David Wilson, State Senate Candidate from District 15, Believes in Winning and Serving Others

By Deborah Lambert

Shortly after the annual Army Ten-Mile Run this October, State Senate candidate David Wilson noted that there’s a big difference between this event and his campaign for the Maryland State Senate. “While the Army Ten Miler is an annual ritual, when you decide to run in the political world, it is a race to win and also a race to serve others, and the majority of us feel that way,” he explained.

Wilson observed that if he wins the race for the Maryland legislature, he will help Governor Hogan correct the gerrymandering issue and address the lack of transparency and accountability in the general assembly and the schools.

After serving 23 years in the U.S. Army, Wilson retired as Command Inspector General for the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (Fort Detrick, MD), at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He currently teaches part-time for MCPS and operates his own business (Response Masters, LLC), as an emergency management professional. He lives in Poolesville, MD with his wife Sonnie Kim Wilson and their two sons, and describes his political journey as “a mission to support Governor Hogan by balancing the legislative power in Maryland.”  

Wilson strongly believes that “changing the faces of the Maryland General Assembly is a critical action we must take seriously to give Governor Hogan the balance he needs to accomplish the best for the most.”

During the governor’s first term, the current majority in the general assembly not only denied him the ability to give voters back their power to select their representatives but also refused to address the lack of accountability in our public-school system and permit transparency in our state legislative process.

According to Wilson, the bottom line is this: “We must replace those in the general assembly, who refuse to allow accountability and transparency in our government.” If elected, he will also focus on addressing and correcting the following issues:

  • Of particular concern is the fact that Maryland is one of only seven states where the public is not allowed to see or hear the proceedings of the general assembly.
  • For the past three years, Gov. Hogan has proposed non-partisan redistricting plans – and for three years, the legislative majority has failed to show leadership in supporting those plans.
  • The current legislative majority continues to deny Gov. Hogan and all Marylanders, the accountability expected from our state educational system. I'll fight against wrongdoing and corruption!
  • Maryland has a rare opportunity to set the state level standard for immigration policy. Here's my promise: I will help ensure that Maryland sets the standard for how we treat our unregistered foreign nationals.
  • The I-270 parking lot situation has a simple and cheap short-term solution. While the long-term solution is more complicated, it resolves a multitude of other issues as well. And it's NOT a $2.2 billion bus.
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