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Cindy Jones
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Former candidate for
Maryland State Senate, District 29
Prior offices
St. Mary's County Commission
Bachelor'sSt. Mary's University of Minnesota
Campaign website
Cindy Jones was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 29 of the Maryland State Senate.[1]


Campaign themes


Jones' website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Taxes & Spending
Governor O’Malley and the Democrat-controlled State Legislature has increased spending by almost $10 billion dollars. This is an increase of about $2,000 per year for the average Southern Maryland family. Much of this spending goes to a bloated State infrastructure, entitlement programs, Baltimore City and the costs associated with illegal immigration.

At a time of economic struggle for so many families, the State’s actions are reckless and put our entire economy at risk.

As your next State Senator, I will vote against increased spending and higher taxes.

Southern Maryland is fortunate to have Patuxent Naval Air Station. The base brings thousands of jobs to Southern Maryland and pumps millions of dollars into our local economy. However, as we have recently seen, such reliance on one employer (the federal government) puts our local economy at great risk. With sequestration, furloughs, contract cut backs and even cancellations, our local economy takes a disproportional hit.

Some candidates and elected officials believe that we should tax our way out of economic trouble. Unfortunately, this is not supported in fact or by history. The higher the level of taxation correlates directly to fewer and fewer private sector jobs.

For Southern Maryland to flourish, we need to build our private sector job base and to do this, we need to keep taxes and spending low and make it easy for employers to locate here and grow.

As a St. Mary’s County Commissioner I am very familiar with the school system and believe that we should do all that we can to provide our children with a first-class education. However, just spending money does not guarantee a first-class education. We must do a better job of holding the school system accountable for the money they spend as well as evaluate them as to whether our children are receiving a great education.

As a mother of two school-age children, I can tell you firsthand that no two children learn the same way. Accordingly, I am also a big supporter giving parents as many options as possible on how to educate their children. In addition to supporting our public schools, I support magnet schools, charter schools, private schools and homeschooling.

Notwithstanding my support for public schools, I absolutely do not support the Common Core curriculum that is now being forced upon our schools by the State of Maryland. The Common Core treats every student the same and will eventually be used as a predictive tool to select which students can attend college and which cannot, as is already being done in Europe.

As State Senator, I will do all that I can at the State level to give our local school board and our teachers (with consultation and support from the parents) the freedom to educate our children in a way that they believe is best — not the state and not the federal government.

Constitutional Issues
I am a member of the N.R.A. and support our 2nd Amendment rights as well as property rights. I am also pro-life. In addition, I oppose illegal immigration. Unfortunately, Maryland has become a sanctuary state for illegal immigrants, costing taxpayers over a billion dollars per year. Though I am very respectful of a person’s sexual orientation, I believe the benefits of traditional marriage continue to benefit our society at large.

As State Senator, I will vote in a manner that is consistent with the United States Constitution.

Chesapeake Bay & the Farming & Fishing Community
Almost all of the pollution that enters the Bay comes from the Susquehanna River ­– it does not come from Southern Maryland.

Yet, the liberals in Annapolis continue to pass laws and regulations restricting land use, fishing, farming, and manufacturing in a “feel good” attempt to clean up the Bay. Just last year, the State passed a law to tax the amount of rain that falls on your property … because somehow the money generated from this new tax will magically clean up the Bay.

It is a scientific fact that the source of pollution in the Bay is from runoff and pollution that enters the Susquehanna River from mostly Pennsylvania. It will take a concerted effort by our Legislature, our Governor and our federal elected officeholders to get the seven states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to reduce pollution in order to clean up the Bay.

As State Senator, I will work to stop Chesapeake Bay pollution at the source (where the pollution enters the watershed — not hundreds of miles downriver.

I will also work hard to let our local Southern Maryland farmers farm and to let our fishermen fish.[2][3]



See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbent Roy Dyson was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Steve Waugh defeated Larry Jarboe and Cindy Jones in the Republican primary. Waugh defeated Dyson in the general election.[1][4]

Maryland State Senate District 29, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Waugh 56.5% 22,183
     Democratic Roy Dyson Incumbent 43.5% 17,065
Total Votes 39,248

Maryland State Senate, District 29 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Waugh 43.7% 3,107
Cindy Jones 29.1% 2,071
Larry Jarboe 27.2% 1,939
Total Votes 7,117

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