Steve Johnson (Maryland)
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|Former candidate for|
|Maryland House of Delegates, District 34A|
Johnson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Harford County, like the rest of the country, has suffered through a disastrous recession and a partial shutdown of the Federal Government, yet we have managed to grow our economy and look forward to a bright future. But that cannot continue to happen without proper planning.
Our local and state governments must provide basic infrastructure and support for private businesses and governmental agencies to grow, providing good paying jobs for our citizens. That requires economic development programs and land use plans to encourage growth in the right places and at the right time.
As Director of Economic Development for the City of Aberdeen, I have worked with private businesses and government agencies to bring jobs to Harford County. I know we can only be successful if we have a plan created through public input and supported by the business community.
An example of poor growth planning is the proposed development of a large Wal-Mart store in an already crowded area south of Bel Air where two other large developments were allowed to proceed without taking into account the potential devastating traffic effects on the community.
Harford County taxpayers are also being cheated by our legislators. Their failure to allow Harford County to levy a tax on hotel visitors puts our citizens at a distinct disadvantage with other counties. We are the only county in the state to not have such a tax. That means county taxpayers pay such a tax in other jurisdictions around the country, but their residents pay nothing in Harford County. Such taxes help fund infrastructure needs and provide support for job creating tourism activities. Our local legislators have made little or no effort to move this tax through the legislator, despite support for it from county officials, businesses and even the hotel industry.
WE CAN DO BETTER!
Maryland prides itself on providing the best public education of its children in the nation. But that requires making sure our school system has sufficient funding to do the job. Our county legislators apparently do not consider education a top priority. They have failed to work with county officials and other state legislators to bring back to Harford the necessary monies needed to insure Harford County teachers have competitive pay and a secure retirement and that our schools have all the supplies and resources necessary to give our children the highest quality education.
WE CAN DO BETTER!
I support the efforts to protect our environment. Clean water, clean air and taking care of our land are essential not only to our well-being but our children as well. We do not inherit the planet from our parents; we borrow it from our children.
Our local legislators have let us down on many environmental issues. One such example is MD House Bill 987, the Storm Water Remediation Fee (also known as the “Rain Tax”). Storm water runoff is a major polluter of Chesapeake Bay and we all understand the danger that it poses to our enjoyment of the bay, the seafood it produces, the jobs created and the tourism it generates. But the legislation places the burden of remediating the runoff on just the 10 counties west of the bay, although all of us contribute to the pollution. I believe we all share this burden, not just the few listed in the legislation. This is an important issue and we need to get it done right and fairly.
Elections for the office of Maryland House of Delegates 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. Mary Ann Lisanti and Marla Posey-Moss defeated Steve Johnson, Pat Murray and Maria Terry in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Glen Glass and Mike Blizzard defeated Beth Boyson in the Republican primary. Lisanti and Glass defeated Posey-Moss and Blizzard in the general election for two seats.
|Maryland House of Delegates, District 34A Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Mary Ann Lisanti||29%||2,473|
|Maryland House of Delegates, District 34A Republican Primary, 2014|
|Glen Glass Incumbent||48.7%||2,314|
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- Official campaign website
- 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 Steve Johnson, "Issues," accessed June 17, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Maryland Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed March 3, 2014
- Maryland State Board of Elections, "Official 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election results for House of Delegates," accessed December 5, 2014
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