Q&A with Mateen Zar, Candidate for District 46 Senator

| June 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

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Mateen Zar of Curtis Bay is a Democrat candidate for District 46 (map here) Senator. The primary election will be held on June 24th and the general election will be held on November 4th.

Tell us a little about yourself and why the areas of the 46th District are important to you?

I am a Naturopath doctor. I have practiced alternative medicine, chiropractic, naturopathy, traditional/Chinese medicine and research experience. I have a total of 23 years of experience in medicine. I have actively served people my entire life. I joined the Democratic party as a voter in 2002, and since then have become involved in political activities.

A major part of South Baltimore has been neglected since I joined the party in 2002. I live in the neighborhood and want to improve the lifestyle of the people.

Why are you motivated to run for office and potentially serve this district?

Increased taxes, crime, social and economic uncertainty pushed me into politics.

What are some ways the state can help the City of Baltimore continue to grow and move in the right direction?

Stop ripping of the public, educate the public sector.

Many polls have rated Baltimore as an extremely unfriendly business state. What can be done to improve the business climate for all Maryland businesses?

As a businessman I personally lost more than $300,000, and better understand the pros and cons. Provide interest free loans and other incentives to grow businesses in Maryland.

Efforts have been in place to lower property taxes in Baltimore City, but much work is needed to make the city competitive with the surrounding counties, as well as the neighboring cities of Washington, DC and Philadelphia. How can the city and state work together to solve this problem?

Through proper implementation and cooperation. Monitoring of funds will be appreciated.

How should the city and state proceed with the proposed Red Line? What future transportation or infrastructure projects are important to this area?

I am against this project. We need to take care of homeless and hungry people first, decrease crime and create better employment opportunities and decreased taxes to let the people stay and survive in Maryland. I’d rather use this money for the welfare of the public.

How can Baltimore City schools and recreations facilities continue to improve?

Through better training, hiring and community participation. We need to retain schools and facilities instead of building new ones, that’s the way we can save money and use it to improve the existing ones.

Why should people vote for you?

I am against certain taxes such as housing, food, clothes, etc. because these are the basic necessities of every human being, and I believe  that the state should take care of these taxes. This is the main concern for every person and people of South Baltimore do agree with me and that is why I deserve their votes.

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  • Pablo

    Both Clippinger and Hammen voted Yea on the ridiculous Firearms Safety Act (SB 281) and received an F rating from the NRA. Looks like Zar gets my vote.

  • Dewey_Bueno

    Using the NRA rating is a silly way to decide. Will there be debates?