(from a news release...) Ron George, a Republican State Delegate from District 30, will announce his candidacy for reelection at a press conference and rally at 5:00p.m., Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at the Maryland's State Capital - Lawyers Mall. District 30 stretches from the Magothy River to Shady Side, including all of Annapolis and Edgewater.
A family-man and small business owner, Ron George was first elected in 2006 to the Maryland House of Delegates after pledging to fight for less taxes and limited government. As the sole Republican from District 30, Ron has worked steadfastly to serve his constituents and kept his campaign pledges by applying real-life business solutions within Maryland's legislative chambers to push back tax increases that penalize small businesses and Maryland jobs.
This is why Ron was selected as the 2008 Legislator of the Year by the Annapolis/Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce.
He led successful fights by building coalitions to repeal the tax on tech services; restrict illegal immigrants from obtaining a Maryland drivers license; divest public pension funds from companies that support terrorists; and landmark legislation that helps keep doctors in Maryland.
As stated by The Honorable Ellen Sauerbrey, former Minority Leader - '94 and '98 Gubernatorial Candidate, "Ron George has been a champion in the State House for lower taxes, limited government, small business and free enterprise. He was the leader on many other issues including Saving Our Doctors, Divesting Terror, and requiring Lawful Presence for a Maryland Drivers License. I strongly endorse my good friend Ron George."
While local campaign races typically run under the national radar, Ron's effectiveness in fighting for important issues as well as less taxes and less government has gotten the attention of national liberal activists who oppose lowering taxes and seek instead to expand government control over individual liberty. Specifically, Ron has become a target by those on the left such as John Podesta, who is teaming up with a former Hillary Clinton aide, Judd Legum, to challenge Ron's stance for promoting jobs, small business growth, and less government control.
The announcement is set to be followed by a Kickoff Event at Level Restaurant from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
"Voters across America have become disenfranchised with spend and growth government policies as is demonstrated by the success of the grassroots Tea Party national movement," said George. "This is why I ran for public office in 2006, because I along with countless other Marylanders believe protecting free enterprise from government takeover will help spur small business growth, create jobs and in the end strengthen Maryland's economy and its tax base. The current Governor has only succeeded in policies that shrink that base. As I embark on a second term, I commit myself to my constituents to continue to be an effective advocate for protecting their pocketbooks in a legislative body that is dominated by a one-side party that includes 104 Democrats and 36 Republicans."