2018 Primary election results

Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers
  • Democrat
  • Age: 54
  • Residence: Laurel

About Mike Rogers

Education

Masters Degree

Background

Military Officer retired Colonel

    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?
    Rogers: Yes. Because we to need have an oversight committee to recommend funding and oversight funds to prepare students for workforce and the global community. Having a adequate funding for state public funding insure that there are adquated funding for state funding public education. And the commission will monitor the process for equal distribution to all schools within the each school district.
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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?
    Rogers: No, I don’t think the Baltimore region has adequate transportation for the population who are riding and using transit transportation.
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    3
    Marijuana
    Do you support the legalization of recreational marijuana?
    Rogers: No.
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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?
    Rogers: Protect the oysters and watersheds
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    5
    Health Care
    What steps should Maryland take to ensure the broadest possible access to affordable health care?
    Rogers: Keep measures in place for access to the Affordable Healthcare Act.
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    6
    Crime
    What role should the state play in helping Baltimore address violent crime?
    Rogers: Enstill community safety task force throughout Baltimore and provide incentives for nonviolence activities in the community
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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?
    Rogers: Help to increase family businesses to support jobs within the family. Provide low interest loans for start up loans for family business.
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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?
    Rogers: Yes. We need a nonpartisan body to provide a fair and equal legislative and congressional district maps. With no hidden agendas.
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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?
    Rogers: Research
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    10
    Opioids
    What strategy would you adopt to address the opioid addiction and overdose crisis?
    Rogers: Research
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    11
    Income inequality
    What if anything should the state do to address income inequality?
    Rogers: Support the increase of minimum wage across the state.
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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?
    Rogers: No. There seems to be a delay in receiving information requested and the format in which you receive requested information. You can request the information doesn’t mean you receive it.
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