Campaign Issues

Arthur Ellis has a 8 point platform to provide results for the residents of Charles County and Maryland District 28. Read below for more details:

 

 

Campaign Issue: Transportation

Our major highways are in dire need of funding and structural reform. As a member of the Maryland Senate, Arthur Ellis will work to ensure that Routes 301/5 and 210 Indian Head Highway receive the upgrades it needs. On Route 301/5 funding to create a three-lane traffic system in each direction will clear up congestion and make commutes for Charles County residents easier. Arthur is in favor of eliminating all traffic lights that appear from Acton Lane and Route 301 in Waldorf to the Beltway. Both highways would also benefit from the development of a shoulder-lane for the exclusive use of the MTA Commuter Bus.

Approximately 70 percent of Charles County residents currently commute outside county lines for work. The Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) train service is the rail system whose service areas include: Harford County, Baltimore City, Washington D.C., Brunswick, Frederick, and even Martinsburg, West Virginia. The commuter-only train service operates Monday through Friday. Expanding the MARC train service to Charles County residents is a main priority. Adding the La Plata and Waldorf communities to the MARC train service to Washington’s Union Station, will provide relief to Charles County workers and the environment.  

 

Campaign Issue: Safety and Security

Arthur’s priorities on the issue of community safety rely on those that protect and serve us. The Maryland State Police Crime Lab deserves additional funding to prevent backlogs of evidence and more technicians to serve our citizens more effectively. Arthur intends to introduce legislation that mandates the evaluation of evidence, especially crimes against children, to 10 days not 10 months.

 

 

Campaign Issue: Education

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Education reform affects all of us. It is the backbone of our community structure and will be a top priority for Arthur as a member of the Maryland Senate. Both in the K-12 and post-secondary levels of study, we can do more to better provide for our children to ensure they receive the quality of education they deserve.

    In regards to K-12 students, Arthur’s policy measures are all based on the idea that consistency is key. Both educators and students know that a successful education is a year long effort. For that reason, he is in favor of adopting a series of summer camps for students seeking to better their primary education. During his high school years, Arthur’s son Myles attended an out of state summer academy program focused on math and science. After seeing its benefit, Arthur wants to include Charles County students in this opportunity by developing a similar academic program in the University of Maryland system.

    For students in their earlier years, an emphasis on reading at grade level has proven to increase quality of education. As a member of the Maryland Senate Arthur would push for policies that require all elementary and middle schools to provide parents with students’ reading levels on report cards.

    For college students whose biggest concern is funding their education, Arthur’s plan would be to offer free tuition at all two and four year public institutions for college ready students in Maryland. This would be paid for by the lottery and casino revenue.

 

Campaign Issue: Quality of Life

By providing funding for the building of youth centers, senior centers, parks and drug treatment clinics, Arthur seeks to improve quality of life for all Charles County residents.

Being an integral part of the Charles County 4-H Youth program, he understand the benefit that youth centers have on our children. Building 4-H centers and Boys and Girls Club locations will improve our community interaction.

In addition, his plan for building and funding senior centers and youth centers in the Waldorf, West Charles County and South Charles County areas will set an example for the rest of Maryland. Our seniors are often overlooked. Accommodating their quality of life into our budget is one of the most important issues facing Charles County.

 

 

Campaign Issue: Living Wage

  • Support bill to provide a business-friendly Living Wage to certain workers.

 

 

 

 


 

Campaign Issue: Homelessness                    

  • Provide funds to house homeless population, especially homeless families with young children. Increase grants to community groups such as Lifestyles of Charles County. 

 

 

 

 

 

Campaign Issue: Jobs

 

  • Job openings must be advertised broadly to reach the general population using population platforms. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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