Bill Day, Candidate for House of Delegates from District 16, Wants to Bring Commonsense Solutions to Annapolis
As a father, husband, small business owner and attorney in Rockville. I often listen to concerns of parents about their children, healthcare, the quality of our schools, traffic gridlock and the increasing incivility in politics. My wife, Michele and I have three wonderful children who attend local schools and are active in sports.
I share the frustration of many voters about the rigid ideology that prevents problem solving in our government. Many voted for term limits to bring in some fresh faces and ideas into the county government.
Maryland has been my home since I graduated from the Naval Academy in 1995 and met my wife who is a fourth generation Marylander. Her grandfather opened the Rod N’ Reel restaurant in Chesapeake Beach, which continues to remain in the family today.
My mother was a teacher who was widowed when my father, a decorated Marine pilot, was tragically killed in a training accident when I was seven years old. Despite that loss, I wanted to follow his lead and serve my country. I was fortunate enough to attend the U.S. Naval Academy, where I was trained to be a leader to work in common cause with people of different backgrounds and viewpoints to achieve a goal.
After the Naval Academy, I served five years of active duty at the Pentagon for the Secretary of the Navy and the Chief of Naval Operations and remained in the Naval Reserve for another six years.
My law practice is focused on helping local businesses navigate state and local laws and regulations and protecting their economic interests and their intellectual property. My firm also handles estate planning and administration.
Where I stand on issues important to D-16 residents
Although District 16 is Montgomery County’s major source of tax revenue, our concerns and our issues are not heard, much less addressed by the delegates we elect to represent us in Annapolis. I am running to stand up for Montgomery County and most importantly for the residents of the greater Bethesda community. These are our priorities:
Quality Public Education
I support more STEM education and the referendum that places casino revenues in a lockbox for education. School safety is essential and that includes protecting children from predators and providing separate educational opportunities for students older than 18 to earn a high school diploma.
I am concerned about the Kirwin Commission and its proposed taking of millions of dollars from Montgomery County schools. I will stand up for Montgomery County schools and teachers’ salaries. One recommendation by the consultants proposed cutting state aid to MCPS by 63%. I will speak out against any attempt by the Kirwin Commission to take millions from Montgomery County schools.
Montgomery County’s economic decline has placed our quality schools in jeopardy. Strong Schools Need a Strong Economy. We must expand our tax base so we can afford our schools.
Reduce Traffic Congestion
I will work with Governor Hogan and the Maryland Department of Transportation to find the best commonsense remedies to alleviate congestion on our roads and improve our public transit systems.
Business Friendly Environment
Montgomery County's jobs market is stagnant. I will promote private investment and business innovation in the county and help small business by opposing unreasonable regulations and taxes.
Healthcare As a small business owner and father of three, I know only too well the cost of healthcare. I appreciate the governor’s work with the General Assembly that protects Marylanders’ health care options and stabilizes insurance rates.
I support fully the governor’s approach to combatting the heroin, opioid and fentanyl crisis. Soon after taking office, he declared a state of emergency and set up an Opioid Operational Command Center to coordinate and state and locate agencies, imposed a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, limited the amount a health care provider can prescribe and strengthened laws to impose strict penalties on distribution of fentanyl.
Protect Our Environment
I support restoration of the Chesapeake Bay, rivers and streams. Other issues I will champion: clean drinking water, reduction of excessive aircraft noise, and green spaces in urban development. I will fight any legislation that attempts to increase property taxes on green spaces in Montgomery County.
It would be an honor to represent the residents of D-16 to bring commonsense solutions to Annapolis.