Meet the Candidate: Dave Heilker (Maryland)

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Candidate Name: Dave Heilker

What office are you running for?
Baltimore City Council, District 12

With which party are you running for office?
Democratic Party

Election Date

Why are you running for office?
I’m running because we need to start building a more inclusive Baltimore by starting from the bottom and building up.

What is the biggest issue facing your community and how do you propose helping?
Lead abatement and environmental and systemic racism. We’ll combat these with a localized green new deal to create jobs and home ownership opportunities while making Baltimore a vanguard in the fight against climate change.

How do we fix the partisan divide in our country and start working together again?
We don’t need to fix the partisan divide. Right now in America, there is a bright line between right and wrong, and people who can still support the Republican Party are on the wrong side of that line. This doesn’t mean that all Republicans are evil or bad or racist, but it does mean that it’s time to do a fearless self-evaluation and ask yourself how you can reconcile such atrocities.

Who is your hero?
Nat Turner

What are your hobbies?
Reading. Magic: The Gathering, and petting my dog, Tomato.

What is the most recent book you read?
“Everybody Lies” by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Do you have any kids/pets/talking houseplants?
We have a puppy named Tomato.

How can our readers get involved in your campaign? or email

Candidate Social Media:
Website | Facebook | Twitter

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