My name is Carmen Amedori and I am the Republican conservative candidate for the House of Delegates legislative district 5. The district encompasses most of the county and has 90.300 constituents. Elected twice, I had the honor of representing this district in the House from 1999 until 2004.

Referring to me as a victim's advocate, in 2004, Governor Bob Ehrlich appointed me to the MD Parole Commission where I served until 2010. That service required me to travel from Western Maryland to the Eastern Shore, to Baltimore City and every prison in between where I interviewed felons for a possible parole recommendation. Nothing gave me more pleasure than to tell a felon who used a gun in a crime and those who left victims in their wake that they were denied early release supporting my stand on truth-in-sentencing.

While in the House, my leadership skills garnered me the position of assistant Minority Leader. I am the recipient of the Shaw Award from Maryland Business for Responsive Government for my votes protecting small businesses. During my tenure in the House, I supported the rights of the unborn and have sponsored pro-life legislation. I oppose minimum wage increases and believe that lowering taxes so we can bring home more of our hard-earned money is the route to take. I have always taken a firm stand for our Second Amendment and will continue to vote against laws that infringe upon our liberties and those that do not uphold Christian values.

As your delegate, I will work to bring unity to your house delegation with the reestablishment of joint public hearings on local issues. Time is short and none of us should have to attend more than one meeting with our legislators when local legislation is proposed, as is the practice of your current House delegation.

Getting work done in Annapolis is about building relationships. In my prior service, I was often a primary sponsor of legislation with bi-partisan support. It is my opinion, that with such rapports and respect, there is no reason that funding for our schools and support for local legislation and our non-profits on issues such as a local gaming bill should not be passed.

With an ever-growing senior citizen population in Carroll County, I am a member of a newly-established advocacy group where we are working to ensure our seniors and their families have the facilities and medical care and support they need locally.

I have been a resident of Carroll County for 34 years where I raised my daughters, ages 31 and 34, into successful adults. I have a paralegal degree from Stevenson University. Prior to being elected, I had a career as a journalist, have worked in law offices as a paralegal and I currently have a small business as a licensed Realtor.

As your delegate, I will work once again to repeal laws that are infringing on our liberties. As a victim's advocate, I will work to see that laws protect the innocent and that there is justice for all. My goal is simple: to ensure the Constitution remains the law of our land.

Being a public servant is not about power. It is a responsibility. I would be honored to once again have the privilege and responsibility of serving you. I am asking for your support in the June Republican primary election. . Please contact me on facebook at Amedori for Delegate, or call me 443 340 8973. Thank you. In your service, I remain