Bill Askinazi (R)
Office Sought: Maryland State Senate, District 15
Education: BA, Penn State; MBA, University of Connecticut; JD, Georgetown University; course work, Exeter University, England.
Occupation: Partner, Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker PA.
Web site: http://www.askinazi4senate.com
E-mail address: None given.
Elected offices/civic activities:
Past assistant secretary, Maryland Department of Business; past panel member, President's Merit Review Board; board member, Hoover Foundation, Maryland-India Roundtable; member, Leadership Montgomery, U.S. Supreme Court Bar, Maryland Bar, Serpentine Barre
Why should voters elect you?
"I believe in the hopes and dreams of children, the power of entrepreneurs and diversity, family and integrity. Fully funded education is the great equalizer."
What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?
"Despite record funding for education, our children increasingly and unacceptably sit in drafty, moldy portable classrooms and suffer an infrastructure shortfall with underpaid teachers. As assistant secretary I sold Maryland on our best workforce. Education means jobs and opportunity. We urgently need a fiscal accounting and a re-prioritization of educational goals to get our community schools upgraded and our curriculum globalized. Our kids deserve opportunities for AP Chinese as well as trade schools and sports fields. I testified for Seven Locks to keep the school in community. I will prioritize top dollars and accountability for kids and senior education."
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