From John M. Paff Jr., Republican Candidate for House of Delegates District 34A:
I, John M. Paff Jr., am announcing my candidacy for the Maryland House of Delegates in District 34A. I am not running for Delegate merely to oppose any man or woman, but to propose new policies. I am running because I am convinced that this state is on a dangerous course. Since I have such strong feelings about what must be done, I feel compelled to do all that I can!
I run because it is now unmistakably clear that we can change these disastrous, divisive policies only by changing the representatives who are now making them. I cannot stand by and watch our liberties continue to be taken away, all the while, government spending and taxes are on the rise. In these economic times the spending needs to be cut and the taxes lowered, so that the working class can survive. No man, no matter his origin, race, religion, or education should ever be forced to choose between feeding his family and paying his heating bill! As a member of the General Assembly I will insist my colleagues approach our state finances the way small business owners are being forced to look at theirs. If something is not absolutely necessary then it needs to be cut! If a business owner raised their prices every time they wanted something new, they’d go out of business. It’s time we run our state the same way! Enough spending!
For some reason our General Assembly believes the best policy is to take our money, increase their spending then create programs to tell us how to better our lives. I believe all of our lives would be better if the General Assembly would cut their spending and lower our taxes; allowing us to keep our hard earned money and use it how we deem necessary. Government has intruded into our personal lives and decision-making, and continues to overstep its realm of authority; this infringement must stop.
I owe it to the families of Maryland, I owe it to my wife, and I owe it to my twin daughters to make Maryland a place where they can continue to be guaranteed a free, quality, public education, in a safe environment, that allows them to prosper and one day raise their families in this wonderful state!
My decision reflects no personal animosity or disrespect toward any of the candidates, including Mr. Riley and Ms. James; they have served our district with the utmost respect. However, I cannot stand aside from the contest that will decide our state’s future and our children’s future. Annapolis needs to have Maryland’s families at the forefront of every decision. I need your help and support to make Annapolis think “Family First”
John M. Paff Jr.
Republican Candidate for
House of Delegates District 34A