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George McDermott

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Quick Facts
Personal Details

George McDermott (Republican) is a candidate for Maryland's 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House. The general election is on November 3, 2020. The primary election is on April 28, 2020.

McDermott was a Republican candidate for Maryland's 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House. McDermott lost the general election on November 6, 2018, after advancing from the primary on June 26, 2018.

McDermott ran as a Democratic candidate for Maryland's 4th Congressional District in 2012.

Education

  • Attended, Automotive Restoration, Morris Avenue Adult Technical Center, New Jersey, 1963

Political Experience

  • Attended, Automotive Restoration, Morris Avenue Adult Technical Center, New Jersey, 1963
  • Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Maryland, District 4, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020

Other Info

— Awards:

  • Satisfaction of knowing that this candidate has stood up for the rule of law and our Constitution speaking engagements against house and Senate bills in Maryland which would deprive our citizens of our legal rights to equal justice under the law. See secretJustice.com

Elections

2020

General election

The primary will occur on April 28, 2020. The general election will occur on November 3, 2020. General election candidates will be added here following the primary.

Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for U.S. House Maryland District 4

Sheila Bryant is running in the Democratic primary for U.S. House Maryland District 4 on April 28, 2020.

Candidate

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Sheila Bryant (D)

Republican primary election
Republican primary for U.S. House Maryland District 4

George McDermott is running in the Republican primary for U.S. House Maryland District 4 on April 28, 2020.

Candidate

George McDermott (R)

2018

General election
General election for U.S. House Maryland District 4

Incumbent Anthony G. Brown (D) defeated George McDermott (R) and David Bishop (L) in the general election for U.S. House Maryland District 4 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Anthony G. Brown (D)
78.1
209,642

George McDermott (R)
19.9
53,327

David Bishop (L)
2.0
5,326
Other/Write-in votes
0.1
288

Total votes: 268,583
(100% precincts reporting)
Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for U.S. House Maryland District 4

Incumbent Anthony G. Brown advanced from the Democratic primary for U.S. House Maryland District 4 on June 26, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Anthony G. Brown (D)
100
80,699

Total votes: 80,699
Republican primary election
Republican primary for U.S. House Maryland District 4

George McDermott advanced from the Republican primary for U.S. House Maryland District 4 on June 26, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

George McDermott (R)
100
12,485

Total votes: 12,485


2016

rated this race as safely Democratic. In Maryland's 4th Congressional District, incumbent Donna Edwards (D) chose not to run for re-election in 2016, instead choosing to pursue election to the U.S. Senate. Anthony Brown (D) defeated George McDermott (R), Benjamin Lee Krause (L), Kamesha Clark (G), and Adrian Petrus (D write-in) in the general election on November 8, 2016. Brown defeated Warren Christopher, Matthew Fogg, Glenn Ivey, Joseline Pena-Melnyk, and Terence Strait in the Democratic primary, while McDermott defeated Robert Broadus, Rob Buck, and David Therrien to win the Republican nomination. The primary elections took place on April 26, 2016.

U.S. House, Maryland District 4 General Election, 2016
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnthony Brown 74.1% 237,501
Republican George McDermott 21.4% 68,670
Green Kamesha Clark 2.6% 8,204
Libertarian Benjamin Lee Krause 1.8% 5,744
N/A Write-in 0.2% 531
Total Votes 320,650
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections

U.S. House, Maryland District 4 Democratic Primary, 2016
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAnthony Brown 41.6% 47,678
Glenn Ivey 34% 38,966
Joseline Pena-Melnyk 19% 21,724
Warren Christopher 3.5% 3,973
Matthew Fogg 1.3% 1,437
Terence Strait 0.7% 845
Total Votes 114,623
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections
U.S. House, Maryland District 4 Republican Primary, 2016
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge McDermott 45.8% 10,882
David Therrien 26.2% 6,219
Robert Broadus 16.7% 3,977
Rob Buck 11.4% 2,703
Total Votes 23,781
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections

2014

McDermott ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Maryland's 4th District. He was defeated by Nancy Hoyt in the Republican primary on June 24, 2014.

2012

McDermott ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Maryland's 4th District. McDermott sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket, but was defeated by incumbent Donna Edwards in the Democratic primary on April 3, 2012.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was January 11, 2012.

U.S. House, Maryland, District 4 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDonna Edwards Incumbent 91.8% 42,815
Ian Garner 3.1% 1,464
George McDermott 5.1% 2,359
Total Votes 46,638
Policy Positions

2018

Abortion

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

Budget

1. In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
- Yes

2. In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?
- Yes

Education

1. Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
- Yes

Energy & Environment

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

2. Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
- Yes

Guns

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

Health Care

1. Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
- Yes

Campaign Finance

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

Economy

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

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

Immigration

1. Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?
- Unknown Position

2. Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
- No

Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes?
- Unknown Position

National Security

1. Should the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon?
- Unknown Position

2. Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support?
- Unknown Position

Maryland Congressional Election 2016 Political Courage Test

Abortion

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

2. Other or expanded principles
- International human rights system everyone has a choice as one of the fundamental liberties of free people.However there should be certain checks and balances on abuse of abortions for convenience sake. However we can never go back to the 40s and 50s to back alley abortions putting our citizens in harms way because they were possibly raped or made bad choices through lack of education on birth control.

Budget

1. Other or expanded principles
- Only after IRS goes after white-collar criminals and their attorneys who are stealing from the treasury 7000 times  more financial losses to this country than all other criminal acts combined but our FBI Justice Department and courts are looking me other way covering up for the criminal activities of their friends in the American Bar Association and the top 2% of America's wealthiest families undermining the financial integrity of this nation., For their own personal gain and enrichment.

2. In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
- Yes

3. In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending?
- Yes

Crime

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

2. Other or expanded principles
- Logic 101 tells us that this does not work a responsible society would put these nonviolent offenders and treatment programs where they would have to do public service work to pay off their debt to society and the cost of the rehabilitation. Incarcerating people makes them unemployable for the most part in society after their release leaving them know where to go but back to a life of crime.

3. Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders?
- Yes

4. Do you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?
- Yes

Education

1. Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
- Yes

2. Other or expanded principles
- As a candidate my district encompasses Prince George's County Maryland and Anne Arundel County Maryland Anne Arundel County has one of the highest education systems in the nation for public education. And the citizens of Prince George's County are left with one of the second worst educational systems in the nation. Without a standard baseline for educational achievement as a nation, many communities across this nation would revert to substandard education standards in order to balance their budgets. This is a dangerous path one to take in the 21st century. Our children deserve the best chances to survive [...].

Guns

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

2. Other or expanded principles
- But I also believe in the Second Amendment guns do not kill people people kill innocent victims using guns 99.9% of the time obtained illegally. I do not believe in the society today concealed carry is in the best interests of our society however I applaud the efforts by the National Rifle Association to educate and train con purchasers in the proper handling and care of these weapons

Health Care

1. Other or expanded principles
- Obama care was a disaster from the beginning ill-conceived ill investigated and deceptive than its nature with the cover story of trying to help of small fraction of uninsured parties this debacle has ruined far more families in America that it will ever while making the corporate healthcare industry and drug industries wealthy.

2. Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
- Yes

Social Security

1. Other or expanded principles
- Have we learned nothing corporate America its bankers stockbrokers and predatory lenders responsible for the crash of our economy moving the deck from $2.2 trillion in 2010 to almost $20 trillion at present. Destroying millions of retirees pensions and investments. We need to replace the funds's taken from the Social Security trust fund and make it whole again. And stop the waste fraud and abuse in the system by courts in CPS workers kidnapping children and making Social Security pay for their own personal gain profit and enrichment.

2. Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?
- No

Campaign Finance

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

2. Other or expanded principles
- Selling out of our Constitution and the resources of this great nation to political candidates who openly state they spend 90% of their time shaking down corporate donors and foreign countries for donations to keep them in office while only dealing with the issues of the nation and constituent services and the remaining 10% of the time they are in office. Complete campaign finance reform is necessary to save this nation as a Democratic form of government and to preserve our democracy from being turned into a dictatorship.

Economy

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

2. Other or expanded principles
- As someone who started five businesses from scratch from 1968 through 1990 small businesses need the support of government and the government needs to taxes that the small business generates. Once again though it comes down to waste fraud and abuse too many corporate entities are being falsely bankrupted for-profit at the expense of the American taxpayer yet the US trustees do nothing about reporting and prosecuting these sham bankruptcies and the corporate officers and lawyers who falsify court papers for their own profit and gain.

3. Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
- Yes

4. Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?
- Yes

Immigration

1. Other or expanded principles
- No I do not support the rhetoric of some of our presidential candidates and congressional candidates we have always been a land of immigrants my family arrived from Ireland is immigrants working his sleeves and the coal mines consummate to corporate America profited off of the misery of those living in corporate towns. [...] Comprehensive immigration reform is necessary not building a $2-$3 trillion walls especially after we had the Berlin wall taken down.

2. Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
- No

National Security

1. Should the U.S use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the United States from possessing a nuclear weapon?
- No

2. Other or expanded principles
- No in the first place we could never do so without starting a world war on military complex and machinery needs to instill fear in the United States "s citizens. By all estimates that roughly 7000 nuclear weapons spread throughout the world both friend and foe. You would start a war over one nuclear weapon or is the fear of our government that these governments might use the technology as we have for social purposes and the advancement of their societies

3. Do you support increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support?
- Yes

Administrative Priorities

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.
- priority number one would be to introduce legislation in the House and the approval of the Senate In addressing the waste fraud and abuse within America's judicial system. Protecting white-collar criminals over the Constitution and rule of law.Pass legislation to have cameras put in every judicial Proceeding in every court in the nation Which will expose abuse and fraud on the court. Reduce litigation and would be a payback to the nation in less than one year No more lying deceptive lawyers. Video transcripts Would prevent this.

Environment

1. Do you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?
- Yes

2. Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
- Yes

3. Other or expanded principles
- ANSWER. I agree with most will scientist that we do not address this problem through cooperation with all the nations around the world I fear for my great-grandchildren and families in the next 50 years.

Energy

1. Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline?
- No

2. Other or expanded principles
- I'm highly skeptical that this industry has done proper research to make sure that there   efforts are not undermining the stability of the earth surfaces around these sites were cracking is taking place. I think more research is needed so that our citizens don't wake up one day having their property destroyed and no one responsible for it or most precious resources the underground aqua fires that are fast being depleted around the world.

3. Do you support increased regulations on the hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") industry?
- Yes

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

Marriage

1. Do you support same-sex marriage?
- No

2. Other or expanded principles
- As a Christian I cannot support same-sex marriage it's against the Bible teaching however our legislative and judicial bodies seem to forget the 10 Commandments, and is now the law of the land. Yet those same legislative and judicial minds have outlawed the word of God and religion in our society which has led to the diminishment of this nation and disrespect for the law of God and the sacrifices of our founding fathers

Spending and Taxes

Spending

Indicate what federal spending levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category; you can use a number more than once.

1. Agriculture
- Slightly Decrease

2. Arts
- Slightly Decrease

3. Defense
- Slightly Decrease

4. Education
- Maintain Status

5. Environment
- Slightly Increase

6. Homeland Security
- Maintain Status

7. International aid
- Slightly Increase

8. Medical Research
- Maintain Status

9. Scientific Research
- Maintain Status

10. Space exploration
- Maintain Status

11. United Nations
- Slightly Decrease

12. Welfare
- Maintain Status

13. Other or expanded categories
- Medical research should never stop, scientific research will help us save the planet, space Exploration research and development is in the best interest of society, the United Nations serves a purpose by averting wars opening doors to diplomatic solutions. Due to the banks and the court's neglect of prosecuting foreclosure fraud predatory lending on our vulnerable society welfare cannot be cut. But waste fraud and abuse should be addressed

Taxes

Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category; you can use a number more than once.

1. Other or expanded categories
- Meaningful tax reform must also include stopping the wasteful and abuse in America's. Broken judicial system and Department of Justice 90,000+ employees who looked the other way as white- collar corporate criminals steal 7000 times more of our nations money and resources every year than all other criminal acts combined. Yet no white-collar criminals go to jail, no banking executives go to jail, no stockbrokers  and or predatory lenders go to jail. Just their victims the middle of lower-class Americans who are being deprived of the equal access to our state's courts, federal courts in the Supreme Court [...].

2. Capital gains taxes
- Maintain Status

3. Corporate taxes
- Greatly Increase

4. Excise taxes (alcohol)
- Slightly Increase

5. Excise taxes (cigarettes)
- Slightly Increase

6. Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
- Maintain Status

7. Income taxes (low-income families)
- Slightly Decrease

8. Income taxes (middle-income families)
- Maintain Status

9. Income taxes (high-income families)
- Slightly Increase

10. Inheritance taxes
- Slightly Decrease

11. Payroll taxes
- Maintain Status

12. Small business taxes
- Maintain Status

Speeches

George McDermott For Congress 2008

Nov. 29, 2007Press Release