2018 Primary election results

Anis Ahmed

Anis Ahmed
  • Democrat
  • Age: 62
  • Residence: North Potomac

About Anis Ahmed

Education

Masters of International Management, University of Maryland University College, College Park, Maryland, 2002 Masters of Law, Dhaka University, Bangladesh, 1980 Bachelor of Law, Dhaka University, Bangladesh, 1978

Background

Professional Background: Employer: Montgomery County Government, Department: Office of Human Rights. Staff Liaison (OSC): Work as a Staff Liaison to the Human Rights Commission (HRC), Committee on Hate Violence (COHV) and Inter- Agency Fair Housing Coordination Group Committee (IAFHCG). (i) Manage program related duties and responsibilities with HRC, COHV and IAFHCG Advisory groups. (ii) work as an agency designated staff to the County Executive Office of Board Commissions and Committees (BCC) for Commission and Committee member’s appointments and reports. (iii) Manage fair housing programs, (iv) Supervise 9+ County Part time staff testers, (v) schedule their worktime, and assign duties to the testers, (vi) receive reports from testers. Community Mediation and Outreach: Plan, manage, organize, coordinate, arrange department’s all county special events, such as; (i) Annual Friendship Picnic, (ii) Annual Juneteenth celebration; (iii) Human Rights Diversity Youth Camps (3 day long program); (iv) various town hall meetings and special, conferences and workshops, community forums and other special events; (v) Fair housing seminars and workshops; (vi) Bi Annual Hall of Fame. (vii) Special meetings, conferences, workshops and special events.

    Questionnaire

    1
    Kirwan
    Do you support the findings of the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education? Are you committed to funding associated reforms, and if so, how?
    Ahmed: Yes, I fully support findings of the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education. Also, I am committed to funding associated reforms, such as, funding from state, contributions from cities, counties. I will work hard to get federal funds. Beside these, I will try to find other avenues to raise funds for this program.
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    2
    Transportation
    Is Maryland’s transportation spending appropriately balanced between roads and transit? Does the state have the resources to meet its transportation needs? With the cancellation of the Red Line and the advent of BaltimoreLink, is the Baltimore region adequately served by transit?
    Ahmed: I need more study and information on this issue before taking any positon.
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    3
    Marijuana
    Do you support the legalization of recreational marijuana?
    Ahmed: I need more study and information on this issue before taking any positon.
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    4
    Chesapeake Bay
    At a time when the federal government’s commitment to Chesapeake Bay restoration is questionable, what new steps should Maryland take to protect this resource?
    Ahmed: In my opinion, state elected officials should work with federal elected officials to get federal fund first. If that does not work, they need to take new steps, such as, funding from state and/or raise funds from public donations.
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    5
    Health Care
    What steps should Maryland take to ensure the broadest possible access to affordable health care?
    Ahmed: A state wide application of Obama Care program will be the broadest possible access to affordable health care.
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    6
    Crime
    What role should the state play in helping Baltimore address violent crime?
    Ahmed: More economic and business activities, provide employments to the unemployed people, increase police activities, increase after school activities, educate people about the violent crime or any crime and impact of these, increase more youth programs, more work study programs for the youths, low and/or underpaid citizens, and get more funds from state and federal government.
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    7
    Business Climate
    How would you characterize Maryland’s business climate? What can the state do to foster the creation of more family-supporting jobs?
    Ahmed: Maryland has excellent environment and resources for businesses and entrepreneurs. State should do the following to foster the creation of more family-supporting jobs: tax incentives, if possible, state should provide logistic and technical supports and support for human resources. Decrease current government rules and regulations and make simple process for new business license and start up.
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    8
    Redistricting
    Do you support the creation of a non-partisan, independent body to draw legislative and congressional district maps after each census?
    Ahmed: Yes.
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    9
    LEOBR
    Does the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights adequately balance protections for police and the public? Should it be changed, and if so, how?
    Ahmed: I need more study on this issue.
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    10
    Opioids
    What strategy would you adopt to address the opioid addiction and overdose crisis?
    Ahmed: I need more study on this issue.
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    11
    Income inequality
    What if anything should the state do to address income inequality?
    Ahmed: State should do the following: provide right people to the right job with right pay. More tax to the rich and high income earners, low tax for the low income people. Raise minimum hourly wage to $15.00.
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    12
    Transparency
    Do the state’s Public Information Act and open meetings laws adequately ensure Marylanders’ ability to exercise oversight of the government?
    Ahmed: Yes.
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