2018 Primary election results

Jonathan Edward Rosero

Jonathan Edward Rosero
  • Democrat
  • Age: 37
  • Residence: Forestville

About Jonathan Edward Rosero

Education

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee University (2009) Bachelor of Science, Laboratory Animal Science, magna cum laude, North Carolina A&T State University (2003)

Background

Associate Veterinarian, Banfield Pet Hospital (since 2009) Officer, United States Army Reserve, Veterinary Corps (since 2011)

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?
Rosero: I do support the findings, and will work to develop a budget that secures funding.
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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?
Rosero: We must ensure that adequate funding is available for roads and transit by eliminating wasteful spending.
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3
Marijuana
Do you support the legalization of recreational marijuana?
Rosero: 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?
Rosero: We must invest in the restoration process and ensure strict enforcement of the regulations related to pollution and environmental safety standards.
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5
Health Care
What steps should Maryland take to ensure the broadest possible access to affordable health care?
Rosero: We must ensure that the Maryland Health Connection remains properly funded and available to residents.
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6
Crime
What role should the state play in helping Baltimore address violent crime?
Rosero: 1. Recruiting and training more police officers 2. Investing in and supporting community watch programs/organizations
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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?
Rosero: Maryland’s business climate is good, but there is great potential for improvement. We must support paid lick leave and raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
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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?
Rosero: 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?
Rosero: Yes, but there must be periodic reviews of the documents with the opportunity to make amendments as needed.
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10
Opioids
What strategy would you adopt to address the opioid addiction and overdose crisis?
Rosero: We must ensure that people affected by opioid addiction have access to treatment facilities and prosecution of those individuals who illegally distribute opioids.
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11
Income inequality
What if anything should the state do to address income inequality?
Rosero: The state must ensure a fair, competitive environment for small and large business growth. Attractive tax rates will help bring more business and employment opportunities to 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?
Rosero: The laws must be reviewed for possible updates and strictly enforced to ensure accountability.
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