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Jim Crawford

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Quick Facts
Personal Details

Jim Crawford (Republican) was a candidate who sought election to the Maryland House of Delegates to represent District 28. Crawford lost the general election on November 6, 2018, after advancing from the primary on June 26, 2018.

Education

  • Attended, Alemeda College
  • Attended, University of Maryland

Professional Experience

  • Attended, Alemeda College
  • Attended, University of Maryland
  • Partner, C and C Systems
  • President, Command Systems, Incorporated
  • Chief Executive Officer, Environmental Technologies
  • Chief Executive Officer, Organic Farms, Incorporated

Political Experience

  • Attended, Alemeda College
  • Attended, University of Maryland
  • Partner, C and C Systems
  • President, Command Systems, Incorporated
  • Chief Executive Officer, Environmental Technologies
  • Chief Executive Officer, Organic Farms, Incorporated
  • Candidate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 28, 2018
  • Candidate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 28, 2014
  • Candidate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 28, 2002, 2006

Former Committees/Caucuses

Member, Charles County Form of Government Committee

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • Attended, Alemeda College
  • Attended, University of Maryland
  • Partner, C and C Systems
  • President, Command Systems, Incorporated
  • Chief Executive Officer, Environmental Technologies
  • Chief Executive Officer, Organic Farms, Incorporated
  • Candidate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 28, 2018
  • Candidate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 28, 2014
  • Candidate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 28, 2002, 2006
  • President, Charles County Voter's League
  • President, Early Ford V-8 Club of America Chapter 26
  • Chair, Fifth District Christian Coalition
  • Vice President, Kiwanis Club of Waldorf
  • Representative, National Federation of Independent Business
  • Deacon, Riverdale Baptist Church
  • President, Tri-County Youth Services Bureau
  • State Assessor, United States Soccer Federation
Elections

2018

General election
General election for Maryland House of Delegates District 28 (3 seats)

The following candidates ran in the general election for Maryland House of Delegates District 28 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Debra Davis (D)
23.8
34,236

Edith J. Patterson (D)
23.2
33,383

C.T. Wilson (D)
22.8
32,793

Jim Crawford (R)
10.5
15,059

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Dave Campbell (R)
10.4
15,010

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Maureen Woodruff (R)
9.3
13,318
Other/Write-in votes
0.1
159

Total votes: 143,958
Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for Maryland House of Delegates District 28 (3 seats)

Incumbent Edith J. Patterson, incumbent C.T. Wilson, and Debra Davis defeated Edward Holland and John Coller in the Democratic primary for Maryland House of Delegates District 28 on June 26, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Edith J. Patterson (D)
27.4
10,346

C.T. Wilson (D)
26.6
10,053

Debra Davis (D)
23.1
8,725

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Edward Holland (D)
12.1
4,561

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John Coller (D)
10.7
4,043

Total votes: 37,728
Republican primary election
Republican primary for Maryland House of Delegates District 28 (3 seats)

Bill Dotson, Jim Crawford, and Dave Campbell defeated Vanessa Jones in the Republican primary for Maryland House of Delegates District 28 on June 26, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

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Bill Dotson (R)
34.9
2,625

Jim Crawford (R)
28.8
2,166

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Dave Campbell (R)
23.0
1,729

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Vanessa Jones (R)
13.3
996

Total votes: 7,516


2014

Elections for the Maryland House of Delegates took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Edith J. Patterson and incumbents Sally Y. Jameson and C.T. Wilson defeated John Coller and Candice Quinn Kelly in the Democratic primary, while Jim Crawford was unopposed in the Republican primary. Wilson, Jameson and Patterson defeated Crawford for three seats in the general election. John C. Ford (R) ran as a write-in candidate.

Maryland House of Delegates District 28, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSally Jameson Incumbent 28.8% 25,811
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngC.T. Wilson Incumbent 27% 24,202
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEdith J. Patterson 23.9% 21,421
Republican Jim Crawford 19.3% 17,321
Republican John C. Ford (write-in) 1% 913
Total Votes 89,668

Maryland House of Delegates, District 28 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngC.T. Wilson Incumbent 25.9% 8,302
Green check mark transparent.pngSally Jameson Incumbent 22.6% 7,249
Green check mark transparent.pngEdith J. Patterson 20.7% 6,644
Candice Quinn Kelly 18.6% 5,966
John Coller 12.2% 3,913
Total Votes 32,074
Policy Positions

Maryland State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness Test

Legislative Priorities

Please explain in a total of 75 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. Secure state/federal transportation funds for Charles Co.2. Eliminate income taxes on retirement income.3. Bring business taxes in line with Virginia to be competitive in attracting new business and employment for Maryland, and especially Charles County.4. Make the first $10,000 of all educational expenses tax deductible.5. Defend traditional family and marriage values.6. Support 2nd Amendment rights.

Campaign Finance and Governmental Reform

1. Do you support prohibiting media exit polling of voters until all polling locations in Maryland are closed?
- Yes

2. Should Maryland recognize civil unions between same-sex couples?
- No

3. Do you support a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage?
- Yes

4. Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
- Yes

5. Do you support imposing spending limits on state level political campaigns?
- Yes

6. Do you support adopting statewide standards for counting, verifying and ensuring accuracy of votes?
- Yes

7. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Abortion

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding abortion.

1. Abortions should always be legal.
- No Answer

2. Abortions should be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape.
- No Answer

3. Abortions should be legal when the life of the woman is endangered.
- X

4. Prohibit public funding of abortions and to organizations that advocate or perform abortions.
- X

5. Require clinics to give parental notification before performing abortions on minors.
- X

6. Abortions should always be illegal.
- No Answer

7. Abortions should be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy.
- No Answer

8. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Budget and Tax

State Budget: Indicate the funding levels (#1-6) you will support for the following general categories. Select one level per category.

1. Emergency preparedness
- Slightly Increase

2. Other or expanded categories
- No Answer

3. Education (Higher)
- Maintain Status

4. Education (K-12)
- Maintain Status

5. Environment
- Slightly Increase

6. Health care
- Maintain Status

7. Law enforcement
- Maintain Status

8. Transportation and Highway infrastructure
- Greatly Increase

9. Welfare
- Eliminate

State Taxes: Indicate the tax levels (#1-6) you will support. Select one level per tax.

1. Alcohol taxes
- Maintain Status

2. Capital gains taxes
- Greatly Decrease

3. Cigarette taxes
- Maintain Status

4. Corporate taxes
- Slightly Decrease

5. Gasoline taxes
- Slightly Decrease

6. Income taxes (incomes below $75,000)
- Greatly Decrease

7. Income taxes (incomes above $75,000)
- Maintain Status

8. Property taxes
- Slightly Decrease

9. Sales taxes
- Slightly Decrease

10. Vehicle taxes
- Slightly Decrease

11. Should the state sales taxes be extended to Internet sales?
- No

12. Should accounts such as a ?rainy day? fund be used to balance the state budget?
- No

13. Should fee increases be used to balance the state budget?
- No

14. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

15. Other or expanded categories
- No Answer

Campaign Finance and Governmental Reform

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding campaign finance and government reform.

1. Do you support the current limit of terms for Maryland governors?
- Yes

2. Do you support limiting the number of terms for Maryland state senators and representatives?
- Yes

Do you support limiting the following types of contributions to state legislative candidates?

1. Individual
- No

2. PAC
- Yes

3. Corporate
- Yes

4. Political Parties
- Yes

Crime

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding crime.

1. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

2. End parole for repeat violent offenders.
- X

3. Implement penalties other than incarceration for certain non-violent offenders.
- X

4. Strengthen penalties and sentences for drug-related crimes.
- X

5. Support the death penalty in Maryland.
- X

6. Increase state funds for construction of state prisons and hiring of additional prison staff.
- X

7. Support programs to provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related skills and job-placement assistance when released.
- X

8. Decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
- No Answer

9. Minors accused of a violent crime should be prosecuted as adults.
- X

10. Require that crimes based on race, ethnic background, religious belief, sex, age, disability, or sexual orientation be prosecuted as hate crimes.
- No Answer

11. Increase state funding for community centers and other social agencies in areas with at-risk youth.
- No Answer

12. Strengthen sex-offender laws.
- No Answer

13. Support the restriction of the sale of products used to make methamphetamine (e.g. tablets containing pseudophedrine, ephedrine and phenylpropanolamine).
- X

Education

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding education.

1. Provide parents with state-funded vouchers to send their children to any public school.
- X

2. Provide parents with state-funded vouchers to send their children to any private or religious school.
- X

3. Increase state funds for school capital improvements (e.g. buildings and infrastructure).
- No Answer

4. Increase funds for hiring additional teachers.
- No Answer

5. Support teacher testing and reward with merit pay.
- X

6. Endorse voluntary prayer in public schools.
- X

7. Increase funding for Head Start programs.
- No Answer

8. Provide state funding for tax incentives and financial aid to help make college more affordable.
- X

9. Support sexual education programs that include information on abstinence, contraceptives, and HIV/STD prevention methods.
- No Answer

10. Support abstinence-only sexual education programs.
- X

11. Supprt requiring public schools to administer high school exit exams.
- X

12. Support the state taking over control of under-performing Baltimore public schools.
- No Answer

13. Provide state funding to increase teacher salaries.
- No Answer

14. Support national standards and testing of public school students.
- X

15. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Employment and Affirmative Action

Employment: Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding employment.

1. Provide low interest loans and tax credits for starting, expanding, or relocating businesses.
- X

2. Support the inclusion of sexual orientation in Maryland's anti-discrimination laws.
- No Answer

3. Increase funding for state job-training programs that retrain displaced workers and teach skills needed in today?s job market.
- No Answer

4. Reduce state government regulations on the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion.
- X

5. Provide tax credits for businesses that provide child care for children in low-income working families.
- X

6. Increase state funds to provide child care for children in low-income working families.
- No Answer

7. Increase the state minimum wage.
- No Answer

8. Other or expanded principles
- People are overtaxed and businesses are over-regulated.

Affirmative Action: Should race, ethnicity or gender be taken into account in state agencies? decisions on:

1. Other or expanded principles
- Equal opportunity means equal.

2. State college and university admissions
- No

3. Public employment
- No

4. State contracting
- No

Environment & Energy

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy.

1. Increase funding for improvements to Maryland's power generating and transmission facilities.
- X

2. How would you propose to alleviate the rising cost of energy in Maryland? Please use forty (40) word or less.
- Alternative energy sources and conservation. Truly de-regulate energy supply. Free market incentives.

3. Promote increased use of alternative fuel technology.
- X

4. Support increased production of traditional domestic energy sources (e.g. coal, natural gas, and oil).
- X

5. Use state funds to clean up former industrial and commercial sites that are contaminated, unused, or abandoned.
- X

6. Support funding for open space preservation.
- No Answer

7. Enact environmental regulations even if they are stricter than federal law.
- X

8. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Gun

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding guns.

1. Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
- No Answer

2. Ease state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
- No Answer

3. Repeal state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
- X

4. Allow citizens to carry concealed guns.
- X

5. Require a license for gun possession.
- No Answer

6. Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows.
- No Answer

7. Other or expanded principles
- Guns don't comit crimes - people comit crimes. Punish the offender, not the law abiders. Honor the 2nd Amendment

Health

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health.

1. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

2. Ensure that citizens have access to basic health care through managed care, insurance reforms, or state-funded care where necessary.
- No Answer

3. Transfer current Medicaid recipients into managed care programs.
- No Answer

4. Limit the amount of punitive damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.
- X

5. Allow doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes.
- No Answer

6. Legalize physician assisted suicide in Maryland.
- No Answer

7. Allow pharmacists to dispense emergency contraceptive without a prescription.
- No Answer

8. Support providing state grants for embryonic stem cell research.
- No Answer

9. Support patients' right to sue their HMOs.
- X

10. Guaranteed medical care to all citizens is not a responsibility of state government.
- X

Welfare and Poverty

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding welfare.

1. Support increased work requirements for able-bodied welfare recipients.
- X

2. Increase funding for employment and job training programs for welfare recipients.
- No Answer

3. Increase access to public transportation for welfare recipients who work.
- X

4. Redirect welfare funding to faith-based and community-based private organizations.
- X

5. Use federal TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) funds to extend health and child care subsidies to the working poor.
- No Answer

6. Support marriage promotion programs for welfare recipients.
- X

7. Eliminate government-funded welfare programs.
- X

8. Other or expanded principles
- Welfare is the people's responsibilty, not the government's.