Legal. Personally opposes abortion, but declares the subject settled & will not try to change Maryland’s laws protecting woman’s rights.
Unclear. Hogan was elected under a public financing system & pushed bill to strengthen.
Considers a threat. More mixed on regulations. Signed The Maryland Commission on Climate Change. Has signed bills to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Vetoed increasing required percentage of renewables for utilities to buy, saying costs too high.
Supported Justice Reinvestment Act to reduce incarceration for nonviolent criminals. Recently proposed harsher sentencing requirements.
No. Create more efficiency with current revenue streams, allow choice programs like vouchers.
Yes. “Raise teacher pay by 29%, fund full-day universal Pre-K.” Fund this by taxing legal marijuana.
Yes. Increased scholarship funding for low-income students attending non-public school of their choice.
Yes. Introduced Redistricting Reform Act to create a nonpartisan redistricting commission.
Yes. Founded two organizations to require federal nonpartisan redistricting.
Yes. “The voters have made their decision. I will support their decision & uphold the law.”
Yes. As NAACP president, pushed for a resolution supporting same-sex marriage.
Yes. Signed measure to ban bump stocks, supports universal background checks & keeping guns from mentally ill & those with “criminal backgrounds.”
Yes. Supports universal background checks, an interstate compact on gun control, & creating gun courts to combat gun violence.
Support, but didn’t publicly oppose repeal efforts. “The Affordable Care Act needs to be fixed… Keep what works, improve the parts that do not.”
Support. Great progress has been made with ACA, “but there is more to be done.” Build on All Payer program to move toward Medicare for All.
Unclear. Allowed bill to protect Planned Parenthood health services to go into law without his signature.
Position unclear on citizenship. But “stop targeting innocent kids.” “Find a bipartisan, common sense solution to protect Dreamers.” Opposed allowing driver’s licenses for undocumented residents.
Mixed. Signed bill expanding medical marijuana industry. Wait and see before recreational legalization.
Yes. Fully legalize marijuana, including diverse communities in licensing. Use tax revenues to pay for universal, full-day, pre-K education.
No. Opposed current minimum wage law, then accepted that would pass. Has resisted proposed increase to $15, saying concerned about job losses.
Yes, with limits. Supports the expansion of renewable energy sources & investment in green jobs. Vetoed previously mentioned renewable energy requirements.
Yes. Addressing climate change is top priority. “Will build on the surge of clean energy jobs in Maryland & put our state on a path to 100 percent clean energy well before mid-century.”
Criticized for not taking stand at the time. Proposed legislation to protect Marylanders from being “negatively affected” after passage.
No. Denounced the GOP tax law, calling it “disastrous legislation.”
Other candidates include Ian Schlakman (G) & Shawn Quinn (L). Due to lack of space we cannot include candidates polling less than 15%, but encourage you to check out their websites.