Issues and Issue Questions Available for Candidate Responses

These are the issues and questions we make available to the candidates to inform voters of their positions and views. All responses are provided by the candidate or are taken from the candidate’s website, public statements or legitimate news articles.

Questions Available to All Candidates
General PhilosophyPersonal and FamilyProfessional ExperienceCivic InvolvementPolitical ExperienceReligious AffiliationAccomplishments and AwardsEducational BackgroundMilitary Service
Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public OfficeGoals If ElectedAchievements If ElectedAreas to Concentrate OnOn Entering Public ServiceOpinions of Other Candidates
Voting, Elections, Politics & Government
Safe & Fair ElectionsFalse Online Information & Fake NewsBallot Measures & Citizen ParticipationCandidate Endorsements
Abortion, Pro-Life & Genetic Engineering
Abortion for Rape and Incest
Crime, Police & Imprisonment
Crime & PreventionBlack Lives MatterDefund PoliceMinority IncarcerationCommunity-Oriented PolicingYouth and Gang CrimeCounty Criminal Justice ReformCounty Police ReformsWorking with Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)Prison Slavery
Jobs, Economy, Trade, Business, Industry & Agriculture
JobsEconomySmall BusinessesEconomic StimulusInfrastructureEmployment DiscriminationFamily FarmReal EstateMinority & Women-Owned BusinessesGreen Jobs & Manufacturing County AgricultureGreen FarmingSeed Corporations
Marijuana, Illegal Drugs, Alcohol, Cigarettes, Gambling & Prostitution
MarijuanaMedical MarijuanaCigarettes and SmokingIllegal DrugsDrunk Driving and Highway SafetyGamblingMetamphetamines and OpioidsDrug Prevention and RehabilitationAlcohol
Environment & Climate Change
EnvironmentPollutionRecyclingEnvironmental JusticeState & Local Climate Change InitiativesConservation County & Local Sustainable GrowthFlood MitigationGreen EnergyGreen FarmingGreen Jobs & Manufacturing
Gun & Property Rights
Red Flag LawsRight to Carry a Concealed Handgun
Health & Medical
COVIDChildren and Schools COVID VaccinationsCOVID Impact & Government ResponseCOVID Vaccine Mandates & TestingProposed Budget Cuts to CDC, NIH, and WHOWomen's Health & ReproductionDrug Addiction & Substance AbuseChildren's HealthCommunity Health Centers Attracting Doctors and Medical Care ProvidersUniversal Free Schools MealsElderly's Health & Abuse
Infrastructure & Transportation
Bikes, Scoters and PedestriansTransportationInfrastructureDrunk Driving and Highway SafetyHighway CongestionHighwaysDriver Safety MeasuresMotor Vehicles And InspectionsElectric VehiclesPublic TransportationLight RailAbusive Driver FeesTraffic CongestionSelf-Driving VehiclesDepartment of TransportationPhoto-Red Traffic Signal EnforcementRed Light Camera SurveillanceCounty Transportation Needs
Housing & Communities
Renter EvictionsHousingHomeownershipHomelessnessPromotion of Mixed-income NeighborhoodsHousing ShortageUrban SprawlZoningPublic SafetyBlighted AreasCommunity DevelopmentBuilding CodesHome PricesMortgagesParks And Open SpacesForeclosuresCounty's Main PrioritiesRenters RightsRedlining Housing & LoansTransgender Protections & Community
Poverty, Welfare & Hunger
PovertyPoor ChildrenSenior PovertyRural PovertyHungerUrban Poverty
Seniors, Social Security, Medicare, Pensions
Seniors & Aging of Population
Courts, Laws & Justice
Black Lives MatterMinority IncarcerationRace Sentencing DisparityJuvenile JusticeRacial Justice, Equality & Equity
Black Lives MatterRacism & Race RelationsRacial Discrimination & DisparitiesRacial ProfilingRace Sentencing DisparityDiversity & ToleranceMinority & Women-Owned BusinessesMinority IncarcerationMinority-Serving Colleges and UniversitiesEmployment Discrimination
Sex & Sexuality
Sex and Birth Control EducationHomosexuality Choice or ChanceTransgender Public Bathroom Restrictions
Questions Available to Harford County (MD) Candidates
Civil, Religious, LGBTQ & Human Rights
Transgender Protections & CommunityRacism & Race RelationsTransgender Public Bathroom RestrictionsBlack Lives MatterAnti-semitismRacial ProfilingSexual Orientation EducationRacial Discrimination & DisparitiesCruelty to AnimalsHomosexuality Choice or ChanceDiversity & ToleranceFreedom
Fracking and Natural GasGreen EnergyEnergy
Education & Schools
EducationTeaching Racial HistoryPrivate Schools Vouchers and FundingHigher EducationPrayer & Pledge of Allegiance in SchoolsCharter and Magnet SchoolsSchool SafetyPre-School and Early Childhood EducationOnline LearningStudent Loans, Scholarships and Pell GrantsTeacher PayPublic Schools K-12Local Control Over EducationHigher Education & College CostsCommon Core EducationSex and Birth Control EducationStudent Standards and TestingSpecial EducationCommunity CollegesEvolution and Intelligent Design EducationTeacher UnionsAchievement Gaps like Black-White, Boy-GirlClassroom SizeTeacher StandardsSchool DesegregationAfter-School, Sports, Art, Music ProgramsBullying and School CrimeHome SchoolingSexual Orientation EducationTeacher TenureTextbook SelectionVocational and Technical EducationComputers & Technology in SchoolsHigh SchoolsJunk Food & Vending Machines in SchoolsBilingual EducationDrugs in SchoolsParental Involvement in EducationArming TeachersDropoutsLow-Income SchoolsMinority-Serving Colleges and UniversitiesRural EducationUniversal Free Schools MealsAdult EducationMath and Science in SchoolsSchool BudgetsSchool Curriculum Math, Science, History, GovernmentTeacher DiversityTeacher RetentionNon-English Speaking StudentsMental Health in Public SchoolsEducation FundingPublic EducationSTEM-H Education
Immigration, Border Security, Terrorism & Homeland Security
Local First RespondersEnglish as Official Language
Labor, Wages & Unions
Employment Discrimination
Technology, Internet, Media, Science & Space
Rural Internet AccessMedia Fake & Bias NewsSocial MediaCyber FlashingCyber Flashing
Values, Religion, Family, Patriotism & Public Service
Cruelty to Animals
Banks & Finance
Redlining Housing & LoansMortgagesForeclosures
Consumers & Food
FoodConsumersGenetically Engineered Food (GMOs)Food Safety