From The Recorder

Del. Mark Fisher (R-Calvert) is running for his second term for the Maryland House District 27C seat in the upcoming general election. In 2010, when he ran for his first term, it was his first time ever running for public office.

“It made me more determined than ever to pursue policies in Annapolis,” Fisher said of his first term. Fisher touts that he is not a career politician, but a Calvert resident and small businessman.

The issues Fisher said he prioritizes are passing a dedicated funds protection act, eliminating business personal property taxes and eliminating taxes on retirement income.

One of the successes he’s had in his first term was bringing attention to the estate tax that prevented people from passing farms down to other generations. The tax was lifted to another level, he said, but not eliminated. This progress was achieved by both parties in Annapolis working together, he said.

“I’m the voice of reason in the General Assembly,” Fisher said.

Fisher said he is also concerned with the continual raiding of dedicated funds like the Transportation Trust Fund. He said he sponsored a dedicated funds protection act, but it didn’t make it out of committee.

A father of three and small business owner living in Prince Frederick, Fisher has lived in Calvert County for 25 years. It has been a challenge to balance the responsibilities of family life, business life and political life, he said, but every night, despite the opportunity to stay in Annapolis during the legislative session, he returned to his Prince Frederick home.

“That’s how I stay connected to my family and my community,” Fisher said.

In the Nov. 4 election, Fisher faces Democratic candidate and former delegate Sue Kullen.

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