BALTIMORE - Name: Jeremy Stinson
Location: Upper Marlboro - Maryland’s 5 th District
Please introduce yourself:
Jeremy Stinson is a loving husband and dedicated father with a passion to help. He has been a public servant for his entire adult life. His public service began when he swore an oath to protect this country with the greatest Navy on this Earth. He’s a veteran of The Global War of Terror, serving in Operations Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle, while on special assignment to the US State Department.
After eight and a half years of serving and protecting his country, he separated from the Navy and had a successful stint in the private sector, but the public sector continued to call. He returned to the public sector as a security expert for the US Marshals Service where he continued in the vein of protecting our country by designing and managing security systems for our nation’s federal courthouses and protecting the federal judiciary. He currently is employed with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as a Security Manager.
As a small business owner, he sought to exploit and enhance a natural ability to apply common sense principles to business, management, and leadership methodologies – he launched The Stinson Group, LLC(TSG); a business and management consulting firm in which the overarching goal is to better our community by educating on three fronts(:); business, careers, and personal finance. Along with consulting, TSG provides career coaching - and at no cost to the client – personal financial counseling.
Jeremy’s good will does not end with free services through his firm, he is also generous with his time and knowledge. He is active in his church, Calvary Baptist of Upper Marlboro, MD; the former Director of Outreach with StandUp for Kids – Washington, DC, and a mentor with the Boys to Men Empowerment program.
One of his favorite quotes is, “We must be empowered to learn from the past, have hope for the future, and act with confidence in the present.” and this is the message that he intends to share with everyone.
Why are you the best candidate for this office?
I have a plan for our district and our nation. Education in Maryland’s 5th District is our biggest problem and therefore, is my top priority. We must also equip our residents with the necessary skills to obtain jobs in this down economy, and tax reform is necessary for the economy to recover." I’m running as an Independent candidate in order to best “ represent the people, not the party .”
My independence is a major factor that makes me the best candidate to represent us in Congress. The following explains how and why:
An Independent leader – not a follower
I’m a candidate who’s not afraid to take risks and to stake my reputation on problem solving and long term solutions. As an Independent Leader, I am free to work with both sides to develop lasting solutions.
Working within the current system
I hold new value to the residents of MD-5 and the nation in my ability to build coalitions, broker compromise, and develop innovating and entrepreneurial ideas. In the near future, neither major political party will be replaced, nor will a third party be viable, but as an Independent leader, I will work productively with both parties.
Creative Solutions for Our Problems
I am better equipped to develop out of the box solutions for our residents instead of triangulating policy solutions for the best political benefit.
Long Term Approach
With no concern for party restrictions, I have a unique opportunity to be patient, but proactive in my approach to the serious & persistent problems our nation faces because my only task-masters will be my constituents.
Which answer best matches your view?
Should same-sex couples be able to get married in Maryland?
Summarize your view on the issue
I will start by saying that it is my view that legislation and policy regarding same-sex marriage is a state's rights issue and should be dealt with on the state level. If elected to represent the 5th district, I will oppose any legislation, in favor or in opposition, to same-sex marriages to the extent that the federal government would be getting involved in the issue. For example, a constitutional amendment or DOMA - anything resembling the overreach of the federal government in citizen's lives.
Secondly I will say that my personal belief is that marriage is an institution ordained by God and by definition is between a man and a woman. God's perfect plan is: Christ, Man, Woman, Child. It is not the place of the government to "redefine" what is set forth by God.
That said, I will never cast a vote to deny any human being their God given right to be happy. Gay and lesbian couples are entitled to the same rights and privileges afforded to my wife and I, such as visitation rights in the hospital, tax incentives, benefits,