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Questions

1. LATE-TERM ABORTION. Current Maryland law allows abortions to be performed after fetal viability in the case of fetal abnormalities, or to protect the life or health of the mother, including mental health. Maryland law should be changed to allow late-term abortions only to protect a woman from death or serious risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment.

2. PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE. Maryland should maintain its current law prohibiting physician-assisted suicide.

3. TAX CREDITS FOR EDUCATION. Maryland should enact a state income tax credit for businesses that donate to nonprofit organizations that provide financial assistance to public and nonpublic school students for educational expenses.

4. IMMIGRATION. Maryland should not pass laws restricting the ability of undocumented immigrants to access basic necessities, such as food, shelter, driving privileges, healthcare, and education.

5. ASSISTANCE FOR THE POOR. Funding in Maryland’s budget to provide necessities such as food, housing, and healthcare to low-income residents of the state should be maintained at current levels, or increased where possible to accommodate increasing demand for basic services.

Candidate Survey 2014: General Assembly

Party
Last Name
District
Office
308 records found
Christopher T. Adams, R, HD
District: 37B

1. Answer: Did not respond to the survey
1. Comment: None

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2. Comment: None

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3. Comment: None

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4. Comment: None

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5. Comment: None
Kathy Afzali, R, HD
District: 4

1. Answer: A
1. Comment: I have been a strong pro-life advocate during my first term as Delegate and will continue to support policies that protect life.

2. Answer: A
2. Comment: None

3. Answer: A
3. Comment: I have been a co-sponsor of the bill that would implement this needed policy.

4. Answer: D
4. Comment: None

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5. Comment: None
Kostas Alexakis, D, HD
District: 33

1. Answer: Did not respond to the survey
1. Comment: None

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2. Comment: None

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3. Comment: None

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4. Comment: None

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Curt Anderson, D, HD
District: 43

1. Answer: D
1. Comment: None

2. Answer: A
2. Comment: None

3. Answer: D
3. Comment: None

4. Answer: A
4. Comment: None

5. Answer: A
5. Comment: None
Carl Anderton, Jr., R, HD
District: 38B

1. Answer: Did not respond to the survey
1. Comment: None

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John Andrews, R, HD
District: 16

1. Answer: A
1. Comment: I strongly support the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. I would sponsor legislation to eliminate taxpayer-supported abortion via Medicaid and Planned Parenthood and hold hearings on the recent deaths of women in Maryland's abortion clinics. There is much to do at the state level.

2. Answer: A
2. Comment: Assisted suicide, including starvation or dehydration, is against natural law and the Hippocratic Oath and can never be justified by good intentions (such as relieving suffering or obtaining an organ). I support increasing the charge against anyone who deliberately kills a patient (without malice) to manslaughter as in several states.

3. Answer: A
3. Comment: I support the Maryland Education Tax Credit, Nonpublic Student Textbook program, opportunity scholarships for lower-income families, a state tax deduction for K-12 expenses, and an expanded sales tax holiday. My family is the product of public, Catholic, and home schools; bring "all of the above" together to serve Maryland families.

4. Answer: A
4. Comment: It is the federal government's duty to enforce immigration law, which it has largely failed to do. Church teaching recognizes the right and responsibility of the nation to secure its borders and protect its citizens. Maryland should not make this duty more difficult by creating incentives for illegal immigration.

5. Answer: A
5. Comment: Solidarity and subsidiarity. No government agency should do what a private charity can do better -- no state bureaucracy will love the sick and poor as Christ among us like Saint Francis did (or Pope Francis does). Government should step in only where free associations have failed.
Angela Angel, D, HD
District: 25

1. Answer: Did not respond to the survey
1. Comment: None

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Tom Angelis, D, HD
District: 33

1. Answer: Did not respond to the survey
1. Comment: None

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4. Comment: None

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Mark Angell, R, HD
District: 32

1. Answer: A
1. Comment: None

2. Answer: A
2. Comment: None

3. Answer: A
3. Comment: None

4. Answer: D
4. Comment: Food and shelter are one thing. Taxes pay for roads and schools.

5. Answer: A
5. Comment: None
Steve Arentz, R, HD
District: 36

1. Answer: Did not respond to the survey
1. Comment: None

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2. Comment: None

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3. Comment: None

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4. Comment: None

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5. Comment: None
John C. Astle, D, S
District: 30

1. Answer:
1. Comment: None

2. Answer: A
2. Comment: None

3. Answer: A
3. Comment: None

4. Answer: A
4. Comment: None

5. Answer: A
5. Comment: None
Vanessa Atterbeary, D, HD
District: 13

1. Answer: Did not respond to the survey
1. Comment: None

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2. Comment: None

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3. Comment: None

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4. Comment: None

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5. Comment: None
Susan L. Aumann, R, HD
District: 42B

1. Answer: A
1. Comment: None

2. Answer: A
2. Comment: None

3. Answer: A
3. Comment: None

4. Answer: D
4. Comment: There are many needs regarding the poor and vulnerable, the funding should assist legal residents first then non legal residents.

5. Answer: A
5. Comment: None
Charles Bailey, D, HD
District: 02A

1. Answer: D
1. Comment: Public policy ought to focus on how to make the choice for life easier on young mothers, and not to use this rare occurring issue to take attention away from our concerns found in question one, above.

2. Answer: D
2. Comment: I believe euthanasia may be the reasonable and humane choice is rare circumstances, and may be strictly regulated to certain conditions.

3. Answer: D
3. Comment: This may be an attempt to hide a violation of separation of church and state.

4. Answer: A
4. Comment: This a basic issue of humane proportion.

5. Answer: A
5. Comment: I strongly agree, and applaud the Catholic Church for its efforts in this area.
Larry Barber, R, S
District: 32

1. Answer: A
1. Comment: But should not be funded by taxpayer money.

2. Answer: A
2. Comment: I have reservations here. Severely ill people, suffering pain, may be tempted to commit suicide on their own and cause themselves further pain and suffering as a result.

3. Answer: A
3. Comment: None

4. Answer: D
4. Comment: Referring to "illegal immigrants" as "undocumented" is like calling a dealer in illegal drugs and "unlicensed pharmacist". These type of resources should be for Maryland citizens who need them.

5. Answer: A
5. Comment: But for American Citizens only.
Charles Barkley, D, HD
District: 39

1. Answer: Did not respond to the survey
1. Comment: None

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2. Comment: None

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3. Comment: None

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Ben Barnes, D, HD
District: 21

1. Answer: Did not respond to the survey
1. Comment: None

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3. Comment: None

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Darryl Barnes, D, HD
District: 25

1. Answer: A
1. Comment: None

2. Answer: A
2. Comment: None

3. Answer: A
3. Comment: None

4. Answer: A
4. Comment: None

5. Answer: A
5. Comment: None
Erek Barron, D, HD
District: 24

1. Answer: D
1. Comment: None

2. Answer: A
2. Comment: None

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3. Comment: None

4. Answer: A
4. Comment: None

5. Answer: A
5. Comment: None
Kumar P. Barve, D, HD
District: 17

1. Answer: Did not respond to the survey
1. Comment: None

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3. Comment: None

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Key

Candidate information abreviation meaning listed below.

R = Republican
D = Democrat

HD = Maryland House
S = Maryland Senate

A = Agree
D = Disagree

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