Video: District 46 Candidates Discuss the Redline Project

| May 29, 2014 | 4 Comments

On May 28, 2014 the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance (DBFA), the League of Women Voters and the Baltimore Guide hosted a District 46 candidate forum at Patterson Park Charter School. Key elections that will impact this area are District 46 (map here) State Senator (one position available), and District 46 State Delegate (three positions available). The primary election will be held on June 24th and the general election will be held on November 4th. This is the first in a series of videos SouthBMore.com will post from the forum. The following discussion is in regards to the Redline light rail project.  

Below is information on the candidates.

District 46 State Senator (1 seat available):

Ferguson, Bill (Incumbent)
Democratic
Email: bill@billforbaltimore.com
Website: www.billforbaltimore.com
Facebook: facebook.com/billforsenate
Twitter: @senbillferg
Phone: 410-929-2152

Zar, Mateen Rasool 
Democratic
Email: mateenzar25@gmail.com
Website: http://www.zarprojects.net/election-campaign/
Phone: 410-744-7709

District 46 State Delegate (3 seats available; each primary will take the 3 candidates with the most votes to the general election)

Clippinger, Luke (Incumbent)
Democratic
Email: info@luke46.org
Website: www.luke46.org
Facebook: facebook.com/luke.clippinger
Twitter: @lukeclippinger
Phone: 443-743-3295

Davis, Liam F. 
Democratic
Email liam@voteliamdavis.com
Website www.voteliamdavis.com
Facebook facebook.com/voteliamdavis
Twitter @voteliamdavis
Phone: 443-799-9549

Hammen, Peter A. (Incumbent)
Democratic
Email: petehammen@aol.com
Phone: 410-342-3142

Lierman, Brooke Elizabeth
Democratic
Email: brookefordelegate@gmail.com
Website: www.brookelierman.com
Facebook: facebook.com/brookeliermanfordelegate
Twitter: @belbaltimore
Phone: 410-732-0132

Romani, Bill
Democratic
Email: billromani@gmail.com
Website: www.billromani.com
Facebook: facebook.com/romani.bill
Twitter: @Bill Romani
Phone: 410-775-6436

Bedingfield, Roger D.
Republican
Email: landr70@juno.com
Phone: 410-350-1505

Sedtal, Joseph 
Republican
Email: joh.sedtal@gmail.com
Phone: 985-264-0262

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  • Lisa

    Great video! Lots of good candidates to choose from!

  • Go Liam, Brooke, and Bill Romani
    Also, thank you to South Bmore for bringing an important piece of democracy to the internet

  • Grant Corley

    The Democratic challengers here are a breath of fresh air.

    The incumbents are timid and take the easy way out by paying lip service to public transit as a general concept but only alluding to non-existent “alternatives” to the Red Line, which of course allows them to kick the can down the road without making any commitments. Very disappointed with the incumbents, and Pete Hammen in particular.

    We need a dedicated east-west rail line like the Red Line, which has already been meticulously planned by engineers and transit planners for a decade — not an imaginary plan made up overnight as a transparent protest measure.

    I will be voting for these Democratic challengers, who display far better critical thinking skills.

  • Ben Groff

    No matter how many times you sit down to fix our transit system, nothing can change the fact that Baltimore needs an E-W rail line. No alternative to the Red Line exist which accomplishes so much at a reasonable and affordable cost.

    In the Red Line we finally have mass transit that will allow dependable, quick, and continuous movement along an E-W corridor. The Red Line connects many of our most important civic institutions and destinations, major employers, both existing rail transit lines, two (and soon to be 3) MARC stations, neighborhoods that are booming and areas in need of revitalization.

    Start moving the line around and you lose the valuable connections that make the line so practical. Change it to heavy rail and we flat out can’t afford it. Change it to streetcar and its not mass transit that a viable, 21st century transit system can be built upon. The bus system needs to be built on a rail network that includes an E-W line — otherwise any overhaul will still fail to serve the city well.

    In short — the Red Line is this generations chance to move forward towards a comprehensive transit system. Fail to build it and accept painful consequences Baltimore can’t afford, not to mention that someone will have to explain to the next generation why we have to build a similar line at much higher cost.