C. ANTHONY MUSE

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY
EXECUTIVE CANDIDATE

C. Anthony Muse is a 3-term member of the Maryland State Senate and a former member of the House of Delegates where he served one term. Muse has more than 20 years of experience in Prince George’s County politics. Before being elected in 1994, he served four years as a Maryland State Ethics Commissioner. Muse currently serves on the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, and the Joint Committee on Fair Practices and State Personnel Oversight. He is the former chair of the Prince George’s Senate Delegation. Muse holds a Doctorate of Ministry, Church and Community Development, Howard University (1991); Masters of Divinity, Wesley Theological Seminary(1984) and B.A., History, Morgan State University (1981).

Muse, was born in Baltimore, Maryland and is married to Pat Lawson Muse, a local TV news anchor in Washington, DC. Muse is founder and senior pastor of the Ark of Safety Christian Church in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.


PLATFORM

EDUCATION

I am committed to improving the conditions of our schools and ensuring that our students have access to the very best education. We must build and re-construct school facilities to provide first-rate, well-equipped, high-tech classrooms, libraries, labs and think tanks to facilitate collaborative learning. We must develop vocational programs for alternative-track students, and we must re-engage a fully-elected school board that represents the best interests of the community, one that will be accountable and truly serve as a voice for the people.

HEALTHCARE

Every citizen deserves access to good, affordable healthcare. The Affordable Care Act of 2010 provided that access to some 20-million Americans. Many now fear either losing their health coverage or having to pay more for less. It is imperative that Maryland continue to offer affordable and adequate coverage through the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE) which makes health coverage affordable and more accessible for our residents. In addition to the new hospital in Prince George’s County, I am committed to advocating for new facilities, such as a Cancer Research Center. We must also expand education services that focus on prevention as well as affordable alternative treatments.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Prince George’s County’s infrastructure is dependent upon commercial development as well as small businesses that generate growth and create jobs. I believe the county can be a mecca for Fortune 500 companies and Technology Defense firms. I am also committed to revitalizing mixed-use and commercial development around the county’s 15 Metro stations and engaging and supporting small business owners who serve as the backbone of our economy. We must protect the interests of county residents while expanding infrastructure investments to fuel business through partnerships with both private and public entities to generate revenues.

ENVIRONMENT & WASTE MANAGEMENT

Prince George’s residents take pride in the county’s beauty and our green space. In recent years, the county has reduced weekly trash collection. While many residents were unaware of the change prior to its implementation, many have been outraged by the piled up trash in our neighborhoods. Since the reduction in the trash collection from 2 days a week to 1 day per week, there has been an increase in the presence of rodents and litter around residents’ homes. It presents not only a sanitation problem, but piles of trash do nothing to help enhance the quality of life or a healthy environment. I will reinstate the twice-weekly trash collection schedule.

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