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Issue Statements

1. ASSISTANCE TO THE POOR.  Funding in Maryland’s budget should be maintained, and when necessary, increased to provide low-income residents access to basic necessities, such as food, housing, and healthcare. 

2. ABORTION. Maryland is one of four States to voluntarily direct state Medicaid funds to pay for all or most medically necessary abortions. The Maryland General Assembly should pass legislation to restrict the use of taxpayer dollars for abortion.

3. IMMIGRATION. Maryland should prioritize protecting family unity by passing legislation that, except for cases involving individuals with serious criminal records, limits the participation of local law agencies in federal immigration enforcement efforts.

4. K-12 EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS. The State of Maryland should continue to expand existing funding to provide scholarships for low-income students who wish to attend the K-12 nonpublic school best suited for their educational needs.  

5. PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE BAN. In 1999, the Maryland General Assembly passed legislation making it a felony for an individual to assist in another individual’s suicide.  Maryland should uphold the law in its current form and reject legislation to legalize the practice of physician-assisted suicide.

Declaraciones de las Temas

1. AYUDA PARA LOS POBRES.  Se debe mantener el financiamiento en el presupuesto de Maryland, y cuando sea necesario, aumentar para proporcionar a los residentes de bajos ingresos acceso a las necesidades básicas, como alimentos, vivienda y atención médica.

2. EL ABORTO. Maryland es uno de los cuatro estados que dirige voluntariamente fondos estatales de Medicaid para pagar todos o la mayoría de los abortos médicamente necesarios. La Asamblea General de Maryland debería aprobar legislación para restringir el uso del dinero de los contribuyentes para el aborto.

3. INMIGRACIÓN. Maryland debería priorizar la protección de la unidad familiar mediante la aprobación de legislación que, excepto en casos que involucren a personas con antecedentes penales graves, limite la participación de las agencias locales de la ley en los esfuerzos federales de aplicación de la ley de inmigración.

4. OPCIONES EDUCATIVAS PARA K-12. El estado de Maryland debe continuar aumentando los fondos existentes que proporcionan becas a estudiantes de bajos ingresos que deseen asistir a la escuela no pública K-12 más adecuada para sus necesidades educativas. 

5. PROHIBICIÓN DEL SUICIDIO MÉDICAMENTE ASISTIDO. En 1999, la Asamblea General de Maryland aprobó una legislación por la cual es un delito grave que un individuo ayude en el suicidio de otra persona. Maryland debe mantener la ley en su forma actual y rechazar la legislación para legalizar la práctica del suicidio asistido por un médico.

Candidate Survey 2018: General Assembly

Every election year, the Maryland Catholic Conference surveys the state’s candidates for General Assembly about their positions regarding issues of interest to Catholics. The responses of the Democratic and Republican primary candidates are below. The candidates were asked to either “Agree” or “Disagree” with a list of issue statements (see left side of this page). "Did Not Respond" to a statement means the candidate did not choose a position on that issue. Candidates were also given the opportunity to provide a brief statement at the end of the survey on why Maryland Catholics should vote for them. 

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District
Office
Party
Last Name
523 records found
George C. Edwards (R) (*)
State Senate
District: 01

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Michael Dreisbach (D)
House of Delegates
District: 01A

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I do believe that private education like the Catholic Church provides a great opportunity for our younger citizens. I may dis agree about some other positions but will strongly support your education system

Wendell R. Beitzel (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 01A

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I am a devout Christian. As set forth in our Constitution I believe that our rights are obtained from God, not the Government.

James M. Virts, Jr. (R)
House of Delegates
District: 01A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Penny Lyn Walker (D)
House of Delegates
District: 01B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Jason C. Buckel (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 01B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I am a graduate of Catholic high school, and a strong supporter of the BOOST program and investing in private educational resources for families that need tuition assistance. I appreciate and value the mission of the Catholic Conference in Annapolis and across Maryland.

Nicole Alt-Myers (R)
House of Delegates
District: 01C

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Jordan Lysczek (R)
House of Delegates
District: 01C

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Simply put, I care about the needs of the district over my own ego. I'm not a show-boating candidate. I'm a 'roll up your sleeves & get to work' candidate. I'm an active volunteer, employer, mother & attorney. I have the qualifications to represent the district well and I'm also guided by a moral compass, which is rare in today's political realm. Above all else, I love my community and want it to prosper long into the future.

Mike McKay (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 01C

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

Not many elected officials have stood up for all forms of life in the Maryland General Assembly, I am one who has. Also as a member of the Joint Committee to End Homelessness, I am concerned for all Marylanders reguardless of economic inequality or abilty to secure a fixed address.

Andrew A. Serafini (R) (*)
State Senate
District: 02

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

As an evangelical Christian I approach all situations with a Biblical worldview. I believe that we were all created in the image of God and that all people are of inherent sacred value. I believe that we should support traditional families values as the cornerstone of a sound and practical matter for our culture. In my weakness as a human I seek to follow the example of Christ to model servant leadership at all times.

Neil C. Parrott (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 02A

1. Poverty Assistance: X
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

A vote for Neil Parrott is a pro-life, pro-traditional family, pro-school choice, and pro-American vote that you can be proud of. I believe that the life of every human being is valuable. Lives need to be protected whether it is in the womb or at the end of life. For several years I have introduced and/or co-sponsored the Pain-Capable Child Unborn Protection Act that would eliminate late-term abortions. Also, one of my top priorities has been to work to stop euthanasia laws from passing.

William Joseph Wivell (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 02A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I am a life-long Catholic and actively involved in my parish, having served as past chairman of the Finance Committee and currently serve as a lector. I have sponsored bills in the HOD to restrict abortions, and to defend life. I am a product of Catholic schools, approach elected office with humility. I hold traditional, conservative values, both fiscally and socially. I believe that abortion should be allowed only in the cases of rape, incest, and life of the mother.

Peter E. Perini, Sr. (D)
House of Delegates
District: 02B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Paul D. Corderman (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 02B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Jennifer M. Brannan (D)
State Senate
District: 03

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I am a lifelong Catholic, and a member of St. John the Evangelist in Frederick, where I also serve as a lector. I believe strongly in the social justice work of the Church, and if elected will work each day to advance legislation that will feed the hungry, clothe the naked, look after the sick, serve the imprisoned and welcome immigrants. I also, like President Kennedy, “believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute” and will serve all residents with equal tenacity.

Jennifer Dougherty (D)
State Senate
District: 03

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I am a business owner. former mayor, and Mount grad (c83). I value hard work, responsibility, & transparency. I know how to set priorities, balance budgets, make choices, and get things done. As mayor, I advanced fair housing & equal treatment for all residents. I know that I am imperfect. I work to treat people fairly and consider the impact of legislation when working through the legislative process. Having cared for my dying mom, I have many concerns about any "Right-to-Die" legislation.

Ronald Nelson Young (D) (*)
State Senate
District: 03

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Craig Giangrande (R)
State Senate
District: 03

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Billy Shreve (R)
State Senate
District: 03

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Carol L. Krimm (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 03A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Ryan Trout (D)
House of Delegates
District: 03A

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

Catholic social teaching discusses the obligation one has to his/her fellow human. My platform seeks to stabilize working families through access to affordable, quality health services, a robust public education system that begins with top-notch childcare options, a strong K-12 system, and debt-free college, along with the tools to become financially stable: a fair wage, affordable housing, and good benefits.

Karen Lewis Young (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 03A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Mike Bowersox (R)
House of Delegates
District: 03A

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I am a life long practicing and Catholic, and I feel traditional Catholic values are extremely important. Seems to me that we are no longer aloud to share our values and our belief in God. But sharing our belief in God and loving each other is exactly what we need now. We will always have the poor, we need to give them a hand up. Immigration laws have to come from our Federal Legislators. They need to correct the immigration problem

James Dvorak (R)
House of Delegates
District: 03A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Ken Kerr (D)
House of Delegates
District: 03B

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help (now John Paul Regional School) during the 1960s. I learned to play guitar at the "Folk Mass" at OLPH during the 1970s--for which I will be forever grateful. My wife of 35 years, Helen, and I raised both our girls in the Church, the older, Kristin, in Halethorpe at the Church of the Ascension; and the younger, Katherine, at St. Ignatius Loyola in Urbana, Maryland. I achieved the third degree in the Knights of Columbus as a member of St. Agnes Council #4449.

William "Bill" Folden (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 03B

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I have spent a lifetime protecting our citizens. Whether as a member of the military or a law enforcement career spanning over 25 years (a capacity I still serve in today), "service" above one's self is all I've ever known. It has been a true privilege to serve in the Maryland House of Delegates over the past 4 years with a track record of family and community first approach. It is my hope to continue that service and expand on changing Maryland for the better of ALL our citizens...

Jessica Douglass (D)
State Senate
District: 04

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I am a practicing Catholic at St. Ignatius of Loyola in Ijamsville and I pledge to govern with compassion.

Sabrina Massett (D)
State Senate
District: 04

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Michael Hough (R) (*)
State Senate
District: 04

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I am a practicing Catholic and attend Holy Family Catholic Church in Middletown. During my time in Annapolis, I have worked closely with the Catholic Conference to promote and protect our Catholic Values. From protecting the sanctity of life to passing criminal justice reform legislation— our shared faith is the motivating factor for my public service.

Ysela Bravo (D)
House of Delegates
District: 04

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Lois Jarman (D)
House of Delegates
District: 04

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Darrin Ryan Smith (D)
House of Delegates
District: 04

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Barrie S. Ciliberti (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 04

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

My core values reflect most Catholics.We do not want to lose our borders, our sovereignty. God bless!

Dan Cox (R)
House of Delegates
District: 04

1. Poverty Assistance: X
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

As a husband and father of nine (9), and attorney who has served poor clients for over 12 years, I am pro-life conservative committed to defending our catholic and family values.

Jesse T. Pippy (R)
House of Delegates
District: 04

1. Poverty Assistance: X
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I'm Catholic and I believe my purpose in life is to help others. As your State Delegate, I'll work to improve the community and all those that I represent. I believe in assisting the poor and keeping familes together, but I will ensure that it's done responsibly and in a lawful manner.

Jamie O'Marr (D)
State Senate
District: 05

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Justin Ready (R) (*)
State Senate
District: 05

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I have sought to stand up for pro-life, pro-family values as a state legislator. I believe in the sanctity of life and that government should be limited but that there is a place for helping those who need it. I strive to represent all constituents with independent thinking, honesty, and integrity. As a strong believer in Jesus Christ, my faith informs how I see the world and how I treat people and issues. I would be honored to have your support.

Emily Shank (D)
House of Delegates
District: 05

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

In addition to my most important jobs of being a wife and mom, I’m a lawyer and an activist. I fight for what I believe in. As a delegate, I will do the same. I want to leave my daughters a world that they deserve. I want a world where everyone has access to healthcare, where schools are safe and fully funded, and jobs pay a living and fair wage. I’m sick of politicians in Annapolis who vote solely based on their party. It’s time to put people over politics.

David Ellin (R)
House of Delegates
District: 05

1. Poverty Assistance: X
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

My mother attended and graduated from Maryvale Preparatory School . She instilled in me the Catholic values and lessons she learned.I'll apply these lessons and values through legislation as a Delegate for the citizens of Carroll County.

Susan Krebs (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 05

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I have consistently upheld the conservative values that are important to my constituents even when they were not politically popular including life, liberty, personal freedom and personal responsibility. I have fought for a quality education for every student whether in public, private or home school setting.

April Rose (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 05

1. Poverty Assistance: X
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I'm a conservative who believes in the sanctity of life from conception to the end of life.

Haven Shoemaker (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 05

1. Poverty Assistance: X
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I am a conservative who shares the values of my Catholic constituents.

Russ "No Tax" Mirabile (D)
State Senate
District: 06

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

For 16 yrs. I was Educated through Catholic Schools. I am a practing, dedicated Christian of Roman Catholic Authority.

Buddy Staigerwald (D)
State Senate
District: 06

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Janice Lee Dymowski (R)
State Senate
District: 06

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

While my opponent and I generally agree on the issues, I am a fighter who will stand up for my constituents. I will open an office where local residents will have access to their representation.

Johnny R. Salling (R) (*)
State Senate
District: 06

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I believe and the pursuit of happiness in our country in our state. I also believe that we are country formed by God and we are country that needs to have laws and people need to apply them them. I believe also in the freedom of religion and also in the freedom of speech. When we have these things that are so basic we are a country under God and one nation. That's what I believe.

Jonathan H. Campbell (D)
House of Delegates
District: 06

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Nicholas C. D'Adamo, Jr. (D)
House of Delegates
District: 06

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Diane DeCarlo (D)
House of Delegates
District: 06

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I was born and raised as a Catholic.......If elected I will do my very best to protect and honor the Catholic Church

Justin Holliday (D)
House of Delegates
District: 06

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Megan Ann Mioduszewski (D)
House of Delegates
District: 06

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Robin L. Grammer (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 06

1. Poverty Assistance: X
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I believe I share the values of Maryland Catholics. Many members of my family lived in poverty for much of their youth and I was taught to help the poor and impoverished whenever I could. We all share the same goals in providing for a more healthy and prosperous life for the poor but we have differing views on how to get there. I was raised in a working class family who thrived on manufacturing and skilled trades. I believe the best program we can provide for Marylanders is a good job.

Bob Long (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 06

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

Promises Made....Promises Kepth I have worked hard to represent the people in my district. We should help low income people but we should also help them to become self supportive if they are able.

Ric Metzgar (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 06

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

two words PRO LIFE ,well a couple more i love the lord with all my heart , and beleive in the power of prayer

Jake Mohorovic (R)
House of Delegates
District: 06

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

Being a Catholic means.....we are family.

Donna Hines (D)
State Senate
District: 07

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

My parents were Catholic. I was greatly influenced by my father who attended Loyola College and Georgetown Law School. I have 12 years of Catholic education (Mercy HS). I have a BS Degree from Towson University in Psychology. . People describe me as smart, kind, soulful, ethical, and compassionate. I've been married to Bud for 31 years.. We raised a socially conscious daughter who just graduated with a MS from UMBC. She is a Fulbright scholar now working at CMS in their CHIP program.

J. B. Jennings (R) (*)
State Senate
District: 07

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Allison Berkowitz (D)
House of Delegates
District: 07

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Gordon Koerner (D)
House of Delegates
District: 07

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I represent Jesus values

Lauren Arikan (R)
House of Delegates
District: 07

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Joshua Barlow (R)
House of Delegates
District: 07

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3. Immigration: X
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I am a Christian. My grandfather and brother were men of the cloth. I am active in my church. The policies I will push for are eliminating retirement taxes for one. This separates families as many who have worked their entire lives must leave Maryland because of its tax polices on seniors. Also I believe in transparency in government budgets as well as a mandatory civics course in public schools. An informed electorate is a responsible society. please visit Barlow4delegate.com for more inf.

Russ English, Jr. (R)
House of Delegates
District: 07

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Michael A. Geppi (R)
House of Delegates
District: 07

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3. Immigration: X
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5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

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As a Catholic, my values have been deeply influenced by the Church. I have a very strong faith in Jesus Christ and, along with my family, pray every day and attend mass every week. I believe in the sanctity of life and oppose public dollars funding abortions. State funded vouchers should be available for families to afford parochial and private schools. In addition, families should be eligible for tax credits tuition paid to private schools.

Norm Gifford (R)
House of Delegates
District: 07

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Rick Impallaria (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 07

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3. Immigration: X
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5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I have been a consistent vote for Catholic conference over my time in office. Supporting the Catholic conference won a majority of issues that are important to them. Being a practicing Catholic raise with a Catholic education has help me to be a strong supporter of the The conference

Tammy Larkin (R)
House of Delegates
District: 07

1. Poverty Assistance: X
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

My Catholic faith guides my moral compass, and it plays an integral role in how I raise my children. I value life and family above all else, and we pray daily for our journey of faith to lead us into the service of others. I attend mass weekly at St. Stephen’s Bradshaw, where I’ve sang in the choir and served as a catechist for many years. My faith has greatly defined my life, and it always will.

Trevor Leach (R)
House of Delegates
District: 07

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Bill Paulshock (R)
House of Delegates
District: 07

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Aaron Penman (R)
House of Delegates
District: 07

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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David Seman (R)
House of Delegates
District: 07

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3. Immigration: X
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Angela Sudano - Marcellino (R)
House of Delegates
District: 07

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Kathy Szeliga (R)
House of Delegates
District: 07

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

You can count on me to protect your religious liberties and American values. I have a proven pro-life record from the womb to natural death. As a member of Grace Community Church in Kingsville for more than 25 years, I share the same values as Maryland's faithful Catholics.

Max Davidson (D)
State Senate
District: 08

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
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4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I will represent everyone equally and fairly no matter their religion.

Katherine Klausmeier (D) (*)
State Senate
District: 08

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Christian Miele (R)
State Senate
District: 08

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3. Immigration: X
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Comments:

My values align closely with the values of adherents to the Catholic faith. We share a deep and abiding respect and reverence for life, as well as a commitment to providing aid to poor and distressed people and communities. I believe it is important to Catholics that their elected representatives lead lives that are informed and inspired by the teachings of Christ. If elected to the Senate, Maryland Catholics can count on me to continue championing the issues they care about.

Harry Bhandari (D)
House of Delegates
District: 08

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Eric Bromwell (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 08

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

While my district and I might not agree with every stance taken by the Catholic Conference, I use my Catholic faith everyday I serve in the House of Delegates. Having graduated from Calvert Hall College, I still live by our motto: Men of Intellect, Men of Faith, and Men of Integrity. I apply this to every decision I make in my personal and professional life. This has allowed me to spend my entire adult life in service to my community and my State.

Carl Jackson (D)
House of Delegates
District: 08

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Joe Werner (D)
House of Delegates
District: 08

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Ben Boehl (R)
House of Delegates
District: 08

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3. Immigration: X
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5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I attend St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fullerton and we are raising our three children through the Catholic faith. I know how important it is for the Catholic Churches to thrive in our communities. I’m also in favor of helping non-public schools. Families have stopped sending their children to Catholic and other religious schools because of costs. I would support an expanded voucher program where families could use some of their taxpayer money to help pay for their tuition at non-public schools.

Joseph C. Boteler III (R)
House of Delegates
District: 08

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Joe Cluster (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 08

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2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I believe I have been a strong voice for Catholics in my community for the past 2 years in the general assembly. I have fought hard for additional boost funding for our catholic schools and have supported the churches position on assistant suicide. I feel that my core values and the core values of Catholics in my district match up very closely and will continue to represent them to the best of my ability if given the chance to again.

Kevin Leary (R)
House of Delegates
District: 08

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I believe in traditional biblical values and I am a Christian. I want to make our community safer and our schools better. Our Government spending is out of control and needs to be slowed. I plan to make these things happen while in office. We need God in our Legislature and he will be there with me everyday.

Joe Norman (R)
House of Delegates
District: 08

1. Poverty Assistance: X
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I am a father, husband, small business owner, employer, community volunteer, and passionate Marylander. I believe that we deserve a fair, open, and limited state government, and will always put the hardworking people of Maryland first.

Norma Secoura (R)
House of Delegates
District: 08

1. Poverty Assistance: X
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

Pro-Life. Pro-Catholic Schools. Roots deep in Baltimore. Grew up in brick row house. Then rural Northern Baltimore County-White Hall, Hereford High. Loyola College, Baltimore, Economics. Married 33 years, both cradle Catholics. Helped raise my sister’s 6 children. Years of service-mostly unpaid as a volunteer-in the community. Advocating for the long-term stability & revitalization of our neighborhoods. Try to see God in every person.

Jared Wineberg (R)
House of Delegates
District: 08

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I am a Christian myself - I believe in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ for my sins. Although I’m not a Catholic, I love the involvement in community and compassion I see in my Catholic brethren. I believe the needs of the poor, widows, and less fortunate should be primarily met first through the Church, then through the government. If elected, I will support parishes to ensure the government isn’t getting in the way of doing so, thus allowing them to spread the gospel.

Katie Fry Hester (D)
State Senate
District: 09

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Gail H. Bates (R) (*)
State Senate
District: 09

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I have a strong pro-life record and have consistently supported text book and other funding for non-public schools.

Reid J. Novotny (R)
State Senate
District: 09

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I have a solid faith in Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. I practice what I preach and when I fail, I seek forgiveness. To the degree that I have influence, I will mitigate societal ills with compassion and accountability. I do not believe that we, as humans, can set up a Garden of Eden here on earth, rather, we should try, one person at a time, to love one another. Government should not be a hindrance to these ideals but be a promoter. This is how I live my life and how I will be a Senator.

Steven M. Bolen (D)
House of Delegates
District: 09A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Michael David Gross (D)
House of Delegates
District: 09A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Natalie Ziegler (D)
House of Delegates
District: 09A

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I care deeply about economic and environmental justice and believe our laws should reflect a commitment to truly care for one another, particularly the most vulnerable.

Trent Kittleman (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 09A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Warren E. Miller (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 09A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I have dedicated myself to being your “Common-Sense” Conservative voice in Annapolis. I take great pride in representing both South Carroll and Western Howard County in the Maryland House of Delegates.

Daniel Medinger (D)
House of Delegates
District: 09B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Courtney Watson (D)
House of Delegates
District: 09B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Bob Flanagan (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 09B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Rob Johnson (D)
State Senate
District: 10

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Delores G. Kelley (D) (*)
State Senate
District: 10

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Lawrence Williams (D)
State Senate
District: 10

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I believe in family values and the family structure is the cornerstone of the community. I also believe that bias should be driven and develop with input from the community.

Stephanie Boston (R)
State Senate
District: 10

1. Poverty Assistance:
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4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

It is my goal and to see what I can do to assist in bridging communities. People have polarized positions from one another. It is my goal to help individuals begin the process of saying that while they may be on different sides they have much in common. I have the skills and the background to bridge the gap. So that we can move forward as opposed to continuance of being stuck and or detoured for being able to accomplish things that both you and I want and that our children need.

Benjamin Brooks (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 10

1. Poverty Assistance:
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4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

My ideals were to serve my country with honor, my community with pride, my legislative duties with distinction and my maker with reverence. The accomplishment of all of these goals will be left up to the judgement of my colleagues and constituents. I have obtained leadership roles in the House and with the Legislative Black Caucus during my first term.

Nathaniel M. Costley, Sr. (D)
House of Delegates
District: 10

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Jay Jalisi (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 10

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Adrienne A. Jones (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 10

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
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4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I currently serve as the Speaker Pro Tem and Chair both the Education and Capital Budget Subcommittees. I consider myself a Public Servant and would love to continue to serve the people of District 10.

Lauren Lipscomb (D)
House of Delegates
District: 10

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Jordan F. Porompyae (D)
House of Delegates
District: 10

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
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4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
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Michael Tyrone Brown, Sr. (R)
House of Delegates
District: 10

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

Because I will attempt, to in all cases to be GOD's hands on Earth.

George H. Harman (R)
House of Delegates
District: 10

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Your questions are too narrow to allow an in-depth response. However, I am a strong supporter of the family unit and will vote for bills that strengthen families. As a former teacher in the public schools, I will also support education.

Matthew Kaliszak (R)
House of Delegates
District: 10

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

Because I am myself baptized Roman Catholic and I am the youngest out of of the candidates running we need young people in office who will genuinely look out for the interests of all citizens, I was also born in baltimore and raised in central maryland. Most importantly I have the energy and passion to fight for fellow Maryland Catholics.

Brian Marcos (R)
House of Delegates
District: 10

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Sheldon H. Laskin (D)
State Senate
District: 11

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Bobby A. Zirkin (D) (*)
State Senate
District: 11

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Amy Blank (D)
House of Delegates
District: 11

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

As an advocate for children and youth in Annapolis, I worked in partnership with the Catholic Conference on child abuse and neglect, foster care and adoption, child care and early childhood education, low-income housing, homelessness, health care, and hunger. As a Delegate from District 11, I would continue to collaborate on these issues and develop an array of residential and vocational services for children and adults with special needs so they may live happy, healthy and independent lives.

Jon S. Cardin (D)
House of Delegates
District: 11

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Linda Dorsey-Walker (D)
House of Delegates
District: 11

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

While I was not raised Catholic, several of my family members were. I attended two different Catholic churches many times and am familiar with the Order of Service. My daughter attended Catholic school, and I sang with a catholic church choir for years.

Shelly Hettleman (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 11

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I am running for re-election to the House of Delegates because I believe profoundly in public service. I have worked to: improve our educational system, protect the environment, provide accessible and affordable healthcare, and ensure that the access and provision of government services are fair and equitable.I’ve been effective at enacting meaningful legislation, but there is still more to be done and I look forward to continuing this effective advocacy if I am re-elected.

Kate Skovron (D)
House of Delegates
District: 11

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Dana Stein (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 11

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I have supported the BOOST program and am a strong advocate for programs for low-income individuals and immigrants.

Jonathan Porter (R)
House of Delegates
District: 11

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Clarence K. Lam (D)
State Senate
District: 12

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Mary Kay Sigaty (D)
State Senate
District: 12

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

As a member of the Howard County Council for the past twelve years, I have a record of leadership — working with residents to solve real problems and empowering communities. I know we share a commitment to great public schools, safe neighborhoods, a strong local economy, access to affordable health care and accountable government. With a proven record as a consensus-builder, I will be a reliable voice for the district, fighting for my constituents and making sure they have a seat at the table.

Joseph D. "Joe" Hooe (R)
State Senate
District: 12

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

As the oldest son of Mother Seton's 2nd miracle Ann O'Neill, Catholics can be sure that I will act in the best interest of humanity. I have demonstrated this as a father, business owner and JHU grad. As a state inspector, I have acquired unique insight into Maryland’s transportation safety issues; I can use this to improve our individual safety. My pay-to-work program will allow undocumented workers to purchase an annual right to work for $1000.00, raising $1billion annually for Maryland.

Jonathan Bratt (D)
House of Delegates
District: 12

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Dario J. Broccolino (D)
House of Delegates
District: 12

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I am a product of a Catholic education through undergraduate school and consider myself a practicing Catholic. As a representative of all the people, I do not believe in imposing my beliefs on others. While I oppose abortion, I would not vote to end funding for all abortions. The same can be said for assisted suicide. These are decisions an individual must decide for themselves. Immigration laws must be enforced. I do not believe in mass deportation; we need to have a path to citizenship for all

Eric Ebersole (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 12

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Jessica Feldmark (D)
House of Delegates
District: 12

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Malcolm J. Heflin (D)
House of Delegates
District: 12

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Terri Hill (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 12

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

As a Catholic, I believe I’m called to manifest Christ & agape love through understanding, encouragement, support, availability, advocacy & bearing witness. Meanwhile my public duties are to ensure equity & opportunity for people of all beliefs as representation of a singular set of beliefs is best done by lobbyists. As both public servant & woman of faith,my mission is to fight for social justice & live a life that demonstrates respect for God's power to lead others in their individual choices.

James Howard (D)
House of Delegates
District: 12

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

While we may disagree on issues of personal rights, we agree on much more, such as the value of education, supporting the neediest among us, and the importance of protecting the environment, as it is the only one we have.

Mark Weaver (D)
House of Delegates
District: 12

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I am committed to helping the poor and disadvantaged in our state as Jesus would have it.

Bob Cockey (R)
House of Delegates
District: 12

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

The best money I ever spent in my life was sending my son to Mount Saint Joe..that pretty much sums it up in a nut shell.

Melanie Harris (R)
House of Delegates
District: 12

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I believe in protecting life on both ends of the spectrum- the beginning and the end.

Michael Russell (R)
House of Delegates
District: 12

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Guy Guzzone (D) (*)
State Senate
District: 13

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Vanessa Atterbeary (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 13

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Shane Pendergrass (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 13

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Larry Pretlow, II (D)
House of Delegates
District: 13

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I was baptized Methodist and taught to respect the voices of all people because we are all human beings. I believe in faith and reason and that it is best to serve others. I believe that taxpayer dollars should go towards helping the people, educating our children and keeping us all safe. I do not seek to impose my own religious views on others but I do carry a conceptual understanding that life is a gift from GOD and we should pass laws that preserve life and helps others.

Jen Terrasa (D)
House of Delegates
District: 13

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Chris Yates (R)
House of Delegates
District: 13

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I stand against physician-assisted suicide for elders which is directly supported by my opponent and the current elected official serving as a Delegate in Howard County, District 13, and who is the perennial sponsor of this legislation.

Craig J. Zucker (D) (*)
State Senate
District: 14

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Robert Drozd (R)
State Senate
District: 14

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I was raised in the Church and retain the values instilled through my faith and parents. My goal is to return fair representation to Maryland; our state is far more "purple" than politics suggest. Immigration law is a federal matter. State interference is comparable to the Archdiocese acting against Church doctrine. Compassion and justice must balance.

Anne R. Kaiser (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 14

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Eric Luedtke (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 14

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Pamela Queen (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 14

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Paul Ransom (D)
House of Delegates
District: 14

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Kevin Dorrance (R)
House of Delegates
District: 14

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Patricia Fenati (R)
House of Delegates
District: 14

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I am a lifelong Catholic. I believe in the precepts of my Church. My children went to Catholic schools. I see there are many laws under consideration that are contrary to the Church's Teaching. I believe the Constitution is to be respected and is only changeable through amendment, not state laws.

Michael A. Ostroff (R)
House of Delegates
District: 14

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

As a practicing Catholic, I know that many of us do not like to be overtly political with our faith. As one member of the House of Delegates, I cannot promise that all legislation and policy decisions will mirror the any particular voter’s goals, but I can promise that I will review all issues with care, keeping in mind the principles of our faith, and make decisions after contemplation and in a good faith. I hope voters will look at my character and experience, and consider supporting me.

Brian J. Feldman (D) (*)
State Senate
District: 15

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Hongjun Xin (D)
State Senate
District: 15

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

We have the same social value and common senses

David Wilson (R)
State Senate
District: 15

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Anis Ahmed (D)
House of Delegates
District: 15

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Kathleen Dumais (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 15

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

During my legislative career, I have supported funding and services for the less fortunate, and hope to continue to do so. I serve as the Vice Chair of the House Judiciary Committee. I hope voters provide me the opportunity to continue to work on important criminal justice reforms to stop mass incarceration; fund reentry and job training as well as mental health and substance abuse treatment. I look forward to continuing to work with the Catholic Conference.

David Fraser-Hidalgo (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 15

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Amy Frieder (D)
House of Delegates
District: 15

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Hamza Sarwar Khan (D)
House of Delegates
District: 15

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Kevin Mack (D)
House of Delegates
District: 15

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Tony Puca (D)
House of Delegates
District: 15

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Lily Qi (D)
House of Delegates
District: 15

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Andy Van Wye (D)
House of Delegates
District: 15

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

Maryland Catholics should vote for me because of my commitment to expanding access to health care and decreasing the costs of premiums. Additionally, my main priorities include increasing education funding including by funding universal pre-K, and making sure that companies file salaries with the state in order to end the wage gap once and for all.

Laurie Halverson (R)
House of Delegates
District: 15

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

As I have done for over 15 years, I will focus on strengthening families. Threats to families are coming in the forms of opioids, recreational marijuana, human trafficking, gang violence, gambling, and illegal immigration, all of which weaken the building blocks to the quality of life in our beautiful state. Families need good jobs, a high quality education, a safe neighborhood, affordable health care, and shorter commutes to work. I will work fiercely on these issues as your Delegate.

Harvey Jacobs (R)
House of Delegates
District: 15

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I believe in God and the Ten Commandments

Marc A. King (R)
House of Delegates
District: 15

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

To bring a rational voice from right of center for those who are Catholic and right of center in their thinking ending One-Party rule in MD.

Susan C. Lee (D) (*)
State Senate
District: 16

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Marcus Alzona (R)
State Senate
District: 16

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Jordan Cooper (D)
House of Delegates
District: 16

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I am running to save all Marylanders money each month on their healthcare premiums that they can use to support whichever charities they wish. A reduction in state healthcare expenditures will allow more funds to be invested in our social safety net.

Nuchhi Currier (D)
House of Delegates
District: 16

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

There is a need for the Maryland General Assembly to have more diverse voices in office. Greater tolerance, cooperation, empathy and dialogue is fostered when we bring a range of perspectives to the table. I have spent my career listening to a range of concerns and bringing people together to address these concerns.

Joseph Aloysius Hennessey (D)
House of Delegates
District: 16

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Ariana Kelly (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 16

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Marc Korman (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 16

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

Although we do not agree on every issue, I want to thank that Maryland Catholic Conference on your excellent work advocating for the poorest among us and the services they rely on.

Marc Lande (D)
House of Delegates
District: 16

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Sara Love (D)
House of Delegates
District: 16

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Samir Paul (D)
House of Delegates
District: 16

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I arrived as a volunteer at DC’s Llewellyn Scott Catholic Worker House after reading “Loaves and Fishes” – my first exposure to Dorothy Day. I was inspired by the Catholic Worker Movement’s values of peace, justice, mercy, and hospitality. I have carried that vision forward as an equity-minded school teacher. Now, Maryland is doing a once-in-a-generation review of our education system for the first time since 2002. I want to expand my service beyond just my classroom to every Maryland student.

Bill Day (R)
House of Delegates
District: 16

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Cheryl C. Kagan (D) (*)
State Senate
District: 17

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Josephine J. Wang (R)
State Senate
District: 17

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I would fight for non public school funding to offer parents an alternative to public school education. These funds should not be held hostage for some of the failing programs.

Esam Al-Shareffi (D)
House of Delegates
District: 17

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I support common sense policies that focus on providing assistance to the poor, such as raising the minimum wage gradually to $15/hr; environmental protections that keep our air and water clean as humans are guardians of this planet. While I am personally opposed to abortion, I believe that the government does not have the right to restrict abortion and we should instead make it easier to adopt children and provide support to young mothers, so abortion is not the only option in their eyes.

Kumar P. Barve (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 17

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Jim Gilchrist (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 17

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Julian Haffner (D)
House of Delegates
District: 17

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

At the core of Catholic moral teachings is the belief that service to the least of those among us is service to God. Consistent with that world view, I believe that government has a role, indeed a duty, to ensure that the least of us are clothed, fed, housed and cared for. That is the spirit animating my campaign, and the moral north star that will guide my actions as a member of the House of Delegates.

Julie Palakovich Carr (D)
House of Delegates
District: 17

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Rebecca Smondrowski (D)
House of Delegates
District: 17

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

George Ivan Hernandez (R)
House of Delegates
District: 17

1. Poverty Assistance: X
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

Maryland Catholics should vote for me because I will listen to them and work with them to make our society a better place

Dana Beyer (D)
State Senate
District: 18

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I have served and fought on behalf of the most marginalized members of society my entire life, from Bobby Kennedy's presidential campaign to my life as a surgeon in Mississippi, Nepal and Kenya, to my work protecting the public health, promoting civil rights legislation, and protecting women from domestic violence. I am not a Catholic. I am a Jewish woman, raised in an orthodox community, and imbued with the principles of the universalist prophetic ethos that drives many Catholics as well.

Michelle Carhart (D)
State Senate
District: 18

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Jeff Waldstreicher (D)
State Senate
District: 18

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Al Carr (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 18

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Ron Franks (D)
House of Delegates
District: 18

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I believe that my dedication to helping those in our coummunity of lesser means, as evident by my work history, makes me a canddidate that Maryland Catholics should feel comfortable supporting. I look forward to earning the votes of this community in the june primary.

Mila Johns (D)
House of Delegates
District: 18

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I believe passionately in championing the poor and under-served in our country, fighting against climate change, and intolerance; issues that Pope Francis has specifically called Catholics to champion in his papal encyclicals.

Helga Luest (D)
House of Delegates
District: 18

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Leslie Milano (D)
House of Delegates
District: 18

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I believe I’m the only Catholic in this race. I went to Catholic schools from K-college, have a Master’s in Theology, did the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, volunteered with Mother Theresa’s sisters in Calcutta, and have lived a life dedicated to social justice. At 25yo, I founded a non-profit labor rights organization based on Catholic Social Teaching tenets. I previously led Religious Ed for my parish. I will be a strong advocate for all Marylanders, with a special focus on the most vulnerable.

Joel Rubin (D)
House of Delegates
District: 18

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Emily Shetty (D)
House of Delegates
District: 18

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Jared Solomon (D)
House of Delegates
District: 18

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Linda Willard (R)
House of Delegates
District: 18

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I am running with the intention of giving a voice to all residents of my district. The Montgomery Co. delegation is currently comprised 100% of Democrats, even though only 60% of the County’s citizens are Democrats. Most races are decided in the primary, giving Independents and Republicans virtually no input in the process. I am reaching out to all voters, regardless of party registration, to improve our schools, economy, transportation system, environment and overall quality of life.

Ben Kramer (D)
State Senate
District: 19

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I have been exceedingly responsive to the needs of the residents of my district, Montgomery County, and Maryland. I have sponsored successful legislation that has made Maryland a leader in the nation to protect our senior residents from financial exploitation and to help our seniors age in place. I have sponsored, first in the nation, legislation to help our residents with differing abilities find job opportunities and to provide financial resources to assist with their daily needs. I

Alirio E. Martinez, Jr. (R)
State Senate
District: 19

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Brian Crider (D)
House of Delegates
District: 19

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Charlotte Crutchfield (D)
House of Delegates
District: 19

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Bonnie Cullison (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 19

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
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4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

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The philosophy that guides my life is to love my neighbor as I do myself. In my role I have the opportunity to provide opportunities for those less fortunate than I. So my focus is on using state funds to help others to have equal opportunities, such as those provided by public schools, access to health care public safety and civil rights for all,

Marlin Jenkins (D)
House of Delegates
District: 19

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Marice Ivette Morales (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 19

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
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4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I am a committed public official who wakes up looking for ways to improve the lives of all Marylanders. Putting the needs of others before my own, is second-nature to me. Having the ability to place government resources where they are needed most, is not something I take lightly. I serve with compassion & empathy for the most vulnerable. I believe that the success of a nation is measured by how it treats those in most need, in order to uplift them and create opportunity for all.

Vaughn Stewart (D)
House of Delegates
District: 19

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Carl Ward (D)
House of Delegates
District: 19

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
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Jade Wiles, Jr. (D)
House of Delegates
District: 19

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I’m not a career politician but what I can do is ensure that I will be a fighter, make a difference, bring people together, and do what is right at all times. I will face challenges and provide solutions. Too often, citizens have been lied to by politicians that say whatever needs to be said just to get a vote. Well that stops with me, I will bring forth integrity and character. I will fight for healthcare, education, and economic growth and development.

Helen Domenici (R)
House of Delegates
District: 19

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
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Dave Pasti (R)
House of Delegates
District: 19

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I’m pro life and we need legislation to put more restrictions on late term abortions. Moreover, I am a Christian and I believe we need more people of faith in politics. We need people with integrity and good character. Basically, I'm tired of sitting on the sidelines and complaining about the way things are, and although I have done many other positive things to help others, I believe God has given me the skills, prepared me mentally, and has put on my heart to run for office.

Martha Schaerr (R)
House of Delegates
District: 19

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Because life is sacred, I have worked to protect it in all stages--from before birth to its natural end, including legislation designed to reduce the risks to life caused by drugs. Because we are all God's children we must care for the poor, and jobs are one of the most important social programs. I share Governor Hogan’s commitment to increase and improve job opportunities. Because the family is the basic unit of society, I support legislation that strengthens all families. Please stand with me.

Will Smith (D) (*)
State Senate
District: 20

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Dwight Patel (R)
State Senate
District: 20

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I am pro-life, I support Vouchers and School CHoice a zipcode can't be a death sentance to a child; I believe in TaxCuts; I will vote against any new Tax Increase. I would like to cut the waste, fraud and abuse

Fatmata Barrie (D)
House of Delegates
District: 20

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Lorig Charkoudian (D)
House of Delegates
District: 20

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
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4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I have been working for social justice since I was 10 years old. My professional work focuses on bringing mediation and restorative practices into schools, prisons, court, and communities. My community work focuses on public health, environmental sustainability, and economic justice in our food system. My activism has included work to abolish the death penalty in Maryland (in partnership with the Maryland Catholic Conference) and to protect Dreamers.

Malik Lendzondzo (D)
House of Delegates
District: 20

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Because I share Maryland Catholics' values

David Moon (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 20

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Darian Unger (D)
House of Delegates
District: 20

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

Darian Unger has dedicated his life to education, social justice and our environment. Darian is an environmental engineer and professor at Howard University. He is also a local firefighter and EMT, helping neighbors when they need it most. As chair of Progressive Neighbors and the Montgomery County ACLU, he has been a champion for civil rights and social justice.

Jheanelle Wilkins (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 20

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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George Zokle (D)
House of Delegates
District: 20

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Comments:

I worked for Cardinal Keeler for two years. I survived child sexual abuse. I'm a gay man. I’ll never give up. I’m pro-life, but pro-choice politically. I’m for Justice, Immigration and Mental Health Services. I’ll fight for you because as my hero Aly Raisman said: "False assurances from organizations are dangerous, especially when people want so badly to believe them. They make it easier to look away from the problem and enable bad things to continue to happen." If elected, expect change.

Jim Rosapepe (D) (*)
State Senate
District: 21

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

While I have not supported the Catholic Church's position on every issue, I've been active and effective on those on which we agree, including immigration, aid for the poor, support for Catholic education, and religious freedom.

Lee Havis (R)
State Senate
District: 21

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We need change in the General Assembly towards lower taxes and more free market solutions; and more accountability to taxpayers and citizens for better public education, such as to de-centralize the system; to reduce waste and mismanagement in excessive administrative spending, and bring more choice and competition in its operation at the grassroots level.

Ben Barnes (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 21

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Matt Dernoga (D)
House of Delegates
District: 21

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

The Pope recently elevated the issue of climate change in the Catholic Church, and our collective responsibility to preserve the Earth for future generations. My start in politics was on fighting climate change, and I will be a leader in Maryland in pushing policies to reduce burning of fossil fuels and increase clean energy. I am also very passionate about tacking income inequality, and will work to support initiatives that assist and uplift poor residents, particularly on hunger and housing.

Mary A. Lehman (D)
House of Delegates
District: 21

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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James E. McDowell, Jr. (D)
House of Delegates
District: 21

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Comments:

My 17 yr track record in education, small business owner, SPED advocated, working with bipartisan boards to build positive cultures in communities. It is our duty to care for our most disadvanatged members of society through eduaction/assistance within a balanced budget. Additionally, as an independent thinker & champion for building 21st century green schools & securing the funds from casinos in a lockbox for educational scholarships. Also I believe in protecting foundational family values.

Joseline Pena-Melnyk (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 21

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Brencis Smith (D)
House of Delegates
District: 21

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
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4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Chike Anyanwu (R)
House of Delegates
District: 21

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Maryland Catholics should vote for me because I represent the voice of the voiceless and the unborn. Many Americans like me and you who pay taxes are opposed to abortion, therefore it's morally wrong to use tax dollars to fund abortion. Those who choose abortions are often minors or young women with insufficient life experience to understand fully what they are doing. Many have lifelong regrets afterward.

Richard Douglas (R)
House of Delegates
District: 21

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Paul G. Pinsky (D) (*)
State Senate
District: 22

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Tawanna P. Gaines (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 22

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5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I am a common-sense consensus builder whose leadership style is always ethical. My many years of serving has given me the experience and insight to see what is needed by ever person who lives in the state and how to get it. I have an ideology, generally promoting a supporting a morel middle ground way between unrestrained capitalism and state socialism..

Anne Healey (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 22

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Ashanti Martinez (D)
House of Delegates
District: 22

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

We need more leaders that share our values and will always have our back. I'm running because it's time our community sends someone with New Energy, Committed Leadership, and Bold Progressive policy to Annapolis. Throughout my career, I've consistently fought for change in our communities, like fighting for our schools and working in Annapolis alongside Del. Peña-Melnyk. I was raised in New Carrollton, attended school at St. Mary's Landover Hills, and graduated from Parkdale High School.

Alonzo T. Washington (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 22

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Nicole A. Williams (D)
House of Delegates
District: 22

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Winnie Obike (R)
House of Delegates
District: 22

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Comments:

My conservative values shape my outlook on life. As a Catholic candidate, I will put servant leadership into action by representing the unborn, low-income Marylanders, immigrants and other non-privileged groups.

Tim Adams (D)
State Senate
District: 23

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

As a Catholic, my faith is of the utmost importance as I try to do what’s best for my constituents. I want to listen and serve more than I speak, to be a voice for those that need one and an advocate for what is right, while knowing people have a right to make their own decisions, and I cannot force my beliefs on them. As Senator, I hope to increase education investment, improve healthcare, and fight for better job creation.

Douglas J.J. Peters (D) (*)
State Senate
District: 23

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I am a life-long Catholic, deeply committed to my faith. Throughout my legislative career I have worked closely with the Catholic Conference and advocated for, and often led on, issues of importance to us. I am pro-life and anti-death penalty. I am committed to protecting our immigrants, support scholarship and text book funding for private schools and will always use my influence and office to serve the most vulnerable among us.

Shabnam Ahmed (D)
House of Delegates
District: 23A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Kevin Samuel Thomas (D)
House of Delegates
District: 23A

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
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5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

In me, Maryland Catholics would get a servant filled with an unwavering passion for improving the lives of others who exemplifies the healing power of the gospel and whose story is filled with instances of failure, redemption, revival and rebirth. We may not always agree with one another but you will always know that I will consider each of your concerns deeply, that I possess a thirst for God, a heart for all people and a selfless spirit. I am always available to discuss my views further.

Geraldine Valentino-Smith (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 23A

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I am dedicated to making by district the best place to live, work, raise a family and get an education and enjoy retirement. This session I was the lead sponsor to help achieve an increase for the deep poor and disabled who have not had a monthly increase in 15 years. I was the lead sponsor of "red flag" legislation to help keep guns from those that are danger to themselves and others. I truly work work and get things done to protect my constituents.

Kathleen Kositzky Crank (R)
House of Delegates
District: 23A

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3. Immigration: X
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Comments:

I will fight to protect the basic Right to Life guaranteed in the Constitution. One key goal would be to put Maryland's notorious late term abortionists out of business. I would also fight physician assisted suicide and work to protect the basic family structure and homeschooler and private school rights.

Caleb L. Gilchrist (D)
House of Delegates
District: 23B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Marvin E. Holmes, Jr. (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 23B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Paul Manicone (D)
House of Delegates
District: 23B

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2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
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Comments:

Although I am a non-practicing Catholic,I recognize the importance of community, faith and a collective voice. As a pediatrician, I am a string advocate for children in underserved communities and I value the role that faith based institutions can have in providing these children with mentorship, guidance and stability. I will listen, adk questions, do the research and vote my conscience every time regardless of party positions.

Pennie Parker (D)
House of Delegates
District: 23B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Denise Tyler (D)
House of Delegates
District: 23B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Joseph F. Vallario, Jr. (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 23B

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Comments:

I have been a Delegate since 1975, and Chair of the House Judiciary Committee since 1993, as such, I have worked on significant legislation to reform our judicial system, bring more jobs into the County and improve our school systems. I actively support legislation that increases access to affordable, quality healthcare and sick leave for all Marylanders. My wife and I are blessed to have raised six children, are proud grandparents to 21 grandchildren and members of the Most Holy Rosary Church.

Ron Watson (D)
House of Delegates
District: 23B

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Formerly elected to the Board of Education in 2006; Served 2 Governor appointments to study issues impacting students in the state; Uniquely qualified to address issues impacting the educational needs of our students; A veteran, former County Commissioner, and current Board Member of the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce, and the Bowie State University Foundation; Served our district for over a decade and seek to continue that service in the role of State Delegate. www.RonForMaryland.com

Tiffany Alston (D)
State Senate
District: 24

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Comments:

I believe that a persons faith is the most fundamental principles of your country. I have a proven record of fighting to protect religious freedoms as we make good public policy to protect the interest of all Marylanders.

Joanne C. Benson (D) (*)
State Senate
District: 24

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
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Everett D. Browning, Sr. (D)
State Senate
District: 24

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Erek L. Barron (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 24

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2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
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4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

In my four years as a Delegate I've made an impact on behalf of the poor and marginalized groups, from co-authoring The Justice Reinvestment Act, to leading reform of our pretrial system, to fighting for re-entry program and drug and mental health treatment, and to championing universal healthcare and expansion of healthcare to seniors and the poor. I've taken a leadership role on many issues but there's more work to do and I hope to have the opportunity to continue my service.

Sia Finoh (D)
House of Delegates
District: 24

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
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Andrea Fletcher Harrison (D)
House of Delegates
District: 24

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
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Marnitta L. King (D)
House of Delegates
District: 24

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
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Jazz Lewis (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 24

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4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
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Comments:

As a former community organizer and policy advocate, I understand the needs of working class Marylanders. I aim to take the conversations I had at the dinner table and at church with my family into Annapolis to make common sense policy for everyday people.

Delaneo Miller (D)
House of Delegates
District: 24

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
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Maurice Simpson, Jr. (D)
House of Delegates
District: 24

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Joyce Starks (D)
House of Delegates
District: 24

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
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LaTasha R. Ward (D)
House of Delegates
District: 24

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Maryland Catholics should vote for me to represent them in the Maryland General Assembly because I was raised as a catholic at Incarnation Catholic Church. I attended and graduated from Saint Peter's College. I believe in the catholic values in how they help the less fortunate, love people and protect life.I will make sure I have a voice for people that elect me and advocate for all people. I will definitely put the people before politics.

Donjuan "DJ" Williams (D)
House of Delegates
District: 24

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I am a 28 year army officer. I spent 12 years working as a social worker . I worked as a Child Protective Services worker, an Income Maintenance worker and a Foster care worker. So I have working knowledge of how to help people and community resources. I will hit the ground running as a legislator , why ? I have been a 3 term Mayor of the City of Glenarden and currently serving my 4th term as a councilman in Glenarden. For I remain " A servant of the people

Michelle R. Wright (D)
House of Delegates
District: 24

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
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Angela M. Angel (D)
State Senate
District: 25

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Melony Griffith (D)
State Senate
District: 25

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
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Jonathan Edward Rosero (D)
State Senate
District: 25

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Comments:

My Christian faith will always help to guide me in the Maryland General Assembly.

Darryl Barnes (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 25

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4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I have a voting record of support all the questions listed.

Wala Blegay (D)
House of Delegates
District: 25

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Nick Charles (D)
House of Delegates
District: 25

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Maurice Culbreath (D)
House of Delegates
District: 25

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

It is my firm bief in doing what I believe to be right based on my Catholic upbrings. Although some decisions are very difficult to make and not necessarily popular, I'm able to make a just decision or proposal in the State House of Delegates.

Dereck E. Davis (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 25

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Sherman R. Hardy (D)
House of Delegates
District: 25

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Stanley Onye (D)
House of Delegates
District: 25

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I am a Catholic from Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Landover with a first degree from Saint Anselm's College. I believes in catholic doctrine. As a delegate, i will be able to balance my belief with the general aspirations of my constituency. I am running to provide a voice for the voiceless. I will transcend the partisan divide in the legislature.

Kent Roberson (D)
House of Delegates
District: 25

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

As a person of strong faith, and a faithful member of a local church, Maryland Catholics can depend on me to take their beliefs into consideration. I am open to listen to their needs and desires when making decisions that impact them directly.

Obie Patterson (D)
State Senate
District: 26

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Jamila J. Woods (D)
State Senate
District: 26

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I believe restrictions for abortions should include Medicaid funding when the mother's life is at risk. K-12 public education should be funded appropriately, allowing low-income students to receive the academic environment best suited for their educational needs. Additional funding and appropriate services should be allotted to public schools where low-income or otherwise academically impacted students are identified, as opposed to taking money from public schools for a private school education.

Ike Puzon (R)
State Senate
District: 26

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Sean Chao (D)
House of Delegates
District: 26

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

As a Christian that is in the final stages of confirmation as a Catholic, I think that I am uniquely positioned as a defender of the views of the Catholic faith and its adherents.

Diedra Henry-Spires (D)
House of Delegates
District: 26

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Leonard "Lennie" Moses (D)
House of Delegates
District: 26

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Sade Oshinubi (D)
House of Delegates
District: 26

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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David Sloan (D)
House of Delegates
District: 26

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Veronica Turner (D)
House of Delegates
District: 26

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

While I am not Catholic I would continue to represent Catholics in my District as I always have in the past.

Kris Valderrama (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 26

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Jay Walker (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 26

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Tommi Makila (D)
State Senate
District: 27

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. (D) (*)
State Senate
District: 27

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Roussan "Rou" Etienne, Jr. (R)
State Senate
District: 27

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Jesse Allen Peed (R)
State Senate
District: 27

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I was born in Maryland and raised my family here. My experiences in the military, and as a small business owner, have provided an exceptional perspective on government overregulation, and its effects on the day-to-day lives of citizens. I would set my priorities on lowering taxes, setting term limits, and reducing regulations that stifle our economy. A healthy economy would create higher paying jobs, thus eliminating the large tax burden placed on Maryland’s citizens.

Lynn Jackson (D)
House of Delegates
District: 27A

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I am one of the few candidates that host community forums every month in or near my legislative district. I understand that being a law maker is a privilege, and it is not a right to turn my personal views into the law. Marylanders should vote for me because I'm here to provide my neighbors with more options and opportunities, and I'm here to promote the growth and development of the Great State of Maryland.

Ronald McDaniel, Jr. (D)
House of Delegates
District: 27A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Susie Proctor (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 27A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Joe Spears, Jr. (D)
House of Delegates
District: 27A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Michael A. Jackson (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 27B

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I believe that Maryland Catholics should support my re-election because I have a proven record of support for their beliefs, as well as their Agenda. As a Devout Catholic I believe in the MCC Agenda. I enjoyed the working relationship with the MCC during my 1st term (4-yrs) as a State Delegate. When we have had concerns, we addressed them in my office. I look forward to being re-elected and continuing to serve the needs of my legislative district & Maryland; including my Catholic constituency.

Philip A. Parenti (R)
House of Delegates
District: 27B

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I am a Christian. I am also retired USAF, former airline management, and current Maryland Aviation Commissioner and have been in grass roots politics for nearly a decade gaining experience in writing, speaking, testifying, public meetings, and other efforts.

Michael A. Thomas (R)
House of Delegates
District: 27B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

We have a moral obligation to provide for the poor; however, taxpayer funded government programs cannot be open-ended. I am a lifelong Catholic at St. Vianney in Pr. Frederick, past Grand Knight, K of C, Lector, EMHC. I would like to further serve my community in Annapolis to continue to change Maryland for the better!

Jason T. Fowler (D)
House of Delegates
District: 27C

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

My family was a founding member of Jesus the Good Shepherd, Catholic church in Owings, MD. I attended Cardinal Hickey Academy in primary school, DeMatha Catholic in high school, and even attended a Catholic law school in Miami. I believe that we, as a society, should govern in a moral and responsible manner. I believe I embody the values and requisite demeanor of someone Catholics would be proud to support in our House of Delegates.

Mark N. Fisher (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 27C

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I am Roman Catholic and believe that all life matters. My mother led the congregation in song every Sunday. I started my life at the bottom of the ladder. My parents dropped-out of High School and raised their four children to work hard. They taught me the importance of family, faith, community & character. They stressed the importance of education and perseverance to achieve a better life. I will take these values to Annapolis.

Arthur Ellis (D)
State Senate
District: 28

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Mac Middleton (D) (*)
State Senate
District: 28

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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John Leonard (R)
State Senate
District: 28

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

John Coller (D)
House of Delegates
District: 28

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

My experiences as a business owner and charitable volunteer represent the best of Charles County. Working in housing, foster care, addiction/mental health will complement the current delegation experts in education, agriculture and law. Many letters and articles about my views and activism may also be reviewed by searching John Coller on www.somdnews.com/independent. Electing me as your delegate will send a passionate advocate for Charles County to Annapolis. www.VoteJohnColler.com

Debra Davis (D)
House of Delegates
District: 28

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Edward Holland (D)
House of Delegates
District: 28

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

An active Knights of Columbus (3rd & 4th Degree); Major, Knights of St. John Int'l #309; Past Faithful Navigator, St. Thomas Manor Assemby; Parish Council Chair (4th term), St. Joseph's Pomfret; Vice Chair, Security Council, St. Joseph's; Past Parish Council Chair, Our Lady Help of Christians, Waldorf (2nd term); Veterans Advocate, Legacy & Political Veteran Organizations; Retired Supervisory Special Agent, BIS; and Former U.S. Marine Corps Platoon Sergeant, Persian Gulf War.

Edith J. Patterson (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 28

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

My voting record for working families, educational enhancements/funding, relief tax credits for small businesses/veterans, public safety laws for schools $ for resource officers/training - child sexual abuse prevention training), tax credit for teachers-citizens to claim personal exemptions on st. returns, student meals programs, prescription drug commission,advocate for the homeless,$560K bond bill funds for Indian Head community and the MD Veterans Museum.

C. T. Wilson (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 28

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Dave Campbell (R)
House of Delegates
District: 28

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Jim Crawford (R)
House of Delegates
District: 28

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

A Christian who is Pro-Life, Pro family, and Pro traditional family values - including "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

Bill Dotson (R)
House of Delegates
District: 28

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I am a Born Again Christian who is Pro Life , conservative and will live by James vs 1:27

Vanessa Jones (R)
House of Delegates
District: 28

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Thomas Brewer (D)
State Senate
District: 29

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Jack Bailey (R)
State Senate
District: 29

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Steve Waugh (R) (*)
State Senate
District: 29

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

This year, I offered SB449 to prohibit late term abortions and was the architect of the school safety legislation, and personally offered amendments to remove funding for abortion from the State budget. I've and voted against funding Planned Parenthood and assisted suicide. I have been on the front lines fighting to protect life every day.

Roberta Miles Loker (D)
House of Delegates
District: 29A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Matt Morgan (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 29A

1. Poverty Assistance: X
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I am a person of high moral character and beliefs. My family is Catholic and my daughter attends CCD Sunday school. Over the past four years, I have shown the ability to work in a bipartisan manner. I am one of the most conservative legislators in the General Assembly, and my vote record reflects this. I stood in opposition to the modified physician assisted suicide bill named Death with Dignity. I believe in low taxes, individual accountability, and the preservation of traditional values.

Brian M. Crosby (D)
House of Delegates
District: 29B

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

As a Catholic educated in Catholic schools, I embrace our Church's value of treating others with respect and dignity. Deployed as an Army Ranger, I attended Mass overseas and prayed with the chaplain before every mission. Pope Francis warned about the perils of a church "obsessed" with a few hot-button issues, and has called for a "new balance" that focuses renewed attention on the poor. The same perils exist in politics. My platform is "Back to Basics,” and focuses on the entire community.

Deb Rey (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 29B

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

My values & principles are strongly rooted in the Catholic Church. I evaluate each bill I vote on based upon these considerations. I am for smaller government & tax breaks for families sending kids to private schools instead of scholarships with strings attached. I support reducing government cost & lowering taxes leading to more employment & less dependency on government. I support legal immigration. It is Congress’ responsibility to establish our immigration laws, not the State of Maryland.

Julia Margaret Nichols (D)
House of Delegates
District: 29C

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Gerald W. "Jerry" Clark (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 29C

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Sarah K. Elfreth (D)
State Senate
District: 30

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Chrissy Holt (D)
State Senate
District: 30

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Ron George (R)
State Senate
District: 30

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I am a life-long practicing Catholic, married 37 years with 6 children and 7 grandchildren. I taught 11th and 12th grade Sunday School for 12 years and 6 Confirmation Classes. I and my wife have been leaders in the Catholic Homeschool Movement since the 1980's. I am a past President of Annapolis Right To Life. I Spent 2.5 years Counseling at Covenant House in New York City. In Business and in government, I have lived my faith.

Aron Axe (D)
House of Delegates
District: 30A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Mike Busch (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 30A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Alice Cain (D)
House of Delegates
District: 30A

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I am a person of faith (Presbyterian). While I do not agree with Catholic doctrine on every issue, I believe in good government -- honesty, integrity, fairness, and unity. I am a tremendous fan of and have great respect for the Pope -- he is a real leader. I will always have an open door and hope to work closely with you on behalf of children and families in need in Maryland.

Mary Reese (D)
House of Delegates
District: 30A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

B. Darren Burns (R)
House of Delegates
District: 30A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Chelsea Gill (R)
House of Delegates
District: 30A

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I have worked with the Catholic Conference in years past and as many know I work hard to preserve the sanctity of life, both in and out of the womb. As delegate, I will continue to fight to protect life and help those in need.

Bob O'Shea (R)
House of Delegates
District: 30A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Doug Rathell (R)
House of Delegates
District: 30A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Susan Cochran (D)
House of Delegates
District: 30B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Mike Shay (D)
House of Delegates
District: 30B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Carmen Skarlupka (D)
House of Delegates
District: 30B

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

As a confirmed Catholic, I am personally, spiritually and morally aware of the power of sin, absolution and Faith. I support the Church's right to impose doctrine upon its people. I support the separation of Church and State powers. Scripture tells of God's people exercising freedom of choice and independent decision making. Sacraments maintain our state of Grace, granting us entrance into Heaven in the eyes of God. As your Delegate, my legislative duties prohibit interfering with God’s Will.

Seth Howard (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 30B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Tom Walters (R)
House of Delegates
District: 30B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Scott Harman (D)
State Senate
District: 31

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Bryan W. Simonaire (R) (*)
State Senate
District: 31

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Ned Carey (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 31A

1. Poverty Assistance:
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3. Immigration: X
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As a member of the Catholic faith and my local parish council, I take very seriously the responsibilty to live my faith in the public square. If reelected to office, I will continue to advocate for the rights of all Marylanders including people of faith.

Brooks Bennett (R)
House of Delegates
District: 31A

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2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
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I am a proud Catholic who uses my faith to help guide my decision-making process. I believe Jesus is the son of God, the Ten Commandments provide a moral compass, and in the existence of the Holy Trinity. In regards to immigration, I believe firmly that a country has the right to regulate its borders and do not believe in passing state-level legislation that would ask local law enforcement to not work with, and potentially against, federal authorities. We need unity, not division.

Harry E. Freeman (D)
House of Delegates
District: 31B

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

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Karen Patricia Simpson (D)
House of Delegates
District: 31B

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

I am a survivor of rape and domestic violence. As delegate, I will be a #MeToo champion for the safety of women and children. My daughter Autumn was diagnosed with Crohns and needs infusion treatments. I will work for affordable health care. Our mental health and substance abuse communities must be given the resources to lead us to recovery. My husband David is a Lutheran pastor. I am a hard worker. I am your neighbor.

Brian Chisholm (R)
House of Delegates
District: 31B

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3. Immigration: X
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Comments:

I view all life as precious and to be protected.

Nicholaus R. Kipke (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 31B

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I'm one of the strongest allies of the Maryland Catholic Conference in the Maryland General Assembly as we work to advance policies that protect life, protect religious liberty, and to defend human rights.

John R. Leopold (R)
House of Delegates
District: 31B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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David Therrien (R)
House of Delegates
District: 31B

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Comments:

Raised in a French Catholic family and I attended Catholic schools/university, means my character was founded on strong Christian morals and beliefs. Our government has been stripped of its Christian origins and the media abuses us the faithful for our beliefs. I will champion Christian principles, look for God’s hand in my work and craft compliant legislation. Most of all I will fight for our 1st Amendment right to openly practice our faith without persecution or trepidation.

Pamela Beidle (D)
State Senate
District: 32

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I have been a practicing Catholic for my entire life. While I have not agreed with the Catholic Conference on every issue, we have agreed on most issues. Education, Health funding, helping people that are struggling economically and the environment have been priorities that I have worked on for 12 years in the House of Delegates.

Maureen Bryant (R)
State Senate
District: 32

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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John Grasso (R)
State Senate
District: 32

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Patrick Armstrong (D)
House of Delegates
District: 32

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

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J. Sandy Bartlett (D)
House of Delegates
District: 32

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I graduated from The CUA Columbus School of Law. There is debate in the Catholic community as to how to help people. I too, debate some of the issues, yet, my desire and goal of service to the greater good is steady. There are several areas of humanity that are important to Maryland Catholics that I support. I would work hard to promote them.

Mark S. Chang (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 32

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As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I have consistently voted for funding measures to support the social services needs of those who need a helping hand. I support the educational needs of students in Catholic Schools. During my first term, I was the lead sponsor on several legislative initiatives to eradicate human trafficking, support victims of domestic violence, and strengthen the state's hate crime laws.

Jenese Jones (D)
House of Delegates
District: 32

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Derek Kent (D)
House of Delegates
District: 32

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Mike Rogers (D)
House of Delegates
District: 32

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Comments:

I am Catholic and believe that my values align with most Catholics

Theodore Sophocleus (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 32

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Comments:

I have suported Catholic Confernce position during my entire tenure in office. I have been endorsed by Clatholic Conference in all prior election years due to my positions and vothing record on issues supported by you

Mark E. Bailey (R)
House of Delegates
District: 32

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Patty Ewing (R)
House of Delegates
District: 32

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Comments:

I am a pro-life conservative candidate. I am a devoted Christian. My husband and I have been married for 38 years and we raised 4 successful and confident daughters and now we have 11 grandchildren. I believe traditional family is best for our communities and country. I have volunteered in my church, the community, and in schools throughout my entire adult life. Serving others with compassion is a natural result of our devotion to Christ.

Tim Walters (R)
House of Delegates
District: 32

1. Poverty Assistance: X
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

As a Christian I believe and will fight for our founding fathers words; “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed...” These words were clear and understood our rights came from God and not "government".

Eve Hurwitz (D)
State Senate
District: 33

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

Maryland Catholics should vote for me because I will advocate for the voices who are absent in our government. I will care for our families and our children, in the form of paid family leave, affordable child care, and fair wages. I will protect seniors from elder abuse by sponsoring Evelyn’s Law. I will protect our environment by banning toxic EPS foam. I will protect immigrant families from being unjustly torn apart. I implore Catholics to respect their primacy of conscience this November.

Edward R. Reilly (R) (*)
State Senate
District: 33

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

Strong voice for the santity of life in the Maryland State Senate

Heather Bagnall (D)
House of Delegates
District: 33

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Tracie Cramer Hovermale (D)
House of Delegates
District: 33

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

One of our nation’s greatest strengths is the freedom to worship freely and without fear. We must never forget that religious freedom requires tolerance of beliefs that may not align with one’s own beliefs. Decisions about life, suffering and death are made with great personal reflection and struggle. Preservation of an individual’s right to make choices compatible with their personal spiritual beliefs is the basis for protecting the religious freedom so dear to us all.

Pam Luby (D)
House of Delegates
District: 33

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Tom Angelis (R)
House of Delegates
District: 33

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Stacie MacDonald (R)
House of Delegates
District: 33

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Michael Edward Malone (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 33

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3. Immigration: X
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5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

Catholics should vote for me because my faith and family values. I am a lifelong Christian with much of my value structure formed by my Church. My wife of 24 years, Amy, and I have worked hard to pass on Christian values to our 4 children. I believe that all innocent life is precious and begins at conception. This belief is particularly strong as my sister was born with physical and mental disabilities; however, my sister still very much enjoys life and brings bright moments to those around her.

Tony McConkey (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 33

1. Poverty Assistance:
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3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

Active member of St John's Church in Severna Park and strong supporter of Catholic schools.

Connor McCoy (R)
House of Delegates
District: 33

1. Poverty Assistance: X
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

Though I am not a practicing catholic, I am a strong supporter of the Bible and the teaching it contains. I am strongly against abortion in any form at any stage. I also strongly support the independence of private schools and a parent's right to chose their child's education.

Sid Saab (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 33

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3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

My faith in god is the main driving force in my life. I believe in strong traditional family values and in the constitution. I am 100% Pro-Life

Jerry Walker (R)
House of Delegates
District: 33

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Mary-Dulany James (D)
State Senate
District: 34

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Barbara Osborn Kreamer (D)
State Senate
District: 34

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

Will bring our core Democratic values to the Senate, pro-education, environment, choice, civil, workers' & women's rights. Dedicated, I have served ten 4-year terms in public and party office at local & state level & led major projects for change, such as pay equity/ comparable worth. I try to love mercy, do justice & walk humbly with our God (Micah)

Bob Cassilly (R) (*)
State Senate
District: 34

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3. Immigration: X
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5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

My wife Deb and I have been married for 37 years and are blessed with five children and four grandchildren. As a sitting State Senator I am strongly influenced by my Catholic faith in every decision I make. I have been a leader in the Senate in the fight against assisted suicide, a strong pro-life supporter, and an advocate for religious freedoms.

Sarahia Benn (D)
House of Delegates
District: 34A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Steve Johnson (D)
House of Delegates
District: 34A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Mary Ann Lisanti (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 34A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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R. Douglas Anstine (R)
House of Delegates
District: 34A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Glen Glass (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 34A

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3. Immigration: X
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5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I am Pro Life, Pro Business, Pro Job, Pro Police . I have a record of supporting Christian values and i have the relationships to continue to get things done!

J.D. Russell (R)
House of Delegates
District: 34A

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5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I am thankful for the opportunity to respond to these important legislative questions and for all the work the Archdioceses of Baltimore does to spread the message of faith, hope, and love in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. My wife Melissa and I have been amazed at the educational opportunities afforded our daughter at the St. Joan of Arc School in Aberdeen and are thankful to have found an education institution we can send our children to that shares our values.

Monica A. Worrell (R)
House of Delegates
District: 34A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Jeff Dinger (D)
House of Delegates
District: 34B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Jan Marie Christensen (R)
House of Delegates
District: 34B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Susan K. McComas (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 34B

1. Poverty Assistance:
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3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I am on House Judiciary Committee - most difficult, contentious, and busy committee. Speaker has placed me on Joint Ethics and Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR), House Rules and Executive Nominations, past president of the bi-partisan Women's Caucus, Member of Veterans and Rural Caucus and member of the State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect.

James V. "Capt'n Jim" McMahan, Jr. (R)
House of Delegates
District: 34B

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
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5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I have given 31 years military to my country. I think independently. I support the church. I would support private school students riding county busses. I sent 2 kids to JOhn Carroll . I support the laws of our land and it’s Constitution. I am honest trustworthy and experienced .?

Walter "Butch" Tilley (R)
House of Delegates
District: 34B

1. Poverty Assistance:
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3. Immigration: X
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5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

As a small business owner, I believe it is time a change in Maryland politics. Too often, we send the same representatives to Annapolis each year. And unfortunately, we do not see the results our Catholic citzens deserve.

Jason C. Gallion (R)
State Senate
District: 35

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Jobeth Rocky Bowers (D)
House of Delegates
District: 35A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Kevin Bailey Hornberger (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 35A

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3. Immigration: X
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Comments:

I am a baptized Catholic and a compassionate conservative. I would encourage voters review my stances and voting record to confirm this statement. I feel that government’s ultimate role is to protect the vulnerable and those that cannot protect themselves. That mission should be shared with our faith based organizations.

Ronnie Teitler Davis (D)
House of Delegates
District: 35B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Andrew Cassilly (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 35B

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Comments:

I have served our country in Army National Guard. As a teacher and adminastrator I have served our students in Public Schools for 27 years. I served our youth in the Big Brothers Program and coached in the Parks and recreation programs. I am committed to serve God, my country, and my community.

Teresa Reilly (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 35B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Heather Lynette Sinclair (D)
State Senate
District: 36

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Stephen S. Hershey, Jr. (R) (*)
State Senate
District: 36

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Keirien Taylor (D)
House of Delegates
District: 36

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Michael Ian Welker (D)
House of Delegates
District: 36

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Crystal Woodward (D)
House of Delegates
District: 36

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Steven James Arentz (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 36

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Rick Bowers (R)
House of Delegates
District: 36

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
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5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

Not only am I pro-life but I believe in common sense government for the people and by the people. I am not a career politician nor will I become one after elected. I have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge NOT to raise your taxes.

Wick Dudley (R)
House of Delegates
District: 36

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Jeff Ghrist (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 36

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Jay A. Jacobs (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 36

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3. Immigration: X
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5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

First, I believe in GOD and pray for his will for me and the guidance to carry that out. I have been a state delegate for the past 8 years and have been effective in passing legislation that benefits not only my district but the rest of te state. I am a husband, father and grandfather so my prospective on many issues is well balanced.

Michael D. Smigiel, Jr. (R)
House of Delegates
District: 36

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Holly Wright (D)
State Senate
District: 37

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Adelaide "Addie" Eckardt (R) (*)
State Senate
District: 37

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Comments:

I have served citizens for the past 24 years and will continue to be a strong advocate for our families while promoting a strong business climate to improve our economy . being good stewards of our environment ,our natural resources and preservation our our rural culture and heritage here on the Eastern Shore. Safety is essential in our personal relationships, our schools and community are basic to maintain that strong economy.

Charles Cephas, Sr. (D)
House of Delegates
District: 37A

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
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5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I stand for right. And I fear God.

Sheree Sample-Hughes (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 37A

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I believe Maryland Catholics should vote for me because I am a humble public servant that is willing to listen, work cohesively with others to identify the best outcome for our state. When I have been torn on an issue of concern for Catholics of Maryalnd, my door has always been open for an honest discussion. I came to the MD General Assembly with experience and have garned much more and desire to serve again.

Frank E. Cooke (R)
House of Delegates
District: 37A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

Did Not Respond

Dan O'Hare (D)
House of Delegates
District: 37B

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
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4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

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I think if we want to be a great county then we need to be much better at everything other than violence. We need to feed, house and heal, and if we aren't making that our main goal than why even have government? To protect property and interests of the rich?

Christopher T. Adams (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 37B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
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Mimi Gedamu (R)
House of Delegates
District: 37B

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Much like Catholics, my faith as an Orthodox Christian is central to my life and my choices. I intend to execute my responsibilities to represent my district with wisdom, integrity and diligence. I am reminded daily that the beginning of all wisdom is the genuine fear of God. I understand that a lawful and ordered society can be reflected through the discipline, love and compassion of Christ. I ask for your support in my desire to demonstrate that in Annapolis.

Keith Graffius (R)
House of Delegates
District: 37B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
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Johnny Mautz (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 37B

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I am a conservative person who understands that life is much more complicated than simple policies - I am son who cares for his mother and brother; I am a father who cares for his wife and children; I'm a business owner who cares for our employees; and I try to live God's will to help my community and the world to be a better place. Also, I regularly attend mass and my children are being raised Catholic.

Jim Mathias (D) (*)
State Senate
District: 38

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

As a lifelong Catholic, a member of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Parish, and a Knights of Columbus with deep concern for my fellow man, I legislate, exercising human decency and respect for all. My faith drives my consciousness to be sensitive to the most needy and disadvantaged in our community.

Mary Beth Carozza (R)
State Senate
District: 38

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Maryland Catholics should vote for me because I consistently vote in support of Catholic values.I have co-sponsored legislation to protect the unborn and testified against proposed physician-assisted suicide laws.I oppose and voted against legislation allowing taxpayer dollars to go to abortion services.I support increased funding for the Nonpublic Student Textbook Program,the BOOST program,and support school choice.I am a lifelong Catholic and strive to live my faith through my public service.

Kirkland J. Hall, Sr. (D)
House of Delegates
District: 38A

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Charles James Otto (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 38A

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Though not catholic, I have a strong Christian faith and bring that perspective of grace and service to the decisions we must make in office.

Carl Anderton, Jr. (R) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 38B

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4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
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Wayne A. Hartman (R)
House of Delegates
District: 38C

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Joe Schanno (R)
House of Delegates
District: 38C

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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Jim Shaffer (R)
House of Delegates
District: 38C

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
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Ed Tinus (R)
House of Delegates
District: 38C

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As a Forth Degree Knight of Columbus 9053 . This candidate is offering the morality and integrity that the principles of our teachings stand for. That this campaigns intentions are to utilize the popular vote to ensure that our values influence our laws. Through our smart devises the Ed App will engage voters enacting the checks and balances we lack. The popular vote of Catholic values will move legislation. Log on to united-us .org read the intro. click on God and Country

Nancy J. King (D) (*)
State Senate
District: 39

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Al Phillips (R)
State Senate
District: 39

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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Gabriel Acevero (D)
House of Delegates
District: 39

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
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5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Bobby Bartlett (D)
House of Delegates
District: 39

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Andy Hoverman (D)
House of Delegates
District: 39

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Lesley J. Lopez (D)
House of Delegates
District: 39

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Kirill Reznik (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 39

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Shane Robinson (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 39

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
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4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

Maryland Catholics should vote for me because I am a progressive advocate for social justice, health care for all, and protecting the environment. I stand behind working families and am committed to ending poverty.

Clint Sobratti (D)
House of Delegates
District: 39

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Verelyn Gibbs Watson (R)
House of Delegates
District: 39

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Antonio Hayes (D)
State Senate
District: 40

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Comments:

Working with the Maryland Catholic Conference we’ve had great success in providing additional opportunities for substance abuse and mental health. I sponsored the Keep The Door Open Act which was incorporated into the 2017 HOPE Act providing 185 million of services to vulnerable populations. Maryland Catholics should know they have a true effective ally that gets results in the legislator for the most vulnerable among us.

Barbara A. Robinson (D) (*)
State Senate
District: 40

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration: X
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I am aware of the work provided by Catholic Charities. As an elected official and as a business owner, I share the same concerns, issues, interests, and work as Maryland Catholics. As a member of the Maryland General Assembly, I have represented all people, including the interests and issues of Maryland's Catholics. I will continue being the voice for older adults, children, families and will always commit to improving the quality of life of all people.

Anees Abdul-Rahim (D)
House of Delegates
District: 40

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Because I am a candidate who understands the value of all right minded people working together to advance the human family in their human development toward human excellence. I am a firm supporter of the inherent right for every citizen to have their human dignity respected and protected. As your representative I will fight everyday to that end.

Gabriel Auteri (D)
House of Delegates
District: 40

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I've spent my career serving my community and solving tough problems, whether it's expanding access to drug treatment, ensuring access to glasses for all of Baltimore's school-children, or making history accessible to my students when I was a teacher. In spite of so many structural issues, Baltimore has real opportunities. With development happening around the city, we have a chance to develop in a way that empowers our communities and elevates our most vulnerable.

Terrell Boston-Smith (D)
House of Delegates
District: 40

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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My life’s work is about making our future, especially the disadvantaged, stronger through economic opportunity and justice. I graduated from Baltimore City College High School. I served as Special Assistant to Attorney General Brian Frosh. I earned a BA in Political Science at Franklin Pierce University and was named a National Urban Fellow at Baruch College - CUNY where I earned an MPA. I am a progressive Democrat and running to fight for the needs of all Baltimoreans..

Frank M. Conaway, Jr. (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 40

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Blair DuCray (D)
House of Delegates
District: 40

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Latia Hopkins (D)
House of Delegates
District: 40

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

As a fellow Catholic I will fight hard to make sure we protect immigrants as well as work to provide seniors the opportunity to age in place. As State Delegate I will work to better our public school system so that all children are given the education that allows them to compete in a global economy as adults. In addition, I will help less fortunate Marylanders by assisting in the expansion of job training programs, healthcare access and access to adequate housing.

Sarah Matthews (D)
House of Delegates
District: 40

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Comments:

Experience Counts! I have more political experience than any of the other Candidates in my race. I have developed relationships that will allow me to work with each party to provide for my state, city and district

Timothy Mercer (D)
House of Delegates
District: 40

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Nick Mosby (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 40

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Brian Murphy (D)
House of Delegates
District: 40

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
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5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

I am a man of faith and family who for the past 20 years has made every decision with the guiding principle of “For God and Country”. You may not agree with me on everything, but I will never speak an untruth and I will always be willing to listen to your concerns with an open heart and mind

Sanjay Thomas (D)
House of Delegates
District: 40

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Melissa Wells (D)
House of Delegates
District: 40

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

While we must maintain a separation of church and state, people of all religions should be comfortable in practicing their values. Abortion: State resources to protect the health of patients should not be limited. Permitting limitations in this case could lead to additional exclusions of medical coverage. K-12: On non-public funding—we have limited resources and severely underfund public education. I would like to ensure that our public education system meets the educational needs of students.

Westley West (D)
House of Delegates
District: 40

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We all have grown considerably these past years, and we have now reached a point where it is time for us to decide as a community what we want to become, where we want to go, and how we want to get there. Never has it been more important to elect to the General Assembly a person who can represent your voice; someone who will act only in the best interest of the town and it's bright future. I believe I am capable of meeting that challenge and I look forward to the work ahead.

Jill P. Carter (D) (*)
State Senate
District: 41

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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J.D. Merrill (D)
State Senate
District: 41

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This campaign is about creating upward economic mobility through great schools, good paying jobs, and safe communities. I envision a state government that is serious about providing a decent life for all Marylanders and works to create pathways for low-income families to access the middle class, and I believe education is at the backbone of that work. I have a history of fighting for education in our city and I’ll do the same for every issue in Annapolis.

Bilal Ali (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 41

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Dalya Attar (D)
House of Delegates
District: 41

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Tony Bridges (D)
House of Delegates
District: 41

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Richard Bruno (D)
House of Delegates
District: 41

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Angela C. Gibson (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 41

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Comments:

Native Baltimorean and resident of Fallstaff Neighborhood. Served in government administration for 5 Mayors in the Mayor's Office of Government Relations. I have supported legsilation that has increased education funding; protected the environment; protected Marylanders from gun violence and increased funding in public transportation. Member of House Judiciary Committee.

Tessa Hill-Aston (D)
House of Delegates
District: 41

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Advocating for civil rights and social justice for all people. immigrant rights. Worked the homeless mother,vets ,People with drug addictions. When elected I will continue to advocate with legislation to help md state and citizens of the 41st district.my reputation as an advocate for the people had been my calling card for over 30 years.standin up for justice for equality for the people is what I am all about. Drug treatment on demand, affordable housing, education and school funding.

Walter J. Horton (D)
House of Delegates
District: 41

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2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
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4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
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Comments:

Vote for me because I have a track record of producing results, of knowing how, when and what should be negotiated without losing site of the main mission. In my 30+ years with the City, I have prepared, reviewed, and testified on most legislative bills dealing redevelopment, financing, and real estate sales. I will introduce legislation to restore the Racetrack and the surrounding commercial area, obtain bonds funds for acquisition/rehabilitation for vacant properties.

George E. Mitchell (D)
House of Delegates
District: 41

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Samuel I. "Sandy" Rosenberg (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 41

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
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5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

Repealing Maryland's death penalty is the most profound thing I will ever do. I worked alongside the Catholic Conference to attain our shared goal. I have also worked with Catholic Charities to address the needs of the poor among us. The teachings of my Jewish faith and the lessons of the Sermon on the Mount guide me in my work in Annapolis.

Joyce J. Smith (D)
House of Delegates
District: 41

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Sean Stinnett (D)
House of Delegates
District: 41

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I am a proud husband and father who credits a supportive family network for my success in life. I have established an exemplary record as a community advocate and serve the community in various leadership roles. I have been an active resident in the city of Baltimore particularly in the 41st District. I was raised to appreciate public service and value hard work. I have demonstrated compassion and concern for those in need which has grown into a commitment of working for the common good.

Robbie Leonard (D)
State Senate
District: 42

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I was raised as a parishioner at Immaculate Heart of Mary, then St. Joseph's Parish. My Catholic upbringing created the roots of who I am as a person today. I will legislate and lead with compassion and strive for social justice.

Chris West (R)
State Senate
District: 42

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5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I successfully obtained a substantial State bond to assist Stella Maris in renovating and upgrading one of its older wings. I co-sponsored an anti-abortion bill this year. While I was a supporter of the PAS bill, which died when it became clear that it was about 40 votes short of the number needed for passage, I have come to believe that the bill was badly flawed. I would be pleased to discuss my evolving views on this topic.

Stephen Lafferty (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 42A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Stephen A. McIntire (R)
House of Delegates
District: 42A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
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3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Michele Guyton (D)
House of Delegates
District: 42B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Sachin Hebbar (D)
House of Delegates
District: 42B

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Comments:

I am not Christian. But, my morality was shaped in a school run by Congregation of Christian Brothers from Edmund Rice Foundation in Vasai, India. I aspire to live up to the same set of ideals that you do.

Daniel Nemec (D)
House of Delegates
District: 42B

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

The reason MD Catholics should vote for me is no different than the reason anyone else should. Yes I was raised Catholic, but that doesn’t give me or anyone the right to impose Catholicism onto everyone else. Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and non-believers alike all have a right to enjoy a happy and fulfilling life. In the cosmic scheme of things, we all share the same fate. It’s important that we make the most of this life on this planet and make the best of it for everyone.

Raymond C. Boccelli (R)
House of Delegates
District: 42B

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3. Immigration: X
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5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I support the right to life. Regardless of circumstances which conseption occured, denial of birth is not an option. I support the right to provide educational specific needs to low-income students. The 1999 Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban needs continued support; this violates my belief that no human has the God given right to take a life. I will represent Catholics in all aspects of Catholicisim; not because of any political agenda, but this is my personal belief in which I was raised.

Justin Kinsey (R)
House of Delegates
District: 42B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Nino Mangione (R)
House of Delegates
District: 42B

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3. Immigration: X
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Comments:

I was educated at Calvert Hall. It was there that the timeless values of love for God, family & country were reinforced in me. It is important that those values remain timeless in state government as well. It is also important that we put our shared faith in action & not attempt to rely on government intervention to solve the problems we should resolve as good Catholics. It is too easy today to look at our problems & try to shift the responsibility of solving those problems to the government.

Tim Robinson (R)
House of Delegates
District: 42B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Joan Carter Conway (D) (*)
State Senate
District: 43

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I will continue my advocacy for anti-discrimination toward racial and ethnic minority, gender and sexual orientation. I will continue to advocate for a quality education system for Baltimore City and opportunities for ethnic minorities to participate in the economic wealth of the great state of Maryland.

Mary Washington (D)
State Senate
District: 43

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I have consistently stood up for core Catholic values, including protecting the planet and the vulnerable. I have worked to end discrimination and to protect our green spaces and our bay. I have stood up for immigrants’ rights, led the fight to make make sure all young people have a home and every family has access to water. I have worked to see that every child can go to a good school, stop cruel treatment of pregnant prisoners, end the death penalty, and extend health care to more Marylanders.

Curt Anderson (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 43

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Regina T. Boyce (D)
House of Delegates
District: 43

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

Jesus Christ commanded us to take care of “the least of these” by clothing the naked, feeding the hungry, provide shelter to those without, and to care for those who are sick and without family. My morals, values and integrity are tied to these teachings that guide my personal and professional decisions every day. As a faith-based woman, daughter of immigrants, I am seeking office to make changes that build and strengthen families spiritually, physically, emotionally, and economically.

Kelly Fox (D)
House of Delegates
District: 43

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Urcille Goddard (D)
House of Delegates
District: 43

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Nilesh Kalyanaraman (D)
House of Delegates
District: 43

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Maggie McIntosh (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 43

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Destinee Parker (D)
House of Delegates
District: 43

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Dong Shen (D)
House of Delegates
District: 43

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5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I am running for the state delegate in District 43 with the following action items, 1. Protecting our children with stricter gun control. 2. Turning vacant properties into affordable housing. 3. Preventing drug use and crack down supply. 4. Bringing investment and jobs to Baltimore. 5. Creating workforce development programs.

Aletheia McCaskill (D)
State Senate
District: 44

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (D) (*)
State Senate
District: 44

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Victor Clark, Jr. (R)
State Senate
District: 44

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

LIFE, LIBERTY and the PURSUIT of HAPPINESS are the fundamentals of my personal beliefs. Assisting in the formation and passage of legislation that provides a pathway for all Marylander's to achieve the best that life offers would be my highest priority.

Keith E. Haynes (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 44A

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I have served in the House of Delegates for 16 years and have always supported the issues important to the Catholic Conference. As a member of the Appropriations Committee I have worked to secure funding for those initiatives which are important to the Archdiocese and will continue to do so.

Aaron J. Barnett (D)
House of Delegates
District: 44B

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I'm a devoted Christian Father Family man and church trustee. I served my country, and my community as a Activist, Rec & Parks, PTA President, Woodlawn Senior Center Community Representative, Liberty Road Community Council. I founded a mentoring program called R-BLOCK rblockinc.org. Labor Union representative I fight for Fair Labor Conditions of working famalies. I have been a committed servant to God, Family, Community, and I humbly ask you to support People Over Politics by endorsing me.

Bishop Barry Chapman (D)
House of Delegates
District: 44B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Aisha Khan (D)
House of Delegates
District: 44B

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4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I’m the only Muslim woman candidate running for office. I’m part of continuous effort to reach every faith in my district. I’m part of Greater Baltimore Muslim Council, where we conduct regular meeting and did to promote peace & prosperity to all. For years I have been involved in my community to bring people together. I may not be a catholic candidate but I’m the nearest candidate that a catholic should support. I believe in family values and will always stand for them. Thanks

Charles E. Sydnor, III (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 44B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Pat Young (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 44B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Cory V. McCray (D)
State Senate
District: 45

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Nathaniel J. McFadden (D) (*)
State Senate
District: 45

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I have supported Catholics and their programs for 23 years.

John D. Amankwah (D)
House of Delegates
District: 45

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

i believe in God and the word of Jesus. and believe religion is beneficial for mankind.

Talmadge Branch (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 45

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

Served as State Delegate for 24 years. Have a track recrd for support vast majority of religious issues.

Rita Church (D)
House of Delegates
District: 45

1. Poverty Assistance:
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4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I believe that I am the best candidate to represent them 45th district in the Manryland General Assembly in Anapolis because because i understand policy and how important it is for all institution to receive funding that provide social services to communities that are suffering from lack of social support an inequalities. my philosophy is when you work for God it is easy because we must never disregard human life even at the lowest.

Marques Dent (D)
House of Delegates
District: 45

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4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

Born and raised in east Baltimore, I have witnessed the potential that our city and state have. In district 45 I am the only candidate that has served our country. As a former US Air Force Captain I posses the leadership qualities required to be an accountable legislator. I was baptized and recieved my first Holy Communion at Saint Edwards Catholic church. I was Confirmed at Saint Matthews Catholic church in 1999 by Father Joe Muth. My family and I are still members of Saint Matthews.

Cheryl D. Glenn (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 45

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I have many years of excellent public service. I have served 12 years as a State Delegate, 2 years as Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, and 4 years as Chair of the Unemployment Insurance Subcommittee and Joint Oversight Committee. I am proud of the millions of dollars I brought back to the 45th District for Special Projects such as Radecke Playfield, Bocek Park, the Malone Family Memorial Playground, HARBEL, Inc., the Harford House, and many others.

Linzy Jackson (D)
House of Delegates
District: 45

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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George Johnson (D)
House of Delegates
District: 45

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Sharon McCollough (D)
House of Delegates
District: 45

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Andy Pierre (D)
House of Delegates
District: 45

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Stephanie Smith (D)
House of Delegates
District: 45

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Caylin Young (D)
House of Delegates
District: 45

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Ronald M. Owens-Bey (R)
House of Delegates
District: 45

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Jewel Rucker (R)
House of Delegates
District: 45

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Andy Zipay (R)
House of Delegates
District: 45

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

I am strongly pro-life. You will never need to guess where I stand on the issue of abortion. We need to create a culture of life in this country and I will also stand on the side of life.

Bill Ferguson (D) (*)
State Senate
District: 46

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

As a product of a Jesuit high school, I strive to adhere to the value of being a "man for others" each day in office. This work is about service to others, and I believe deeply that all lives have value and worth. My Catholic upbringing impacts who I am and influences me deeply. I hope to earn my constituents' votes by upholding these principles everyday and by demonstrating my commitment to creating strong communities.

Christine Digman (R)
State Senate
District: 46

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Luke Clippinger (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 46

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Robbyn Lewis (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 46

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

All people should vote as they choose. But any Marylander who believes that: health care is a human right, all people are equal, every American has the right to vote and their right to vote should be protected, every person has the right to worship - or not worship - as they choose, every woman has the right to control her own fertility, and every person should be guaranteed access to quality public education and safe communities can feel confident that I will work for those goals.

Brooke Elizabeth Lierman (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 46

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

As a practicing Catholic, I take the values I have learned to work with me on behalf of the people of Dist 46. My faith requires that I advocate for equity, justice, and mercy, and that I recognize the God-given value in every person, and help every child reach his/her potential by breaking down barriers and increasing opportunity. I have passed bills to support our public schools, improve our public transit, and end gun violence through community-based programs (see www.brookelierman.com).

Nate Loewentheil (D)
House of Delegates
District: 46

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Dea Thomas (D)
House of Delegates
District: 46

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Jeremy Baron (R)
House of Delegates
District: 46

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Nicholas Wentworth (R)
House of Delegates
District: 46

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

1. I will not only fight to restrict state funding for abortion, but work to pass legislation to roll back legal protections for it. 2. I will fight to pass paid family leave protections. 3. I will fight to protect the religious liberties of all faith organizations, not just churches. 4. I will promote legislation that protects parents and children from the threat of deportation. 5. I will support school vouchers and other opportunities to promote educational choice, including homeschooling.

Malcolm Augustine (D)
State Senate
District: 47

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Adrian Petrus (D)
State Senate
District: 47

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

Well I’m a Christian and my stepmother it’s very involved in Catholic Church, she is always involved in everything.

Fred Price, Jr. (R)
State Senate
District: 47

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions:
3. Immigration: X
4. K-12 Tuition Aid:
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban:

Comments:

End the disrespect that the Democrats have for the voters. Making Maryland a purple state.

Diana M. Fennell (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 47A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Julian Ivey (D)
House of Delegates
District: 47A

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Jimmy Tarlau (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 47A

1. Poverty Assistance:
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: X
3. Immigration:
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: X
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: X

Comments:

I am a passionate advocate for social justice and have spent my whole life as a community and union organizer fighting for to improve the working conditions of working families in the US> I continue to do that is a state legislator.

Robert F. Asprilla (D)
House of Delegates
District: 47B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Wanika Fisher (D)
House of Delegates
District: 47B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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Carlo Sanchez (D) (*)
House of Delegates
District: 47B

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

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Nathaniel T. Oaks (D)
State Senate
District: 41

1. Poverty Assistance: Did Not Respond
2. Abortion Funding Restrictions: Did Not Respond
3. Immigration: Did Not Respond
4. K-12 Tuition Aid: Did Not Respond
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ban: Did Not Respond

Comments:

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