Candidate Survey: LaTasha Ward for Delegate, District 24
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LaTasha R Ward
Office Sought *
House of Delegates
District, if applicable *
Political Party *
Fairmont Heights High School Saint Peter's University - Business Management and Marketing BS Bowie State University - Counseling Graduate School
Political Experience *
Legislative Aide, Campaign Manager for Judge Gladys Weatherspoon, Elected Official served on the Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee
Social Media Accounts *
Why are you running for office? *
I believe that we need visionary leadership in the 24th District. Currently, we have a district with 2 tails. I want to fight for the underdogs, people that have been left out or often forgotten about. I will fight for what my people want.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why? *
Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm is my political role model she fought for her constituents and she served her community well. She stood for what was right and she was not afraid to be a voice. I loved that she put the people first over politics.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why? *
Adam By Adam book an intimate portrait of one of the most influential, controversial, and complex Black Politicians. He delivered good services to his people. He was a major force in establishing civil rights for African Americans. His personal life was a mess so I learned from his mistakes to make sure I keep my house in order.
What will be your top priority in office? *
My top priority Social and economic injustice issues.
What is the biggest issue facing your area? *
Public Safety and Mental Health
What are the three biggest issues facing Maryland? *
Mental health and health illnesses, road infrastructure import and export
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide) *
I believe that a person should have the right to make that decision about their life and how they want to live. It is the hope that people choice life but the ultimate decision should be the person who have to live it. My personally view is to choose life.
What is your position on taxes and spending? *
We need good businesses to come to our state to build our tax base so we can support the development in our state. Our State depends on taxes so we can keep up Maryland.
What is your position on gun rights? *
I believe that men and women have the right to bare arms.
What is your position on the legalization of marijuana? *
I support marijuana being legalize because it aide people with inflammation and pain. The medical properties are great and it can help grow our taxes.
What is your position on the current three-tiered system for the sale and distribution of alcohol? *
I support the 3 tiered system of alcohol distribution. The 3 tiers are importers or producers; distributors and retailers. The way our state regulate it will continue to help our tax base. Beer, spirits and wine producers con not sell directly to the public. Instead, they must sell to distributors, who then sell to retailers who sell to the public.
What is your position on land use, growth, and development? *
I support it as long as the community is in support of the development and it does not bring harm to the community. As we have more people in our community we need more schools and good retail stores and recreation space. I support growth and good development.
What is your position on crime and public safety? *
I will fund public safety and wrap around services to help reduce crime.
What is your position on county tax caps? *
I support the cap on county tax
For candidates for the General Assembly: Legislators can receive $101 per day for lodging and $47 per day for meals during the 90-day General Assembly session. If elected, do you plan to accept these benefits? Why or why not?
I worked at the Maryland general assembly and those days are long. Having a place to rest and eat will help me stay on point .I probably would stay overnight and come home on the weekends to make sure I'm there, connect with colleagues to work legislation. Even with bad weather I would still have to show up. Everyday in session the general assembly is open. I will take the lodging and meals.
Was Joe Biden legitimately elected President of the United States in the November 2020 Election? *
Do you pledge to accept the results of your election? *