2018 Primary election results

Ric Metzgar

  • Republican
  • Residence: Essex

About Ric Metzgar

Education

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Background

State Delegate

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?
Metzgar: Yes
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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?
Metzgar: Yes
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3
Marijuana
Do you support the legalization of recreational marijuana?
Metzgar:
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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?
Metzgar: Continue what is has been doing
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5
Health Care
What steps should Maryland take to ensure the broadest possible access to affordable health care?
Metzgar: Follow the governor’s recommendation
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6
Crime
What role should the state play in helping Baltimore address violent crime?
Metzgar: We need stiffer sentence time, do the crime do the time, no more slap’s on the wrist, we need to educate the prisoners, teach a trade , no more idle time
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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?
Metzgar: Continue what the governor is doing, continue to be open for business, give tax credits where possible
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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?
Metzgar: 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?
Metzgar: No
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10
Opioids
What strategy would you adopt to address the opioid addiction and overdose crisis?
Metzgar: We are on the right track , we need to educate, promotional materials for and to show the consequence’s of addiction
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11
Income inequality
What if anything should the state do to address income inequality?
Metzgar: Need to do a study on this
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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?
Metzgar: No
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