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Paul Schwartz has been married for more than 40 years to his lovely wife Ruthy, has two children and six grandchildren, and currently resides in an historic little town in Montgomery County, Maryland which just happened to have served as the capital of the United States for one day on August 26, 1814 during the War of 1812.

He was an official with the federal government for 37 years working for U.S. Customs at the World Trade Center in New York and, later, Headquarters in Washington. He served in the Department of Homeland Security when that department was created in 2003 and completed his federal career at FEMA post Katrina.

After his retirement from federal service, he became a member of a subcommittee for the National Commission on Children and Disasters, worked as an advocate for gun safety in the aftermath of the Newtown tragedy and worked to have passed Maryland’s Firearms Safety Act of 2013, worked on President Obama’s 2012 campaign and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh’s successful 2014 campaign, has worked in support of Congressman John Sarbanes’ efforts to reform campaign financing, is serving as the State Legislative Committee chairperson for the NARFE Maryland Federation, and is currently a member of Montgomery County’s Committee on Public Election Funds…AND he is very proud to have been a weekly columnist for the Montgomery County Sentinel.


Paul Schwartz Candidate Statement Video

https://youtu.be/wbDvNxq4tf4

Greater Olney Civic Association District 7 Forum June 9, 2022

https://youtu.be/VsOd6Ul5XTY

Olney Chamber of Commerce Forum May 24, 2022

https://youtu.be/mn_ZmFVrAHg

GREATER OLNEY CIVIC ASSOCIATION DISTRICT 7 CANDIDATE FORUM April 7th WITH PAUL SCHWARTZ (58 min. mark)

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/eAQwkBNDfP83v3n_H2IKc8VyRRYwHbyd_6Ps7QW6oVOScxKlgWLiAIo2OeuyMY4.I_ILYhSKtGuuMVkV

Podcast with Dr. Jessica Hasson, May 25, 2022

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-practically-mental-93093327/episode/candidate-interview-paul-schwartz-county-council-97478458

 


Paul Schwartz for Montgomery County Council:
(New County District 7)
The Right Person for the Job
EXPERIENCE: Activist, Reporter/Columnist, Government Official
“Tying the threads together”

I am running for the new Montgomery County District 7 Council seat because I care. I care about decisions that are to be made at every level of government, particularly those that impact me, my family, and you. I am concerned and have experience with issues at the county, state and federal levels of government–they are interrelated and impact us all.

I care about:

  • Equity including income inequality, school equity, criminal justice reform and tax fairness
  • Safety including school safety and policing reforms
  • The Environment including the balance between development and its impact on the environment especially the impact on climate change

            Why am I the right candidate to represent County District 7? As a longtime federal official, an advocate for state and local issues, and my role as a local columnist for the Montgomery County Sentinel covering federal, state and local issues, I am particularly experienced to make a difference in this County. I was a subcommittee member for the National Commission on Children and Disasters led by Mark Shriver, worked as an advocate for gun safety in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy and worked tirelessly to have passed Maryland’s Firearms Safety Act of 2013. I worked in support of the efforts of Congressman John Sarbanes to reform campaign financing, which is at the core of HR1/S1 currently before Congress to strengthen voting rights. I also served as a member of Montgomery County’s inaugural Committee on Public Election Funds. I am the chairman of the State Legislative Committee for the Maryland Federation of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. In this capacity, I have focused on seeking tax fairness for Marylanders and sought to undo the damage inflicted on Maryland taxpayers by the federal tax plan passed in 2017, which stripped away many of the tax deductions relied on by Maryland taxpayers. I spent more than five years as a columnist for the Montgomery County Sentinel, researching and advocating for a wide range of local issues including infrastructure, housing, “Court Watch Montgomery,” “Scotland Storm,” and such, in addition to my coverage of the White House and Congress.

            What I “was” is not nearly as important as what I “did,” and I am proud of my experience as a problem solver. Addressing vulnerabilities was at the center of my long federal career during which I tackled such issues as cargo control and identification at Customs in the wake of 9/11 with the implementation of the Customs Forms Entry System, for which I was honored with the Customs Commissioner’s Award for Innovation. At FEMA, I led the development of the Gap Analysis Program in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, which was designed to identify state and local vulnerabilities prior to the onset of a major disaster. For this effort, I was honored with the FEMA Administrators Outstanding Individual Award.

             

            I have lived a life of valuable experience, experience I want an opportunity to bring to the Montgomery County Council. When addressing vulnerabilities, I ask the right questions to the right people. That is where my experience as a reporter comes in particularly handy. Who remembers my question on the individual mandate to former President Trump at a major press conference in 2018 the day after the midterm elections? That mandate became the center of the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare.

            I care, I ask the right questions, and I can make a difference for you.

            Please spread the word to support my candidacy to your friends, relatives or acquaintances who live in the new Montgomery County District 7.

            Send me the issues facing Montgomery County that are most important to YOU to:                                                  schwartzpaul02@gmail.com

Join me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/paul.schwartz.79025

            or Twitter: @PKSpaul

Campaign contributions may be made to:

Paul Schwartz for MoCo
P.O. Box 34
Ashton, MD 20861-9998

By Authority: Paul Schwartz for Montgomery County; Stephan Jalon, Treasurer


Paul Schwartz Addressing the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation

https://fb.watch/bsH4qM1dIg/

 

Sandy Spring Civic Association District 7 Candidate Forum March 21st.

https://youtu.be/ybQxDqbA_6I
https://youtu.be/luPrehfPuOE
https://youtu.be/6_tsrnlVBUM
https://youtu.be/nYGEjquY8HM
https://youtu.be/UtrG2DrLV90

 

White Paper on Senior Migration/Tax Relief

https://mdnarfe.org/the-maryland-federation/committees/legislative-state/

 

Paul Schwartz Testimony Before Senate Budget & Taxation Committee:

SB 405 Retirement Tax Elimination Act of 2022 and SB 344 Retirement Tax Reduction Act of 2022

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Sf0wN-_f8y8?start=3909&end=4054


Montgomery

https://youtu.be/sF5P5QaG_fI
https://youtu.be/_EciMcz3s3g
https://youtu.be/KvUyScrJE_o
https://youtu.be/tQ2dUnKZCbA


INTERVIEWS I HAVE CONDUCTED:

With Congressman Jamie Raskin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lxtr0nOozw&t=1376s

With Senator Chris Van Hollen:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=haueN4GEFjo

With Congressman John Sarbanes

https://youtu.be/ezXgdxTFEFE

 

PAUL’S VIEW VIDEOS I HAVE DONE:

164 Years of The Sentinel – https://youtu.be/RTZ2tZ9nWAw

On impeachment – https://youtu.be/ZWlq8YnsBns

On White House press briefings – https://youtu.be/Zkvu9y_M7vg

On gun control – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cinBTyA5C-o

On tariffs – https://youtu.be/mQyH4V5519I

On taxes – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjGvihzwv1Y

On Nixon/Trump – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2ItseRvlLs

Successful businessman – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-GwkypyYnw

Investigate or legislate – https://youtu.be/eNTWM23JPBc

Trump Foreign Policy – https://youtu.be/QkCXWVL4sHE

July 4th Speech – https://youtu.be/8wuOV93UJ_A

Biden’s the one – https://youtu.be/K5MK9qrAVnI

Controlling the Narrative – https://youtu.be/J6jy_d2BAmE

Gun Safety – https://youtu.be/R-4sbT00SuA

America – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5-tBeruxF4

Aunt Esther – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3JyLOF4qAs

INTERVIEWS I HAVE GIVEN:

A Miner Detail Podcast

November 9, 2020.
https://fb.watch/1H2Wl2lyeg/
https://soundcloud.com/paul-schwartz-927898630/a-miner-detail-podcast-with-paul-schwartz?fbclid=IwAR0zsqYsWk-hS4AvIprOF6VoTTgMhv1PjLe7BMTZIiNIDr-6t3f0E8wkCmU

A Miner Detail Podcast Interview – August 4, 2020
https://www.facebook.com/AMinerDetail/videos/2748496358713194/

 Just Ask the Question Podcast

https://www.justaskthequestion.com/podcast-episodes-1/just-ask-the-question-episode-15-with-paul-schwartz

Just Ask the Question Podcast Interview – July 22, 2020

https://www.justaskthequestion.com/post/episode-60-how-is-donald-trump-destroying-the-federal-work-force-with-paul-schwartz

 Takoma Radio

https://mont.thesentinel.com/2019/02/08/the-federal-tax-plan-issue/

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-LoQiXhMmaJV18xOFZ0bkpKRVljdi1HNEFqdXhBWVZic0xZ/view?usp=drivesdk&fbclid=IwAR0ib5Ah0ohVrEVb_EOe0EMsA9GS6KHOTmRsWVwALWiv-w3mzJA4qOa0HPg