Brian Woolfolk

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Brian Woolfolk
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Maryland State Senate, District 26
Former candidate
PartyDemocratic
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ProfessionAttorney
ReligionAfrican Methodist Episcopal Church
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Brian Woolfolk was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 26 of the Maryland State Senate.[1]

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Campaign themes

2014

Woolfolk's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Fix our Schools!

Our children deserve schools that prepare them to compete globally! We have too many talented kids and effective teachers to not get the results we deserve. Full day Pre-K, over $1 billion in bonds to improve our facilities, and indepenently audited budgets that hold our system accountable for the billions the system spends every year will be at the top of my Education Agenda!

Support our Entrepreneurs! The residents of the 26th District are talented and creative. Sadly, this talent and creativity is often exported to work and build wealth in our neighboring jurisdictions. By working collectively to support our community's entrepreneurs, we will build our own success stories. It is time for us to incubate and support the growth of our own businesses! Let's leverage state and local resources to promote job creating companies in our community.

Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! Our neighbors deserve jobs that pay a liveable wage and provide a future of safety and security. Moreover, our workers deserve the opportunity to fully participate in the economic development taking place in South Prince Georges County. When we build a school, a mall, a casino, or a road, our workers should be heavily involved with the project. In addition, our young people, veterans, ex-offenders, and seniors will sometimes need a helping hand in ensuring access to job opportunities. As your Senator, I will ensure that our jobs strategy is comprehensive and effective!

End our Transportation Nightmares! For years we have waited in vain for fixes to our transportation infrastructure problems. Route 210/ Indian Head Highway remains a rush hour parking lot. The long ago proposed expansion of Metro Rail across the Wilson Bridge to National Harbor with stops at Oxon Hill, Branch Ave. Station and Joint Base Andrews remains a fleeting dream. Bus service, even to major employment centers, is patchy and limited. All of this occurs at a time when we see other communities developing innovative solutions to their transportation needs. We are capable of the same level of innovation! If a Public Private Partnership is good enough to finance the Purple Line Project, it is good enough to run Metro across the Wilson Bridge.

Safe Homes! Safe Communities! Our community deserves to live in comfort and security. I am heartbroken that many of our neighbors have been forced to find safety in security doors, barred windows, and alarm systems. We need comprehensive solutions to address an unsettling rise in crime. I first began working on criminal justice issues 20 years ago when I worked on Capitol Hill to develop and negotiate a major crime bill. Proven Solutions exist for our criminal justice challenges. Crime prevention programs for our youth, enhanced community policing, and Federal/ State/ Local law enforcement cooperation are all tools that I have seen work successfully in other communities. It is time we provide these resources in our community!!![2][3]

Elections

2014

See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbent C. Anthony Muse defeated Jerry Mathis, Veronica Turner and Brian Woolfolk in the Democratic primary, while Kelley Howells was unopposed in the Republican primary.[1][4]

Maryland State Senate, District 26 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngC. Anthony Muse Incumbent 50.7% 7,676
Veronica Turner 33% 5,002
Brian Woodfolk 8.9% 1,351
Jerry Mathis 7.4% 1,116
Total Votes 15,145

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Woolfolk's endorsements included:[5]

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