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Crystal Woodward

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Quick Facts
Personal Details

Crystal Woodward (Democrat) was a candidate who sought election to the Maryland House of Delegates to represent District 36. Woodward lost the general election on November 6, 2018, after advancing from the primary on June 26, 2018.

Education

  • Attending, Masters in Paralegal Studies, George Washington University, present
  • Graduated, Political Science, James Madison University, 1982

Professional Experience

  • Attending, Masters in Paralegal Studies, George Washington University, present
  • Graduated, Political Science, James Madison University, 1982
  • Director, American Diabetes Association's Government Affairs & Advocacy Division, 1999-present
  • Litigation Paralegal, Fox, Rothschild, O'Brien & Frankel, 1984-1996

Political Experience

  • Attending, Masters in Paralegal Studies, George Washington University, present
  • Graduated, Political Science, James Madison University, 1982
  • Director, American Diabetes Association's Government Affairs & Advocacy Division, 1999-present
  • Litigation Paralegal, Fox, Rothschild, O'Brien & Frankel, 1984-1996
  • Candidate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 36, 2018
Elections

2018

General election
General election for Maryland House of Delegates District 36 (3 seats)

The following candidates ran in the general election for Maryland House of Delegates District 36 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Steve Arentz (R)
22.6
29,092

Jay Jacobs (R)
22.5
28,897

Jeff Ghrist (R)
21.1
27,087

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Crystal Woodward (D)
12.5
16,032

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Michael Welker (D)
11.0
14,201

Keirien Taylor (D)
10.3
13,246
Other/Write-in votes
0.1
72

Total votes: 128,627
Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for Maryland House of Delegates District 36 (3 seats)

Crystal Woodward, Keirien Taylor, and Michael Welker advanced from the Democratic primary for Maryland House of Delegates District 36 on June 26, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

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Crystal Woodward (D)
33.8
5,167

Keirien Taylor (D)
33.6
5,128

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Michael Welker (D)
32.6
4,979

Total votes: 15,274
Republican primary election
Republican primary for Maryland House of Delegates District 36 (3 seats)

The following candidates ran in the Republican primary for Maryland House of Delegates District 36 on June 26, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Jay Jacobs (R)
25.7
6,685

Jeff Ghrist (R)
24.4
6,348

Steve Arentz (R)
21.7
5,641

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Michael Smigiel Jr. (R)
11.3
2,936

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Rick Bowers (R)
8.6
2,244

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Wick Dudley (R)
8.1
2,113

Total votes: 25,967


Policy Positions

Maryland State Legislative Election 2018 Political Courage Test

Education

1. Do you support adopting federal education standards in Maryland?
- Yes

2. Should immigrants unlawfully present in the United States who graduate from Maryland high schools be eligible for in-state tuition at public universities?
- Yes

3. Do you support state funding for charter schools?
- Yes

4. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Legislative Priorities

In the following area, please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.
- 1. Access to affordable quality healthcare for all.2. Increased renewable energy to protect the environment and to grow the economy and increase jobs.3. Fund universal Pre-K for all Maryland pre-schoolers and 21st century vocational schools for high schoolers using "lockbox" revenue.

Gun

1. Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
- Yes

2. Should background checks be required on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows?
- Yes

3. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

4. Should teachers be allowed to bring guns into the classroom?
- No

5. Should a license be required for gun ownership?
- Yes

Health

1. Should the state government increase funding for treatment facilities to combat opioid abuse?
- Yes

2. Do you support legislation that grants citizens the right to choose to die through euthanasia?
- Yes

3. Do you support eliminating religious exemptions for vaccinations?
- No

4. Do you support requiring individuals to purchase health care insurance?
- Yes

5. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

6. Do you support Medicaid expansion through Maryland's health care programs?
- Yes

Social

1. Do you support greater efforts by Maryland state government in closing the pay gap between men and women?
- Yes

2. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

3. Do you support the inclusion of sexual orientation in Maryland's anti-discrimination laws?
- Yes

4. Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in Maryland's anti-discrimination laws?
- Yes

Environment & Energy

1. Do you support state government regulations of greenhouse gas emissions?
- Yes

2. Do you support increasing state funding for clean drinking water initiatives?
- Yes

3. Do you support state funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?
- Yes

4. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Abortion & Reproductive

1. Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
- Pro-choice

2. Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?
- Yes

3. Do you support the prohibition of public funds for organizations that perform abortions?
- No

4. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Campaign Finance & Government Reform

1. Do you support any limits on campaign contributions to state candidates?
- Yes

2. Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
- Yes

3. Do you support the use of an independent AND/OR bipartisan commission for redistricting?
- Yes

4. Do you support requiring a government-issued photo identification in order to vote at the polls?
- No

5. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Crime & Public Safety

1. Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
- Yes

2. Should a minor accused of a violent crime be prosecuted as an adult?
- No

3. Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
- Yes

4. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

5. Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes?
- Yes

Economic

1. Do you support state government spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
- Yes

2. Do you support lowering state taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
- Yes

3. Do you support reducing state government regulations on the private sector?
- No

4. Do you support an increase of the minimum wage of Maryland?
- Yes

5. Do you support legalized state-sponsored sports betting in Maryland?
- Yes

6. Do you support increasing state regulatory oversight of ride-sharing drivers (e.g. Uber, Lyft)?
- Yes

7. Do you support expanding access to unemployment benefits?
- Yes

8. Do you support requiring welfare applicants to pass a drug test in order to receive benefits?
- No

9. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Budget, Spending, & Tax

Budget Stabilization:

Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing Maryland's budget.

1. Other or expanded principles
- Income tax increase on upper tax brackets and lower taxes on middle class.

2. Reducing state employee salaries AND/OR pensions?
- No

3. Instituting mandatory furloughs AND/OR layoffs for state employees?
- No

4. Reducing benefits for Medicaid recipients?
- No

5. An income tax increase on any tax bracket?
- Yes