help those who can’t help themselves versus This candidate’s responses to questions concerning income than by government subsidies and cradle-to-
those who won’t help themselves. Re-allocation PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES grave handouts.
of state funds from non-essential services to these were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide. EDUCATION: Put more emphasis on the students’
programs is what I would support. SAFETY NET SERVICES: I am committed to needs, rather that the needs of the teachers’ unions.
EDUCATION: The major issue facing K-12 continuing needed services to the elderly, children, ENERGY: Build new nuclear power plants
education is Teacher Pensions. The state is looking and those with special needs. In this time of regulated by the Public Service Commission to serve
to pass funding over to the counties due to non- recession, if that means a slight increase of pennies Marylanders, rather than selling cheap electricity to
uniform salaries across the state. I believe the state in liquor taxes, I would support it, but only if it is other states.
still needs to pay the pension on a base uniform very modest and the needs are specifically targeted,
not simply more taxes. Pat McDonough
salary across the state. The counties will then pay QUALIFICATIONS: Member General Assembly:
amount over base. EDUCATION: Having served as Counsel to the
American Fed. of Teachers-MD and been endorsed Health and Government Operations Comm. &
ENERGY: I support a program on the eastern shore Joint Comm. on Veterans Affairs. Talk Show
that is referred to as Fibro-Shore. This is a plan to by the Teachers Assoc. of Balto. Co., I know we
need to involve teachers and other school personnel Host, WCBM radio commentator, producer Rally
turn chicken waste into renewable green energy. for America Fox TV, Public Affairs analyst Fox
These plants are up and running successfully in in this discussion. We need the state to continue to
assist local governments. Morning News, President Rally Corp Media &
other states and counties. I support the building of Communication Network. Member of many
the new reactor at Calvert Cliffs Generation Plant. ENERGY: If the private sector will not lead, then
Maryland must undertake a serious green jobs plan. community organizations.

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This candidate’s responses to questions concerning on the essential services of government: education, budget. Evaluate metro bus system for greater
PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES public safety, environmental protection and the efficiency.
were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide. maintenance of sound infrastructure as resources BUSINESS TAXES: The people pay business taxes
SAFETY NET SERVICES: Opposed to any tax permit. in higher prices. Reduce or repeal the taxes. Cut
increase. TRANSPORTATION: A strong infrastructure is licensing fees. Repeal unnecessary, bureaucratic
EDUCATION: Initiate a more honest and effective essential for economic growth. We need a balance regulations. Become competitive to attract
use of existing funds. Promote a spirit of merit between roads for motorists and alternative headquarters like Northrup Grumman. Increased
with successful classroom teachers. Demand transportation opportunities. New construction jobs and prosperity will bring in higher tax revenues
administrators and principals provide full support contributes to our economy and its growth. It should to government.
to the classroom teacher. Zero tolerance with all be funded to the extent possible by current tolls and SAFETY NET SERVICES: Lower liquor costs attract
disruptive behavior and bullying. fare collections. out-of-state consumers bringing higher sales and
ENERGY: Balanced approached to fossil fuels, BUSINESS TAXES: Small and large businesses are profits. Maryland’s total taxes are too high now.
solar, wind, and other renewal technology especially the fundamental creators of jobs and economic Focus should be on cutting taxes to increase business
nuclear energy. prosperity in our State. We must continue and activity, jobs, which in turn will bring in more tax
expand the existing tax incentives we have for job revenue to the state and counties.
Kathy Szeliga creation, and we must find innovative ways to EDUCATION: Our education system should
Campaign Website: www.electkathy.com support small business start-up companies. become more local. Parents should have more
QUALIFICATIONS: Annapolis needs more small SAFETY NET SERVICES: I’ve sponsored legislation influence. Education should be more back to basics
business owners who understand how the laws and addressing the funding issues for vulnerable of reading, writing, math, science and history as
regulations passed by the General Assembly affect populations. The law sets inflationary cost opposed to political correctness fads. There is no
Maryland’s economy and citizens. I also have a adjustments for DDA providers. We need to look at funding crisis in education. There is a bureaucracy
degree from Towson University in education and will the whole budget. Proposals like the alcohol tax can crisis.
work to keep Maryland schools America’s best. be problematic. Dedicated funding sources can be ENERGY: Maryland relies too much on out-
This candidate’s responses to questions concerning redirected, & offset by decreases. of-state sources for electricity. Its electrical grid
PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES EDUCATION: Maryland Public Schools have been needs upgrading. The state should push for a
were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide. independently evaluated as the best in the United third nuclear power plant, and look to plentiful
SAFETY NET SERVICES: I will not support any tax States. We must maintain that record by continuing natural gas. Forcing consumers to pay higher prices
increases. Maryland has a $32 billion budget and to fund education while encouraging local boards through cap and trade and stealth fines on utilities
should be able to fund all important services with of education to continue their prudent management is not good.
this amount of money. priorities which focus on student achievement.
EDUCATION: Maryland’s schools are America’s ENERGY: Current and future energy needs can
best. Maryland spends $6.251 Billion annually on be addressed by encouraging citizens to conserve
HOUSE OF DELEGATES
public education. With an annual budget of $6.251 and take advantage of utility incentive programs. DISTRICT 08
Billion, we should be able to solve this “crisis in Alternative energy sources, such as wind and solar,
funding” and keep our schools the best in the nation. can be utilized while continuing State policies VOTE FOR THREE
ENERGY: Maryland’s population will continue to promoting competition among gas and electric
increase and consequently we will need more energy.
We should encourage energy conservation while we
commodity providers. DEMOCRATS
responsibly increase our energy production. High Ruth Baisden
energy prices have the greatest impact on the poorest REPUBLICAN Campaign Website: www.ruthbaisden.com
population and I will not support any new energy
taxes.
Dee Hodges QUALIFICATIONS: Experience includes: leading
Campaign Website: www.deehodges2010.com community advocacy groups and serving 10 years
QUALIFICATIONS: MS Finance, UB, retired as president of the Greater Parkville Community
STATE SENATE DISTRICT 08 banker, Chairman, Maryland Taxpayers Council. During this time, I lobbied for cost effective
Association, testified against 2007 Special Session solutions that address issues, spearheaded legislation
VOTE FOR ONE. tax increases and excessive spending for 15 years, that protects neighborhoods, and testified at budget
supported Taxpayer Bill of Rights to limit spending hearings.
DEMOCRAT to inflation plus population growth. Fiscal issues
volunteer in Sauerbrey campaigns.
This candidate’s responses to questions concerning
PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES
Katherine Klausmeier PRIORITIES: Jobs is greatest priority. Get there were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide.
Campaign Website: www.kathyforsenate.com by becoming business friendly, cutting taxes and SAFETY NET SERVICES: Even though the suggested
QUALIFICATIONS: I have been privileged to serve limiting government. Repeal 2007 Special Session tax increase may be minimal, many voters have
citizens of 8th District in House of Delegates and tax increases. Make Maryland a place, again, where expressed that they do not want any tax increases,
Senate of Maryland with enthusiasm and energy. our children, no matter their skills, can likely find a at this time. I would consider other means to restore
I am a life-long resident of the district, and I’ve job; and where business wants to locate. critical services.
worked closely with multiple civic organizations and TRANSPORTATION: Interstates have increased our EDUCATION: A high priority for education has
PTAs, helping them resolve issues regularly. living standards by getting product to market and earned Maryland the highest ranking schools
PRIORITIES: In these challenging economic people to jobs. Modernize MARC train system. in the Nation. By keeping fiscally responsible
times, managing State finances is my number one Leave gas tax for funding transportation projects, budgets we can continue our commitment to fully
priority. We must live within our means and focus not to fund new state programs or balance the fund education and school construction. I would

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encourage a greater collaboration between the State, ENERGY: By all means at our disposal. I would making it with less money, producing better results
County, and educators. begin by identifying as many clean energy sources as and duplicate this throughout the state. I believe
ENERGY: We should seek alternatives in clean possible, while at the same time find incentives for some jurisdictions are top heavy and need to be
energy technologies. In doing so we can strengthen people to consume less energy on a daily basis. Wind reduced. More accountability is need in the system.
our State’s economy by attracting new business and and solar energy are always available, and we must ENERGY: The need for nuclear, solar along with
creating jobs, save money with energy efficiency, and find ways to efficiently harness that power. wind power is long overdue. We need to lessen
protect our natural resources. In addition, we need the burden on the energy community with fewer
to reduce our overall energy consumption.
REPUBLICANS restrictions on building and developing these types
of energy. We need to stop following the California
Cal Bowman Joseph C. Boteler III model as we do in the legislature and develop our
Campaign Website: www.calbowman.com own model.
Campaign Website: www.joeboteler.net
QUALIFICATIONS: My wife Kaiti and I live in
QUALIFICATIONS: Member of the House,
the Villa Cresta community of Parkville, where I
consistently voted against tax increases and growing
Norma M. Secoura
am the president of the Villa Cresta Community Campaign Website: VoteNormaSecoura.com
government. Rank 4th most business friendly
Association. I am the father of a growing baby boy, QUALIFICATIONS: Comprehensive foundation
(John Shaw award) 4th most conservative delegate.
Grayson. I grew up in a disabled family, both of my & understanding of business & economic matters.
Own Print Solutions. Member Optimist Club, MD
parents were deaf and through this I learned the Extensive volunteer work experience in a variety
Taxpayers, Parkville-Carney and Overlea-Fullerton
power of communication of civic groups. Legislative Liaison (2003-2006),
Business Assocs., Carney Improvement Assoc.
This candidate’s responses to questions concerning Government and Community Relations, Baltimore
This candidate’s responses to questions concerning
PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES Metro area, MTA-MDOT. Legislation, constituent
PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES
were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide. service, community outreach.
were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide.
SAFETY NET SERVICES: I would support proposals This candidate’s responses to questions concerning
SAFETY NET SERVICES: If we are to take care of
that would increase the availability of these services. PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES
our most vulnerable, increasing taxes on businesses
Having a family that is predominately deaf has were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide.
is a bad idea. We need to grow the economy and
taught me the important role these services play in SAFETY NET SERVICES: Would be open to various
be business friendly. Our priority should be to help
ensuring that no person is marginalized. means to restore funds.
the private sector create jobs. This results in more
EDUCATION: I will support legislation to continue EDUCATION: Re-evaluate how the schools and
revenue for government.
the Maintenance of Effort program which ensures the education of children in K-12 are structured to
EDUCATION: MD schools are among the best in
that schools are not subject to the stormy economy educate students in the 21st century. Be more flexible
the country. Supported record increases in education
or whims of overzealous legislators. I will oppose on class size. There are options to teaching methods
particularly school construction. What is needed
new administrative measures that reduce the time in addition/instead of a teacher and 25 or x number
is less bureaucracy, more local control and a better
teachers spend teaching. of students.
partnership with the parents. Allow the teacher to
ENERGY: The Legislature must ensure ENERGY: Encourage alternative options for energy
teach instead of teaching to the tests.
accountability. The EmPower Maryland program sources. Solar wind power. Wind power off the
ENERGY: Cheap energy is needed to preserve our
already focuses on real tangible policies to reduce ocean. Energy conservation. Cut down waste in
high standard of living. We need to encourage new
energy usage such as switching to energy efficient lighting and other energy uses in state buildings.
forms of energy (Solar technology, alternative fuels,
light bulbs. We should encourage enforcement and
wind). Government buildings and schools should be
accountability in our utilities.
built to be energy efficient. Nuclear energy, proven to STATE SENATE DISTRICT 10
Eric Bromwell be cost effective over time, should be in the mix.
VOTE FOR ONE
Campaign Website: www.ericbromwell.com
QUALIFICATIONS: I have served in the Maryland
John Cluster
House of Delegates for the past 8 years. As I
Campaign Website: www.johncluster.com
QUALIFICATIONS: As a former member of the DEMOCRAT
promised 8 years ago, I feel I have done a great
job of remaining accessible to my constituents. I
House from 03-07 I gained valuable experience. Delores G. Kelley
Prior to that I was a small business owner, Campaign Website: senatordeloreskelley.org
communicate regularly with thousands of District
president of the local business association and I QUALIFICATIONS: In 20 years, over 90 Bills for
8 residents, so that people always know what I am
am a retired Sergeant from the Baltimore County which I was lead sponsor were signed into law.
doing and why.
Police Department. I have been very active in my Also my leadership on Legislative Committee
This candidate’s responses to questions concerning
community and the schools. of Interstate Insurance Product Regulation
PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES
This candidate’s responses to questions concerning Commission, on Maryland Sentencing Commission,
were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide.
PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES on Education Commission of the States, and as
SAFETY NET SERVICES: No. I don’t think increasing
were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide. Chair of Executive Nominations Committee.
taxes is the answer to every/any problem. We need to
SAFETY NET SERVICES: We are taxed enough. If This candidate’s responses to questions concerning
do more with less, not hike taxes and fees every time
it is found that we need more money to restore PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES
we find ourselves in tight budgetary times.
these funds we need to look at the total size of were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide.
EDUCATION: In the final hours of the 2010
government and cut waste. Our government is SAFETY NET SERVICES: I supported such proposals
legislative session, talks of shifting teacher pensions
blotted, by evaluating every department we will find in the 2010 Session, and still do. The General
to the Counties went away. Clearly, this option will
enough savings to increase budgets where it is truly Assembly needs also to reform the structure of fiscal
return in 2011. I do not feel we can simply put the
needed. No new taxes. notes, so as to document long-term savings resulting
burden on the Counties, but it may be time to open
EDUCATION: Again we need to evaluate every from prevention and early-intervention policies.
discussions to find a viable option.
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EDUCATION: Title One schools, special needs funds. construction & funding for the Thornton Bridge
students, and minority students must have no less BUSINESS TAXES: I want to review the final report of to Excellence program. We must standardize the
access to effective teachers, honors programs and AP the Maryland Business Tax Reform Commission that will pension program paid by the state to jurisdictions
classes than other students so that Maryland fully be submitted to the Governor and General Assembly by so local governments are not challenged to provide
complies with Article VIII of the State Constitution. December 15, 2010. pension funding that take needed funds..
Inter-district resource disparity must end. SAFETY NET SERVICES: Considering the National ENERGY: MD should pursue alternative sources
ENERGY: Maryland should empower the Public Economic Crisis, a number of services to Maryland’s of energy such as solar, wind, and green energy
Service Commission to develop a statewide plan for Citizens were reduced or cut. I am sensitive to the initiatives. Re-regulation will be difficult but new
meeting both transmission and generation needs, as needs of Maryland’s most vulnerable population sources of energy will create jobs, while decreasing
well as to force compliance by Maryland utilities, and will review and consider any budgetary proposal the carbon footprint on the planet, and our
including the construction of new nuclear power submitted through the Appropriation process to dependence on sources of energy that are harmful to
plants, a clean and reliable source of significant restore funding levels. the environment.
generation. EDUCATION: As the Co-Chair of the Joint
Unopposed
Legislative Work Group to Study State, County
and Municipal Fiscal Relationships, one of our
REPUBLICAN
responsibilities is to communicate with stakeholders Jeanne L. Turnock
HOUSE OF DELEGATES in order to find collaborative ways we can partner Campaign Website: www.jeanneturnockfordelegate.com
in order to support local government’s ability to QUALIFICATIONS: Retired Federal Government
DISTRICT 10 administer their Educa…… employee involved in preparing legislation at the
VOTE FOR THREE
ENERGY: The General Assembly has put forth Federal level, preparing comments for Congressional
several bills on Energy Management, which I hearings, and meetings with Federal legislators. I am
have supported. I co-sponsored Greenhouse Gas a real estate broker-owner. When the legislature is
DEMOCRATS Initiatives legislation; establishing the MD Strategic in session, I review legislation for the MD Assoc. of
Energy Investment Fund. Addressing future Realtors...
Emmett C. Burns energy needs is a multi-faceted approach to energy
QUALIFICATIONS: 4 Terms, Ph.D., Years of PRIORITIES: Return our government to fiscally
reduction, sound environ…. responsible operations and protect Maryland citizens’
Experience as Educator, Civil Rights Professional,
rights to own their own home free from onerous taxes and
Minister Shirley Nathan-Pulliam unconstitutional, unwarranted government interference.
PRIORITIES: Public safety, Education and the Campaign Website: www.shirleynathan-pulliam.com
Economy. TRANSPORTATION: Transportation priorities should
QUALIFICATIONS: I have been a nurse for over 50
TRANSPORTATION: Light rail, more car pooling; be formulated to promote the growth of business without
years. I care about the real issues that citizens face
funding by payer usage and general fund sacrificing residential sanctity, funded by those who use
and have a track record of results as a legislator. I
BUSINESS TAXES: Out of state corporations pay or enjoy the benefits of the transportation hubs. As with
have worked diligently in the Maryland Legislature
their share of taxes. everything else in government, all transportation projects
for 16 years advocating for healthcare, jobs, public
SAFETY NET SERVICES: Yes, Sin taxes help economy should pay for themselves.
safety, education and economic development.
and some taxes on public services. BUSINESS TAXES: Maryland’s business tax structure
PRIORITIES: My priorities continue to be advocating
EDUCATION: Both state and local governments definitely needs changing. Businesses are the heart blood
for quality and accessible healthcare, creating incentives
should raise revenue through economic growth. of our economy, providing the income we need to clothe,
to bring job opportunities and economic development to
ENERGY: Wind, solar and other renewable growth feed and house our families. We should do all we can to
Maryland, providing public safety to citizens, improving
sources. encourage businesses to locate and thrive in Maryland.
the public educational system, and protecting the
SAFETY NET SERVICES: I am not so sure that
environment.
Adrienne A. Jones TRANSPORTATION: I serve an area where we have a
increasing taxes is the answer to any of our
Campaign Website: www.AdrienneJones.US problems. I have seen wonderful results, however,
disjointed system of transportation that makes traveling
QUALIFICATIONS: Lifelong Baltimore County from partnerships with religious organizations in
between the County and City very difficult. The light rail,
resident. Received a Bachelor of Arts Degree this area of concern.
bus routes, and subway do not connect and increased
in Psychology from UMBC in 1976. Member, EDUCATION: I’m not so sure there is a crisis in
coordination is needed to improve the accessibility for
House of Delegates since 1997, Speaker Pro funding for public K-12 education. I believe we are
riders to the public transportation system.
Tem since 2003. Member, House Appropriation once again trying to throw money at a problem, with
BUSINESS TAXES: Not at this time. Legislature just
Committee and Chair of the House Capital Budget disastrous results. I believe more emphasis needs to
recently increased the rate for unemployment trust
Subcommittee. I put people over politics. be put on thinning out top-heavy administration,
fund. As a business owner I know that the increase was
PRIORITIES: Education - Improvements in both the demanding & rewarding quality teaching, allowing
substantial and affected my bottom line. In this time of
production of quality students and Educators, k-12 and teachers...
economic crisis I would not make any further changes.
physical condition of the school buildings. Job creation- ENERGY: Our energy needs, like all our needs,
SAFETY NET SERVICES: Yes, I would support an
Through the Capital Budget, support projects that will should be solved in Maryland and should encourage
increase in beer, wine, and liquor taxes, since there
enable real job development. Economic Development the growth of Maryland businesses and support our
have been no increases for many years. Crucial
- Partner with County Government in getting…… neighborhoods.
services such as healthcare, public safety and social
TRANSPORTATION: I am in support of alternative programs are needed to maintain the quality of life
means of transportation that reduces the sole reliance of of citizens and this is a means to provide needed
the automobile, such as the Metro, light rail systems bike funding.
paths and pedestrian walkway improvements. Funding EDUCATION: MD has a constitutional duty
should come from Federal, State, County as well as Private to fund education. We’ve continued school

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funds to support teachers, students, and classroom were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide.
STATE SENATE DISTRICT 11 activities. SAFETY NET SERVICES: I don’t support increasing
ENERGY: Conservation is the key. Buildings use the tax. I have worked in areas people call vulnerable
VOTE FOR ONE.
50% of energy. New designs and home energy and these areas are not as vulnerable as you suspect.
efficiency can reduce that by 20%-80%. I led the way EDUCATION: School vouchers, consider schools
DEMOCRAT in creating high-performance green buildings. Need when approving developments, control salary
to develop clean, alternative energy systems. These expenses.
Bobby A. Zirkin steps reduce demand and costs to consumers and ENERGY: Nuclear, wind and solar should be
No response received by deadline. decrease pollution. encouraged.
Unopposed Dana Stein Steven J. Smith
Campaign Website: www.danastein.com No response received by deadline.
HOUSE OF DELEGATES QUALIFICATIONS: I successfully sponsored bills
DISTRICT 11
during the 2006-10 term that dealt with clean energy,
financial literacy, consumer protection, smart growth
LIBERTARIAN
VOTE FOR THREE.
and other topics. I am an attorney and executive Brandon Brooks
director of Civic Works, a non-profit that engages No response received by deadline.
young adults in service and training projects.
DEMOCRATS This candidate’s responses to questions concerning
STATE SENATE DISTRICT 12
PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES
Jon S. Cardin were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide.
Campaign Website: www.joncardin.com VOTE FOR ONE
SAFETY NET SERVICES: I would consider efforts to
QUALIFICATIONS: See my website for my full bio. I maintain the safety net if they focused on specific NOTE: The two candidates running for State
have served 8 years and stand by my record. services that assist vulnerable populations. Senator responded to our questionnaire in time
This candidate’s responses to questions concerning EDUCATION: The State must work closely with for our deadline but the statement “No response
PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES local governments to ensure that the State does received by deadline” was inadvertently included
were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide. not transfer funding responsibilities that local next to their names in our Primary Voters’ Guide.
SAFETY NET SERVICES: I agree with the safety net. I governments cannot afford.
do not believe that an increase in said tax will provide the
funds necessary. The money should be taken from the
ENERGY: We must continue to put priority on
encouraging energy efficiency. It is cheaper – and
DEMOCRAT
general fund.
EDUCATION: We have been ranked number one for
more environmentally responsible – to encourage Edward J. Kasemeyer
more efficiency and build fewer new power plants. Campaign Website: www.edkasemeyer.com
two years straight in k-12 education and have fully funded We should continue to promote renewable energy. QUALIFICATIONS: I hold Senate leadership
education for 4 years. The State’s goal of 20% renewable energy by 2022 is positions that provide me a significant role in
ENERGY: Further incentives for wind and solar energy a good one. shaping the State’s fiscal policy, particularly funding
production.
of education, health and human services. District
Dan K. Morhaim
Campaign Website: www.drdanmorhaim.com
REPUBLICANS 12’s diversity enables me to evaluate policies from
multiple perspectives to ensure that the State is
QUALIFICATIONS: I am the only physician in Carol C. Byrd serving the needs of all Maryland citizens.
the House of Delegates (1994-2010). I built a QUALIFICATIONS: Baltimore Co. Republican PRIORITIES: I want to restructure the State budget
medical group and currently serve as faculty at Central Committee member 2006-present. so it balances each year without the stress of extreme
Hopkins School of Public Health and University Co-founder of Central Maryland Life Issues budget cuts, declining revenues or the need for
of Maryland. I have a record of legislative Conference. Resident of Baltimore Co. 1955-present, federal aid. Increasing the percentage of high school
accomplishments. For details please see www. graduated from Woodlawn Senior 1968, Towson graduates who attend college and enhancement of
drdanmorhaim.com “Legislative Summaries.” College 1972, taught in Howard Co. public schools. our business environment to promote job growth are
This candidate’s responses to questions concerning Married 38 yrs. I am a concerned grandmother. priorities.
PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES This candidate’s responses to questions concerning TRANSPORTATION: There must be a balanced
were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide. PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES approach to increasing access to reliable public
SAFETY NET SERVICES: I work at Health Care for were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide. transportation, both bus and rail, while ensuring
the Homeless. Vulnerable populations need support. SAFETY NET SERVICES: No response received by that adequate resources are allocated for the
Alternatives to cutting programs or raising taxes deadline. maintenance and enhancement of highway
are finding efficiencies in government operations, EDUCATION: No response received by deadline. infrastructure. It may be necessary to identify new
creating buying groups, and increasing competition ENERGY: No response received by deadline. revenue sources if the State is to meet these critical
for state contracts. I would consider a modest rise in objectives.
alcohol taxes.
J. Michael Collins BUSINESS TAXES: The adequacy of corporate taxes
QUALIFICATIONS: I have owned two successful has been recently debated. Some believe revenues
EDUCATION: My three children graduated from
businesses and currently own a real estate Brokerage. would increase if the law required “combined
Balto. Co. Public Schools. I enacted legislation (HB
I have created budgets and know how to control reporting”. A commission studying the issue will
533, 2009) so government would make collaborative
going into deficits. complete its report in December 2010. I am not
purchases to save money and reduce waste. This
This candidate’s responses to questions concerning convinced the tax structure should change but am
type of creative approach increases availability of
PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES waiting for the study results.

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SAFETY NET SERVICES: There have been very
few reductions in budgets that impact vulnerable HOUSE OF DELEGATES REPUBLICANS
populations. However, there has been no growth DISTRICT 12A Joseph D. “Joe” Hooe
in funding to accommodate the increase in those Campaign Website: www.joehooe.com
populations and their service needs. We must give VOTE FOR TWO. QUALIFICATIONS: A lifetime Maryland resident
serious consideration to an increase in alcohol taxes and community activist, Mr. Joseph Hooe earned a
but the increased revenues should not be dedicated.
EDUCATION: State aid K-12 education has not
DEMOCRATS BS, Business and Management from Johns Hopkins
University in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Hooe is a
been reduced. “Maintenance of effort” requires Steven J. DeBoy Sr. small business owner, husband and dad, volunteer
counties to fund education at prior year levels in Campaign Website: stevedeboy.com firefighter and Maryland State Inspector. Mr. Hooe
order to receive increased state funding. I believe QUALIFICATIONS: I am completing my second 4 is a past trustee of the Lansdowne Improvement
during this economic crisis we should consider year term in the Maryland House of Delegates. I Association.
allowing counties to request a waiver of this have over 32 years of law enforcement experience. This candidate’s responses to questions concerning
requirement upon demonstration of economic This candidate’s responses to questions concerning PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES
distress. PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide.
ENERGY: The State must pursue a balanced were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide. SAFETY NET SERVICES: Fine violators of our
approach to its energy policy to ensure adequate SAFETY NET SERVICES: I’m not in favor of raising immigration laws $1000.00 annually until our
capacity at reasonable rates. Incentivizes for the any taxes in this time of deep recession. Jobs & Federal government establishes a policy for dealing
development of renewable energy and support for employment opportunities must improve. Employed with the problem. Everyone must pay his/her fair
energy efficiency and demand reduction programs people will spend disposable income and the share and no one is above our laws. This legislation
should remain key elements of the State’s energy revenues generated from this will replenish the state could generate $350 million per year.
policy. general fund programs for vulnerable citizens, thus EDUCATION: We need to create independently
eliminating need for revenue increases. funded school districts to solve the funding crisis for
REPUBLICAN EDUCATION: I believe the counties are aware
they will assume some share of the cost of teacher
K-12 education in Maryland.
ENERGY: Addressing Maryland’s energy needs
Rick Martel pensions. Any new hires after July 1, 2011 would be will require a three step approach: First, we need to
Campaign Website: www.rickmartel.org the responsibility of the county school system that expand state owned nuclear, wind and solar power
QUALIFICATIONS: Attorney Maryland State hires the teacher. generation. Second, we need to upgrade the power
Bar 27 years, general neighborhood law practice, ENERGY: Nuclear energy at Calvert Cliffs, grid to prevent rolling blackouts. And third, we need
business and property owner, tax paying citizen. wind energy farms in Western Maryland and tax to promote personal power generation i.e. home
PRIORITIES: Fiscal responsibility; committed credits for solar power usage both commercial and solar and wind devices.
to restoring fiscal responsibility to Annapolis; residential.
making Maryland more business friendly to attract Albert L. Nalley
employers to expand creating more jobs; lower taxes James E. Malone Jr. No response received by deadline.
to spur spending/revenues. Campaign Website: www.jimmymalone.org
TRANSPORTATION: Support more efficient mass QUALIFICATIONS: I am currently Vice-Chairman
of Environmental Matters Committee and
STATE SENATE DISTRICT 42
transportation.
BUSINESS TAXES: Sales tax back to 5%; no Chairman of the Subcommittee on Motor Vehicles VOTE FOR ONE
unemployment benefits to part time or seasonal & Transportation in the House of Delegates. I live
help; abolish “millionaires tax” to increase the tax
base.
and have been involved in my community my entire
life, celebrating in July, 35 years as a member of the DEMOCRAT
SAFETY NET SERVICES: Yes. Assisting those in Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department. Jim Brochin
dire need who cannot help themselves should be a This candidate’s responses to questions concerning QUALIFICATIONS: As a businessman and a former
priority. PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES educator, I have a well-rounded perspective on
EDUCATION: We need to do more and be better were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide. how to focus funding on priorities that encompass
with less. Root out waste at every level. Do away SAFETY NET SERVICES: With our economy public safety, public education, and protecting the
with perks for jobs > $100,000/year. Share resources, improving in Maryland, I will do everything I can environment.
use existing carpets, etc. longer. Repair before to help the most vulnerable by considering anything PRIORITIES: My first priority is lessening our tax
replacing. that may be proposed. burden. Small business can’t grow if their tax burden and
ENERGY: Continue to explore alternative safe EDUCATION: We have funded K-12 in Maryland unemployment insurance is too high. My next priority is
sources while being more responsible and efficient with a record number of dollars makings us #1 in full funding of Thornton, so public schools can continue
with existing energy sources. the nation for the 2nd year in a row. We have done to flourish. I also want to freeze tuition increases in the
this with a close working relationship with the University of Maryland System.
counties, city and all municipalities to make sure TRANSPORTATION: Building more roads isn’t a cost
everyone gets their fair share. effective option for expanding transportation possibilities.
Democracy is NOT ENERGY: I have been working on this important We must preserve open space & decrease our fossil fuel
a spectator sport. issue for the last eight years. Low and medium speed demand by providing alternatives to cars. Investing in bike
vehicles are all electric on our roads, tax credits for

VOTE on Tuesday, baths & public transportation will support smart growth,
wind and solar energy, producing new technology economic development, and ...
November 2nd! for all batteries to go longer distances, and HOV BUSINESS TAXES: I believe the corporate income tax
lanes for these vehicles on our highways.

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increase of 2007 should be rescinded. I also believe that ENERGY: Energy conservation provides the highest
the Dept of Labor Licensing & Regulation should be HOUSE OF DELEGATES return on investment. The government should lead
working with businesses rather than AGAINST them. DISTRICT 42 in conserving energy with green improvements to
This adversarial relationship has created hurdles for schools and state facilities. More incentives need
businesses without enhancing public safety VOTE FOR THREE to be provided to businesses and homeowners to
SAFETY NET SERVICES: Services for our vulnerable conserve. I support the development of wind energy
citizens can be restored without raising taxes.
We simply need to prioritize. I don’t think state DEMOCRATS offshore.

government should give tax credits to developers, aid Lori Albin Stephen W. Lafferty
to private colleges, or engage in corporate welfare. Campaign Website: www.delegatelafferty.com
Campaign Website: www.lorialbin.com
These three items cost taxpayers millions. QUALIFICATIONS: I have been an effective
QUALIFICATIONS: My experience working in
EDUCATION: As long as we continue to fully member of the House since 2007, serving on the
Annapolis taught me to navigate the legislative
fund Thornton, I do not believe we have a crisis in Environmental Matters Committee. For many years,
process and gave me a first-hand look at the way
funding public education. However, I do believe the I have been an active leader on neighborhood, land
our system works. This familiarity, coupled with
state has too many testing requirements, and that we use, seniors, housing and environmental issues. I
a working knowledge of the budget and other
are too focused on teaching our kids how to respond have worked to revitalize neighborhoods and as a
important legislation, will allow me to become
to a test. lawyer and teacher.
immediately be an effective legislator.
ENERGY: During my 8 years in the Senate, I have This candidate’s responses to questions concerning
This candidate’s responses to questions concerning
consistently supported renewable energy. This is PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES
PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES
our only hope. A combination of wind, solar, clean were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide.
were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide.
burning coal, and safe nuclear energy are our only SAFETY NET SERVICES: The proposal to increase
SAFETY NET SERVICES: Yes. Taxes on beer and wine
way out of our hopeless addiction to toxic coal-fired alcohol taxes would direct money to much needed
in the state of Maryland were last increased in 1972;
power plants and our dependency on fossil fuels. health care services. In these very hard economic
the excise tax on distilled spirits in 1955. Increasing
times, we need resources for a safety net as part of
the tax on these items to levels more aligned with
our efforts to create and retain jobs. I believe such
REPUBLICAN other states would provide a ready source of funding
for these services.
a tax could be appropriate if the funds are properly
directed.
Kevin Carney EDUCATION: We must continue to fully fund
EDUCATION: The state must continue funding
Campaign Website: www.voteforcarney.com Thornton and continue to invest in capital
school construction and the Aging Schools program.
QUALIFICATIONS: I am a small business owner improvements. Investment in intervention/
We must avoid creating new programs that burden
that has created hundreds of jobs in my career, prevention and innovative programs will better
local governments. Clearly, we need a different
know how to balance a budget and make payroll prepare Maryland’s children for the future and save
formula for funding teacher pensions, as well. I do
- the most important issue facing Marylanders is taxpayers millions of dollars in the long term.
support a continuation of the state investment in
the economy; I have the qualifications to get our ENERGY: Alternative energy sources should be
local schools.
economy back on the right track. Juris Doctorate at the forefront of Maryland’s priorities. Utility
ENERGY: Aggressively. We must reduce our
and a B.S. in Business Admis. companies must be encouraged to implement
reliance on fossil fuels. We need a multi-faceted
PRIORITIES: Cut state spending and promote economic clean energy practices. Increased funding for R&D
approach, with incentives for conservation, requiring
growth. in clean energy technologies will stimulate the
public buildings to reduce consumption, requiring
TRANSPORTATION: Restoring Baltimore County’s expansion of clean energy sources and the green jobs
all state funded building improvements to enhance
funding for transportation is a top priority. sector.
energy conservation, and supporting wind energy.
BUSINESS TAXES: Yes, I believe we need to cut the
personal income and corporate income taxes as well as Oz Bengur
institute a payroll holiday. Campaign Website: www.ozbengur.com
QUALIFICATIONS: I have 30 years experience
REPUBLICANS
SAFETY NET SERVICES: I do not support increasing
any taxes at this critical time in our state’s economic financing public projects and businesses. I have also Susan Aumann
health. started and run a business that employs hundreds. Campaign Website: www.susanaumann.com
EDUCATION: Balto. Co. loses education dollars if Creating jobs is not just a campaign slogan. I’ve QUALIFICATIONS: I’ve served almost eight years
GCEI is instituted, therefore I would fight to ensure done it. My public service has included working with in the legislature, working on the Appropriations
GCEI is not funded. Otherwise, MD has increased troubled kids and serving as a board member of Committee and a variety of other subcommittees.
education spending to record levels, therefore there non-profits. In this work, I have advocated for my constituents
is no funding crisis. I would fight to put more dollars This candidate’s responses to questions concerning and the community. I’ve been a liaison between
into classrooms rather than administration buildings. PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES our neighborhoods and the General Assembly to
ENERGY: We need to fully support the were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide. improve communication lines.
development of nuclear energy. SAFETY NET SERVICES: I look forward to the fight This candidate’s responses to questions concerning
to increase the tax on alcohol beverage sales which I PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES
support. were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide.
Democracy is NOT EDUCATION: I don’t agree with requiring local SAFETY NET SERVICES: Tax increases in this
a spectator sport. governments to absorb more of the pension precarious economy will not help safety net services.
obligations for teachers. This could result in reduced They invariably lead to further job losses which

VOTE on Tuesday,
November 2nd!
funding for schools and/or higher taxes. We need to
address the long-term pension obligation the state
faces in order to maintain education funding.
affect the most vulnerable people. Small businesses
would be disproportionately affected by these types
of taxes.

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EDUCATION: I do not believe there is a “crisis in EDUCATION: There is no crisis in education as Council Chairman. For 12 years Kevin served on
funding” in education. It has increased significantly funding. By any measure, we are spending more on the Democratic State Central Committee, where he
every year since 2002 when the Thornton plan was K-12 than ever before. The state and counties should was Baltimore County Chair. He maintains his law
implemented. State and local governments must work together to address the looming problems in practice in Towson and served as an Assistant State’s
work together to improve the delivery of educational funding teacher pension costs in order to sustain the Attorney for Baltimore.
services by including parents and teachers in all system in the long-term. DEVELOPMENT: Redevelopment of our traditional
aspects. ENERGY: We should address our energy needs commercial corridors is vital to spurring new
ENERGY: More effort needs to be expended by with an “all of the above” approach which stresses economic growth in the County. Kevin believes
the State to promote energy efficiency, especially in conservation, wind, solar, nuclear, natural gas and government should proactively encourage more
government buildings and facilities. Working with traditional forms of energy. We should work to investment in our venerable communities through
utility companies throughout the State to provide lessen our dependence on foreign energy sources by tax credits and capital investments.
energy audits and conservation awareness is also developing our vast resources of domestic energy. ENERGY/SUSTAINABILITY: Kevin will use Baltimore
important to prepare for the future. County Government as the model to promote
energy conservation and will continue to support
John C. Fiastro Jr. BALTIMORE COUNTY incentives for “Green” buildings such as those
Campaign Website: www.fiastro.com OFFICES already approved by the Council.
QUALIFICATIONS: The small business community ENVIRONMENT/COMMUNITY DESIGN: He
is underrepresented in Annapolis. With 14 years supports a system of interconnected greenways
of experience in small business, I will provide a COUNTY EXECUTIVE along stream corridors that would provide buffering
unique perspective as to what businesses need today to protect water quality and promote wild life
VOTE FOR ONE
to be profitable and to create jobs. I also served habitat as well as passive recreational opportunities
as a Legislative Aide during the 2005 and 2006 The COUNTY EXECUTIVE is the chief for our citizens. This would be implemented through
Legislative Session. administrative officer of Baltimore County. The review and revision of development plans.
This candidate’s responses to questions concerning County Executive provides direction to all county
PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES departments and proposes plans, programs, budget,
were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide. policies and legislation to the County Council. REPUBLICAN
SAFETY NET SERVICES: With 13 years of experience ANNUAL SALARY: $150,000 per year.
in the hospitality industry I have seen how taxes TERM: Four years with a term limit of two terms.
Kenneth C. Holt
Campaign Website: www.kenholt2010.com
have hurt the members of our industry. The cigarette HOW ELECTED: Elected countywide.
QUALIFICATIONS: Former Member, Maryland
tax increase put many bars and restaurants out Candidates for County Executive were General Assembly, Member, Committee on
of the business of selling tobacco. This cost these
businesses revenue and jobs. I will not support asked the following questions: Appropriations. Past President, Baltimore County
QUALIFICATIONS: What are your Police Foundation Past Member, Baltimore County
alcohol tax increases.
Human Relations Commission Past Member,
EDUCATION: The 42nd District has some of the qualifications for this office? Baltimore County Master Plan Advisory Committee
best schools in the state. The real threat to school DEVELOPMENT: Where do you envision Investment Executive Farmer
funding is the over 15 billion dollars in funded
pension liability we have for retired government redevelopment occurring in the county? DEVELOPMENT: Redevelopment should be focused
What is the role of the county government within the Urban Rural Demarcation Line (URDL).
workers. The state must reform government pensions
Older neighborhoods should receive “fast track”
beginning with legislator’s pensions. in guiding this redevelopment? permitting, flexibility on permiable surface rules
ENERGY: In light financial realities of today,
Maryland should recognize that both its citizens
ENERGY/SUSTAINABILITY: What new and planned with common sense. The County
initiatives would you propose in order to must provide financial and regulatory support with
and its industries need inexpensive energy. Before we
meaningful incentives.
adopt new and expensive forms of energy creation, promote energy conservation and the use ENERGY/SUSTAINABILITY: Electric vehicles,
we should recognize that there is an immediate of green technologies in building practices? biomass energy consumption, energy efficient
financial impact on job creators and families.
ENVIRONMENT/COMMUNITY building standards, recyclable materials required
William J. Frank DESIGN: How would you implement and in building construction, establishing a vocational
QUALIFICATIONS: Lifelong Marylander; active education center to develop advanced research
encourage creation of more greenways knowledge and a workforce skilled in energy
in community activities for 25 years; master’s in
management from Johns Hopkins; B.A., political countywide such as walking and bike efficiency.
science from Mount St. Mary’s; married for 24 paths, golf courses and family-friendly ENVIRONMENT/COMMUNITY DESIGN: Link
years; three children; elected to House of Delegates parks? Mindful of budget constraints, how existing recreational and park facilities with walking,
in 2002 - present; chief deputy minority whip; biking and horseback riding paths. Create hubs
member of Judiciary Committee.
important are they to you? from which greenways radiate. Develop a county
This candidate’s responses to questions concerning wide plan with completion date. Partner with private
PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and BUSINESS TAXES DEMOCRAT landowners. Active recreation and enhancement of
green space is an important priority.
were included in the Primary Election Voters’ Guide.
SAFETY NET SERVICES: I do not support a tax Kevin Kamenetz
increase on Marylanders, including alcohol taxes. Campaign Website: www.kevinforthecounty.com
We can fully fund important services without raising QUALIFICATIONS: Kevin has served on the
taxes. County Council for 16 years, including four terms

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ENVIRONMENT/COMMUNITY preserve rural areas of the county from encroaching
COUNTY COUNCIL development and suburban sprawl. Our focus
DESIGN: How would you implement and
Members of the Council pass legislation, adopt should be on increasing quality of life and access
encourage creation of more greenways to amenities inside the URDL to reduce pressure to
the budget, set the county tax rate and exercise
planning, zoning and subdivision responsibilities. county-wide such as walking and bike develop outside it.
The Council makes appointments to the offices, paths, golf courses and family-friendly ENVIRONMENT/COMMUNITY DESIGN: I am
committees and commissions that are directly very supportive of investments in parks and trails
parks? Mindful of budget constraints, how through grant programs such as NeighborSpace, and
responsible to the legislative branch.
ANNUAL SALARY: $54,000 for council members
important are they to you? as part of regional transportation & development
and $60,000 for council president. plans. Such investments are crucial to reducing
TERM: Four years with no term limits. COUNTY COUNCIL traffic congestion, making local businesses more
HOW ELECTED: The county is divided into seven accessible, and increasing recreational space.
council districts. Each district is represented by one
DISTRICT 1
council member who must reside in that district and
who is elected by only those citizens who reside in
VOTE FOR ONE. REPUBLICAN
that specific district. Steve Whisler
Candidates for County Council were DEMOCRAT Campaign Website: www.ElectWhisler.com
QUALIFICATIONS: Active in the community for
asked the following questions: Tom Quirk many years, I’ve led the area’s largest community
QUALIFICATIONS: What are your Campaign Website: www.votetomquirk.com group and the Coalition for the Preservation of
QUALIFICATIONS: As a financial planner I am
qualifications for this office? uniquely qualified to provide the leadership we
SW Baltimore County. I’m the only candidate that
PRIORITIES: What would be your two has managed million dollar budgets, contracts, and
need during challenging times. This, coupled with pensions. A retired military combat veteran, I want
highest priorities as a Baltimore County my experience as President of my community and to continue serving!
Council member? Why do you choose advocacy on economic development issues, mean PRIORITIES: 1) Get neighbors back to work. The
that I can evaluate matters from diverse perspectives county unemployment rate is way above the state’s
these two as your priorities? and make tough choices. rate. High taxes & fees and poor policies have
TRANSPORTATION: How would you PRIORITIES: I was compelled to run by the recent slowed our recovery. 2) Stop the reckless spending
provide county residents with more transit recession which has left families and governments on and borrowing spree. In 10 years, we over-funded
tenuous ground. As such, my priorities are to protect
opportunities to areas within the county as the integrity of our budget and the County’s AAA
government $2 billion and nearly tripled our debt to
well as to areas throughout the Baltimore $1.4 billion.
bond rating while ensuring the quality of core public TRANSPORTATION: I’ll make smarter choices with
metropolitan region? services such as schools and public safety. capital improvement projects to improve traffic
LAW ENFORCEMENT: Speed cameras TRANSPORTATION: I believe we need to make conditions and encourage more use of mass transit.
investments in our infrastructure that will encourage
are now in place in some Baltimore the use of regional public transit between residential
County school zones. What is your and employment centers and encourage local
position on expanding their use on county alternatives to vehicular traffic. Job growth and
BALTIMORE
roads? development should be centered around areas with
existing infrastructure. COUNTY
DEVELOPMENT: Explain your vision for LAW ENFORCEMENT: I support speed cameras
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growth and redevelopment in the urban in school zones. Expanding their use should be
DISTRICTS
areas of the county while preserving open evaluated on a street by street basis based on
quantifiable trends in vehicular speed, proximity
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spaces in those areas. Are current zoning to town centers and recreational facilities where
regulations adequate to address these pedestrian activity is prevalent or accident rates are
needs? Defend your answer. high.
EDUCATION: The 2010 General DEVELOPMENT: I believe in revitalizing mature
neighborhoods and business corridors, establishing
Assembly considered proposals to modify
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I’ll support the MTA Red Line effort’s heavy rail property by Stevenson University are two issues of LAW ENFORCEMENT: I am against speed cameras
option and ensure speedy service that is integrated importance to our area. Our current middle schools in general. There are more effective ways to promote
with area bus routes. I’ll also ensure an adequate are overcrowded and we are in need of green space. safe driving in school zones (e.g. police officers,
police presence. TRANSPORTATION: Public transportation is a speed bumps, traffic control devices, etc.) Speeders
LAW ENFORCEMENT: I’m open to the use of speed complex issue. I believe that Baltimore County will are not deterred by getting a $40 ticket in the mail
cameras in areas of well-documented speeding have to work closely with our state representatives to four weeks after the infraction.
violations and significant threats to area residents. improve current transportation choices and also to DEVELOPMENT: Prospective property owners in
I will not tolerate the proliferation of cameras as a provide additional transportation opportunities. urban areas should be given tax credits if they agree
means of revenue generation for the county. I want LAW ENFORCEMENT: Expanded use of speed to donate a small portion of their property to the
citizens, not tax collectors, to determine if cameras cameras on our County roads would allow our County for open space.
are needed. police officers to focus on community safety and less EDUCATION: School board officials should be
DEVELOPMENT: I’m very concerned about the lack on traffic monitoring. appointed and/or elected at the local level, not
of open space in our region. We must first revitalize DEVELOPMENT: There must be a balance within appointed by Annapolis.
existing concrete jungles and not leap so easily to our communities. Business growth and smart URBAN RURAL DEMARCATION LINE (URDL):
pave over open space and lose our environment. I development is key to prospering communities. I am not a proponent of expanding the URDL
want smart, high-quality zoning and development Allowing our older communities to decay while new boundaries. However, the County should allow
that attracts families, great jobs, and business development occurs further into the suburbs is not people living outside the URDL to hook up to the
opportunities. a recipe for success. There will need to be re-zoning County water and sewer lines if the local residents
EDUCATION: Currently, the Governor selects considerations. and/or developers foot the bill.
school board members. I am in favor of citizens EDUCATION: Our current system of appointing ENVIRONMENT/COMMUNITY DESIGN: In difficult
electing their own, non-partisan school board school board members is not working. I believe that times, sacrifices need to be made. I do not believe
members. I would prefer school board members be school board members should be elected and should this is the right economic climate to be spending
accountable to the citizens whose children attend be more representative of the citizens who attend taxpayer money on golf courses. County tax dollars
our schools, instead of a Governor who may not be and work in our school system. Citizens need to have should be earmarked for projects that encourage
a resident of our county. their voices heard on education issues. businesses to relocate to Baltimore County.
URBAN RURAL DEMARCATION LINE (URDL): URBAN RURAL DEMARCATION LINE (URDL):
Considering the URDL has not moved for decades, Maintaining the URDL is critical for our district’s COUNTY COUNCIL
I’d consider responsible changes in the URDL future. Maintaining the URDL boundaries
that protects the environment and allows us to is necessary to protect our water and sewer DISTRICT 3
accommodate expected population growth over the infrastructure. Our aging mains are not equipped to
coming decades. I want an end to extreme traffic handle an expansion of the URDL. VOTE FOR ONE.
congestion, school trailers, and over-crowding inside ENVIRONMENT/COMMUNITY DESIGN: Open
the URDL.
ENVIRONMENT/COMMUNITY DESIGN: I want to
space in our communities is critical to maintaining
the quality of life in Baltimore County. I have
DEMOCRAT
ensure residents are involved in development projects. followed the Western County Bicycle and Pedestrian Ben Sutley
I’ll preserve funding for the county’s Department Plan study that is currently underway. Our current Campaign Website: www.votesutley.com
of Parks & Recreation to ensure our kids have development process needs revision to include larger QUALIFICATIONS: A life-long resident of the 3rd
meaningful after-school and summer activities. I’ll tracts of green space. district with 3 children in the local public schools,
support groups like NeighborSpace that work with I hold two post-graduate degrees with successful
communities to save & use open space.
REPUBLICAN completion of Law School. Professionally, I am
a former teacher, current practicing attorney, and
COUNTY COUNCIL Jon M. Herbst co-founder of the health related business IWS, www.
Campaign Website: www.JonHerbst.com chooseiws.com.
DISTRICT 2 QUALIFICATIONS: I have been a licensed Maryland PRIORITIES: 1. Fiscal Responsibility - Jim Smith is
attorney for approximately 7 years. I practice leaving the county is terrific shape even during these
VOTE FOR ONE. recessionary times. However, this needs to continue
business and real estate law in Towson and I have
seen first-hand the effect this recession has had on when considering economic forecasts for the
DEMOCRAT small businesses across the County. foreseeable future. 2. Public Safety - its one the most
important functions of local government.
PRIORITIES: My first priority would be to help
Vicki Almond struggling businesses in Baltimore County by TRANSPORTATION: How appealing is it to stand
Campaign Website: vickialmond.org offering tax credits, improving the transportation in the rain and wait for a bus, or be dropped off on
QUALIFICATIONS: My 25 years of service in infrastructure and generally making Baltimore the side of a busy road with no sidewalk, shoulder
public schools, working with our police and fire County an attractive place in which to do business. or lighting (see Warren Rd in Cockeysville as an
departments, leading community groups, in state We need to encourage our businesses to stay in example)? I would first seek to improve the quality
government, and in Baltimore County Democratic Baltimore County. of existing transit, at a minimum, and then look to
politics has provided me with the experience and TRANSPORTATION: I support funding for its expansion.
expertise to provide our citizens with responsible transportation, but only if it is cost-effective. We LAW ENFORCEMENT: Critics say it is merely a
and ethical leadership. need to curtail the bureaucracy in our County ‘revenue grab’, but the bottom line is that we are
PRIORITIES: A future site for a new middle school agencies, reduce wasteful spending and invest in not suppose to speed, and so long as it is fineable
and the acquisition of the remaining Rosewood modernizing our transportation infrastructure. only without effecting driving records, than I am not

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opposed to it. Besides, it may just save a few lives the fullest attention that it deserves, so please refer to
along the way. my website to see my views on this issue. I believe in COUNTY COUNCIL
DEVELOPMENT: The 3rd district is unique in that land conservation and property rights. DISTRICT 5
it is comprised of so much more open land and EDUCATION: I feel that we should have an elected
agriculture than the rest of the county. I certainly school board to make them more accountable for VOTE FOR ONE.
lean strongly toward preservation in this area. their actions.
Redevelopment is appealing if done responsibly to
uphold or improve the integrity of the existing area.
URBAN RURAL DEMARCATION LINE (URDL): I am
in favor of leaving the URDL the way it stands. DEMOCRAT
EDUCATION: Baltimore County has some of ENVIRONMENT/COMMUNITY DESIGN: I would Mike Ertel
the best schools in the country. One of the biggest look for ways to expand our parks and recs by Campaign Website: www.TellErtel.com
responsibilities of the local government is the deverting monies away from wasteful projects to QUALIFICATIONS: I’ve spent the past two decades
selection of Board members. If the elected council help expand greenways to meet the needs of growing serving the 5th District. • President – Greater
members and executive have done a poor job in comunities. This is very important to me and I Towson Council of Community Associations • Chair
their selections, then there is a process to remove our would encourage creation through communication - Optimist Club Oratorical program, which mentors
leaders. and feedback from community associations. youth in Loch Raven Village. • Coach - Parkville and
URBAN RURAL DEMARCATION LINE (URDL): As a Towson Rec Councils. See more: TellErtel.com/
possible representative of the 3rd district, I would
represent my constituents’ desire which to date is
COUNTY COUNCIL biography
PRIORITIES: 1. Keep our neighborhoods stable
overwhelmingly against moving the URDL any DISTRICT 4 by pushing hard to improve schools, re-develop
further north than it already exists. Should there be areas for the 21st Century, and enforce zoning and
an argument that changes this overwhelming view, VOTE FOR ONE.
nuisance crime laws. 2. Make our District more
than I would be open to consider a change. attractive to homebuyers and businesses through
ENVIRONMENT/COMMUNITY DESIGN: As a co-
founder of a business that encourages improved
DEMOCRAT low taxes and great amenities. See more: TellErtel.
com/core-beliefs
health, I am always eager to seek ways for greater Julian Earl Jones Jr. (Write-in) TRANSPORTATION: The County Council does
participation in exercise. However, such zeal does, in not have jurisdiction over many transit issues. But
reality, have budget contraints. If I am successful in Kenneth N. Oliver
QUALIFICATIONS: Currently in my second term on I would favor more East-West lines throughout the
rooting out government waste, than yes, that could 5th District. I would also be interested in creative
free up additional funds. the Baltimore County Council. I have served on the
Baltimore County Planning Board and chaired it for solutions, such as the city’s shuttle bus system. We
3 years, served on Board of Directors of Northwest must fight to keep the cost of public transportation
REPUBLICAN Hospital and the Baltimore County Leadership down.
LAW ENFORCEMENT: If speed cameras are
Program.
Todd Huff This candidate’s responses to questions expanded, I’d only vote for them for school zones
Campaign Website: www.friendsoftoddhuff.org concerning PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and LAW and possibly residential areas that have speeding
QUALIFICATIONS: Lifetime involvement in ENFORCEMENT were included in the Primary Election problems. I am not in favor of speed cameras merely
small business, past Pres. of Towson Chamber of Voters’ Guide. as a means of revenue enhancement.
Commerce, President of my home owners group ( DEVELOPMENT: Future development of the DEVELOPMENT: I am experienced in bringing
D.V.I.A. ) past board member of C.A.B.A Credit county’s urban areas must provide a balance communities together with developers to create
Union, past Trustee of Towson Elks, member of between the built environment and the provision useful, inspired projects. We need to replace our
Towson Junior Chamber of Commerce, member of or redevelopment of active open space such as aging shopping centers with modern solutions. This
Hereford Business Zone, lifetime 4-H member. NeighborSpace programs. need not infringe on open space. Current zoning
PRIORITIES: I would like to see Votec in schools EDUCATION: The Baltimore County School Board laws should be made more flexible to allow for more
to give our children a more diversifide education currently has 13 members to include the President. creative development.
that will allow them more opportunities and choices Each council member should be allowed to select EDUCATION: The selection of county school
to succeed in the work force. This would also help one member and the County Executive and the board members by the governor should be changed.
fill positions in industries in much need of skilled Governor three each. I believe a school board that is a hybrid of elected
workers. More business to help with unemployment. URBAN RURAL DEMARCATION LINE (URDL): I persons and appointees at the county level would
TRANSPORTATION: We have a very well run transit would enact stronger measures for preserving the be more accountable to the people who live here.
system through the State MTA. I have been involved rural land uses, retaining the agriculture industry, Additionally, I am proud to have received the
with shuttle bus ideas and will keep an open mind to and protecting the county’s natural resources. I will endorsement of TABCO.
new ideas. not move the URDL Line. URBAN RURAL DEMARCATION LINE (URDL): I
LAW ENFORCEMENT: I have payed close attention ENVIRONMENT/COMMUNITY DESIGN: I would would like to see the current URDL boundaries
to the impact the cameras are having in the encourage more communities to work with preserved. It is a treasure that we have rural areas so
communties where they are already in place. The NeighborSpace which will only grow stronger as close by in Baltimore County. I worry that if inner-
cameras are not meeting their purpose. I would we consider the Master Plan that will guide the ring communities are allowed to deteriorate or are
like to see the money spent on this program go to growth in the County through 2020. A hallmark of choked with too much growth, future pressure to
hiring more police officers to make our schools and quality in any redevelopment effort is the creation or develop into the URDL will increase.
roadways safer for everyone. preservation of green space. ENVIRONMENT/COMMUNITY DESIGN: Very
DEVELOPMENT: This issue is very near and to my important. In the 5th District, I’d like to see the
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new park in downtown Towson, and preservation an asset on the County Council. First, we need to Administration including Martin State Airport.
and completion of parks in Perry Hall, Parkville and focus on connecting older neighborhoods that lack Lifetime resident of Eastern Baltimore County with
Cub Hill. I’d also welcome a skateboard park and a sidewalk connections. In the long term, I want to active roles in various community organizations
dog park. Area streams are a concern. build the Perry Hall Trail and fund the pedestrian including the Knights of Columbus and PHIA.
improvements envisioned for central Towson. Spokersperson for LifeBridge Health.
REPUBLICAN This candidate’s responses to questions
COUNTY COUNCIL concerning PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and LAW
David Marks ENFORCEMENT were included in the Primary Election
Campaign Website: www.votedavidmarks.com DISTRICT 6 Voters’ Guide.
QUALIFICATIONS: I’ve worked for 15 years to DEVELOPMENT: Managed growth is essential to
VOTE FOR ONE. a vibrant economy, but should be carefully plotted
improve Baltimore County’s communities: getting
a new library built in Perry Hall, preserving Loch and executed in accordance with infrastructure,
Raven Elementary School, and starting the planning DEMOCRAT educational and other service needs. I favor
encouraging growth in designated areas. We
process for the Towson Shuttle. I’ll bring badly-
needed expertise in transportation and planning to Cathy Bevins encourage it through zoning and legislative tools
the County Council. Campaign Website: www.cathybevins.com such as tax increment financing.
PRIORITIES: In the short term, we need to QUALIFICATIONS: During the last six years, I have EDUCATION: Our children are our future and
guide Baltimore County out of the recession served as County Executive Jim Smith’s Constituent as a father, I place an extremely high value on
without raising taxes. In the long term, we need Services Rep. This has provided me with extensive good quality and accessible public education for
to reform county government and invest in school governmental knowledge at all levels. I have been all children. I believe our school board members
modernization and transportation. Our county’s active in my community and served in the PTA for should be elected by councilmanic districts. I oppose
potential is limited by aging schools and roads that 22 years and as a volunteer in my children’s schools. appointed boards because they are not directly
are paralyzed by gridlock. This candidate’s responses to questions accountable.
TRANSPORTATION: I’ve worked for 14 years concerning PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and LAW URBAN RURAL DEMARCATION LINE (URDL): As I
in the transportation industry, serving for four ENFORCEMENT were included in the Primary Election previously stated, I support managed growth and as
years as Chief of Staff at the state transportation Voters’ Guide. such only support moving the URDL boundaries
department. I strongly support funding for transit DEVELOPMENT: Baltimore County’s unique when we can afford it, when we need it and when it
that makes sense, such as the Towson Shuttle, the land use policies have contributed to its success. can match other infrastructure outlays.
County Ride program for seniors, and more reliable With 80% of residents living on 30% of the land, ENVIRONMENT/COMMUNITY DESIGN: I love
MARC train service. redevelopment is critical for success in the future. taking my daughter to county parks. I think we
LAW ENFORCEMENT: I prefer other strategies, Zoning regulations are adequate but must be flexible ought to consider new tax breaks to development
such as traffic calming, a stronger police presence, to allow for high-quality development to improve that incorporates new parks beyond existing laws
and more thoughtful development policies. As a Baltimore County. and regulations. We have a check off box on our
former President of the Perry Hall Improvement EDUCATION: With the national acclaim of state income taxes for publicly-financed elections.
Association and as a transportation professional, Baltimore County’s school system and the What about a checkoff box for new parks?
I believe these approaches have greater consensus responsive nature of the appointed school board, I
would not support modifying the selection process.
among the public.
The results of high student achievement illustrate
COUNTY COUNCIL
DEVELOPMENT: The county should give developers
flexibility to creatively renovate commercial areas that providing a high quality education is the focus DISTRICT 7
such as Towson Commons and the Perry Hall of our board.
URBAN RURAL DEMARCATION LINE (URDL): VOTE FOR ONE.
Square Shopping Center. In older areas, we should
support redevelopment if the design is attractive, Maintaining the URDL in or very near to its current
friendly to pedestrians, and integrated with the rest status is important. In rare cases, the URDL may
need to be altered however, those cases should be
DEMOCRAT
of the community.
EDUCATION: For eight years, I have worked to rare and for unique circumstances that serve to John “Johnny O” Olszewski Sr.
reduce school overcrowding, a problem that affects improve Baltimore County for public health or QUALIFICATIONS: I have served as councilman for
communities from Towson to Perry Hall. Based public safety. the 7th councilmanic district in Baltimore County
on that experience, I strongly support an elected, ENVIRONMENT/COMMUNITY DESIGN: Quality of for the past 12 years.
nonpartisan School Board. Voters should pick life amenities are very important to the success of This candidate’s responses to questions
their School Board members, not the governor of Baltimore County. We must always seek to improve concerning PRIORITIES, TRANSPORTATION and LAW
Maryland. our open space/parks system. We must also be aware ENFORCEMENT were included in the Primary Election
URBAN RURAL DEMARCATION LINE (URDL): of our fiscal responsibilities so that we can maintain Voters’ Guide.
Since 1967, the Urban Rural Demarcation Line our current system to a high quality that all residents DEVELOPMENT: I believe we need to be smart
has prevented sprawl from consuming Baltimore expect. about our development. Most importantly we need
County’s rural communities. The county cannot community imput on any future development plans.
afford to subsidize the cost of infrastructure beyond
the URDL. I support thoughtfully developing
REPUBLICAN The citizens most affected by the development
should be ones involved in discussions with the
communities inside the URDL. Ryan Nawrocki developer to help develop what type of open space
ENVIRONMENT/COMMUNITY DESIGN: My QUALIFICATIONS: Valued memeber of the should be required finally.
background in the transportation industry will be Ehrich administration at the Maryland Aviation EDUCATION: I believe the system in place is

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working fine-- In Baltimore County we have had Judiciary since 2000, including, as a judicial law DEATH PENALTY: I believe the death penalty is a
many individuals with educational backgrounds that clerk in the Balto. County Circuit Court. I work in necessary tool that prosecutors need. The decision
have been appointed and have looked out for the the Maryland Legislature as a Legislative Director to file a Death Penalty Notice is made on a case-by-
well being of the students of Baltimore County. and Administrator. I hold two degrees, including a case basis. I examine the facts in each case against
URBAN RURAL DEMARCATION LINE (URDL): Where Juris Doctor. I was a finalist to be considered as the the law and determine if the case warrants the death
possible we should make greenways a part of our interim Clerk. penalty.
Master Plan 2020. We should look into having GOALS: I intend to bring a new direction in JUVENILE JUSTICE: While new and innovative
these initatives planned out and when resources leadership that will be pro-active in identifying counseling programs show promise in treating
are available implement them. We should also be and correcting problems of mismanagement, while juvenile offenders, I believe detention needs to
looking at dog parks as well. modernizing an out-dated judicial system and remain an option. Some non-violent juveniles
ENVIRONMENT/COMMUNITY DESIGN: Where its facilities to provide for efficient services and may be eligible for home detention with proper
possible, we should make greenways part of our information to residents. safeguards like electronic monitoring and close
Master Plan 2020. We should look into having agency supervision.
these initiatives planned out and when resources BALTIMORE COUNTY
are available implement them. We should also be
looking at dogparks as well. STATE’S ATTORNEY REPUBLICAN
Unopposed Stephen “Steve” E. Bailey
VOTE FOR ONE
Campaign Website: www.VoteSteveBailey.com
The State’s Attorney prosecutes felony, QUALIFICATIONS: I graduated with honors from
CLERK OF THE misdemeanor and juvenile cases in Baltimore the Univ. of Balto. Law School. I have practiced law
CIRCUIT COURT County and assists victims and witnesses. for 23 years. For 19 years I served as a prosecutor
ANNUAL SALARY: $214,189 (current); $194,276 in the State’s Attorney’s Office, the last 5 years as
VOTE FOR ONE effective 1/2/11. Deputy State’s Attorney for Sandy O’Connor. I
TERM: Four years with no term limits. created a Family Violence Unit to protect abused
The Clerk of the Circuit Court is responsible for HOW ELECTED: Elected countywide. women & children.
the daily operation of the office, performing such PRIORITIES: The 1st priority is to lead a
functions as filing, docketing, and maintaining The candidates for the State’s Attorney
professional prosecutor’s office free from partisan
various legal records, recoding real estate documents, were asked the following questions: politics. The 2nd is to reform the culture of
and collecting of related fees, commissions and taxes. QUALIFICATIONS: What are your entitlement embraced by incumbent elected officials.
ANNUAL SALARY: $98,500. qualifications for this office? We should expect elected officials to live like we do,
TERM: Four years with no term limits. spend tax money wisely, and demonstrate servant
HOW ELECTED: Elected countywide. PRIORITIES: What would be your two leadership.
Candidates for the office of Clerk of the highest priorities as State’s Attorney? Why DEATH PENALTY: The death penalty should be
Circuit Court were asked the following do you choose these two as your priorities? applied fairly, consistently & without regard to the
DEATH PENALTY: What would be your race, ethnicity, or social status of the perpetrator
questions. or the victim. I believe that my opponent’s policy
QUALIFICATIONS: What are your approach to death penalty eligible cases in of picking and choosing “appropriate” cases leads
qualifications for this office? Baltimore County? to discrimination in the application of the death
GOALS: What do you plan to accomplish JUVENILE JUSTICE: What alternatives to penalty.
detention for juvenile offenders should be JUVENILE JUSTICE: Expand the use of alternative
if you are elected to this office? schools for disruptive students in all grades. Too
instituted in Baltimore County? many juveniles bully their classmates and threaten
DEMOCRAT their teachers only to receive a slap on the wrist

Julie Ensor
DEMOCRAT from administrators who lack adequate facilities to
remove the troublemakers and create a safe learning
Campaign Website: www.linkedin.com/in/julieensor Scott Shellenberger environment.
QUALIFICATIONS: 12 yrs Judge of Orphans’ Court; Campaign Website: dlcc.wiredforchange.com/o/6206/
Corp Mgr at PHH; 22 yrs Info Technology; Magna p/10021/header.xml
Cum Laude Grad TU; MD Inst for Continuing QUALIFICATIONS: I have been the State’s Attorney REGISTER OF WILLS
Public Education of Lawyers; Lifetime Balto. Co. for Baltimore County since January of 2007. In that VOTE FOR ONE
Resident. role, I supervise 59 lawyers who prosecute every
GOALS: I will use my judicial and management criminal case that occurs in Baltimore County. The Register appoints personal representatives
experience and knowledge of technology to For 25 years I have been a trial lawyer successfully to administer decedents’ estates, oversees the
modernize and improve the Clerk’s office. protecting the rights of victims in complex cases. proceedings, determines and collects inheritance
PRIORITIES: Aggressively prosecute and seek taxes and probate fees/court costs and serves as the
REPUBLICAN lengthy sentences for violent offenders. When violent
criminals receive long jail terms, they are not able
Clerk to the Orphans’ Court.
ANNUAL SALARY: $98,500.
Richard J. Reinhardt II to re-offend. Agressively prosecute child sexual TERM: Four years with no term limits.
Campaign Website: www.reinhardt2010.org predators. Since taking office, the prosecution of HOW ELECTED: Elected countywide.
QUALIFICATIONS: I have worked within the internet predators has risen from 0 to 30 in 2008-2009.

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Candidates for Register of Wills were Candidates for this office were asked the this position is more of a fiscal nature handling
asked the following questions: following questions: decedent’s assets. As a CPA with over 30 years of
accounting experience, I feel addresses this office’s
QUALIFICATIONS: What are your QUALIFICATIONS: What are your qualifications.
qualifications for this office? qualifications for this office? GOALS: If elected to this office, I will bring fiscal
GOALS: What do you plan to accomplish GOALS: What do you plan to accomplish accountability to the handling of an individual’s
estate and to trustees responsible for minor’s
if you are elected to this office? if you are elected to this office? inheritance. A major item I hope to accomplish is to
reduce the legal and administrative cost for handling
DEMOCRAT DEMOCRATS estates, especially when minors are involved.
Grace G. Connolly Colleen A. Cavanaugh Jane Roger
QUALIFICATIONS: I’ve served as Register of Wills Campaign Website: www.orphanscourtjudges.com/ No response received by deadline.
for 12 years. Prior to that, 12 years on the Orphans’ QUALIFICATIONS: I have served as an Orphans’
Court, 8 as Chief Judge. Elected by my peers to be Court judge since 2006. I was appointed Chief Judge Ivan J. Shutinya
President of the National College of Probate Judges in 2007 and served in that capacity for 2 years. I Campaign Website: www.ivanshutinya.com
and currently President of the MD Register of Wills am an attorney with over 17 years of experience QUALIFICATIONS: I am an attorney from Phoenix,
Assn. My experience clearly makes me the best in estates & trusts, family law, guardianship and Maryland. I received my Juris Doctor from the
candidate. appellate matters. I am also a trained mediator. University of Maryland School of Law in December
GOALS: I plan to continue to offer outstanding, GOALS: To continue the good work performed by 2006, and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in June
knowledgeable & professional service to the citizens my colleagues and myself for the past four years. 2007. I have served as an Attorney for Lawyers Trust
of Balto. County. Current information & forms will Our court has the highest volume of cases in the Title Company in White Marsh, Maryland.
be available via the ROW website as well as our new State; however, paperwork is reviewed within 24 GOALS: While Orphans Court Judges are not
Estate Search. I will continue to modernize the office hours of receipt and cases are scheduled promptly. required to be lawyers, my legal degree will be an
and move toward a paperless environment. We strive to make the court efficient and user asset to the position. I am familiar with both Estates
friendly. and Trust Elder Law, as well as the overall judicial
process. I will bring passion, bipartisanship, a desire
REPUBLICAN William R. “Bill” Evans for equality, and experience to the position.
QUALIFICATIONS: Practicing attorney for 37 years;
Lindsey Ann Thomas
Campaign Website: mdforlindseythomas.com
Former member of Baltimore County Board of
Appeals; Orphans’ Court Judge since 2006; Chief
SHERIFF
QUALIFICATIONS: I have served in various
Judge- Orphans’ Court for Baltimore County since VOTE FOR ONE
leadership roles, all of which have contributed to my
2008.
understanding of how to bring people together to DUTIES: The Sheriff provides service to the
GOALS: I would like to continue to expedite the
work effectively, mediate conflict, and find solutions Baltimore County Circuit Court, provides assistance
judicial hearing, court rulings, expand our mediation
to work-related problems. These skills will ensure and support to the citizens and cooperates with all
programs and continue to provide fair and judicial
that the office is effective in serving the county. law enforcement agencies in maintaining order.
service to the citizens of Baltimore County.
GOALS: I plan to serve the county with a great ANNUAL SALARY: $85,000.
deal of professionalism, respect, and integrity. I Theresa A. Lawler TERM: Four years with no term limits.
want the Register of Wills office to be a place where Campaign Website: orphanscourtjudges.com HOW ELECTED: Elected countywide.
individuals who are overwhelmed with grief and QUALIFICATIONS: 32 years of relevant legal
responsibility can rely on to be efficient, supportive,
Candidates for this office were asked the
experience: 12 years as Orphans’ Court Judge (Chief
and helpful. Judge: 1999 to 2006) and 20 years as an estates and following questions:
trusts attorney; I’m past president of Md. Assoc. QUALIFICATIONS: What are your
JUDGE OF THE ORPHANS’ Judges of Orphans’ Courts, Chair of Conference of qualifications for this office?
Orphans’ Court Judges and member Natl. College GOALS: What do you plan to accomplish
COURT BALTIMORE COUNTY of Probate Judges.
GOALS: Have improved court’s efficiency if you are elected to this office?
VOTE FOR THREE (computer technology and “on-line” legal research);
DUTIES: The judge of this court supervises the implemented mediation (saves time, money and
family relationships); developed training for new and
DEMOCRAT
administration of estates. There is concurrent
jurisdiction with the Circuit Court over “CLE” for all OC judges. If elected, plan to expand R. Jay Fisher
guardianships of minors. The judge conducts educational programs for public and continue to Campaign Website: www.fisherforsheriff.com
hearings involving probate and guardianship improve service QUALIFICATIONS: Balto. County resident-Univ.
disputes, reviews and acts upon administration of Balto. Graduate- Elected Balto. County Sheriff
accounts and requests for payments from estates (or
guardianships).
REPUBLICANS in 2002- Nat’l Sheriffs’ Institute Graduate- 33 yrs
professional law enforcement experience with Balto.
ANNUAL SALARY: $39,000 Fred Fleischmann Police Dept including service as their Warrant
TERM: Four years with no term limits. QUALIFICATIONS: The office of Judge of the Apprehension Task Force Unit’s Operational
HOW ELECTED: Elected countywide. Orphan’s Court gives voters the impression that Commander-Commendations & Awards.
an extensive legal background is needed. I believe GOALS: Enhance equipment/technology to

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maintain highest standard of security to judicial provide individuals with wider and better financially viable system. People need and deserve
members/employees/public/visitors of the County access to legal help and the legal system? to have access to the judicial system. But, when
Courts Bldg- Increase rates of child support individuals attempt self-representation, they are
warrants apprehension & summons/subpoenas Jan M. Alexander greatly disadvantaged.
service- efficiently transport/manage the rising Campaign Website: www.sittingjudges.com LEGAL NEEDS: All attorneys should be encouraged
number of prisoners thru the courts. QUALIFICATIONS: Judge, Circuit Court 2010. to volunteer some portion of their time to pro bono
Judge, District Court 2002. Adjunct Prof. Univ. Of service to poverty level citizens. An unrepresented
REPUBLICAN Balto. Law School. Prosecutor, Balto. City 14 yrs.
Health Claims Arbiter. Fugett & Hitchcock, PA. JD
litigant is at a gross disadvantage, and strains the
efficiency of the court system.
Raymond C. Boccelli Univ. of MD Law School. BA Morgan State Univ.
John J. Nagle III
Campaign Website: home.comcast.net/ HAC Judicial Counsel, Shrine of the Sacred Heart,
OMEGA. Wife, 2 children. QUALIFICATIONS: Judge, Circuit Ct 2010; fmr Pres
~boccelliforsheriff/index.htm
JUDICIAL SYSTEM NEEDS: The judicial system BodieNagle law firm; 28 yrs trial exp all law areas;
QUALIFICATIONS: I retired from the U.S. Army
needs to become more ecologically conscious. I voted a Top MD Atty 07,08,10;Pres Balto. Co. Bar
following twenty years of active duty as a Major.
suggest an urgency to move to paperless filings and Assn; State Board of Law Examiners (15); Judicial
I currently have fifteen years law enforcement
records. As society becomes increasingly computer/ Commission Balto. Co. (8); JD Univ. of Balto.
experience. My master’s degrees in Management/
internet dependent, we need to answer the challenge ‘80; BA Holy Cross‘76; involved in many civic and
Human Relations and Homeland Security allow
of ecological responsibility by reducing paper usage community organizations.
for an integrated approach to leadership and safety
and waste production. JUDICIAL SYSTEM NEEDS: eFiling of court
management.
LEGAL NEEDS: There is an increased need for pleadings in cases. I was one of the prime architects
GOALS: I will achieve a professional organization
legal assistance for those who need it most, but can of this in another jurisdiction and wrote the final
that is maintained by a highly trained and
least afford it. A difficult economic climate has seen order. Courthouses were not built to house the
competent force that is technologically equipped,
an escalation of foreclosure, bankruptcy and debt volume of paper filed daily. eFiling works, saving
commensurably paid, and professional. I will ensure
related issues. The legal community is encouraged to costs in space, paper and waste issues; courts,
a safe and secure environment for all concerned and
volunteer its services to assist those in need. lawyers and the public prefer it.
work with other agencies for maximum effectiveness.
LEGAL NEEDS: Continued access to the courts
Sherrie Bailey for indigent litigants through consideration of
CIRCUIT COURT DISTRICT 3 Campaign Website: www.sittingjudges.com legal costs; providing them with information about
resources in the legal community, such as bar
BALTIMORE COUNTY QUALIFICATIONS: JD Univ. of Notre Dame; BA
St Mary’s College of Md; Circuit Court Judge 1 yr; associations that have referral programs. MD has
VOTE FOR FOUR Prosecutor 22 yrs(Chief-District Court Unit 5 yrs); voluntary “suggested” pro bono hours per annum
Public Defender 2 yrs; extensive trial experience; through the Ct of Appeals.
DUTIES: Judges preside in the Circuit Court, which Civic-Trustee & Alumni President, St Mary’s College
is a trial court of general jurisdiction covering major
civil cases and more serious criminal matters. Circuit
of Maryland, Wellwood PTA, COP, Personal- COURT OF SPECIAL
Married 24 yrs, 4 sons.
Courts also may decide appeals from the District JUDICIAL SYSTEM NEEDS: Increased education for APPEALS – AT LARGE
Court and certain administrative agencies. the general public, regarding specific legal matters
SALARY: $140,352. and the availability of free or low cost legal services, VOTE YES OR NO FOR RETENTION IN OFFICE
TERM: Fifteen years, no term limit. Mandatory is greatly needed. Additional substance abuse and Judges preside in the Court of Special Appeals,
retirement age of 70 years. mental health treatment services are needed, both the intermediate appellate court in Maryland.
HOW ELECTED: When there is a vacancy, the within and outside of the correctional system. The Court reviews the actions and decisions of
Governor appoints a qualified person to fill the LEGAL NEEDS: The Maryland Access to Justice the Circuit Court and of the Orphans’ Court in
office. Each newly appointed Circuit Court judge Commission, www.mdcourts.gov/mdatjc/about. cases brought before it. The Court, usually sitting
then must stand for office at the first election that html, is working to develop initiatives to assist in panels of three judges, decides if the trial judge
occurs at least one year after the vacancy happened. self-represented litigants. Online forms, educational followed the law and legal precedent.
One or more other qualified members of the bar materials, self-help clinics, and referrals to low cost SALARY: $149,552.
may also run to fill the vacancy. All candidates run providers would help address access issues in the TERM: Ten years, no term limit. Mandatory
on both the Democratic and Republican primary legal system. retirement age of 70 years.
ballots. The winners of each primary advance to the
HOW ELECTED: When there is a vacancy on the
general election. Ann Brobst Court of Special Appeals, the governor appoints a
Candidates for this office were asked the Campaign Website: www.sittingjudges.com
qualified person to fill the office, with the consent of
QUALIFICATIONS: Appointed Dec.2009.
following questions: Prosecutor, Balto. Co. State’s Atty’s Office.
the State Senate. Once appointed, the appellate judge
QUALIFICATIONS: What are your holds the office until the first election that occurs at
Hundreds of prosecutions, specializing in homicide.
least one year after the vacancy happened. At that
qualifications for this office? Civic: Child Fatality Review, Gilman Parents Assn,
time, the judge runs for an uncontested election
JUDICIAL SYSTEM NEEDS: What is Parents Assn of Bryn Mawr, Church of Redeemer,
for a ten-year term on their record (yes or no for
Business Law Prof.- Towson Univ. Penn State (BA
the area of greatest need in the Maryland honors) Univ. MD Law School (JD honors)
continuance in office). No one is permitted to file
judicial system? against them. If the incumbent judge is approved,
JUDICIAL SYSTEM NEEDS: The area of greatest
the judge faces another “retention election” every
LEGAL NEEDS: What can be done to need is balancing the needs of increasing numbers of
ten years to continue in office. If the incumbent
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judge is rejected by the voters, the post becomes Alexander Wright Jr. constitution to mirror the federal constitution in
vacant, and the governor makes a new appointment. QUALIFICATIONS: Before my appointment, I form or length. A constitutional convention is a long
The Court is composed of 13 judges: six at large and served as a Circuit Court Judge, District Court and expensive process and should not be undertaken
one each from seven appellate judicial districts. Judge, partner in a major law firm, Assistant unless the voters feel the need for a fundamental
Candidates for this office were asked the Attorney General, and Assistant Public Defender. I change in state government. There is no guarantee
have 35+ years of combined judicial and litigation that the delegates would not be elected by special
following questions: interest groups and the likelihood that voters will
experience.
QUALIFICATIONS: What are your JUDICIAL SYSTEM NEEDS: A recent Gallup poll accept, in totality, a new constitution could render
qualifications for this office? determined that 76% of Americans have trust the whole process a waste of resources. Amendments
JUDICIAL SYSTEM NEEDS: What is and confidence in the judicial branch. In order to proposed by legislators and approved by voters are a
maintain that trust and confidence in Maryland, more practical way to achieve reform.
the area of greatest need in the Maryland judges must work to make the system accessible and A vote FOR the referendum would result in a
judicial system? make sure that its decisions conform to the law. Constitutional Convention being convened by the
LEGAL NEEDS: What can be done to LEGAL NEEDS: We must increase public awareness state legislature to write a new state constitution.
of the need for expanded access to justice and legal A vote AGAINST the referendum would result
provide individuals with wider and better in the status quo in which the state would continue
assistance to all residents through communication
access to legal help and the legal system? campaigns, education, workshops, and other operating under the existing constitution.
Peter B. Krauser activities. Also, we must increase support for self- QUESTION 2: CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
QUALIFICATIONS: During eleven years on the represented litigants through the development of - TRIAL BY JURY
Court of Special Appeals, I authored hundreds judicial bench books, self-help centers, online forms, Authorizing the enactment of legislation to limit
of opinions for the Court in civil, criminal, and clinics. the right to a jury trial in a civil proceeding to those
administrative, and family law matters. As Chief proceedings in which the amount in controversy
exceeds $15,000.
Judge for almost three years, I expedited the STATE BALLOT REFERENDUM Amending Maryland Declaration of Rights
appellate process for attorneys, self-represented
litigants, and the Court, and established a mediation AND QUESTIONS – Articles 5(a) and 23 - Under Articles 5 and 23
program. of the Maryland Declaration of Rights, a party in
QUESTION 1: MARYLAND CONSTITUTIONAL a civil proceeding has a right to a jury trial where
JUDICIAL SYSTEM NEEDS: Our judicial system CONVENTION
continues to need improvements in information the amount in controversy exceeds $10,000. In
Should a constitutional convention be called for cases where the amount in controversy does not
technology to ease the burden on litigants and the the purpose of changing the Maryland Constitution?
courts and to expedite the resolution of disputes. We exceed this threshold amount, a judge, rather than
Senate Bill 26, Chapter 9 of the 2010 Session a jury, determines the verdict. The constitutional
also need to expand mediation programs to reduce - Under Article XIV, Section 2 of the Maryland
the cost, time, and stress involved in trials and amendment would increase the amount-in-
Constitution the General Assembly is required controversy limitation by providing that a party
appeals. to ask the voters every 20 years whether a
LEGAL NEEDS: We can improve access to justice may not demand a jury trial in a civil proceeding
constitutional convention should be called for the unless the amount in controversy exceeds $15,000,
in Maryland by making reduced-fees and free purpose of altering the Maryland Constitution.
legal services more available, as well as expanding excluding attorney’s fees if attorney’s fees are
What happens if this passes? According to our recoverable in the proceeding.
alternative means to resolve disputes. In addition, we current constitution, if on November 2nd a majority
need to improve our technology so that the Court’s BACKGROUND: Currently civil cases may be heard
of voters vote for a constitutional convention, by the District Court where only a judge presides
forms, rules, and decisions are more available to at the General Assembly’s next session it must
litigants. as long as the amount in dispute does not exceed
pass legislation defining the general structure/ $30,000. If the plaintiff files the case in the District
Albert J. Matricciani Jr. organization of the constitutional convention and Court and the amount in controversy exceeds
QUALIFICATIONS: Member of the Maryland bar how the delegates would be elected. It would then $10,000, a defendant may demand a jury trial and
since 1974; over 20 years of legal practice; almost be the role of the delegates to draft a new Maryland the case must be transferred to the Circuit Court.
16 years on the bench; graduate of University of Constitution to be placed before the voters for The threshold for the right to demand a jury trial
Maryland School of Law. adoption or rejection. was changed to $5,000 in 1992, and then to $10,000
JUDICIAL SYSTEM NEEDS: Resources. In Baltimore PROS: The present constitution was written in 1998. During the 2010 session of the General
City we desperately need a new criminal court in 1867 and has been amended multiple times. Assembly, both chambers of the Legislature passed
building. Our Court fairs much better but there are It is considerably longer than the average state Senate Bill 119 by a three-fifths majority. This bill
always unmet needs. The most important thing is to constitution and nearly twice as long as the United proposed to amend the constitution to say that
be able to attract dedicated, bright, public servants States Constitution and gets more unwieldy as each a defendant in a civil proceeding would not have
to our court system. amendment is proposed and adopted. Some believe the right to demand a jury trial unless the amount
LEGAL NEEDS: The organized bar has always that some of the amendments adopted over the years in controversy is more than $15,000 (excluding
responded well to requests for pro bono assistance, do more than just prescribe the basic framework for attorney’s fees if those fees may be reimbursed as a
e.g., in the mortgage foreclosure debacle recently. the system of government and should be removed. result of the decision.).
Many courts have established collateral services to Major improvements to the structure of state What happens if this passes? If a majority of
assist pro se litigants in presenting their claims and government are more likely to be achieved though voters vote for the constitutional amendment, the
have expanded interpretation services for non- a constitutional convention than by amendments threshold for demanding a jury trial would increase
English speaking people. These are positive steps. proposed by legislators who are elected through the to $15,000.
political process. PROS: If this passes, the state could save the time
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and expense involved in providing a jury trial for CONS: The Orphans’ Court was designed as a lay empower Baltimore County, Maryland to borrow
civil proceedings where the amount in dispute is court. Even though those who are elected to serve $5,000,000 for parks, preservation and greenways
between $10,000 and $15,000. in this capacity in Baltimore City are almost always projects to be undertaken in the ensuing fiscal years
CONS: Defendants in cases where the amount lawyers, passage of this law would change a tradition starting July 1, 2011 pursuant to Sections 705(a) and
in controversy is between $10,000 and $15,000, in existence since Colonial times. 718 of the Baltimore County Charter. (Bill 35-10)
excluding attorney fees, would lose the right to A vote FOR the Constitutional Amendment QUESTION D: AN ORDINANCE to authorize
demand a jury hear the case. would require all Baltimore City Orphans’ Court and empower Baltimore County, Maryland to
A vote FOR the Constitutional Amendment Judges to be credentialed as attorneys in Maryland. borrow $68,112,500 for public works purposes, for
would raise the amount of damages entitling one to A vote AGAINST the Constitutional Amendment the class of projects which includes, among other
a trial by jury to $15,000. would result in the status quo and not require things, streets and highways, bridges and storm
A vote AGAINST the Constitutional Amendment Baltimore City Orphans’ Court Judges to be drainage systems, to be undertaken in the ensuing
would retain the amount of damages entitling a trial admitted to the Maryland Bar. fiscal years starting July 1, 2011 pursuant to Sections
by jury at $10,000. 705(a) and 718 of the Baltimore County Charter.
QUESTION 3: CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT (Bill 36-10)
- BALTIMORE CITY JUDGE OF THE ORPHANS’ COURT
BALTIMORE COUNTY QUESTION E: AN ORDINANCE to authorize
Requires judges of the Orphans’ Court in BALLOT QUESTIONS and empower Baltimore County, Maryland to
Baltimore City to be members in good standing of borrow $17,000,000 for community and economic
the Maryland Bar who are admitted to practice law VOTE FOR OR AGAINST EACH QUESTION development projects to be undertaken in the
in Maryland. ensuing fiscal years starting July 1, 2011 pursuant
QUESTION A: Section 801 of the Charter of to Sections 705(a) and 718 of the Baltimore County
House Bill 417, Chapter 481 of the 2010 Baltimore County is amended to provide: “The
Legislative Session (Amending Article IV, Section Charter. (Bill 33-10)
county council is further authorized to provide QUESTION F: AN ORDINANCE to authorize
40 of the Maryland Constitution) - Under the by law a system of binding arbitration by a
Maryland Constitution, the voters of each county and empower Baltimore County, Maryland to
neutral arbitrator to resolve disputes concerning borrow $37,787,410 for public operational buildings
and Baltimore City elect three judges to the wages, hours and other terms and conditions
Orphans’ Court of their respective jurisdictions, with including, but not limited to, general, health, police,
of employment arising out of the negotiation fire, recreation, libraries, senior center and detention
the exception of Montgomery and Harford counties, of a collective bargaining agreement with the buildings or facilities and necessary desirable
where circuit court judges sit as the Orphans’ certified exclusive representatives of the remaining equipment, to be undertaken pursuant to Sections
Court. The judges must be citizens of the State and represented Baltimore County Merit System 705(a) and 718 of the Baltimore County Charter.
residents, for the preceding 12 months, in the city or Employees.” Any law so enacted shall prohibit (Bill 34-10)
county in which they are elected. The constitutional strikes or work stoppages by Baltimore County QUESTION G: AN ORDINANCE to authorize
amendment would add an additional eligibility Merit System Employees. and empower Baltimore County, Maryland to
requirement for judges of the Orphans’ Court in BACKGROUND: In November 2002, voters borrow $6,114,000 for refuse disposal projects to be
Baltimore City, requiring them to be members approved an amendment to Article VIII, Section 801 undertaken in the ensuing fiscal years starting July
in good standing of the Maryland Bar who are of the Baltimore County Charter. It authorized the 1, 2011 pursuant to Sections 705(a) and 718 of the
admitted to practice law in Maryland. County Council to provide for a system of binding Baltimore County Charter. (Bill 37-10)
BACKGROUND: Orphans’ Court judges hear all arbitration in the event that an impasse is reached QUESTION H: AN ORDINANCE to authorize
contested matters regarding a decedent’s estate, in contract negotiations with Baltimore County and empower Baltimore County, Maryland to
including validity of wills and legal questions Police Officers and Baltimore County Professional borrow $32,693,570 for community college projects
involving transfers of property. The Orphans’ Fire Fighters and Paramedics, who are Merit System to be undertaken pursuant to Sections 705(a) and
Court also supervises estates that are probated employees. The County Council created a system for 718 of the Baltimore County Charter. (Bill 32-10)
judicially; approves accounts, awards of personal binding arbitration in 2003. QUESTION I: AN ORDINANCE to authorize
representatives’ commissions, and attorney’s fees The proposed Charter amendment on the and empower Baltimore County, Maryland to
in all estates; and has concurrent jurisdiction with November 2010 ballot would further amend Section borrow $5,000,000 for agricultural and rural land
the circuit courts in the guardianship of minors 801 to authorize the County Council to create a preservation projects to be undertaken in the ensuing
and their property. Although many Orphans’ Court system of binding arbitration for additional Merit fiscal years starting July 1, 2011 pursuant to Sections
judges are attorneys, they are not required to be System employees who are represented by a union. 705(a) and 718 of the Baltimore County Charter.
lawyers or members of the State bar. NOTE: Section 801 of the Charter, which (Bill 31-10)
What happens if this passes? If a majority of established the Merit System, designates nine groups QUESTION J: AN ORDINANCE to authorize and
voters statewide, as well as a majority of voters of employees who are “exempt service” employees. empower Baltimore County, Maryland to borrow
in Baltimore City, vote for this Constitutional They include elected officials, employees of the $8,664,000 for waterway improvement projects to be
amendment, the additional requirement of being in department of education and all employees covered undertaken in the ensuing fiscal years starting July
good standing in the Maryland Bar and admitted by the state merit system and others. The proposed 1, 2011 pursuant to Sections 705(a) and 718 of the
to practice law in Maryland will be applied to all Charter amendment does not apply to exempt Baltimore County Charter. (Bill 39-10)
Orphans’ Court Judges in Baltimore City. service employees.
PROS: Baltimore City Orphans’ Court Judges QUESTION B: AN ORDINANCE to authorize
are the only such judges who serve in full-time and empower Baltimore County, Maryland to Democracy is NOT
positions, and they would be best prepared to carry borrow $104,528,000 for school projects to be
undertaken in the ensuing fiscal years starting July a spectator sport.
out their duties if all individuals who seek this office

VOTE on Tuesday,
are required to be fully trained and credentialed as 1, 2011 pursuant to Sections 705(a) and 718 of the
Baltimore County Charter. (Bill 38-10)
attorneys in Maryland.
QUESTION C: AN ORDINANCE to authorize and November 2nd!

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VOTER CHECK LIST JUDGES OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
DISTRICT 3 BALTIMORE COUNTY
COUNTY BALLOT QUESTIONS

(Beginning on page 32) VOTE FOR OR AGAINST EACH


VOTE FOR FOUR Question A: Binding Arbitration for Merit System
Jan M. Alexander . . . . . . . . . . . ! Employees ! For ! Against
COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 6 Sherrie Bailey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . !
REGISTER OF WILLS Question B: School Borrowing ! For ! Against
VOTE FOR ONE Ann Brobst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . !
VOTE FOR ONE Question C: Parks, Preservation and Greenways
Democrat Cathy Bevins . . . . . . . . . . . . . ! John J. Nagle III . . . . . . . . . . . . !
Democrat Grace G. Connolly. . . . . . . . . ! Borrowing ! For ! Against
Republican Ryan Nawrocki . . . . . . . . . . . !
Republican Lindsey Ann Thomas . . . . . . ! JUDGES OF THE COURT OF Question D: Public Works
SPECIAL APPEALS AT LARGE Borrowing ! For ! Against
COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 7
JUDGE OF THE ORPHANS’ COURT
VOTE YES OR NO TO RETAIN Question E: County and Economic Improvement
VOTE FOR ONE
VOTE FOR THREE Peter B. Krauser . . . . . . . . . ! Yes . . . . . ! No Borrowing ! For ! Against
Democrat John “Johnny O” Olszewski Sr. . . !
Democrat Colleen A. Cavanaugh . . . . . ! Albert J. Matricciani Jr. . . . ! Yes . . . . . ! No Question F: Operational Buildings
Unopposed
Democrat William R. “Bill” Evans . . . . . ! Alexander Wright Jr. . . . . . . ! Yes . . . . . ! No Borrowing ! For ! Against
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Democrat Theresa A. Lawler . . . . . . . . . !
Question G: Refuse Disposal
Republican Fred Fleischmann . . . . . . . . . ! STATEWIDE QUESTIONS
Borrowing ! For ! Against
VOTE FOR ONE Republican Jane Roger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . !
VOTE FOR OR AGAINST EACH
Democrat Julie Ensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ! Republican Ivan J. Shutinya . . . . . . . . . . . ! Question H: Community College
Question 1: Maryland Constitutional Convention Borrowing ! For ! Against
Republican Richard J. Reinhardt II . . . . . !
SHERIFF ! For ! Against
Question I: Agricultural and Rural Land Preservation
STATE’S ATTORNEY Question 2: Constitutional Amendment - Trial by Jury
VOTE FOR ONE Borrowing ! For ! Against
! For ! Against
VOTE FOR ONE Democrat R. Jay Fisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . ! Question 3: Constitutional Amendment - Question J: Waterway Improvement Program
Democrat Scott Shellenberger . . . . . . . ! Republican Raymond C. Boccelli . . . . . . ! Baltimore City Judge of the Orphans’ Court Borrowing ! For ! Against
Republican Stephen “Steve” E. Bailey . . ! ! For ! Against

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01-05* 10 7 1 Johnnycake ES, Multi-Purp 03-04* 11 3 2 Bedford ES - GYM 08-15* 42 2 3 Ridgely MS - Caf 11-01* 7 1 3 Long Green Vol Fire Co–Lwr Hall 14-02* 8 3 6 Fullerton Fire Sta – Engine Bay
01-06* 10 7 1 Edmondson Heights ES, GYM 03-05* 11 3 2 Pikesville Armory – Drill Floor 08-16* 42 2 3 Lutherville ES - Caf 11-02* 7 1 3 St. Johns the Evangelist - Hall 14-03* 7 2 6 Living Water EvanLuth Ch–Mtg Rm
01-07* 10 7 1 Westowne ES - Caf 03-06* 11 3 2 Pikesville MS - Caf 08-17* 42 3 2 Riderwood ES - GYM 11-03* 7 1 3 Kingsville ES - GYM 14-04* 8 2 6 Boumi Temple –A – Club Room
01-08* 10 7 1 Westowne ES - GYM 03-07* 42 3 2 Pikesville HS - Caf 08-18* 42 2 2 Trinity Assembly of God–Soc Hall 11-04* 7 2 5 White Marsh V F Co – Eng Bay 14-05* 8 2 6 Boumi Temple-B - Basement
01-09* 12A 7 1 Banneker Comm Ctr, GYM 03-08* 42 3 2 Summit Park ES - Caf 08-19* 11 1 2 Grace English Evan Luth Ch-Hall 11-05* 7 1 5 Chapel Hill ES – Multi Rm 14-06* 8 3 6 Fullerton ES- GYM
01-10* 12A 7 1 Hillcrest ES - Caf 03-09* 42 3 2 Summit Park ES - GYM 08-20* 11 1 3 Pinewood ES - GYM 11-06* 8 1 5 Gunpowder ES - Caf
14-07* 8 3 6 Overlea HS - Lobby
01-11* 12A 7 1 St. Paul Luth Ch, Fellowship Hall 03-10* 11 3 2 Fort Garrison ES - Multi Room 08-21* 5B 1 2 St. Marys Orthodox Ch - Hall 11-07* 8 1 5 Seven Oaks ES - GYM
14-08* 8 2 6 McCormick ES - Caf
01-12* 12A 7 1 Catonsville MS, Caf 03-11* 11 3 2 Woodholme ES - GYM 08-22* 5B 6 3 Broadmead – Rec Room 11-08* 8 2 5 Cub Hill Bible Presb Ch - Hall
14-09* 8 2 6 Shady Spring ES - GYM
01-13* 12A 7 1 Hillcrest ES - GYM 03-12* 11 3 2 Garrison Fire Sta – Engine Bay 08-23* 5B 2 2 Ch of The Resurrection-Parish H 11-09* 8 2 6 Carney ES - GYM
14-10* 8 2 7 Red House Run ES - GYM
01-14* 12A 7 1 Catonsville HS, GYM 03-13* 11 3 2 Fort Garrison ES - Caf 08-24* 5B 1 2 Korean Pres Ch - 1st Floor 11-10* 8 2 5 Perry Hall MS - Caf
01-15* 10 7 1 Western School of Tech, GYM 03-14* 11 3 2 Woodholme ES-Rec Council Rm 08-25* 5B 6 3 Sparks ES – GYM 11-11* 8 2 6 Perry Hall ES - GYM 14-11* 8 2 7 VFW #6506 Post – Small Hall
01-16* 12A 7 1 Charlestown Ret Comm,ConfCntr 04-01* 11 3 4 Owings Mills HS – Multi Room 09-01* 42 3 2 Brooklandville Fire Dept–Eng Bay 11-12* 8 1 5 Perry Hall HS - Caf 14-12* 8 3 6 Parkville Senior Ctr - GYM
01-17* 10 7 1 Dogwood ES-GYM 04-02* 11 3 2 Timber Grove ES - Caf 09-02* 42 3 2 Ridge Ruxton Sch–Multi Purp Rm 11-13* 8 2 6 Joppa View ES - GYM 14-13* 7 2 6 Amer Turners of Baltoe – Main H
02-01* 10 7 4 Powhatan ES - GYM 04-03* 11 3 2 Har Sinai Cong – Social Hall 09-03* 42 3 5 Rodgers Forge ES - Caf 11-14* 8 1 5 Joppa View ES - Caf 14-14* 8 3 6 Fullerton ES – Caf
02-02* 10 7 4 Powhatan ES - Caf 04-04* 11 3 2 Glyndon ES - Caf 09-04* 42 3 5 Dumbarton MS - Lobby 11-15* 8 2 6 Oak Crest Village – Crestview 15-01* 6 2 7 Colgate ES - Caf
02-03* 10 7 4 Featherbed Ln Elem/Pri Sch 04-05* 11 3 2 Glyndon ES -GYM 09-05* 42 3 5 Towson Pres. Ch – Thompson H 11-16* 8 2 6 Carney ES - Caf 15-02* 6 2 7 Rosedale Sr Ctr – Multi Purpose
02-04* 10 7 4 Woodmoor ES, Multi-Purp 04-06* 11 3 2 Reisterstown ES - GYM 09-06* 42 2 5 Towson Ruhl Armory – Drill Floor 11-17* 8 1 5 Gunpowder ES - GYM 15-03* 7 2 7 Orems ES – Multi Purpose
02-05* 10 7 4 Hebbville ES, Multi-Purp 04-07* 11 2 4 Franklin MS - Annex Cafe 09-07* 42 2 3 Hampton ES – Multi Purpose Rm 11-18* 8 1 5 Seven Oaks ES - Caf 15-04* 7 2 6 Middle River MS - Caf
02-06* 10 7 4 Milford Mill Academy - GYM 04-08* 11 3 3 Chatsworth School - Caf 09-08* 42 1 3 St Thomas Episcopal Ch-Classrm 11-19* 8 2 5 Perry Hall HS - Library 15-05* 7 2 6 Martin Blvd ES - GYM
02-07* 10 2 2 Old Court MS - Caf 04-09* 5B 6 3 Boring Vol Fire Dept. – Engine Bay 09-09* 42 1 3 Loch Raven HS - Caf 11-20* 7 1 5 Kingsville Vol Fire Hall 15-06* 7 2 6 Oliver Beach ES - GYM
02-08* 11 2 2 Winand ES, Caf 04-10* 11 2 3 Franklin ES - GYM 09-10* 42 2 5 Cromwell Valley Elem - Caf 11-21* 8 2 6 Carney ES - Library 15-07* 7 2 6 Chase ES - GYM
02-09* 10 7 4 Scotts Branch ES, - Caf 04-11* 11 2 3 Butler Vol. Fire Company - Hall 09-11* 42 2 5 Towson Area Br Lib – Mtg Rm 11-22* 7 1 5 Chapel Hill ES - Caf 15-08* 7 2 6 Seneca ES, GYM
02-10* 10 2 4 Winfield ES - GYM 04-12* 11 3 4 Cedarmere ES - Caf 09-12* 42 3 5 Towson HS - Caf 12-01* 6 2 7 Eastwood Ctr – Multi Purp Rm 15-09* 7 2 6 Middle River Vol Fire Dept Hall
02-11* 10 7 4 Comm Supp Svc/Deaf - Common 04-13* 11 2 2 Chestnut Ridge V F Co – Mtg Rm 09-13* 42 3 5 Stoneleigh ES - GYM 12-02* 6 2 7 Berkshire ES - GYM 15-10* 7 2 6 Hawthorne ES - GYM
02-12* 10 2 4 Liberty Sr Ctr, Multi-Purp Rm 04-14* 11 3 2 Christ The King Luth Ch – Fellow H 09-14* 42 2 5 Stoneleigh ES - Caf 12-03* 6 2 7 Norwood ES - GYM 15-11* 7 2 7 Middlesex ES - GYM
02-13* 10 2 4 Church Lane Elem Tech - Multi 05-01* 5B 6 3 Fifth District ES - GYM 09-15* 42 2 5 Loch Raven Academy - Caf 12-04* 6 2 7 General John Stricker MS - Cafe 15-12* 6 2 7 Essex Co-Op – Comm Ctr
02-14* 11 2 4 Randallstown HS - Lobby 06-01* 5B 6 3 Prettyboy ES - Caf 09-16* 42 2 5 Pleasant Plains ES - GYM 12-05* 6 2 7 Patapsco HS - Caf 15-13* 6 2 7 Eastern Tech HS - Caf
02-15* 11 2 4 New Town Elem - Caf 06-02* 5B 6 3 Gunpowder Baptist Ch 09-17* 42 2 5 Immac Heart of Mary Hall - GYM 12-06* 6 2 7 Sandy Plains ES - Caf
15-14* 6 2 7 Essex ES - GYM
02-16* 11 2 4 Church Lane Elem Tech - Caf 07-01* 5B 6 3 Seventh District ES - GYM 09-18* 42 2 5 Oakleigh ES - Caf 12-07* 6 2 7 Grange ES – Multi Purpose
15-15* 6 2 7 Sussex ES - GYM
02-17* 10 2 4 Randallstown HS - Caf 07-02* 5B 6 3 Amer Legion-Post #256–Soc H 09-19* 42 3 5 Loch Raven Comm Ctr - GYM 12-08* 6 2 7 Ateaze Sr Ctr – Multi Purp Rm
15-16* 6 2 7 Deep Creek ES – Multi Purpose
02-18* 10 7 4 Hernwood ES - Caf 07-03* 5B 6 3 Hereford HS - Auditorium 09-20* 8 2 5 Halstead Academy - Caf 12-09* 6 2 7 Dundalk Ch/Brethren - Basement
15-17* 6 2 7 Deep Creek MS - Lobby
02-19* 11 7 4 Granite Pres Ch – Social Hall 08-01* 5B 6 3 Sparks ES, - Caf 09-21* 8 3 5 Villa Cresta ES - GYM 12-10* 6 2 7 Dundalk MS - Auditorium Lobby
02-20* 11 2 4 Deer Park Mid Mag Sch-Caf 08-02* 5B 1 3 Oregon Ridge Lodge Hall – Seq H 09-22* 8 3 6 Parkville HS - Caf 12-11* 6 2 7 Dundalk MS - Caf 15-18* 6 2 6 Middleborough ES - GYM
02-21* 11 2 4 Wards Chapel Meth Ch–Fellow H 08-03* 7 1 3 Warren ES - Caf 09-23* 8 2 5 Harford Hills ES - GYM 12-12* 6 2 7 Logan ES - Caf 15-19* 6 2 6 Chesapeake HS - Caf
02-22* 11 7 4 Hernwood ES – Rec Room 08-04* 7 2 3 Warren ES - GYM 09-24* 8 2 3 Pine Grove ES - Caf 12-13* 6 2 7 Fleming Comm Ctr - GYM 15-20* 6 2 7 Battle Grove ES - GYM
02-23* 10 3 2 Old Court MS - Library 08-05* 42 2 3 Dulaney HS – Auditorium Lobby 09-25* 8 2 5 Pine Grove MS - Commons 13-01* 12A 3 1 Maiden Choice School - GYM 15-21* 6 2 7 Edgemere ES - GYM
02-24* 10 2 4 Deer Park Mid Mag Sch - GYM 08-06* 42 2 3 Padonia International ES - GYM 09-26* 42 2 5 St Margaret’s Epis Ch – Par Hall 13-02* 12A 3 1 Arbutus Fire Hall 15-22* 6 2 7 Chesapeake Terrace ES - Caf
02-25* 11 3 2 North Oaks Ret Comm. – Wilson 08-07* 7 2 3 Cockeysville MS - Caf 09-27* 42 2 3 Loch Raven HS - Lobby 13-03* 12A 3 1 Arbutus MS - Caf 15-23* 6 2 6 Sandalwood ES - Caf
02-26* 11 3 4 New Town ES - GYM 08-08* 11 2 2 Chestnut Ridge Bap Ch – Soc H 09-28* 8 2 5 Halstead Academy – GYM 13-04* 12A 3 1 Relay ES - GYM 15-24* 7 2 6 Knights of Columbus Hall
02-27* 11 2 4 Deer Park ES - GYM 08-09* 11 2 2 Mays Chapel UM Ch-Worship Ct 09-29 42 3 5 Towson Univ Univ Union 13-05* 12A 3 1 Halethorpe ES - GYM 15-25* 7 2 6 Gunpowder VFW 10067 – Hall
02-28* 10 2 4 Milford Mill Academy - Caf 08-10* 11 2 3 Pinewood ES - Caf 10-01* 5B 6 3 St. James Episcopal Ch Par Hse 13-06* 12A 3 1 Lansdowne MS 15-26* 7 2 6 Seneca ES – Caf

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2010 GENERAL ELECTION – VOTER CHECK LIST
This checklist may be marked, clipped and conveniently taken with you into the voting booth.
(You may also take the entire Voters’ Guide in with you.)

GOVERNOR / 6TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT DISTRICT 8 SENATE DISTRICT 12A HOUSE OF DELEGATES
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
VOTE FOR ONE VOTE FOR ONE VOTE FOR TWO
VOTE FOR ONE PAIR Democrat Andrew Duck . . . . . . . . . . . . . ! Democrat Katherine Klausmeier . . . . . . ! Democrat Steven J. DeBoy Sr. . . . . . . . !
Democrat Martin O’Malley / ......! Republican Roscoe G. Bartlett . . . . . . . . ! Republican Dee Hodges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ! Democrat James E. Malone Jr. . . . . . . . !
Anthony G. Brown Libertarian Dan Massey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ! Republican Joseph D. “Joe” Hooe . . . . . !
Republican Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. / Constitution Michael Reed. . . . . . . . . . . . . ! DISTRICT 8 HOUSE OF DELEGATES Republican Albert L. Nalley . . . . . . . . . . . !
. . . . .!
Mary Kane VOTE FOR THREE
Libertarian Susan J. Gaztanaga / 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT DISTRICT 42 SENATE
. . . . .! Democrat Ruth Baisden . . . . . . . . . . . . . !
Doug McNeil VOTE FOR ONE
VOTE FOR ONE Democrat Cal Bowman . . . . . . . . . . . . . !
Green Maria Allwine /
. . . . . . . . . .! Democrat Elijah Cummings . . . . . . . . . . ! Democrat Eric Bromwell . . . . . . . . . . . . ! Democrat Jim Brochin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . !
Ken Eidel
Republican Frank Mirabile Jr. . . . . . . . . . ! Republican Joseph C. Boteler III . . . . . . . ! Republican Kevin Carney . . . . . . . . . . . . . !
Constitution Eric Delano Knowles /
Michael Hargadon
. . . . .! Libertarian Scott Spencer . . . . . . . . . . . . ! Republican John Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . !
Republican Norma M. Secoura . . . . . . . . ! DISTRICT 42 HOUSE OF DELEGATES
MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
COMPTROLLER VOTE FOR THREE
DISTRICT 10 SENATE
VOTE FOR ONE
DISTRICT 5 SENATE Democrat Lori Albin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . !
VOTE FOR ONE Democrat Oz Bengur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . !
Democrat Peter Franchot . . . . . . . . . . . ! VOTE FOR ONE
Democrat Delores G. Kelley. . . . . . . . . . ! Democrat Stephen W. Lafferty. . . . . . . . !
Republican William Henry Campbell . . . . ! Democrat C. Scott Stone . . . . . . . . . . . . !
Unopposed Republican Susan Aumann . . . . . . . . . . . !
Republican Joseph M. Getty . . . . . . . . . . !
Republican John C. Fiastro Jr. . . . . . . . . . !
ATTORNEY GENERAL
DISTRICT 10 HOUSE OF DELEGATES Republican William J. Frank. . . . . . . . . . . !
VOTE FOR ONE
DISTRICT 5B HOUSE OF DELEGATES
VOTE FOR THREE
Democrat Douglas F. Gansler . . . . . . . . ! VOTE FOR ONE COUNTY EXECUTIVE
Democrat Emmett C. Burns. . . . . . . . . . !
Unopposed Democrat Pete Definbaugh . . . . . . . . . . ! VOTE FOR ONE
Democrat Adrienne A. Jones. . . . . . . . . !
Republican Wade Kach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . !
Democrat
U.S. SENATOR Democrat Shirley Nathan-Pulliam. . . . . ! Kevin Kamenetz . . . . . . . . . . !
Libertarian M. Justin Kinsey . . . . . . . . . . !
Republican
Republican Jeanne L. Turnock . . . . . . . . ! Kenneth C. Holt. . . . . . . . . . . !
VOTE FOR ONE
DISTRICT 6 SENATE
Democrat Barbara A. Mikulski. . . . . . . . ! DISTRICT 11 SENATE COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1
Republican Eric Wargotz . . . . . . . . . . . . . ! VOTE FOR ONE
VOTE FOR ONE VOTE FOR ONE
Green Kenniss Henry . . . . . . . . . . . . ! Democrat Norman R. Stone Jr. . . . . . . . !
Democrat Bobby A. Zirkin . . . . . . . . . . . ! Democrat Tom Quirk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . !
Constitution Richard Shawver. . . . . . . . . . ! Republican Bruce D. Kahl . . . . . . . . . . . . !
Unopposed Republican Steve Whisler. . . . . . . . . . . . . !
1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT DISTRICT 6 HOUSE OF DELEGATES
DISTRICT 11 HOUSE OF DELEGATES COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 2
VOTE FOR ONE VOTE FOR THREE
VOTE FOR THREE VOTE FOR ONE
Democrat Frank M. Kratovil Jr. . . . . . . . ! Democrat Joseph “Sonny” Minnick . . . !
Democrat Jon S. Cardin . . . . . . . . . . . . . ! Democrat Vicki Almond . . . . . . . . . . . . . !
Republican Andy Harris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ! Democrat John Olszewski Jr. . . . . . . . . !
Democrat Dan K. Morhaim . . . . . . . . . . ! Republican Jon M. Herbst . . . . . . . . . . . . !
Libertarian Richard James Davis . . . . . . ! Democrat Mike Weir Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . !
Democrat Dana Stein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . !
Republican Carlton William Clendaniel. . ! COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 3
2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Republican Carol C. Byrd . . . . . . . . . . . . . !
Republican Bob Long . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . !
Republican J. Michael Collins . . . . . . . . . ! VOTE FOR ONE
Republican Ric Metzgar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . !
VOTE FOR ONE Republican Steven J. Smith . . . . . . . . . . . !
Democrat Ben Sutley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . !
Democrat C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger . ! DISTRICT 7 SENATE Libertarian Brandon Brooks . . . . . . . . . . !
Republican Todd Huff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . !
Republican Marcelo Cardarelli. . . . . . . . . !
Libertarian Lorenzo Gaztanaga. . . . . . . . ! VOTE FOR ONE DISTRICT 12 SENATE
COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4
Democrat Rebecca Weir Nelson . . . . . . ! VOTE FOR ONE
3RD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Republican J. B. Jennings . . . . . . . . . . . . ! VOTE FOR ONE
Democrat Edward J. Kasemeyer. . . . . . !
Democrat Kenneth N. Oliver . . . . . . . . . !
VOTE FOR ONE
DISTRICT 7 HOUSE OF DELEGATES Republican Rick Martel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . !
Unopposed
Democrat John Sarbanes . . . . . . . . . . . !
Republican Jim Wilhelm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ! VOTE FOR THREE
COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 5
Libertarian Jerry McKinley . . . . . . . . . . . ! Democrat Jeff Beard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . !
Democrat VOTE FOR ONE
Constitution Alain Lareau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ! James Ward Morrow . . . . . . !
Democrat Kristina A. Sargent . . . . . . . . ! Democrat Mike Ertel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . !
Republican Rick Impallaria . . . . . . . . . . . ! Republican David Marks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . !
Republican Pat McDonough . . . . . . . . . . !
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Republican Kathy Szeliga. . . . . . . . . . . . . !

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