Adelaide: As a Republican, County Government should not incentivize growth in the county through zoning. The County should not focus on high density housing or mass transportation, but rather should focus on quality residential and limited commercial development in order to protect the rural, agricultural and historical character of Carroll County. I know how to protect property rights and restrict government overreach which may be happening in the Comprehensive Rezoning Plan currently underway in Carroll County.
Nobody moved to Carroll County because they wanted government bureaucrats to build a bunch of apartments and low-end housing next to their existing communities. If citizens wanted the trappings of urbanization, they would have simply stayed in places like Owings Mills or Gaithersburg. They do not want it, and, as your Commissioner, I will defend our citizens’ rights to live in communities of THEIR choice, NOT the government’s.
Regarding State mandated planning requirements, I believe in and follow the rule of law, but I also believe in changing/repealing laws which violate our Federal and State Constitutions.
Adelaide: My vision for economic development in Carroll County is to lower taxes, decrease regulation and eliminate bureaucratic red tape which will support existing small business and make the market more attractive for new business.
Economic development depends on the image of the County and media plays a large role in shaping that image. Therefore, because the media is so influential, it is critical that the media remain impartial in order to promote fair and balanced elections. Historically, the liberal media has attempted to unfairly affect the outcome of elections in traditionally conservative areas by endorsing “liberal” candidates to promote their success and the defeat of “conservative” candidates. This practice is blatantly unethical as is having moderators from said media moderate candidate forums. Liberal candidates endorsed by liberal media ensure that taxes will not be lowered or regulations reduced, thus negatively affecting the economic development in keeping with the rural, agricultural character of Carroll County.
Adelaide: Historically, the School budget is around 50% of the total budget, so the 2019 budget is on par with recent budgets. There should not be a set percentage of the County budget dedicated to public education each year. Rather, I will vote to fund any fully justified responsible budget submitted by the school board.
Our schools must be safe and properly funded. The latest school shootings in Florida and Maryland were acts of domestic violence. Studies are showing that more than half of all mass shootings are domestic violence related. I will continue to advocate for greater awareness about the abuse of power in our homes, churches, schools and government.
Adelaide: No, the current liberal spending policies of four out of five commissioners, including my opponent, has virtually spent all of the County’s revenue. There is approximately one million dollars left and spending requests for 15-20 million.
Again, as a Republican Candidate in a Republican primary in accordance with the Republican platform of smaller government and lower taxes, I believe a supermajority is too low a standard and that only a unanimous vote of all five members will suffice to raise taxes. This will guard against the current infestation of RINO’s (Republicans In Name Only) and liberals trying to turn Carroll County into some other county.
Adelaide: Just because the State “enables” something doesn’t mean the County should follow suit like a herd of lemmings over a cliff. It’s the same old “liberal giberal” we have a problem, let’s grow the government; the problem gets bigger, let’s grow the government some more, no Not in a Republican county during a Republican Primary. Let’s stop the madness and get back to Faith-based caring communities which will solve social problems better than an ever growing government bureaucracy draining the taxpayers.
Regarding Volunteer Emergency Service Personnel, I support real incentives like tax breaks and tuition discounts for volunteers. Also, we need to increase our recruiting efforts in the high schools. Volunteer fire departments provide an intangible community benefit which helps fight drugs and other social problems that should not be lost through government controlled services.