• For Senate Maryland's 4th District
    Jessica Douglass For Senate Maryland's 4th District
  • Representation for All Maryland's 4th District
    Jessica Douglass Representation for All Maryland's 4th District

Issues affecting Maryland's 4th District

Economy

While Frederick County is experiencing housing growth in our small towns and suburbs, we need to pursue business growth as well. Residents of our district need to have reason to stay in our district for work and leisure. Businesses need opportunities and incentives to operate in Maryland’s small towns and suburbs. Also, this potential for a rapidly growing economy in our near future must not neglect residents in our most rural areas. Farmers, ranch owners, and livestock breeders need to be protected from monopoly buyers and given incentives to move their business to, or keep their business in Maryland’s rural areas.

Ecology

Growing responsibly requires an eye toward ecology. To meet the energy demands of this new growth, we need to invest in renewable energies like wind and solar power. We also need to continue vigilant protection of our watershed. There are, of course, sustainable and water-friendly ways to manage fertilizer needs and chicken waste, but we need to subsidize these practices instead of simply mandating them. We need to provide education to farmers, ranchers, and breeders on ecologically responsible means to keeping their farms and making a profit. Our future relies on the success of all businesses to operate cleanly and sustainably.

Education

We need to reinvest in our teachers and support staff in order to attract and retain only the most highly qualified candidates to work in our schools. We need to reduce the amount of national- and state-mandated standardized tests our students are required to take. These tests reduce the amount of time students have for learning and are not reliable measures of student or teacher success.

Your Vote Counts

“Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country and this world.”     ― Sharon Salzberg

Learn more about State Legislative District 4 here.

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Maryland also allows absentee voting. Learn more about that here.

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