District 5 con­gres­sional can­di­dates dis­cuss is­sues

Maryland Independent - - News - By AN­DREW CEPHAS acephas@somd­news.com

Both the Repub­li­can and Lib­er­tar­ian can­di­dates vy­ing for the District 5 con­gres­sional seat met at the St. John Vian­ney Fam­ily Life Cen­ter in Prince Fred­er­ick last week to dis­cuss is­sues like fund­ing for in­fra- struc­ture, col­lab­o­rat­ing with oth­ers in Congress and uni­fy­ing the countr y.

The Oct. 18 fo­rum, hosted by the League of Woman Vot­ers of Calvert County, gave can­di­dates an op­por­tu­nity to meet with con­stituents and an­swer var­i­ous ques­tions.

Repub­li­can can­di­date Mark Ar­ness and Liber- tar­ian can­di­date Ja­son Sum­mers were in at- ten­dance for the fo­rum, with in­cum­bent Steny Hoyer (D-Md., 5th) ab­sent. Each can­di­date was given one minute to re­spond to ques­tions from moder­a­tor Dixie Miller and the au­di­ence.

Can­di­dates were first asked what sources of rev­enue could be de­vel­oped to fix fail­ing in­fra­struc­ture.

Sum­mers an­swered first, stat­ing the in­fra­struc­ture should be fixed by the peo­ple who will ben­e­fit from it the most. He said pri­vate in­dus­tries should pro­vide

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