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Albert Slocum County Council Councilmanic 5

Albert Slocum

Albert Slocum for County Council, Councilmanic 5

Organizations
Location
Landover, Maryland
District / Locality
Councilmanic 5
County
Prince George's
Political Affiliation
Democratic
Office
County Council
Incumbency
Challenger
Election Date
06/26/2018

FULL PROFILE

Position Spectrum Key
  • NOT APPLICABLE
    N/A
  • STRONGLY OPPOSE
    O+
  • OPPOSE
    O
  • NEUTRAL
    N
  • SUPPORT
    S
  • STRONGLY SUPPORT
    S+

Quick Bio

Mr. Slocum has been a resident of District 5 for over 20 years. At the age of 13, he started advocating for youth that sparked his endeavors to bringing real progressive change to helping students, families, seniors, communities, and small businesses. Albert is a strong leader who will stand up for what is right for District 5 by supporting and creating legislation that will help build sustainable communities through smart housing, quality education, improved access to quality health care, and better infrastructure. Mr. Slocum is committed to making a positive change in District 5.

My Positions

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Jobs & the Jobless

“I support training & development initiatives for individuals seeking employment. Gainful employment programs will also help afford the opportunity to hedge against cost of living while providing for their families. For those that protect & invest in our future such as Public Safety, Veterans, & Teachers, we must approve a budget that supports pay scale improvements to salaries & benefits.”

SUPPORT
S

Animal Rights

“To many people, animals are an extension to our families. Many help perform various duties such as protecting, serving, and helping individuals with disabilities. Our systems depend on the many functions animals attribute to our quality of life, which is why it is our duty to help protect their rights and existence.”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Public Transportation & Roads

“Transportation should be designed to help alleviate the impact of increasing traffic & lengthy commute (i.e. improvements made on separating lanes for bus transportation & emergency vehicles will help increase travel efficiency). We must also focus on making highway transportation affordable. Many Citizens are unable to afford costs associated with Express or HOV lanes & increases toll costs.”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Minimum Wage

“I support the minimum wage $15 per hour so that individuals & families for starters can afford more in order to sustain a better quality of life. The key is to enforce this without negatively impacting businesses' bottom line. Therefore, my position is to come up with a viable solution to help smaller businesses afford the change while improving the overall quality of employees.”

SUPPORT
S

Public Transportation & Roads

“Sharing the road with byciclists can be a challenge, but shouldn't put anyone at harm's way. That's why bike Lanes & trails should be designed with all riders & enthusiasts in mind. A safe & family oriented initiative that can help improve overall a more active quality of lifestyle for all as well as encourage less vehicles & pollutive emissions on the road for a cleaner & healthier environment.”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Public Transportation & Roads

“Better roads & advanced transportation services can make a big difference. It's also important to consider in addition to the current transit service an alternative that is environmentally conducive, customer service focused, safe, reliable, convenient, & low costs transportation network that caters toward senior citizens, individuals with disabilities, & children between the ages of 5 & 18.”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Entrepreneurship

“Public policies that support and encourage Start-ups, small businesses, and entrepreneurship foster job creation and vitality in & around our communities. Supporting socially responsible & sustainable ventures & prudent decision making processes can go a long way in helping to improve economic growth & participation.”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Infrastructure Repair & Investment

“Protecting natural resources, clean air, water, & environment help keep families safe & healthy. Development should afford every Citizen the opportunity to live & enjoy a better quality of life while also having an invested interest. We thrive in District 5 when we reinvest in each other, our communities, schools, and businesses. Growth, revitalization, and sustainability should work for all.”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Healthcare

“I believe that all Citizens should have access to affordable healthcare. With the rising costs, we should be taking a stand for funding viable & effective healthcare initiatives that work & support preventative as well as existing illnesses so that all Citizens can live longer & healthier without the dependence of expensive treatments & prescriptions. More focus on education & living healthier​.”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Gun Control

“There should be stricter guidelines established in order to keep all Citizens safe as well as eliminate those in harm's way from particularly dangerous off-market guns & weapons posing a serious threat to all including those in Public Safety protecting & serving our communities. Mandatory ongoing psychological & continuing education along with screenings for new & existing owners of guns are key.”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Putting Taxpayers First!

“Less property taxes including reform on income taxes to low to middle income homeowners, families, & Citizens so that more goes to building a quality of life for tax payers fostering viable & effective initiatives that invest in our youth, families, communities, and businesses. We must put the People of District 5, County wide, and Maryland first. In turn, we the People will experience better.”

OPPOSE
O

Education Choice & Vouchers

“Having the choice & opportunity to attend a private or public school of your choice matters, but if we don't invest in our Public system, how can we build a world class infrastructure that attracts students as well as creates the best scholars entering the public & private sector? We should invest in an educational system designed to achieve such outcomes since our taxes are already allocated.”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Affordable Housing

“Everyone should have an opportunity to quality & affordable living. Building healthy & sustainable communities help attribute to healthy families, which foster & promote safe neighborhoods.”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Energy Technology & Coal

“I support clean air & alternative energy that will help eliminate toxins, pollutants, & hazardous materials that are destroying​ our ozone layers, natutral resources, animal life, & environment as a whole.”

Organizations I Support

National Education Association
Raise the Minimum Wage
Service Employees International Union
American Federation of State/County/Municipal Employees
American Red Cross
The American Civil Rights Union
American Heart Association

Message Board

Partner with Team Slocum

50 Attendees

Partner with Team Slocum. Mr. Slocum wants to meet and greet families, advocates, communities, enthusiasts, and students to hear your concerns for District 5 and Prince George's County as a whole.

DEADLINE: 12/31/18

Extend Our Reach So Others Win!

200 Volunteers

We welcome all to help spread the word to thousands of constituents. For years, the political race has been about the candidates and now this is our time to impact what really matters in our families, communities, schools, and businesses.

DEADLINE: 06/26/18

Let's Raise The Bar to a Successful Campaign!

$15,000 Still Needed

Let's surpass our goal! Your contributions will help Team Slocum further our efforts to not only reach those left out of the voting process, but help be the change by positively impacting lives. Together, we will be the change that makes a difference.

DEADLINE: 03/24/18

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