Pat McDonough

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Patrick L. McDonough
Patrick L. McDonough (2012).jpg
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates from District 7
In office
January 8, 2003 – January 9, 2019
Preceded byNancy M. Hubers
Succeeded byLauren Arikan
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates from District 46
In office
January 10, 1979 – January 12, 1983
Preceded byJohn Linz
Succeeded byJoe Miedusiewski
Personal details
Born (1943-09-12) September 12, 1943 (age 75)
Baltimore, Maryland
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceMiddle River, Maryland
ProfessionRadio Talk Show Host, Entrepreneur

Patrick L. McDonough (born September 12, 1943) is a Republican member of the Maryland House of Delegates and a candidate for County Executive of Baltimore County, Maryland, in the 2018 elections.[1] He represents District 7, which covers Baltimore and Harford Counties, along with fellow Republicans J.B. Jennings and Richard K Impallaria. He also served in the House from 1979 to 1983 as a Democrat.[2]

Education[edit]

McDonough attended Baltimore parochial schools. He then attended Baltimore City College. He later attended the University of Baltimore.

Career[edit]

McDonough has been a radio talk show host and producer. He is the president of the Maryland Leadership Council and the Future Leaders of America. He is a founding member of the Maryland Coalition Against Crime. He is a member of the Route 40 Business Civic Association and the Essex-Middle River-White Marsh Chamber of Commerce. He is also active with the Hawthorn Civic Association, the Joppa Residents Council, and the Harford County Pro Life group.

McDonough is also a part of the President's Rally for America and the Classroom Coalition since 2004. He serves as the host for "Inside Annapolis", which is produced by Harford Community College Television. He is co-Chair of the Annual Flag-waving Tribute to Victims and Families of 9-11.

McDonough is known for his continual push to make English the official language for the State of Maryland.

In March 2007, a resolution was sponsored by State Senator Nathaniel Exum calling for the state of Maryland to officially apologize for its role in slavery. McDonough criticized the bill as being a "superficial gesture designed to make people feel guilty".[3] Additionally, he mentioned that, "I don't think apologies solve anything." McDonough was one of six dissenting votes in the House. Slavery existed in Maryland since 1642, was legally formalized in 1664, and was abolished under Maryland law by a new state constitution in 1864.

In July 2007, McDonough called for the impeachment of Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Katherine Savage who released a non-English-speaking rape suspect when he demanded a court-appointed interpreter and none were available. The suspect speaks Vai, a West African language. Judge Savage claimed that not having an interpreter denied the suspect his Constitutional right to a speedy trial, as provided by the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Delegate McDonough maintained that the defendant did not need an interpreter, as he had attended both high school and college in the U.S., and had been successfully interviewed (in English) four times during the course of the investigation.

McDonough's circulated widely in early 2012 as he mounted a legislative challenge to the neighboring District of Columbia's Wildlife Protection Act of 2010.

McDonough's current radio program can be heard on WCBM AM680 radio in Baltimore on Saturday evenings from 8pm to 10pm.

He ran in the 2018 Primary Election as a Republican candidate for County Executive of Baltimore County. He lost the primary to Al Redmer, 55%-44%.<https://elections.maryland.gov/elections/2018/results/primary/gen_results_2018_1_by_county_040.html> During the campaign, he pledged "dramatic and powerful change" if elected, calling for more police and greater efforts to combat gangs and drugs.[4]

Legislative notes[edit]

  • Supports continued criminal prohibition of marijuana, stating in March, 2015, regarding legalization, "Who's the winner? The drug dealer. Who's the loser? The community."[5]
  • Opponent of criminal law reform in regard to non-violent crime, stating in March, 2015, regarding a number of Maryland state bills aimed at reducing incarceration, "Power to the criminal. This is the year of the criminal, apparently."[6]
  • voted against the Clean Indoor Air Act of 2007 (HB359)[1]
  • voted against in-state tuition for illegal immigrants in 2007 (HB6)[2]
  • voted for the Healthy Air Act in 2006 (SB154)[3]
  • voted for slots in 2005 (HB1361)[4]

Election results[edit]

  • 2018 Republican Primary Election for Baltimore County Executive [7]
Voters to choose one:
Name Vote Percent Outcome
Alfred W. Redmer Jr. 18,058   55.5%    Won
Pat McDonough 14,487   44.5%    Lost
  • 2016 General Election for US House of Representatives - Maryland District 2 [8]
Voters to choose one:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Dem. 192,183   62.1%    Won
Pat McDonough, Rep. 102,577   33.1%    Lost
Kristin S. Kasprzak, Libertarian 14,128   4.6%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 592   0.2%    Lost
  • 2016 Republican Primary Election for US House of Representatives - Maryland District 2 [9]
Voters to choose one:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Pat McDounough 28,397   71.4%    Won
Carl H. Magee, Jr. 4,195   10.6%    Lost
Bill Heine 3,203   8.1%    Lost
Yuripzy Morgan 2,257   5.7%    Lost
Mark Gerard Shell 1,709   4.3%    Lost
  • 2014 General Election for Maryland House of Delegates - District 7 [10]
Voters to choose up to three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Pat McDonough, Rep. 35,627   26.9%    Won
Kathy Szeliga, Rep. 33,197   25.0%    Won
Richard K. Impallaria, Rep. 32,560   24.6%    Won
Bob Bowie, Jr., Dem. 11,154   8.4%    Lost
Norman Gifford, Jr., Dem. 10,192   7.7%    Lost
Pete Definbaugh, Dem. 9,707   7.3%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 145   0.1%    Lost
  • 2014 Republican Primary Election for Maryland House of Delegates - District 7 [11]
Voters to choose up to three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Pat McDonough 6,971   29.0%    Won
Kathy Szeliga 6,125   25.5%    Won
Richard K. Impallaria 5,790   24.1%    Won
David Seman 3,483   14.5%    Lost
Tina Sutherland 1,675   7.0%    Lost
  • 2010 General Election for Maryland House of Delegates - District 7 [12]
Voters to choose up to three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Pat McDonough, Rep. 27,217   23.1%    Won
Richard K. Impallaria, Rep. 25,450   21.6%    Won
Kathy Szeliga, Rep. 24,573   20.9%    Won
Jeff Beard, Dem. 14,885   12.6%    Lost
Kristina A. Sargent, Dem. 13,551   11.5%    Lost
James Ward Morrow, Dem. 11,960   10.2%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 111   0.1%    Lost
  • 2010 Republican Primary Election for Maryland House of Delegates - District 7 [13]
Voters to choose up to three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Pat McDonough 6,479   27.2%    Won
Richard K. Impallaria 5,678   23.8%    Won
Kathy Szeliga 4,021   16.9%    Won
Brian Bennett 1,838   7.7%    Lost
Marilyn Booker 1,808   7.6%    Lost
Roger Zajdel 1,783   7.5%    Lost
John Cromwell 1,031   4.3%    Lost
Jim Berndt 873   3.7%    Lost
Laine O. C. Clark 312   1.3%    Lost
  • 2006 General Election for Maryland House of Delegates – District 7[14]
Voters to choose up to three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Richard K Impallaria, Rep. 21,333   18.7%    Won
J. B. Jennings, Rep. 21,189   18.6%    Won
Pat McDonough, Rep. 23,184   20.3%    Won
Linda W. Hart, Dem. 17,122   15.0%    Lost
Jack Sturgill, Dem. 15,390   13.5%    Lost
Rebecca L. Nelson, Dem. 13,481   11.8%    Lost
Kim Fell, Green 2,307   2.0%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 83   0.1%    Lost
  • 2006 Republican Primary Election for House of Delegates - District 7 [15]
Voters to choose up to three:
Name Votes Percent Outrcome
Pat McDonouogh 4,214   30.1%    Won
J.B. Jennings 3,798   27.1%    Won
Richard K. Impallaria 3,654   26.1%    Won
John T. Laing 1,499   10.7%    Lost
Nikolai Volkoff 845   6.0%    Lost
  • 2002 General Election for Maryland House of Delegates – District 7[16]
Voters to choose up to three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
J. B. Jennings, Rep. 22,470   20.4%    Won
Pat McDonough, Rep. 20,869   18.9%    Won
Richard Impallaria, Rep. 18,749   17.0%    Won
Nancy M. Hubers, Dem. 17,092   15.5%    Lost
Donna M. Felling, Dem. 14,205   12.9%    Lost
Randy Cogar, Dem. 13,926   12.6%    Lost
Michael F. Linder, Libertarian 2,817   2.6%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 80   0.1%    Lost
  • 2002 Republican Primary Election for Maryland House of Delegates - District 7 [17]
Voters to choose up to three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Pat McDonough 3,191   16.9%    Won
J.B. Jennings 3,126   16.5%    Won
Richard K. Impallaria 2,594   13.7%    Won
Sheryl L. Davis-Kohl 2,473   13.1%    Lost
Michael J. Davis 2,079   11.0%    Lost
Dilip B. Paliath 1,883   10.0%    Lost
Christopher Saffer 1,851   9.8%    Lost
Jackie Bailey 1,708   9.0%    Lost
  • 1996 General Election for the US House of Representatives - Maryland District 3 [18]
Voters to choose one:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Ben Cardin, Dem. 130,204   67%    Won
Pat McDounough, Rep 63,229   33%    Lost
  • 1996 Republican Primary Election for the US House of Representatives - Maryland District 3 [19]
Voters choose one:
Names Votes Percent Outcome
Pat McDonough 12,115   70%    Won
Carroll Myers 3,979   23%    Lost
Joseph Cilipote 1,134   7%    Lost

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Wood, Pamela and Knezevich, Alison (June 12, 2018). "Sun/UB Poll: Brochin and McDonough lead Baltimore County executive primaries". The Baltimore Sun. p. 1. Retrieved 2018-06-12.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ Election results
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-03-27.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Wood, Pamela (June 13, 2018). "Balto. Co. executive candidates outline visions". Towson Times. p. 12.
  5. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/maryland-house-approves-bill-that-excludes-marijuana-as-parole-violation/2015/03/23/c1bdfab8-d165-11e4-a62f-ee745911a4ff_story.html
  6. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/maryland-house-approves-bill-that-excludes-marijuana-as-parole-violation/2015/03/23/c1bdfab8-d165-11e4-a62f-ee745911a4ff_story.html
  7. ^ "Baltimore County Executive Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved August 14, 2018
  8. ^ "Representative in Congress Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved August 14, 2018
  9. ^ "Representative in Congress Primary Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved August 14, 2018
  10. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved on August 14, 2018
  11. ^ "House of Delegates Primary Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved on August 15, 2018
  12. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved on August 14, 2018
  13. ^ "House of Delegates Primary Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved on August 15, 2018
  14. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved on Sept. 22, 2007
  15. ^ "House of Delegates Primary Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved on August 15, 2018
  16. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved on Sept. 22, 2007
  17. ^ "House of Delegates Primary Results". Maryland Board of Elections. Retrieved on August 14, 2018
  18. ^ "Representative in Congress Results". Maryland Board of Elections. Retrieved on August 14, 2018
  19. ^ "Representative in Congress Primary Results". Maryland Board of Elections. Retrieved on August 14, 2018

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