Jeff Gauges

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Jeff Gauges
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Maryland House of Delegates, District 33
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Jeff Gauges was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 33 of the Maryland House of Delegates.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Gauges' website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Small Businesses: Small Businesses are the job generators and represent our economic engine. We must make Maryland small business friendly and stop smothering them with new and increased taxes and fees that drive them out of business or out of the state. We should reward, not punish, people who take on the risks of starting a business and exhibit personal responsibility.

Fiscal Policy: State spending is out of control and that must end. We must stop budgetary shell games to “balance” the budget and end the reliance on new and increased taxes as a substitute for fiscal discipline. The Chesapeake Bay is a national treasure, but we should start by repealing the “rain tax,” the latest example of blindly throwing money at an issue, without a comprehensive plan of action that involves all stakeholders.

Education: We have so much red tape and bureaucracy that we’ve gotten away from the fundamentals – local districts and parents are better at figuring out what works for their children than a one size fits all plan handed down from the federal and state government. Ensuring that no child gets left behind can’t come at the expense of no child getting ahead.

Honoring Our Veterans: The way our veterans are treated on the national level is a disgrace. At the state level, we must do everything we can to honor their service and sacrifices and welcome them as they return to civilian life.

Illegal Immigration: Against the “Dream Act” and Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Immigrants. We are a nation of laws. An immigrant’s first contribution to this nation can’t be breaking its laws.

Gun Control: Against the “Firearm Safety Act of 2013” – a gimmick “solution,” which is no solution at all, at the expense of our Second Amendment rights.[2][3]

Elections

2014

See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland House of Delegates 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. Kostas Alexakis, Tom Angelis and Henry Green were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Sid Saab and incumbents Tony McConkey and Cathy Vitale defeated Jamie Falcon, Jeff Ferguson, Jeff Gauges and Nora Keenan in the Republican primary.[4][5]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 33 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCathy Vitale Incumbent 29% 8,188
Green check mark transparent.pngSid Saab 21% 5,917
Green check mark transparent.pngTony McConkey Incumbent 14.7% 4,142
Jeff Ferguson 12.8% 3,608
Jamie Falcon 12.7% 3,595
Nora Keenan 5% 1,414
Jeff Gauges 4.7% 1,339
Total Votes 28,203

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Gauges' endorsements included:[6]

  • Maryland Farm Bureau PAC
  • National Rifle Association (AQ rating)

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