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Attorney General Candidate Craig Wolf Plans to Put Maryland First

Craig Wolf is a lifelong public servant with a proven record of delivering results. As a federal prosecutor with the Department of Justice, Wolf successfully prosecuted some of the first cases involving online child pornography, oversaw investigations of human trafficking and coordinated some of the first prosecutions under the federal “Deadbeat Dad” statute.


The State of the State of our Maryland Constitution

By S. Alexandra Tuttle

This coming January, some of us will be watching with heart-felt pride as legislators come together in the Maryland State House to be sworn into office.  Article I, Section 9 of the Maryland State Constitution says that “Every person elected or appointed to any office of profit or trust, under this Constitution or under the Laws made pursuant thereto, shall before he enters upon the duties of such office, take and subscribe the following oath, or affirmation: “ I … do swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States; and that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the State of Maryland and support the  Constitution and Laws thereof; and that I will, to the best of my skill and judgment, diligently and faithfully, without partiality or prejudice, execute the office of …….according to the Constitution and laws of this state…”  A very solemn promise, to be sure.


Josephine Wang, State Senate Candidate, LD 17: Educator for Maryland

By Deborah Lambert

Josephine Wang is waging an energetic campaign this fall, pushing for changes in Montgomery County. Her strong suit is education, and she is not only concerned about school safety but also promoting education funding for non-public schools that would give parents more of a choice about where their children go to school.


Dr. Politics: Signs, Signs Everywhere a Sign

By Dwight Patel

Its that time again when you can’t go a block or two without seeing a political yard sign.  Here are some things to remember: we will see tons of illegal signs, signs in the median, in the right of way, along the beltway and other illegal locations.  There are two things to remember: 1. Don’t get annoyed by seeing all the illegal Democrat signs.  2. Don’t complain about them – It’s just a sign of the season.


Maryland’s Education Debate: Blank Check vs Accountability

By Mark Uncapher

State spending for public education under Governor Larry Hogan has reached a record $5.8 billion, fully funded previously adopted distribution formulas. Maryland’s average spending per pupil now totals over $15,000.

Record funding, however, far from satisfies the Maryland State Education Association, the state’s primary teacher union. MSEA and their political allies insist that our state and counties both write even bigger checks, but also accept even less accountability for performance.


Brian Frosh’s Terrible Record on Combating Sexual Violence

By Mark Uncapher

Democratic New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was forced to resign earlier this year when his acts of violence against four of his romantic partners became public.[1] The women said that Schneiderman had repeatedly choked, hit or violently slapped them, all without their consent.

Since President Trump’s inauguration, Schneiderman has filed scores of lawsuits and administrative actions against the Administration.[2]  Arkansas AG Leslie Rutledge, chairwoman of the Republican Attorneys General Association, called Schneiderman the “ringleader” of anti-Trump activist AGs fighting the president in the courts.

 


Letter to the Editor: Just Cause Evictions Ill-Advised

By Harvey Jacobs Candidate for State Delegate, District 15

We are writing in response to the Local Opinions Dated August 19, 2018 entitled “Landlords in Montgomery should have to give just cause for evictions” by Matthew Losak.

The legislation Mr. Losak refers to (House Bill 995) was withdrawn by the Montgomery County Delegation last March as an Ill-advised usurpation of private property rights, among other deficiencies.  This bill, sponsored by the all-Democrat Montgomery County Delegation, would have prohibited landlords from non-renewing residential leases, absent a showing in court of “Just Cause.” The bill enumerated 11 vague circumstances that would constitute “Just Cause,” allowing a landlord to either evict or refuse to renew a lease at the end of its stated term. 


My Political Life

By Patricia Fenati Candidate for State Delegate in District 14

It was not typical for a woman to major in math in the 1960s, nor was it typical for a woman to serve president of the student body at a co-ed college. But there I was, the first female Student Government President at Jacksonville University graduating with a BS in Mathematics … And there I was again in New York City, working in the burgeoning computer industry, where I was usually one of only a handful of women in the room. But I loved what I was doing, which throughout my career included programming, consulting, sales, teaching and network simulation for large businesses, military and government agencies.


Dr. Politics: What You Need to Know About Events

By Dwight Patel

Just because you send out an email to 1,000 people about your fundraiser doesn’t mean they will actually show up.  In this issue of Dr. Politics, we’ll do a recap on the topic of Events.

When you’re having a fundraiser, you need to do a couple of things in the era of modern campaigning.  One is to send out email invitations to prospective attendees. But don’t stop there.  Take your event to the next level by creating a FB event and inviting your FB friends.  You aren’t done yet – Just keep going.  You’ll tweet out your event to your followers as well and have them re-tweet your event.  Contact your party organization to email your invitation to their lists in your district. 


Sometimes It Takes a Mom

By Martha Schaerr Candidate for State Delegate, District 19

In raising seven children, I’ve thought about principles and have created rules that Annapolis needs to apply to make government work better for everyone.  I’m running to help Annapolis—and especially Governor Hogan—move Maryland in that direction.

One of these principles is fairness.  Our family rule that “the person who cuts the pie gets the last piece” prompted very careful cutting and equal-sized pieces.  In Annapolis, however, a few pie-eaters cut and choose their pieces first.   


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