Thea Wilson

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Thea Wilson
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Maryland House of Delegates, District 23B
Former candidate
PartyDemocratic
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ProfessionBusinesswoman/educator
ReligionBaptist
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Thea Wilson was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 23B of the Maryland House of Delegates.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Wilson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Education

I will be your advocate for collaborating to improve our school system by:

1. Offering competitive salaries to attract the best and brightest teachers to our schools.
2. Increasing staffing so we can have smaller class sizes in our school system.
3. Advancing Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM) curriculum – our children are falling behind other jurisdictions – and this important sector has the highest projection for jobs growth.
4. Immersing students in foreign language curriculum offerings to better prepare our young people for the global, regional, and local economies.
5. Assuring that all of our students are college and/or career ready through strategic alignment and investments in areas where there is job potential such as healthcare and cyber security.

Economic Development
I will work with determination to ensure that the promises that have been made to you are kept. In the 2012 election we were sold a great deal about the gaming industry; how it will bring jobs, spur economic growth, and fund our school system. Three worthy and important goals.

1. My role as your representative will be to hold this industry, developers, and my colleagues accountable and to propose and support legislation that will spur economic growth and opportunities for local, minority, and small businesses.
2. As a business owner, I am a strong proponent of job creation through entrepreneurism. Small businesses are the economic engine that drives a stronger tax base and economy in Prince George’s County. I will introduce and support legislation that will assist with the growth and development of our small businesses.
3. Far too many Prince Georgians, over 60%, travel outside the County for work; adversely affecting tax revenues, development of amenities, and overall quality of life. As your state delegate, I will focus on initiatives that spur jobs creation for the residents of Prince George’s County.

Public Safety
Public Saftey has long been a challenge in Prince George’s County. Currently we are seeing a drop in crime and other safety indicators. My job will be to monitor these trends and provide our public safety teams with all of the resources they need to ensure this trend continues. I will work hard with law enforcement to address domestic violence; human trafficking; youth crime prevention challenges; bullying and school system safety as priority safety issues.

Health and Wellness
The need for better health and wellness services is a global issues, a National crisis, a local tragedy, but more importantly…it’s personal. I have spent the last 20 years of my life educating the community in the many aspects of Health and Wellness. Fueled by my passion to take what I have experienced personally, coupled with what I have learned professionally to help others achieve a healthier lifestyle (physically, mentally and spiritually).

Statistic shows that **Prince George’s County residents are more likely to be overweight or obese than those in the District, the State of Maryland, Baltimore, Montgomery and Howard Counties. The leading causes are contributed to adverse health choices that lead to preventable risk factors, such as cardiovascular disease which is the leading cause of death in Prince George’s County. With 71% of all restaurants in Prince George’s County offering fast food; fewer walkable/bike trails; and little to no countywide public health education, I will work hard to advocate for:

1. Healthier food choices in our communities;
2. More open spaces and walking/bike trails to promote physical activity; and
3. Greater access to health information, screenings, and primary health care, especially for the uninsured.

Additionally, I believe it is vital to advocate for the adoption of policies in our schools that will promote a healthier and safer physical, and emotional environment overall for our students and school environment as a whole.[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. Incumbents Joseph F. Vallario, Jr. and Marvin E. Holmes, Jr. defeated Reginald Tyer, Jr., Ron Watson and Thea Wilson in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Mike Hethmon was unopposed in the Republican primary. Robin Breedon (I) was excluded from the ballot for not meeting petition requirements.[4][5]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 23B Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarvin Holmes, Jr. Incumbent 32.8% 6,323
Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph F. Vallario, Jr. Incumbent 27.4% 5,284
Ron Watson 22.6% 4,357
Thea Wilson 14.5% 2,801
Reginald Tyer, Jr. 2.7% 524
Total Votes 19,289

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