Campaign for Governor of Maryland!

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I officially begin my campaign for the next Governor of Maryland!

Today many Marylanders have lost their jobs, their suffering to provide for their family, unemployment has gone up, drop-out rates in schools have risen, and the economy in turmoil. So I ask the people of Maryland are you better off than you were four-years ago? Obviously no, Maryland has suffered . Maryland needs a new direction. Maryland is better than this and we need new leadership, we need a Governor that the people can trust, that the people can believe in, and That is Why I am running to become the next Governor of Maryland!

Name: Jimmy Noshues

Age: 48

Gender: Male

Ideology: Moderate-Conservative

Party: Democrat

Biography: I first became interested in politics in high school, I was always fascinated with government and it’s function & purpose. During College I decided that I wanted to take my passion for government and public service to the next level, and become the Governor of Maryland. I graduated from College Park, earned a Masters in Government.

Now many of you may be wondering well what is he personally like? First and foremost I’ve always considered myself to be a pragmatist, ideologically I am a moderate-conservative, I’m fiscally conservative, socially moderate, and tough on crime. Some of my hobbies are writing, studying, reading, watching TV, computer graphic design, chess, and others.

Experiences:

1) I served as the Mayor of Annapolis from 2000-2006, I served six-full years.

2) In 1982 I was Community Organizer in the West Side of Baltimore City, I helped to remove asbestos from people’s home, helped people find jobs, helped to improve schools and communities in dire need of help. I know what it’s like to help low-income and middle-income families to better their lives and future.

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Public Safety

As a major initiative of mine, I will work tirelessly to promote public safety. I support the following methods to achieve public safety, reduce crime and murder here in Maryland.

1) Further the Use of Capital Punishment– the deterrent effect of Capital Punishment is proven to reduce crime.

“Many studies have proven the deterrent effect to be legitimate. Some studies show that for every execution eight lives are saved because the deterrent effect prevented further homicides. Generally speaking, troubled States that have chosen not to adopt and properly enact capital punishment may face higher crime rates. What is important to understand is that not every state or city has not adopt capital punishment but it is recommended for States or cities with a high crime rate and murder rate, for example if there are 150 murders within a State it would be recommended the State enact capital punishment. Overall the great thing about capital punishment is it is versatile and can be modified and flexible to help reduce crime/ and homicide in major cities and States, capital punishment can be public safety’s best friend.” – Umar A. (Excerpt from my Capital Punishment Debate)

Many Sources Conclude the Deterrent effect to be legitimate, Please visit the Sites below.

www.cjlf.org/deathpenalty/DezRubShepDeterFinal.pdf

http://www.prodeathpenalty.com/deterrence.htm

http://people.clemson.edu/~jshephe/DPpaper_fin.pdf

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=352681

Gun Crimes on the Rise in Baltimore City

“Baltimore, Maryland has long had a reputation as being one of the most violent cities in the United States. While homicides were down in the first half of 2008, police in the city of 630,000 people are battling to control another type of crime, gun violence. This year gun crimes have resulted in dozens of shooting homicides, assaults and robberies with deadly weapons. Law enforcement officials are troubled by the spike and are using different methods to reverse the trend. VOA’s Chris Simkins visited Baltimore to see how police are trying to control the wave of gun violence.” –VOAvideo

Source: VOAvideo Quote on Youtube Video


School System Reform in MD

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School System Reform Policy:

Many of Maryland’s inner city school’s especially in Baltimore are suffering, high crime rates, trouble neighborhood, high high-school drop out rates, and overall low test scores.  In 2002-2003 MD’s graduation rate was 74.4% (see Public High School Graduation Rate). This must be improved, and I am proposing several policies on this matter.

First: Increase Funding for Schools

I Propose increasing funding for schools that can’t even provide the basic supplies for student’s in primary and secondary schools like books, utensils, school desk’s, chairs, computer’s and lab equipment. If we can provide a suitable environment for student’s I believe it will help them perform better in Academics, however more must be done in other fields. I propose 1.2 billion dollars of spending annually for schools across Maryland in urge of help.

Second: Teacher merit Pay Program

The teacher is very important to the school and society overall, and good teachers should be rewarded. I believe teacher’s who not only teach but make student’s more enthusiastic about education should receive higher pay, than those teacher’s who fail to do the same. Teacher’s who have a class with higher rates of student’s with a Grade of A or B should be rewarded with 5%-10%% increase in their weekly check. According to the University of Florida “A carrot for teachers helps students stick to the books, according to a new University of Florida study that finds merit pay for instructors equates to better test scores for their pupils.” (see Teacher Merit Pay Study at Univ. of Florida)

Third: More Security at Schools
Public school safety has been a problem in some parts of Maryland, with school violence, drugs, harassment, intimidation, disturbing and harming Maryland’s students and teachers. I propose further manned-security on school campuses that experience high school violence, for example if a school has 6-7 fights a month or school shooting or a consistent pattern of violence, then that school would receive most security and perhaps surveillance cameras. It is important that we protect the students and teachers in school and our communities, we must prevent and punish crime and violence. See Stopping School Violence: The Latest Trend Article

Fourth: School Curriculum Sharing Program.

What student’s learn is very important, and in some schools the curriculum is far better than others. That is why I propose that schools with higher graduation rates, better test scores, and brighter students, share their curriculum with schools who are falling behind. This will provide student’s with a new way of learning the course content, in fact it will most likely improve their knowledge and academic performance.

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Economic Reform

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Economic Policy: One of the essence of my campaign is to bring Economic Reform to Maryland. The current Economic crisis that has hit the United State and much of the World, must be solved responsibly. As Governor of Maryland I want to tackle the problem that plagues many Marylanders like unemployment, foreclosure, the tax system, and the declining standard of life that is harming Marylanders. Recently the Baltimore Sun reported “The state’s jobless rate increased from 4.5 percent in August, on a seasonally adjusted basis, making Maryland one of 21 states to record month-to-month increases in joblessness in September.” (Lorraine Morabella from the Baltimore Sun) Cutting Pork Barrel Spending I am in strong support of cutting the notorious “Pork Barrel Spending” In Maryland, I will be determined and aggressive in my approach to stop the wasting and misuse of your hard earned money.

“Maryland ranks 22nd in pork barrel spending”

– Pig Book 2008, Citizens Against Government Waste

“$240,356,990: That’s the total value of the 212 pork barrel projects secured from the federal government by Maryland’s Congressional delegation during the most recent fiscal year, according to the 2008 Pig Book.” –

1) $64,545 spent on Research on Potato diseases

2) $90,363 spent on Obesity Intervention

3) $680,205 spent on “Foundry Sand-by Sand Products”

4) $847,029 spent on “Coffee and Cocoa” Research

5) $2,656,800 spent on “Paint Branch Fish Passage”

Source: Citizens Against Government Waste Pork Barrel Database 2008

The list goes on and on, I doubt any of these programs and bills have helped to support your family!

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