Candidate Survey: Ralph Patterson II for Charles County Commissioner, District 4
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Ralph Patterson II
Office Sought *
District, if applicable *
Political Party *
Political Experience *
Social Media Accounts *
Facebook (electralphpatterson) / Instagram (electrpatterson) / Twitter (electrpatterson) / Linked-In
Why are you running for office? *
I love my county and current leadership is non-responsive to the county. I have the knowledge and experience to be ready "Day One" to work to better the lives of residents.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why? *
Lyndon B Johnson - Voting Rights Act of 1964 / Great Society: Civil Rights Activist
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why? *
"Truman" (D McCullough) - Showed how humble beginnings of an underrated President who helped end WWII and never gave up: stood by convictions and banned integration in military.
What will be your top priority in office? *
Economic & Infrastructure Development & Affordable Housing
What is the biggest issue facing your area? *
Economic and Infrastructure Development
What are the three biggest issues facing Maryland? *
Population Growth / Economic Development / Environmental
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide) *
Each person can choose how to conduct their own self if mentally competent to do so.
What is your position on taxes and spending? *
Fiscal responsibility is essential to maintain & encourage economic growth
What is your position on gun rights? *
Pro - 2nd Amendment for responsible gun owners.
What is your position on the legalization of marijuana? *
Pro - Legalization to reduce incarceration rates / broaden tax base
What is your position on the current three-tiered system for the sale and distribution of alcohol? *
I think the system can be modified to allow more independence / flexibility for small producers to bring their product to market. The current system creates a bottle neck where some producers are restricted from having their products come to market because of restrictive distributors.
What is your position on land use, growth, and development? *
Work in concert with community to develop Economic plan that benefits stakeholders.
What is your position on crime and public safety? *
Support with Accountability - Law Enforcement
What is your position on county tax caps? *
I would like to see a cap but that would require diversifying the current tax base in Charles County.
Was Joe Biden legitimately elected President of the United States in the November 2020 Election? *
Do you pledge to accept the results of your election? *