Candidate Name: Dave Heilker
What office are you running for?
Baltimore City Council, District 12
With which party are you running for office?
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?
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.
Post created from answers submitted by candidate to our Meet the Candidate survey.
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