|Maryland House of Delegates, District 47A|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Mt. Rainier City Council|
Tarlau's website highlights the following campaign themes:
The New York Times recently reported that Maryland led the nation in the percentage decrease of teachers per student over the last 5 years. The report stated that we would need 20,000 school employees just to have the same student-teacher ratio we had in 2008. We need another $1 billion to hire and train education employees in order to have the quality educational programs our children deserve.
It is important for us to go beyond the Thornton Plan when it comes to state aid for education to give our students the necessary resources to succeed as the cost of education continues to rise. I will support mandating the Geographic Cost of Education Index as a part of the state aid for education formula.
Through the Communication Workers of America, I have helped to build a blue-green alliance where union members and environmentalists can understand each other’s concerns. It is important to work together so that the labor movement is a full partner in protecting our environment. As a City Council member in Mount Rainier, I have worked with our Green Team and our environmental plan to make our city a green city. We have been active in the promotion of LEED standards for commercial development, improving infrastructure to mitigate storm water run-off, instituting single-stream curbside recycling, and supporting our regional Bike Co-op.
My environmental priorities include: Storm Water retention, Promotion of clean energy job projects, Promotion of public transportation, Cumulate Impact on industrial centers
I will fight to ensure large corporations pay their employees a living wage of $15 per hour and provide adequate paid sick leave to allow workers to take better care of their families.
One of the key issues for Maryland is creating a way to get more revenue to move the state forward. Establishing a millionaire’s tax would generate over $100 million in additional revenue from top earners and would provide tax relief to senior citizens living on fixed incomes. We need to change our tax code to get rid of tax loopholes for companies. Combined reporting would make companies headquartered in other states pay their full share of taxes on the revenue generated in Maryland.
Campaign Election Reform
Legislation must be passed that would let anyone with an interest in public service run for office. Programs that enable candidates who raise funds from small contributors multiply that impact and prohibit large special interest groups from spending big money on candidates.
Public Employee Labor Law Reform
Maryland should have one law which governs all jurisdictions for public employees wanting to join a union. Today, each municipality has the authority to allow employees to join a union and bargain collectively, or not. This should not be left to each jurisdiction.
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 be held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Diana M. Fennell and Jimmy Tarlau defeated incumbent Michael Summers, Malcolm Augustine and Joseph Solomon in the Democratic primary.
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- Maryland House of Delegates
- Maryland House of Delegates District 47
- Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014
- Maryland State Legislature
- Official campaign website
- Jimmy Tarlau on Facebook
- Jimmy Tarlau on Twitter
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Maryland Secretary of State - Official candidate list
- Maryland State Board of Elections, "2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election State Candidates List - House of Delegates," accessed May 9, 2014
- Friends of Jimmy Tarlau, "Issues," accessed June 10, 2014
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- Maryland Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed March 3, 2014
- Maryland State Board of Elections, "Unofficial Results for the 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election," accessed June 25, 2014
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