Can­di­date for Mary­land Del­e­gate Dist. 28

Maryland Independent - - News - C. T. Wil­son (D) (In­cum­bent) 46 White Plains At­tor­ney/Del­e­gate ED­I­TOR’S NOTE: This pro­file was in­ad­ver­tently left out of the Voter’s Guide pub­lished in the Oct. 19 edi­tion of the Mary­land In­de­pen­dent.

I am not a politi­cian and have never been. I have al­ways been a pub­lic ser­vant. I have served my coun­try as a com­bat soldier, my state as a Pros­e­cu­tor and am now serv­ing my county as a Del­e­gate, Chair of the House Vet­er­ans Cau­cus and Chair of the Busi­ness Reg­u­la­tions Sub­com­mit­tee.

But more than that…I am a reg­u­lar per­son. I am a hus­band with three beau­ti­ful girls. I go to Newlife Church in La Plata. I travel U.S. 301 or Route 210 ev­ery day to get to work. My chil­dren go to pub­lic school in this county. My wife owns a small busi­ness in this county. I still have a mort­gage pay­ment. I shop at our mall and lo­cal gro­cery stores. I still use coupons and worry about pay­ing bills each month.

So I am di­rectly im­pacted by the de­ci­sions com­ing out of An­napo­lis. Gas prices, traf­fic con­ges­tion, res­i­den­tial overde­vel­op­ment, school safety, class­room over­crowd­ing, in­creased taxes and prop­erty val­ues af­fect me, just as they af­fect a ma­jor­ity of the peo­ple in Charles County.

This is im­por­tant be­cause the House of Del­e­gates was de­signed to be a “cit­i­zen leg­is­la­ture,” where reg­u­lar peo­ple would leave their jobs and farms to come to An­napo­lis to make the laws of our state. Then they would re­turn to their reg­u­lar pro­fes­sions and live within the laws that they cre­ated. It was never meant to be a full-time job or a cushy re­tire­ment gig. Our Gen­eral Assem­bly was meant to be gov­erned by reg­u­lar work­ing cit­i­zens, not full-time politi­cians. That is why it is only a 90-day ses­sion, in­stead of a full 12 months.

It is easy to go to An­napo­lis and do what you are told, in fact it is ex­pected. But I did not run for this of­fice be­cause I thought every­thing was fine. I ran to make things bet­ter, to chal­lenge the sta­tus quo. As such, I have fought to pro­tect chil­dren, vet­er­ans and crime vic­tims … even if it meant go­ing against the will of my party.

I am a mod­er­ate and I be­lieve that cit­i­zens are tired of po­lar­ized par­ti­san pol­i­tics… Democrat ver­sus Repub­li­can, Red ver­sus Blue, Bloods ver­sus Crips. And our Gen­eral Assem­bly is not de­signed to be con­trolled by po­lit­i­cal par­ties … it is sup­posed to be ran by peo­ple with in­di­vid­ual view­points and val­ues. I have worked just as close with our Repub­li­can gov­er­nor as I have with our Demo­cratic-led gen­eral assem­bly. I am not afraid to cross party lines to do the right thing.

If you are tired of full­time, out of touch, ca­reer politi­cians who just “toe the party line,” then please con­sider cast­ing your vote for me.

I am not ask­ing you to “take my word” or go on my web­site, just search for my name on the in­ter­net and you will find count­less ex­am­ples of my fights on the house floor and bills I have au­thored to sup­port crime vic­tims, vet­er­ans, chil­dren and fam­i­lies. You see just how hard I fight for my fam­ily, my county and my state.

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