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There is someone finally running to support seniors! Jerry Cave wants to help Montgomery
County get more of its money back from the state of Maryland so they will stop taxing
seniors out of their homes in Bethesda.
If we get a larger share of state funding then we can build schools to get our grandchildren
out of trailers and into classrooms. Whoever heard of kids going to school in trailers? We
didn’t do that and our kids didn’t do that either.
He also says this money will help us get the Purple Line underground to save the Crescent
Trail. I like the Crescent Trail. We can’t lose that!
And how is the Intercounty Connector supposed to reduce the traffic on the Beltway when
the toll is going to be over $11?
This incumbent has looked at us like a never-ending source of money for everywhere but
here. I say we give Cave a chance. This other guy hasn’t done anything for us in 25 years.
Huh? How is he going to do it? Its just like the commercial says. He says “It really is so easy
a caveman can do it.
THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT FOR JERRY CAVE MARYLAND STATE SENATE. AUTHORIZATION: JOCELYN BELL, TREASURER.
1 AUTHORITY: CAVE FOR SENATE. JOCELYN BELL, TREASURER
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My mother told me that she was kidnapped
when she was growing up in Friendship
Heights. She escaped but they never caught
her kidnapper. When I read how Brian Frosh
opposed the law to put sexual predators in
prison, I thought you would want to know
the story too. Mark Newgent followed this
story for the Baltimore Examiner.
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My old boss at WTOP used to say “Only a
fool don’t change his mind!” It’s about time
we changed how Maryland treats Bethesda
and the rest of Montgomery County before
its too late!
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disparity between what Bethesda gets and
what Baltimore gets which is base on politi-
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Maryland takes our money and returns very
little. It is causing us to fall behind Farifax.
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Maryland tax policy hurts Montgomery County
the most. Here’s what we can do about it!
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Econ 101. How raising taxes yielded less tax
revenue and left Bethesda holding the bag.
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We live in cash registers that our parents and
grandparents can no longer afford. Property
taxes are pushing seniors out of Bethesda
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Our problems can be fixed when Montgomery
County is treated like part of Maryland and not
occupied territory.
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Glen Echo got thousands and Baltimore got
hundreds of millions.
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Blair Lee has tried for 25 years to wake us up.
Are we ready to listen?
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It’s 30 years over due, $11 overpriced and
won’t get traffic off the Beltway unless we act.
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Education is our number one priority so how
did our kids end up in trailers?
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In November we can solve a great deal with
just one vote.
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Candidate Jerry Cave 35
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A Campaign for Everyone! Independents,
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Former Speaker of the House, Tip O’Neil
said “all politics are local.” That’s true
everywhere except the Washington suburbs
because we live in the shadow of the nation’s
capital. Who cares about Annapolis (state
capital) or Rockville (county seat) when
we live next to Treasury Secretary, Tim
Geitner? When I worked in broadcasting
our focus group research confirmed that
Washingtonians didn’t really want local
political news. While we can discuss
nationally important races in other states,
a recent survey showed that less than 2%
of us can name even one of our county
representatives in our own state!
This is not the case in the other counties in Maryland,
where they don’t know the national political
scenario but are better aware of the local picture. In
Montgomery County, it’s not what you stand for but
what you are that counts. When someone wins the
primary they will go on to win the general election
as long as they do not have the scarlet letter R for
Republican next to their name. In Fairfax County the
letter of termination is D for Democrat.
The Grand Manipulator of this political opportunity in this
state is Thomas V. “Mike” Miller who has been president
When Montgomery County state representatives
arrive in Annapolis they learn that they are
expected to vote their constituency to pay the
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AUTHORITY: CAVE FOR SENATE. JOCELYN BELL, TREASURER
most taxes and receive the least state funding in
of the state senate since 1987. Here’s how it works.
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when we are expected to sacrifice our Crescent
Trail for a light rail instead of an underground
Purple Line and when we see our kids going
to school in overcrowded TRAILERS instead
of classrooms then we can no longer afford to
ignore this anymore.
Our elected officials have sold us out because of
the carrot and the stick. Miller holds them both,
leadership and re-election.
The political penalties for not cooperating with Miller
are certain and severe. When Montgomery County
State Senator Rona Kramer stood up to Mike Miller
on raising taxes she lost her chairmanship and faced
tough opposition in her primary.
On the other hand, when our elected representatives
cooperate they are given a leadership position in
state government that
can greatly benefit them.
Bethesda Senator, Brian
Frosh’s cooperation
has landed him the
chairmanship of the
Judicial Proceedings
Committee. This is very
prestigious for a lawyer
and establishes him as
a rainmaker for his firm.
This carrot is irresistible
for Frosh who’s lifetime
ambition, bordering on obsession, is to succeed Miller
as President of the Maryland Senate.
Frosh’s power in Annapolis also allows him to
indulge in legislative eccentricities and showboating
that is irritating but largely inconsequential. Other
indulgences are not so harmless.
Brian Frosh fought the enactment of Jessica’s
Law in Maryland every step of the way. It is the
law to protect children from sexual predators by
keeping these incurable criminals away from
their prey with prison sentences of 25 years to
life without parole. Frosh has the absurd and
dangerous notion that an ankle monitor can
protect our girls under 12 from convicted sexual
predators as effectively as prison bars!
The advocates for Jessica’s Law in Maryland know
that he represents Bethesda. They want to know why
we would send someone like this to the Maryland
Montgomery County state
representatives arrive in
Annapolis they learn that they
are expected to vote their
constituency to pay the most
taxes and receive the least state
funding in return.
return. Miller rationalizes with them that since we
pay no attention to state politics they pay no penalty
at the polls to vote against our interests.
Miller uses our money to buy enough power and
influence to run the whole state like a Shogun.
Maryland political power is generated through
Montgomery County, Prince Georges County
and the City of Baltimore, three of the four largest
jurisdictions. The current that powers this machine
is our money.
Miller keeps Baltimore and Prince Georges firmly in
his grip by buying their fealty with our dollars. This is
not always based on need, as you may have been led
to believe but rather by political expediency. Earlier
this year when the funding formula determined that it
was unwarranted for Baltimore to receive $30 Million
in highway funds and equally unwarranted for P.G.
to get $18 million they
simply changed the
formula so the money
and power continued to
flow.
That’s right. We’ve been
“had” by a guy from
Calvert County for the
benefit of the power elite
in Baltimore City. Ouch! I
thought Washingtonians
were supposed to be
smarter than that. One frustrated columnist thinks
that we are stupid to put up with this.
I believe that we are smart enough but we have been
unaware of the situation. Which is it? We’ll find out
in November because we have mailed this to every
household with a voter in Bethesda.
If we re-elect Brian Frosh after you learn about his
failure to protect our interests then I am wrong. If
we re-elect him after you learn about his attempt
to prevent the passage of Jessica’s Law then we are
wrong. I will be shocked if you are not shocked. In
any case the following facts indicate that we are not
in a position to ignore local elections anymore.
When Montgomery County has a $1 billion
dollar deficit in spite of having the 14th highest
tax burden (of 3,300 counties), when we sit in
the nation’s 4th worst traffic, because the Inter
County Connector is delayed for 3 decades,
5 AUTHORITY: CAVE FOR SENATE. JOCELYN BELL, TREASURER
would send someone like this to the Maryland Senate.
This is embarrassing for us but more importantly it is
dangerous for our children.
We send over $3 billion to Annapolis and get back a
little over $½ billion. If we got back half the money
we send Maryland like the average county we would
have more money to address our infrastructure issues
and still pay more than our fair share. We will never
get this with Brian Frosh who voted for each MCPS
student to receive $2,200 less state fund than other
Maryland students. He doesn’t think the current
situation is unfair. He told the BCC Chamber of
Commerce when asked about this disparity, “I reject
the premise.”
There is a simple way to deconstruct this inequity.
The election of even one independent-minded,
fiscally responsible, socially moderate Republican
on the platform to win Montgomery County our
fair share of state funding will compel all the other
formerly cooperating Montgomery County state
representatives to adopt the “Fair Share” platform.
Otherwise, they will lose their seats next time.
If I drop dead after the election and never even take
office the effect will be the same because the election
result will live on. We have the most population and
thus the most state senators in Annapolis. We have
always had the power to get our fair share. We just
never had the senators to do the right thing.
The current situation is ridiculous. I am not alone
in arriving at this conclusion. You can read similar
perspectives in these excerpts in our publication
from writers and columnists in The Gazette, The Wall
Street Journal, The Baltimore Examiner and The
Washington Post. You will also find corroboration in
these online government reports of The Comparison
of Montgomery County and Fairfax County and The
2010 Overview of Maryland Local Governments
that was researched and written by a student at
Maryland’s Smith School of Business.
The incumbent power structure will instinctively
accuse us of misrepresenting the facts. That is why
I have the original documents on my website www.
CaveForSenate.com.
All the men and women who sacrificed their lives for
their country have done so to protect your right to
vote. It is not enough to exercise the right to vote. You
must be informed before you vote. I beg you to do
so because only your vote can unravel this Gordian
knot. You can fix this with just one vote. It’s about our
children. It’s about our county’s fiscal survival.
6 AUTHORITY: CAVE FOR SENATE. JOCELYN BELL, TREASURER
*t’s no surprise that traffic congestion is detrimental
to our quality of life and our environment, but when the
solution to decrease traffic, involves the near destruc-
tion of our treasured Crescent Trail we should pause to
reconsider.
The proposed Purple Line is a16 mile light rail transit line
above ground, connecting New Carrolton in Prince Georges
County to Bethesda in Montgomery County. An adjacent
walking path is considered, but without the safety, scenery, or
seclusion of the current Crescent Trail.
The Maryland Transit Administration claims on their
website that “the Purple Line would be integrated with the
region’s Metrorail system through convenient connections.”
Unfortunately their version of convenient consists of Metro
and Purple Line stations that are blocks away from each
other. Many experts predict that this inconvenience will
so substantially decrease the volume of commuters who
will utilize the line that they question whether the usage
will justify the cost and whether it will solve today’s traffic
problem, much less tomorrow’s.
Governor O’Malley supports the Purple Line as does
my opponent, Brian Frosh. Many question their sincerity
as they know the competing proposed allocation for
Baltimore’s Red Line will prevail over The Purple Line.
Governor Ehrlich acknowledges that and subsequently
proposes a rapid bus solution because it is less costly and
consequently more likely to bring some relief instead of
none. The rapid bus is a band-aid but before you proceed
to the hospital sometimes it is good to get a band-aid on
the problem.
We desperately need cross county public transportation,
but the current propositions are not going to solve the
dilemma that is getting worse everyday. We need to
preserve our environment, and the Crescent Trail is one
of Bethesda’s most treasured bucolic spaces. The Purple
Line needs to be an underground spur of the Metrorail
system, and the Crescent Trail needs to be maintained in
its entirety.
Underground is a significantly more expensive endeavor,
but we should ask ourselves why are our roads so
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residents nor patronizing Bethesda
businesses. Many will but most will
not. The facts clearly show that our
community historically bears more
financial burden and a greater
inconvenience to solve problems
like this that are not of our choosing.
We are not trying to take advantage
of anyone or anything. However,
recent financial realities clearly show
we cannot be the ATM machine for
every problem that comes down the
pike especially when it is literally
coming down Rockville Pike into
Bethesda.
My opponent is on record to support
the above ground light rail Purple
Line that will in essence destroy the
Crescent Trail, as we know it. I support an underground
Purple Line that will preserve the Crescent Trail.
We need to save the Crescent Trail. We need to claim our
fair share of funding. We need to remember that when it
comes to the Purple Line, it’s not over until it’s under.
exacerbated by traffic in order to determine who should
pay for it. The destinations that are taking the traffic
problem over the tipping point are not private businesses
or private residences or local government jobs, but rather
they are the Federal entities like National Naval Medical,
NIH, and other Federal facilities.
The funding allocation for our underground Purple Line
needs to be greatly increased by the Federal government
to ease the commute to their national organizations, which
are causing the problem. We would require a private
developer to do no less. This type of extra funding is not a
novel concept; in the 1930s, the Federal government paid
to widen MacArthur Blvd. to allow D.C. access to the Army
Mapping Center on Sangamore Road in Bethesda.
There also needs to be a substantial increase in the share
to be born by the state of Maryland because they have
been ignoring Montgomery’s inter-county transportation
problems for decades while at the same time taking huge
sums of money out of the county. Montgomery County
sends $3 billion a year to Maryland and receives back
around $1/2 billion. To be quite blunt, they owe us. It
is not fair for residents of Bethesda who already bear a
disproportionate share of county and state taxes to then
shoulder an even larger share to solve a transportation
problem we didn’t cause. It is even worse to ask us to
participate in the destruction of our Crescent Trail that unites
our community in environmental appreciation, exercise and
aesthetics again for a problem not of our causing.
Everyone should also keep in mind that the majority
of people using the Purple Line will not be Bethesda
Jerry Cave opposes the proposed purple line, because it will destroy the
Crescent Trail. Brian Frosh supports the Purple Line regardless of the consequences.
Jerry is a frequent hiker on both the Crescent Trail and the Billy Goat trail.
8 AUTHORITY: CAVE FOR SENATE. JOCELYN BELL, TREASURER
The law of physics states that the same thing cannot exist in the same place at the
same time. The law of Maryland Political Physics states that if there is a competing
need for resources then Baltimore gets it and Bethesda gets the bill.
Blair Lee points out examples of this inequity in transportation and health care in his
column in the Gazette on May 21, 2010. Political favoritism not merit determines who
gets what.
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“Our Metro (WMATA) and Baltimore’s Metro (MTA) run big operating deficits. But Baltimore
riders pay only 30 percent of MTA’s operating costs while WMATA riders pay 55 percent
of its operating costs. And WMATA fares keep going up: a huge jump in January, 2008,
a 10 cent surcharge last February and, now, a new $104 million increase. Meanwhile,
Baltimore riders haven’t had a fare increase since 2003.”
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“Maryland is planning both a Montgomery County/Prince George’s County light rail
(Purple Line) and a Baltimore light rail (Red Line) but there’s only enough federal and
state money for one.”
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“With a population of 960,000, Montgomery has five hospitals. With a population of
636,000, Baltimore has 12 hospitals.
The last time the state approved a new hospital in Montgomery County was 1979.
Since then Montgomery County’s population has increased 66 percent (an increase
of 382,000) and two hospital groups are competing for state approval to build a
sorely needed up-county hospital. Yet, last week the state Health Services Cost Review
Commission issued a cavalier opinion that Montgomery should wait until we know
more about Obamacare and the economy. Do you think they’d treat an application
from Johns Hopkins that way?”
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Montgomery County has fiscal issues that need to be
addressed. The reality of the situation is that Montgomery
County residents contribute 1/3 more in taxes per capita
than the average Maryland taxpayer and receive 1/3 less
in school funding, (2010 Overview of Local Maryland
Governments). The majority of the money that comes back
to the counties from the state of Maryland is allocated for
K-12 education. Consequently underfunding Montgomery
students, affects everyone, as money from other county
initiatives needs to be re-allocated to schools. More state
money for operating costs would free up money to build
more classrooms instead of the plethora of trailers all over
our school district.
The results of being taxed too much and receiving back
to little have not only resulted in postponed education and
transportation infrastructure but also debt and deficit. The
Montgomery County recurring deficit is over $1 billion and far
larger than any other Maryland county. Montgomery County’s
debt accounts for approximately 25% of the total debt burden
of all twenty-three counties and Baltimore City.
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such a large budget deficit and why is there so much debt?
A $3.6 billion debt is simply unsustainable and it is only
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The gaping holes in the Montgomery County financial
system have many consequences, most importantly, in the
education of our children. Montgomery County students
receive less state funding per pupil than twenty-one other
counties in the state. Montgomery County is almost last on
the list, only above Talbot and Worchester counties, two of
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Montgomery County has 140,000 students. Compared to the
average county, each student is underfunded $2,200 by the state,
which the county has to make up for. This means our school system
is underfunded by over $300 million dollars, which accounts for
almost one third of the county’s $1 billion deficit!
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The net result of this underfunding is that Montgomery
County is falling behind Fairfax County. Both counties have
historically shared similar populations, education, median
household incomes, and most importantly, similar sized
county budgets thus making Fairfax a good benchmark to
measure Montgomery. However, after recently finishing yet
another frightening budget year, Montgomery County has
dropped far behind. As Montgomery County’s budget deficit
grows, Fairfax County’s budget shows a surplus. How does
this affect the average citizen?
According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the
US Census Bureau, Fairfax County’s median household
income is now $13,000 higher than Montgomery County.
Montgomery County now has surpassed Fairfax with a
higher poverty level and a higher unemployment rate.
Over the years, businesses have been slowly been shifting
across the river. Fairfax County now employs 200,000 more
people than Montgomery County. (2010 Comparative Data
on Montgomery and Fairfax Counties, available on www.
CaveForSenate.com) With average earnings per job at
$72,838, Fairfax County enjoys 10% better salaries than
Montgomery County. However, Montgomery County does
trump Fairfax County by having a higher median housing
sale price and a 1% lower foreclosure rate.
The Fairfax County School system is more efficient. Fairfax
County has 30,000 more students because less of the parents
feel the need to enroll their children in private schools. The
school budgets are roughly the same. Fairfax also has smaller
class sizes and slightly better SAT averages in spite of the fact
that Montgomery County spends $1,396 or 10% more per
pupil. Fairfax County is also able to offer special education
services (which are more expensive) to 2% more students.
Why is Fairfax has able to offer more Special Education
opportunities? Could Montgomery be denying those services
to keep their already skyrocketing costs down?
There is a significant disparity in crime statistics as well. As of
2008, Montgomery County’s Part I Crime rate is 33% higher
than Fairfax County. (Part I crimes are defined by the FBI as
the “more serious” crimes). Fairfax outstrips their Maryland
twin in public health as well. Montgomery County boasts
a 19% higher birth rate among teen mothers, and a 34%
higher infant mortality rate.
Are these societal differences or the result of Montgomery’s
strapped funding, which has been going on for years but
finally came to a head this year? Since the demographics
between the two are so close many conclude that the
difference is dollars and sense. Montgomery needs more
of their dollars back from the state and the county elected
officials need to use more sense when allocating those hard
earned tax funds.
{Here is the documentation showing that Montgomery
County pays 1/3rd more to Maryland and receives 1/3rd less
from Maryland for school funding and actually receives even
less for overall funding. The two exhibits following this story
are from the 2010 Overview of Maryland Local Governments
finance and demographic information section. The entire
report is available on www.CaveForSenate.com . Exhibit 7.2
shows that each student in the average Maryland County
received $6,718 in state funds while each Montgomery
County student received $4,509. The $2,209 difference is
1/3rd of $6,718. Exhibit 10.6 shows that the per capita tax
revenue for Montgomery County taxpayers was $3,109 and
the average for the state is $2,351. The $758 difference is
1/3rd of $2,351. Exhibit 10.6 also shows that the per person
allocation of “state aid” for the average county is $946 and the
per person allocation for “state aid” for Montgomery County
is $559. The difference of $387 is greater than 1/3rd, it is
actually 40% less. Exhibit 10.6 cites fiscal year 2007 but that
is all that is available in the 2010 report. Brian Frosh states that
the ratio is improving but it is only a marginal difference. The
problem is large and systemic. The incremental increases
since 2007 have not forestalled the fiscal crisis Montgomery
County is experiencing.}
11 AUTHORITY: CAVE FOR SENATE. JOCELYN BELL, TREASURER
County Federal State Local Total
Allegany $1,262 $10,819 $3,301 $15,382
Anne Arundel 490 4,635 7,635 12,761
Baltimore City 2,186 11,690 2,744 16,619
Baltimore 707 5,980 6,837 13,524
Calvert 546 6,097 6,251 12,894
Caroline 1,029 8,988 2,477 12,494
Carroll 521 6,013 6,287 12,821
Cecil 734 7,079 4,442 12,255
Charles 760 6,605 5,690 13,056
Dorchester 1,191 7,745 4,048 12,984
Frederick 612 6,073 5,931 12,616
Garrett 1,039 6,976 5,540 13,556
Harford 627 6,340 5,672 12,639
Howard 456 5,019 9,335 14,810
Kent 1,309 5,963 8,494 15,766
Montgomery 633 4,509 11,168 16,310
Prince George's 1,261 8,478 5,205 14,943
Queen Anne's 877 4,861 6,558 12,297
St. Mary's 830 6,474 4,936 12,240
Somerset 1,637 9,757 3,327 14,721
Talbot 903 3,333 8,052 12,288
Washington 901 7,352 4,232 12,485
Wicomico 1,070 8,723 3,612 13,405
Worcester 873 3,906 11,505 16,284
Total $902 $6,718 $6,732 $14,351
Source: Local School Budgets, Department of Legislative Services
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AN OPEN LETTER TO THE VOTERS IN DISTRICT 16,
We urge you to join us in supporting Jerry Cave for the
Maryland State Senate. Jerry is a strong advocate for children.
His opponent, Brian Frosh, by his long resistance to Jessica’s
Law, has endangered our children. This November 2, vote
for Jerry Cave and send a message to opponents of child
safety in Maryland.
Joan Harris, President
Citizens for Jessica’s Law
www.citizensforjessicaslaw.org
14 AUTHORITY: CAVE FOR SENATE. JOCELYN BELL, TREASURER
Matt Andrew asked Jerry Cave these questions
on the fiscal problems facing Maryland and
Montgomery County and how to turn this
situation around.

Q. What do all these companies have in common?
Northrop Grumman, Black & Decker, Computer Sciences,
Hilton Hotels, CoStar, SAIC, Hanger Orthopedics, Noxell,
BP Solar, Hyundai, U.S. Food Services, Sweetheart Corp.,
NPR, Volkswagen North American.
CAVE. I think that is a list of companies that rejected
locating their business in Maryland.
Q. Right but where did they decide to go?
CAVE. I’m pretty sure that most went to Virginia.
Q. Why?
CAVE. Regrettably that answer is obvious. Virginia has
a tax code that attracts business while Maryland has a
tax code that repels business. Both states enjoy a well-
educated work force, good ports, accessible airports,
proximity to the Nation’s Capital on the hub of the Eastern
Seaboard and great transportation systems. The difference
is the tax code.
Q. Can you be specific?
CAVE. The first thing a businessperson does when
making any decision is to look at the numbers. Business is
attracted by lower taxes. Here is a comparison between
Maryland and Virginia.
-Virginia’s corporate tax rate is 6% and Maryland’s is 8.25%
-Virginia’s sales tax is 5% and Maryland’s is 6%
-Virginia’s Income tax tops out at 5.75% & Maryland top’s 9%
-Virginia’s Hotel/Motel tax is 4% and Maryland’s is 7%
-Virginia’s Gasoline tax is 18.1c and Maryland’s is 23.5c
-Maryland has the 4th highest tax burden of the 50 states
-Montgomery has the 14th highest tax burden of 3,300 counties.
Q. Who else’s sees that Virginia is more conducive to
business?
CAVE. Third party organizations see an unmistakable
difference.
-Forbes’ ranks Virginia #1 and Maryland #12.
-Tax Foundation Ranks Virginia #15 and Maryland #45
-CNBC ranks Virginia #2 and Maryland #27
Q. Why does Montgomery County have the most to lose?
CAVE. Montgomery is the closest Maryland County to
Virginia and we are rapidly losing out to Fairfax. Fairfax
County has 201,114 more jobs than Montgomery and
the average paycheck is 10.8% higher (see page 24
Comparative data on Montgomery County and Fairfax
County which can be found online and a copy is on www.
CaveForSenate.com )
Q. What are Maryland legislators thinking?
CAVE. Apparently, Maryland’s incumbents are depending
exclusively on Federal and Military employment with
inattention if not out right hostility to private business. At a time
when other states are doing everything to attract business
opportunities Maryland is heading the other way.
Q. Why is this happening?
CAVE. Blair Lee has pointed out in the Gazette (3/26/10)
that too many of our state legislators are not business
people who could bring an alternative perspective and
a better balance to our tax policy. For instance, none of
the three incumbents for the Maryland legislature from
Bethesda are from private industry and their anti-business
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15 AUTHORITY: CAVE FOR SENATE. JOCELYN BELL, TREASURER
track record reflects it. Frosh in particular is well known
for his hostility to business and his naiveté on economics.
He has poor ratings from almost every industry.
Q. How can you help attract business and jobs to Bethesda,
Montgomery County & Maryland?
CAVE. I can bring a business-oriented perspective,
which is sorely needed. My background is particularly
well suited to be of value in this regard. I have 16 years
of experience in large businesses with NBC and other
broadcasting companies. I also have 17 years of success
in my own small business. My specialty is to take a
situation and make it better or if it’s broken turn it around.
That’s what a businessperson does and I have done it
for decades. In both careers I have called on hundreds
of businesses of all sizes and types. I understand what
makes them tick and what makes them want to relocate
or remain here. I have also lived here all my life and can
tell you every advantage we offer private industry once
we get the numbers straight. This is a great place to live
and work if only the politicians would stop mucking it up.
Q. Can Maryland make a comeback from this situation?
CAVE. Maryland has everything to be the first state out
of the recession if we fix the tax code. We have lots of
Federal jobs and more on the way. Homeland security
is locating in the old St. Elizabeth Hospital and many of
those employees will want to live in Maryland. Maryland
is also benefiting from BRAC, which is relocating more
military operations to our state. However, we can’t
depend on those two things alone. We need private
industry too, especially for regions of Maryland outside
the D.C. metro.
Q. What is the difference between Maryland’s economic
problems and the rest of the country?
CAVE. Maryland shouldn’t have many of the problems
we have because our circumstances are much more
advantageous than other states. Our problems are all
self imposed by poor government policy. We have the
2nd highest household incomes and the 4th highest tax
burden (top 8%) in the country. We surely have enough
income that is being taxed aggressively, actually too
aggressively. In any case there is plenty of tax revenue.
On the other hand while our current unemployment is
record breaking for us it is much lower than the rest of the
country. Our poverty level is the 2nd lowest. Montgomery
County’s problem makes even less sense. Montgomery’s
situation in terms of income, unemployment, poverty, and
tax burden (#14 of 3,300 counties or top ½%) are so
much better than the rest of the country that they should
insulate us from the countrywide dilemmas but they are
not. While Maryland has recurring $2 billion deficits on a
$32 billion budget, Montgomery has recurring $1 billion
deficits on a $4.3 budgets. The Washington Post editorial
on May 30th outlined this problem as one of governmental
incompetence.
Q. Why is Montgomery’s problem so much worse relative
to Maryland’s?
CAVE. Montgomery’s problem is worse because it is
a relative of Maryland. It is the state’s rich uncle and
Maryland has finally bled Montgomery dry. Fairfax gets
abused by Virginia but not to this degree. The report which
I posted on my website, Maryland Local Governments
2010 shows that Montgomery County pays 1/3rd more
taxes and gets 1/3rd less state funding compared to the
average county. We send $3 billion to Maryland and get
a little over a $½ billion back. Montgomery can’t afford
that anymore and really never could. In the past this
siphoning off of Montgomery County largesse resulted
in cancellation or delays in getting Montgomery County
the cross county transportation (Inter County Connector
and an underground Purple Line) she needs and
adequate money to build sufficient classroom space for
its burgeoning student population. Now it is part of the
county’s $1 billion budget deficit.
Q. What are the solutions?
CAVE. We need to do the following things now so
Montgomery can recover and lead Maryland back out
of the recession.
-We need to replace some non-business legislators with
business oriented ones for better ideas and a balanced
perspective.
-We need to create an overall business friendly tax
environment.
-Maryland needs to lower her spending.
-Montgomery needs to lower spending.
-Maryland needs to allocate more funds to Montgomery
County to build the long overdue infrastructure for
transportation and education. Maryland has taken too
much of our money over the decades and it is now time
to begin their long overdue repayment.
Part of the problem is inadequate funding from the state.
The rest as pointed out in The Washington Post editorial
on May 30th says that the Montgomery County Council
should emulate Fairfax County, which does not have
these problems.
Q. You make it sound easy.
CAVE. In this economy nothing is easy. This is
elementary economics, not rocket science.
16 AUTHORITY: CAVE FOR SENATE. JOCELYN BELL, TREASURER
Here are examples of a knowledgeable
understanding of tax policy by Jerry Cave, Rona
Kramer & the Wall Street Journal versus a lack of
understanding by the incumbent Brian Frosh. Please
read them and to see which candidate is better
qualified to get Maryland’s economy moving in the
right direction. Is it Jerry Cave or Brian Frosh?
And now the Wall Street Journal
“Millionaires Go Missing” on May 27 2009
Here’s a two-minute drill in soak-the-rich economics:
“Maryland couldn’t balance its budget last year, so the
state tried to close the shortfall by fleecing the wealthy.
Politicians in Annapolis created a millionaire tax bracket,
raising the top marginal income-tax rate to 6.25%. And
because cities such as Baltimore and Bethesda also impose
income taxes, the state-local tax rate can go as high as
9.45%. Governor Martin O’Malley, a dedicated class warrior,
declared that these richest 0.3% of filers were “willing and
able to pay their fair share.” The Baltimore Sun predicted
the rich would “grin and bear it.”
“One year later, nobody’s grinning. One-third of the
millionaires have disappeared from Maryland tax rolls. In
2008 roughly 3,000 million-dollar income tax returns were
filed by the end of April. This year there were 2,000, which
the state comptroller’s office concedes is a “substantial
decline.” On those missing returns, the government collects
6.25% of nothing. Instead of the state coffers gaining the
extra $106 million the politicians predicted, millionaires
paid $100 million less in taxes than they did last year --
even at higher rates.”
“No doubt the majority of that loss in millionaire filings
results from the recession. However, this is one reason
that depending on the rich to finance government is so
ill-advised: Progressive tax rates create mountains of cash
during good times that vanish during recessions. For
evidence, consult California, New York and New Jersey.”
“The Maryland state revenue office says it’s “way too
early” to tell how many millionaires moved out of the state
when the tax rates rose. But no one disputes that some rich
filers did leave. It’s easier than the redistributionists think.
Christopher Summers, president of the Maryland Public
Policy Institute, notes: “Marylanders with high incomes
typically own second homes in tax friendlier states like
Florida, Delaware, South Carolina and Virginia. So it’s
easy for them to change their residency.””
“All of this means that the burden of paying for bloated
government in Annapolis will fall on the middle class.
Thanks to the futility of soaking the rich, these working
families will now pay Mr. O’Malley’s “fair share.””
“I supported the surcharge on incomes exceeding one
million dollars per year, because our Constitution requires
our state budget to be balanced each year, and it seemed
to be the only way to win enough votes to close the gap. “
-Brian Frosh To the BCC Chamber of Commerce
“The Millionaires Tax is a monument to ignorance
and indifference. Money moves. If you create a hostile
tax environment, then the money will move to a more
friendly state. The millionaire tax deprived Maryland and
Montgomery County tax revenue. The elected officials
who voted for this boondoggle either were ignorant
of basic economics or worse, were indifferent to the
obvious outcome. I am against the tax as it generates
less revenue. Tax policy like this will increase the mass
exodus of businesses and high income earners to nearby
Virginia.”
-Jerry Cave to the BCC Chamber of Commerce
“Montgomery County already does the yeoman’s share
of supporting the state budget,” she said. “It’s absolutely
inappropriate for one jurisdiction, Montgomery County,
to pick up the tab for 50 percent of one tax.”
-Rona Kramer on the millionaire’s tax
MONEY MOVES
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17 AUTHORITY: CAVE FOR SENATE. JOCELYN BELL, TREASURER
PROPERTY TAXES FORCING
SENIORS TO FLEE BETHESDA
Things are not always as they appear. These may seem to be a speed trap, a parking
meter, and a house, but they are not. To the incumbents who have created an
unsustainable combination of high taxes, deficits, and reduced services, these things are
all cash registers.
The biggest cash register is your home. The taxes go up, up up. That is problem for some
of us but for our seniors it is a disaster! Our parents and grandparents are being forced
out of their homes because they cannot afford the taxes on their fixed incomes. The
incumbents don’t care. They just want the money. I called on a nice couple in Bethesda
on Wilson Lane and he asked “Can you do something about our property taxes? My wife
and I have lived here all our lives and now we are being forced out. We can’t afford the
taxes.” He was so desperate he said he would even vote for a Republican! With that joke
I had to laugh but I wanted to cry. This couple worked all their lives and they just want to
stay in their home.
After this election is over, the incumbents will raise taxes, lower services, and find more
cash registers to finagle more money from you. The other option is to elect someone who
will get Maryland to give us our fair share so we don’t force our retirees out of town.
By Jerry Cave
18 AUTHORITY: CAVE FOR SENATE. JOCELYN BELL, TREASURER
Jessica Lunsford (pictured above)
Jessica Lunsford is the namesake of Jessica’s Law
19 AUTHORITY: CAVE FOR SENATE. JOCELYN BELL, TREASURER
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20 AUTHORITY: CAVE FOR SENATE. JOCELYN BELL, TREASURER
rian Frosh called Jessica’s Law a “bumper sticker“
while almost every other Maryland legislator and Governor
O’Malley called for the enactment of this landmark
legislation. The law utilizes long term mandatory sentences
as the only effective option to keep vicious child sexual
predators away from society’s most vulnerable potential
victims. In most cases the victims are girls under 12 years of
age. That infamous comment by the Bethesda trial attorney
and Maryland state senator representing Bethesda was
the opening salvo in his attempt to derail this important
legislation. Jessica advocates include concerned women
from all regions Maryland and parents of the victims of child
predators including the mother of Sarah Foxwell, Jennifer,
whose daughter was murdered by a registered sex offender
in Salisbury last December.
Child sexual predators are criminals with a proclivity for
repeating their heinous acts. They are very dangerous
people who are aroused by children, according to John
Jay College of Criminal Justice forensic psychologist, Louis
B. Schlesinger, “they’re predatory, compulsive, repetitive
offenders.
Ohio University criminologist, Keith Durkin says “many if
not all” child sexual predators “will molest children until
the day they die. They’re dangerous and they’re going to
re-offend.” Schlesinger says they are “untreatable.”
Jessica’s Law is designed to keep these monsters in
prison, out of the community, and away from our children.
Jessica’s Law is named after Jessica Lunsford, a nine-year
old Florida girl kidnapped, raped and brutally murdered
by a paroled sex offender.
This year, an enhancement to Jessica’s Law came before
the Maryland state legislature.
“It’s a bumper sticker, “ Brian Frosh callously said of this
year’s legislative enhancement for Jessica’s Law which
was passed in 2007.
Brian Frosh’s “bumper sticker” comment encapsulates his
staunch opposition to tougher penalties for child sexual
predators. A stooge for rapacious trial lawyers Mr. Frosh,
chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee,
has fought tooth and nail against mandatory minimum
sentences for child sex offenders over the last four years
Voters in Bethesda deserve to know the truth about their
state senator and how he opposed a law that would
contribute to the safety of Maryland’s children by imposing
stricter penalties on vicious criminals.
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During the 2006 special session, Frosh pulled an eleventh
hour protest to water-down Jessica’s Law to only five years
for second degree child rape. The bill died in the final
days of the 2006 regular session thanks to procedural
maneuvering by then House majority whip Anthony
Brown.
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In 2007, energized advocates fought and won 25-year
mandatory minimum sentences without possibility of
parole for first degree child rape. However, advocates had
to endure rude and disrespectful treatment from Frosh’s
committee. Frosh slated a hearing on the bill at the end of
a 13-bill agenda, which included less important bills like
prohibiting chaining dogs outdoors. The hearing started
at 6 p.m. five hours after the committee began the day’s
session. When Jessica’s Law finally came up Frosh and the
majority of the committee were not present for testimony.
Marc Klaas, whose daughter Polly was murdered by a
paroled sex offender, traveled to Maryland from California
to testify said, “This is a unique experience for me to wait
five hours to speak to three people.” According to Faye
Brusso, who showed up to testify, “Frosh got up and went
home.” “Frosh needs to hang his head in shame as to
the way he conducted the proceedings,” she said. Jerry
Norton, Vice President of Citizens for Jessica’s Law for
Maryland called Frosh’s actions “an absolute travesty.”
Supporters of Jessica’s Law flooded the Frosh’s office and
Senate President Mike Miller with hundreds of angry phone
calls over what had happened. Miller called Norton to
apologize on behalf of the Senate.
The House of Delegates unanimously passed Jessica’s Law.
All but three Senators voted to pass it and the Governor
couldn’t sign it fast enough. Brian Frosh voted NO on
Jessica’s Law along with only two other senators. While all
Maryland legislators voted for it Bethesda’s Brian Frosh
opposed it every step of the way.
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Despite the victory in 2007, a huge loophole still existed.
Thanks to Frosh’s obstruction in 2006, the mandatory
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At the end of the 2010 legislative session Brian
Frosh spoke to WBAL Radio about the Jessica’s Law
enhancement:
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really a bill. The provision has never been used. It’s
second degree rape not first degree rape, it is of little
consequence. What is of consequence is what we’re
doing with the big sex offender bills, the one’s about
lifetime supervision, civil commitment, registration,
retroactive registration. Those will make a significant
difference, this one won’t.
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However, Ihe low ollowu uex offenderu Io peIiIion
for releoue fron uuperviuion ofIer hve yeoru. ThoI'u
hordly "lifeIine uuperviuion."
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dongerouu uex offenderu ofIer Iheir uenIenceu ore
conpleIed-noking o "uignihconI difference." He
woun'I "doing onyIhing" on civil conniInenIu. A
Houue-SenoIe conference conniIIee onendnenI
uIruck civil conniInenIu ouI before Ihe legiuloIure
voIed on IhoI bill.
Listen to the entire audio clip at
http://www.wbal.com/absolutenm/articlefiles/49405-
BRIAN%20FROSH.mp3
penalty for second degree child rape was limited to a
mere five years. The difference between first and second
degree child rape is use of a weapon or an accomplice.
In 2010, spurred by the heinous kidnapping and murder
of Sarah Foxwell on the Eastern Shore, advocates for
Jessica’s Law returned to Annapolis to strengthen the
law by increasing the mandatory minimum sentence for
second degree child rape.
As he did in previous years, Brian Frosh opposed the
effort.
Instead of the impertinence he showed in 2006, in 2010
Frosh used procedural gimmicks.
Initially, Frosh held up the Senate version of the bill, SB 622,
which called for 20-year mandatory minimum sentences
for second degree child rape. Even after the House of
Delegates had unanimously approved its’ version of the
law—15-year mandatory minimums with no parole—late
in the legislative session, Frosh was satisfied to simply keep
the bill in his desk drawer. He even ducked a scheduled
meeting with Citizens for Jessica’s Law President, Joan
Harris. “I am dismayed and extremely disappointed that
Chairman Frosh was not willing to meet to discuss the
safety of Maryland’s children,” Harris said.
Then, after more public outcry, Frosh brought the bill up
for a vote in his committee, but tried to water down the
minimum sentence to 10 years. “Brian Frosh is holding SB
622 hostage,” Jerry Norton said. “Why do we have to fight
so hard to get tougher penalties for these sex offenders?”
Despite Frosh’s maneuver, the bill’s sponsor Senator,
Nancy Jacobs obtained the requisite number of signatures
to bring SB 622 to the full senate for a vote. Still, Frosh
asked his Montgomery County colleague, Senator Richard
Madaleno to layover (delay) the bill. Harris said, “They are
up to something to try to water down or kill this bill…they
are playing games with the safety of our children.”
Less than a week before the end of the session, the Senate
eventually passed SB 622 with 20-year mandatory minimum
sentences, but the difference between the House version
15 years, and Senate version needed to be reconciled in
conference committee before the bill could become law.
As the final day of the 2010 legislative session wore on
neither Frosh nor his ally House Judiciary Chair, Joe Vallario,
had appointed members to a conference committee. At
a state house press conference, Sarah Foxwell’s mother
Jennifer talked about the “frustrating” process. “Being the
parent of a child brutally murdered by a registered sex
offender,” Foxwell said, “I’m absolutely appalled that this
is even an issue.”
Not until the last two hours of the session did Frosh relent
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and allow the Jessica’s Law enhancement to pass. The
breakthrough came only after Frosh exacted a letter of
apology from Jacobs for publicly accusing him of blocking
the bill—which of course, he did.
After the legislative session, Frosh told WBAL radio that the
Jessica’s Law was of “little consequence”, yet in an election
year Frosh lacked the courage of his convictions to vote
against it. Unlike in 2007, fresh off reelection, Frosh voted
against 25-year mandatory minimum sentences for child
sex predators.
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In the midst of Frosh’s legislative maneuvering to block
the Jessica’s Law enhancement, Citizens for Jessica’s Law
President, Joan Harris said “We will remember in November
who are the ones who made it happen, and who are the
ones who did not!”
The voters of District 16 should remember this November
that their senator, Brian Frosh, has actively opposed
tougher sentences for child sex offenders over the last four
years. It is one thing for Bethesda voters to elect Brian
Frosh before learning about his opposition to this law to
protect our children. To re-elect him while being aware
of his position requires us to face a single question
from those who would protect our children – Why
would Bestheda do this?
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Like Brian Frosh, House Judiciary Committee Chair,
Joe Vallario, is a trial lawyer and protects their interests
in the legislature. Vallario is a key ally for Brian Frosh
in opposing mandatory minimum sentences for child
sex offenders. Just like Frosh, Vallario intended to keep
the Jessica’s Law enhancement in his desk drawer. In
2007, Vallario did not make advocates wait five hours to
testify on behalf of Jessica’s Law as Frosh did, but he was
extremely “rude and arrogant” towards those that showed
up in Annapolis to voice their support.
Vallario was set to kill Jessica’s Law in committee until a
camera crew from the O’Reilly Factor arrived. Forced
into the sunshine, Vallario reversed course and even
added himself as a sponsor of the bill. When asked why
he was blocking Jessica’s Law an apoplectic Vallario
said, “O’Reilly is a liar! Tell him I said so. This guy’s on
television saying I’m villain. He can kiss my fanny. I don’t
put up with [bleep]. Tell him I don’t talk to liars and he’s
a liar!”
This past March, women lawmakers protested Vallario’s
boorish behavior to Speaker of the House Michael Bush.
The Women Legislators of Maryland complained of
Vallario’s “tyrannical leadership” and his “rude behavior.”
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legislative session;
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Miller for making witnesses wait over five hours to testify
on behalf of Jessica’s Law. One of three senators to vote
against 25-year mandatory minimum sentences for child
sex predators;
(&'& Brian Frosh called 15-year mandatory minimum
sentences for child sex predators “bumper sticker
legislation.” Used procedural gimmicks to water down
and obstruct Jessica’s Law enhancement.
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Legislative partners, judicial proceedings chairmen and
opponents of Jessica’s Law, Joe Vallario & Brian Frosh
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In December of last year a Maryland girl was raped and
murdered in Salisbury Maryland by a repeat sex offender.
My opponent Brian Frosh, thinks lifetime supervision
will protect our children from these monsters. This
2/20/10 Washington Post editorial concludes that lifetime
supervision is no substitute for adequate jail time. How can
Bethesda consider re-electing Brian Frosh?
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Saturday, February 20, 2010
TWO MONTHS before 11-year-old Sarah Foxwell was
abducted, the man charged in her murder was arrested
on charges of breaking into a woman’s home in Ocean
City. He went to that woman’s bedroom as she slept and
removed his shirt and pants. Thomas Leggs Jr. was a
registered sex offender -- whose previous convictions
included molesting a 12-year-old girl and raping a
16-year-old -- but he was released that same day. So
he was free the day Sarah disappeared from her Salisbury,
Md., home in December.
Why was his bond set at a mere $10,000? Given his history,
shouldn’t he have been -- at the very least -- under state
supervision?
The tragic questions arising from this high-profile case
have spurred a raft of legislation in Annapolis to deal with
sex offenders. Clearly, there are gaps in the law. But
it’s important that lawmakers not rush to enact laws that
look good on campaign literature but are of questionable
efficacy -- such as measures that indiscriminately widen
the scope of those having to register as sexual offenders
or that place unreasonable restrictions on where they can
live or go. There are legitimate questions of whether the
state has adequately enforced laws -- passed right before
the last election -- on its books, such as those mandating
better evaluation of offenders before sentencing.
Much of the debate is likely to focus on lifetime
supervision for sexual offenders -- the centerpiece of
the bill put forth by Gov. Martin O’Malley (D). Under the
governor’s initiative, serious sex offenders (including those
convicted of first- or second-degree rape, certain offenses
involving children and multiple offenses) would be subject
to mandatory lifetime supervision after their release from jail.
The bill would allow the sentencing court to tailor conditions,
such as GPS monitoring, while permitting an offender to
petition for discharge from the program. The governor’s office
makes a powerful case that, with such a law in place, Mr.
Leggs probably would have never have been released after
his Ocean City arrest because the arrest would have been a
violation of probation. Indeed, there is evidence, according
to Parents for Megan’s Law, that lifetime supervision, used in
some 18 states, reduces recidivism.
Nonetheless, Mr. Leggs’s case also proves there are
limits to supervision. He was released in September
1998 after serving six months for sexual conduct with
a minor and placed on the highest level of supervised
probation. That didn’t stop him from raping a teenage
girl in Rehoboth, Del., on June 26, 2000.
Cost is also likely to be a factor. Lawmakers will have
to consider whether they can make the promise that
government will rigorously monitor sex offenders for 50
or 70 years. One idea that should be considered is not
making supervision mandatory, but leaving the option to
judges on a case-by-case basis.
Lifetime supervision cannot be a substitute for adequate
jail time (Delaware officials have yet to explain Mr. Leggs’s
light rape sentence), or effective prosecution (surely the
Ocean City case should have occasioned a sex charge), or
attentive caregivers (the victim’s family apparently knew Mr.
Leggs as a friend). Sadly, those also seem to be factors
in the dreadful fate this young girl met.
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Annapolis, Maryland March 27, 2010 - Senate Bill 622 is facing a major hurdle in the
Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, Chairman Brian Frosh from Montgomery County
has been holding up the bill in committee and not taking the bill out for a vote. Senator
Nancy Jacobs has indicated to Citizens for Jessica’s Law that SHE WILL AMEND Senate
Bill 622 from 20 years to 10 years as a compromise to Chairman Frosh to get the bill out of
committee. This is unacceptable to the child victims of rape. We overwhelmingly denounce
and reject this amendment. The children of Maryland do not wish to have their safety
compromised by anyone for the sake of a political deal. The bill was already amended
in the House Judiciary Committee from 20 years to 15 years and we are in total support of
that amendment. However, we will NOT support any amendment less than a mandatory
15 years to life without the possibility of parole by any member of the Maryland General
Assembly. The companion bill, House Bill 254 (sponsored by Delegate Steve Schuh and
Mike Smigiel) passed unanimously this week in the Maryland House of Delegates 136-0. The
bill (as amended) mandates a 15 year sentence for the rape of a child without the possibility
of parole. “Victims have a life sentence with no parole. Those who rape a child deserve no
less. 15 years is not nearly enough time to serve for raping a child. To amend this bill to 10
years is a smack in the face to all of us,” said Ginny Meerman, Mrs. Maryland 2009. The rape
of a child is the most deplorable and despicable act one can commit (other than murder). It
is a disgrace that we have to politic away the justice of our child victims. Child rapists belong
in prison where there is no compromise and where there are no children to rape. Citizens for
Jessica’s Law hold our children dear to our hearts and for that we will not compromise.
Joan Harris, President, Citizens for Jessica’s Law
Jerry Norton, Vice-President, Citizens for Jessica’s Law
Here is further corroboration of Brian Frosh’s attempts to water down
Jessica’s Law from the advocates supporting the bill.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from 3/27/10

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JUDGE ERIC M. JOHNSON of the Montgomery County Circuit Court, whose long
career includes a stint as a prosecutor, would probably recoil at the suggestion that he
is soft on child molesters. But what other conclusion to draw after his latest act of
charity toward this especially repulsive class of criminal -- his second in three
years -- this one directed at a man convicted of abusing a 4-year-old girl?
On scant evidence, Judge Johnson concluded on May 7 that Jason Lay, now 26
years old, had become a different person in the five years since he was convicted of
forcing the girl to perform sexual acts while she was in his care. “I find your remorse to be
genuine,” the judge told Mr. Lay -- the same Mr. Lay who made faces at witnesses during
his trial in 2005. The judge knocked 14 years off Mr. Lay’s original 30-year sentence.
Rather than remaining behind bars until 2035, Mr. Lay will be eligible for parole in
2013, after just eight years in prison -- and before his 30th birthday.
Judge Johnson’s decision was disturbing on a number of levels. It raises questions
about whether, when it comes to child molesters, he hands down sentences with
a nod and a wink. Owing to a quirk in Maryland law that allows courts to revisit and
reduce sentences at the defense’s request, two years ago the judge cut an 18-
year sentence for another child molester, Stanley D. Schwartz, to just 18 months.
Mr. Schwartz, whose own children testified against him and urged the judge to
impose the longest prison term possible, had been convicted of abusing three
youngsters.
It was that same provision of state law that enabled the judge to halve Mr. Lay’s sentence
based on the testimony of a single social worker who examined Mr. Lay and found
him remorseful. (What else would Mr. Lay say -- that he reveled in the memory of abusing
a pre-schooler?)...
Only in Maryland do trial courts have unchecked power to reduce sentences even
for violent crimes. Serious questions have been raised about that power in the past,
following instances in which former inmates committed murder, rapes and other crimes
after their terms were trimmed. There is conflicting research about the rate at which
convicted child molesters offend after serving prison sentences, but one thing is not
in doubt: their crimes are extraordinarily damaging and their victims generally
defenseless. That should have been more in Judge Johnson’s mind when Mr. Lay and
Mr. Schwartz came before him seeking leniency. This week Judge Johnson sentenced
another child molester, Virgilio Nunez, to 37 years. We’ll see if that sentence sticks.
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27 AUTHORITY: CAVE FOR SENATE. JOCELYN BELL, TREASURER
We have the most legislators of any county in Maryland
and if we insist on our fair share we will get it.
When we get back 50¢ on the dollar we will still be
contributing more to Maryland than any other county.

I will fight for our fair share of state funding! My
opponent has not done this in his 23 years in office.
The incumbent has given us traffic, trailers and taxes.
We are not asking for a hand out. We are insisting that
Maryland give us a fair shake.
This is not only fair but it is imperative for our education,
transportation and deficit reduction needs.
Montgomery gets 18¢ back for every $1 of tax we send
to Maryland while the average county gets 51¢ back.
This is why the ICC has been delayed for 3 decades
and will have an unaffordable toll. This is why they are
trying to cut corners and put the Purple Line on top
of the Crescent Trail, which will ruin it. This is why your
children go to school in overcrowded trailers. This is why
they have put speed traps all over Bethesda. This is why
they have raised the parking tickets twice this year to
$45! Our money goes everywhere in Maryland except
here.
This is based on the political clout not need! Howard
has higher average incomes than Montgomery but still
gets back more than we do too!
We need to get 50¢ back for our $1 just like the
average Maryland County. We will still contribute
more than any other county to the rest of the state.
This is not an uncharitable proposition!
We need the money to fund these long delayed
infrastructure brick and mortar issues:
- Build classrooms instead of trailers & maintain class size,
- Put the Purple Line underground to Save the Crescent Trail,
- Reduce the $11 ICC toll to take traffic off the Beltway,
- Reduce Montgomery County’s deficit.
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28 AUTHORITY: CAVE FOR SENATE. JOCELYN BELL, TREASURER
I love Glen Echo Park! I enjoyed it with my parents and my children. I supported Glen
Echo by covering the park’s features in my magazine, Washington Home and Garden.
My opponent, the incumbent Brian Frosh, likes and supports it too. He listed his effort
to get funding from the state of Maryland for Glen Echo Park as one of his major
accomplishment in his 23 years in the Maryland legislature.
That might be impressive except that during the same time period Baltimore got state
funding for a 220 million dollar football stadium. They gave the team free use of the
stadium to attract the Cleveland Browns to become the Baltimore Ravens. Bethesda
can’t get money to replace trailers with classrooms, Bethesda can’t get money for an
underground Purple line to save the Crescent Trail and we’ll have to pay over $11 for a
rush hour commute on the Inter County Connector but Baltimore gets a free football
stadium!
My opponent, Brian Frosh, likes to say; “How can I ask for more money for Montgomery
County schools when Baltimore’s needs are so great?” Who NEEDS a football stadium?
That makes sense only if you think a football stadium in Baltimore is more important than
classrooms in Bethesda. Otherwise, it’s ridiculous.
No wonder Montgomery County Council President, Nancy Floreen said “Our delegation
to Annapolis (Senator Brian Frosh) hasn’t brought home the bacon.” Sure he did. Bethesda
Senator Frosh brought home the bacon but he brought it home to Baltimore!
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29 AUTHORITY: CAVE FOR SENATE. JOCELYN BELL, TREASURER
We have all seen the D.C. license plates, “Taxation without
Representation.” The difference between Montgomery
County and the District of Columbia is that they know
they don’t have representation and we operate under the
illusion that we do. D.C. does not have representation by
law. Montgomery does not have representation de facto.
From Maryland’s inception Baltimore was our port, biggest
city, commercial hub, largest jurisdiction and the state
was structured to maintain this vibrant economic hub.
However in the last four decades Baltimore has waned
in size, importance while Montgomery has exploded into
Maryland’s most populous, most affluent yet politically
impotent county. The shift in power has not followed the
shift in economy and population.
We are paying a terrible price for this lag in progress.
Montgomery generates huge taxes for the state and the
county yet Montgomery has systemic billion dollar deficits.
The Washington Post lambasted the County Council for their
culpability in creating recurring $1 billion deficits. Blair Lee
tells you the rest of the story in these excerpts from his column
in the Gazette on May 21, 2010. He’s been preaching this
theme for 25 years. We need to listen.
“One reason for Montgomery County’s severe fiscal crisis
is decades of malfeasance in Annapolis. When you allow
yourself to always pay the most and receive the least,
it eventually catches up with you. Every dollar lost in
Annapolis is a dollar made up at home either by higher
taxes or less services.
But don’t blame Montgomery’s state house lawmakers;
they are merely symptoms not the cause. After all, why
should a savvy Montgomery lawmaker fight the state
house power structure for a hometown electorate that
neither pays attention nor cares? Easier, instead, to join
the power structure by selling out Montgomery County
and, if anyone objects, call it “progressivism.” Or, as one
Montgomery County lawmaker puts it, “How can I ask
more for schools in Bethesda when Baltimore’s needs are
so great?”
In touchy-feely, guilty-liberal Montgomery County it works
every time. But how can such an overly educated, politically
sophisticated county whose very existence depends on
government be so stupid? Three reasons:
One, we are so focused on our fast lane careers revolving
around Capitol Hill that we don’t have time for lowly state/
local affairs.
Two, because we came from someplace else we don’t have
roots. In fact, most of Montgomery County’s lawmakers
aren’t natives and, consequently, lack that instinctive
parochialism so common among other state house
delegations.
Finally, we lack a regional media advocate — a daily
newspaper that defines our economic self-interest, holds
our elected officials accountable and galvanizes political
support for our regional agenda. Instead, we have the
Washington Post, which treats us as an afterthought.”
Blair Lee is my inspiration to run this campaign to get
Montgomery a fair shake from Maryland. My opponent
is the epitome of someone who technically represents
Bethesda but in reality advocates for Baltimore. He claims
he does so for altruistic reasons when in reality he does
it to accommodate the power structure in Annapolis to
further his ambition to be president of the senate.
We must assert ourselves now as the boom is about to be
lowered on us from Annapolis. Without a change in our
state senator from Bethesda we have no advocate to stand
up for us. We are in essence defenseless.
I will advocate for Bethesda. My primary ambition is to get
our fair share for our community. We can do this in this
election. (Jerry Cave with excerpts from Blair Lee)
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30 AUTHORITY: CAVE FOR SENATE. JOCELYN BELL, TREASURER
All these cars on the Beltway around Bethesda are about to get a $45 parking ticket
because you cannot park on an Interstate, even if it’s not your fault. Now they’ve never
done this before, but here’s the reason they are doing it now; the Inter County Connector
will be finished soon, but the rush hour round trip toll is going to be over $11.00. So someone
came up with the idea to first give everyone a ticket for parking on the Beltway so that they
would think this $11 toll is a good deal. I guess that is ridiculous, but that’s what happens
when Montgomery County needs something; the cost is ridiculous.
Sometimes you have to use humor to keep from crying. We send $2 ½ billion that we
never see again and we can’t get a road to get across the county without paying an
extortionist toll over $11 for a rush hour round trip. This project was delayed for 30 years
until finally a guy form Baltimore (Bob Ehrlich) finally at least got us the ICC. But they have
increased the toll from when he left office to this exorbitant cost prohibitive rate. How is
it going to get traffic off the Beltway when regular folks can’t afford to use it? Virginia will
have had their equivalent, the Fairfax County Parkway for 20 years by the time we get a
road no one can afford to use.
When will we wake up to this absurd and abusive relationship our Montgomery County
legislators have with Maryland to take our money and leave us holding the bag. This
ridiculous toll, this unconscionable delay, is an insult to all of us on top of the injury of sitting
in the nations 4th worst traffic every damn day!
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31 AUTHORITY: CAVE FOR SENATE. JOCELYN BELL, TREASURER
Jerry Cave is running for the State Senate because the state of Maryland underfunds
Montgomery County schools at a rate of $2,200 per student or $308,000,000, overall, for our
140,000 students. This equates to 31% of Montgomery County’s current $1 billion deficit.

Montgomery County contributes 1/3 more in taxes per capita than the average county and
no longer can afford to receive 1/3 less in school funding.

Our Bethesda state legislator refuses to even ask for more equitable funding for our school
children as he said in the Gazette, “How can I ask for more school funds when Baltimore needs
money?” Baltimore has its own advocate. We need our own in Montgomery County.

All of the Montgomery representatives have failed to ask for our fair share. Montgomery County
Council President Nancy Floreen said, “Our representatives to Annapolis have not brought
home the bacon.”

The election of just one independent-minded, moderate Republican on this platform will
compel the other Montgomery County representatives to insist on our fair share or they will
lose their seats! We can change this formula because we have the most seats in the Maryland
legislature! It’s about our children. It’s about the county’s fiscal survival. But most of all, it’s
about time!
“After all the money Montgomery County citizens have paid in taxes to build schools all over
the state, why do we still have students taking classes in trailers here in our county?”
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32 AUTHORITY: CAVE FOR SENATE. JOCELYN BELL, TREASURER
The election of even just one independent-minded, fiscally responsible, socially moderate
candidate on the platform to win Montgomery County our fair share of state funding will compel all
the other formerly cooperating Montgomery County state representatives to adopt the “Fair Share”
platform. Otherwise, they will lose their seats next time.
If I drop dead after the election and never even take office the effect will be the same because the
election result will live on. We have the most population and thus the most state senators in Annapolis.
We have always had the power to get our fair share. We just never had the senators to do the right
thing.
Bethesda has been well represented by moderate Republicans such as Howie Dennis, Connie Morella,
Gilbert Gude and Mac Mathias. The majorities in the legislature will remain the same.
The incumbent has been in state government since 1987. He has had ample opportunity to get our
fair share and has not done so.
There will never be a better time than right now. There has never been a greater need to do this
than right now. We can do this.
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34 AUTHORITY: CAVE FOR SENATE. JOCELYN BELL, TREASURER

Jessica’s Law is the law to Protect Our Children under 12 from Convicted Sexual Predators with mandatory long-
term prison sentences without parole because everyone agrees that these criminals will never stop preying on
their victims.
“It’s (Jessica’s Law) of little consequence. What is of consequence is lifetime supervision”*
Education
Brian Frosh’s legacy after 23 years in state government is $2,200 less state funding for MCPS students.
The proposed Purple Line is light rail that will be built on the Crescent Trail…
“What are your thoughts on the future of the Purple Line?”
“I strongly support the Purple Line.” **
Do you support a proposed increase in the gas tax for transportation/transit
improvement?
“I would support an increase, depending upon the amount and use of the revenue.” **
What are your top three transportation priorities for Maryland?
Purple Line
Corridor Cities Tranistway
Ensuring that the funds in the Transportation Trust Fund are not used to balance the budget.**
What are your three transportation priorities for Montgomery County?
Purple Line
Corridor Cities Transitway
Southern Entrance to the Bethesda Metro**
Over the past several years, the taxpayers of Montgomery County have seen increased funding for the State tax
base with decreased return on the dollar. What do you plan to do over the next four years that would help to assure
that Montgomery County receives a larger share of the tax base?
I disagree with the premise. In fact, Montgomery County has received substantial
increases in state funds over the past four years. The County’s delegation needs to
continue to work together to achieve similar results over the next term.**

*WBAL Radio http://www.wbal.com/absolutenm/artclefiles/49405-BRIAN%20FROS.mp3
**BCC Chamber of Commerce Questionnaire.

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35 AUTHORITY: CAVE FOR SENATE. JOCELYN BELL, TREASURER
Jessica’s Law is the law to Protect Our Children under 12 from Convicted Sexual Predators with mandatory
long term prison sentences without parole because everyone agrees that these criminals will never stop
preying on their victims.
“My opponent’s idea that an ankle monitor is as safe as prison is absurd and dangerous. Prison offers the only
solution to keep these recidivists away from their next victim.”
Education
“It’s long overdue for Montgomery County to get our fair share of state funding especially for education.”
The proposed Purple Line is light rail that will be built on the Crescent Trail…
“What are your thoughts on the future of the Purple Line?”
I oppose the Purple Line as proposed because it would destroy the Crescent Trail and doesn’t connect with Metro. It
needs to be built underground to save the Crescent Trail and connect directly with Metro to attract enough ridership
to solve the problem.
Do you support a proposed increase in the gas tax for transportation/transit improvement?
No. Our gas tax is already higher than Virginia’s.
What are your top three transportation priorities for Maryland?
“Maryland has ignored our transportation needs for decades while they’ve taken billions from the county. This has
caused the delay and increased costs in the ICC and now the Purple Line. Maryland’s top priority is to fund and
implement the transportation infrastructure in Montgomery County. Our Congressmen and Senators, who have
never had more power than today, should advocate for the Federal Government to pay their fair share to solve our
transportation problems that are caused by the expanding Federal facilities in Bethesda and elsewhere in the state.
It is absurd for Montgomery County to subsidize the state of Maryland or the Federal Government for transportation
problems we did not create!
What are your three transportation priorities for Montgomery County?
The Purple Line needs to be built but only as an underground spur of the metro to work adequately and save the
Crescent Trail. It needs to get underway without delay. The ICC needs to have the unaffordable toll ($11+) reduced
or better yet eliminated
Over the past several years, the taxpayers of Montgomery County have seen increased funding for the
State tax base with decreased return on the dollar. What do you plan to do over the next four years that would
help assure that Montgomery County receives a fair share of tax base?
We receive 18¢ back for every $1 we send the state while the average is 51¢. My opponent is in denial because he
has failed to deliver. My election on the platform to get our fair share will compel all MoCo Senators to advocate the
same or they will lose their seats. It is the election result that will send the message. We have the most senators of any
county and have always had the power to get our fair share. This issue is my platform.
*Fair Share magazine October 2010.
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Jerry Cave, publisher of Washington Home & Garden Online Magazine & former executive
at WTOP, is running to represent Bethesda in the Maryland State Senate.

Jerry’s Washington Home & Garden online
magazine covers gardens, green building,
and remodeling and it also promotes:
Jerry is an active community leader who has volunteered with Scouting, Youth Rugby, and
projects to restore public parks, enhance school facilities, and seed oyster beds in the
Chesapeake Bay. Jerry and his wife of 27 years, Sheila, raised their family in Bethesda.

Jerry studied four languages and earned a BA from Tulane University in Sociology. He
studied journalism at the University of Maryland. He also attended Westbrook, Little Flower,
and Sidwell Friends.
“I’ve lived here all my life and I think it is long overdue for Montgomery County to get
its fair share of funding from Maryland, especially for education. There are other issues,
but none are more important than our schools and the county’s fiscal health.”
- Jerry Cave
Learn more about Jerry Cave at
www.CaveforSenate.com
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Glen Echo Park
Mercy Center Foundation
Mercy Health Center
The Humane Society
Wider Circle
Lab School of Washington
Fisher House & others
Your Advocate for
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