Seth Howard

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Seth Howard
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Maryland House of Delegates, District 30B
Member-elect
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Marine Corps
Service branchU.S. Army
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Seth Howard is a Republican member-elect of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 30B. He ran unsuccessfully for District 30 of the Maryland House of Delegates in 2010.

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Howard's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Jobs

I will work with local business owners to develop legislation that provides incentives for business owners to grow, and provide career long term jobs. I will also work with the Board of Education to develop job training programs for our high school and community college students. I will fight to reduce the burden of government on our local business owners.[1][2]

Budget/Spending

The current administration has lost its way with an economy that has hurt so many of our families and neighbors. Our state and local elected officials must focus on efficiency and effectiveness when spending our tax dollars. They must stop stealing from dedicated funds to balance the operating budget. These funds are only to be used for the intended purpose our citizens supported.[3][2]

Environment

The environment is imperative to our community. There must be a balanced and responsible approach to the improvement and management of our environment. The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in our nation. In the last twenty years the revenue from the Chesapeake Bay has been reduced to embarrassing levels for our state. The state must lead by example by cleaning and repairing its failing pollution practices and reduce the burdens on our farmers and small business owners. The County Council must immediately repeal the unrealistic "rain tax" and accept responsibility for choosing an unfair and expensive tax on our citizens.[4][2]

Education

Our children are our future heritage. Our education system is number one nationally and we must continue to lead the nation for the future of our children. We must continue to strengthen a curriculum that better prepares our students for long term jobs once they have completed high school and community college. Our blue ribbon schools need to be continually re-evaluated to ensure that the high level of academics they were providing when they received the award remains in effect. A higher focus on classroom size, school construction budgets and maintenance programs must be maintained.[5][2]

Transportation

This should be a high priority for the state. The administration must stop removing revenue sources from the transportation fund to help balance the budget. The increased traffic in our district comes from other jurisdictions and there needs to be safety upgrades for our residents as a result of this increased traffic, such as dedicated turn lanes and more traffic circles at priority intersections.[6][2]

Health Care

The current health care system is to expensive for our community and needs to be overhauled. Obama Care is destined to fail. It is based upon a penalty system forcing our small business owners to pay penalties for not being able to afford to offer this benefit to their employees. Physicians are being forced by multimillion dollar insurance corporations to accept continually decreasing reimbursements for participating in an insurance carrier, thus leaving patients and families less choices in finding an adequate physician. Small businesses are penalized for age discrepancies, driving up the cost of health care. Preventive care reduces long term health expenses.[7][2]

Elections

2014

See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014

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. Mitchelle Stephenson defeated Michael J. Mcnelly in the Democratic primary, while Seth Howard defeated Jim Fredericks in the Republican primary. Howard defeated Stephenson in the general election.[8][9]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 30B Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMitchelle Stephenson 62.3% 1,389
Michael J. Mcnelly 37.7% 841
Total Votes 2,230
Maryland House of Delegates, District 30B Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSeth Howard 52.1% 1,398
Jim Fredericks 47.9% 1,283
Total Votes 2,681

2010

See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Running for Maryland's House District 30, Howard (D) came in third in the September 14 Republican primary election.

Howard lost in the general election on November 2, 2010, coming in fifth. Three seats were up in the district.[10]

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