Meet the Candidates: William H. Campbell

By Cherisse Hoffman and Michael Sanders

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William H. Campbell is the Republican candidate for Maryland Comptroller.

William H. Campbell has served in the U.S Naval Reserves for more than 20 years and received an Honorable Discharge in 1984. He attended the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, National Defense University, Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University. Campbell was the Assistant Secretary for Management and served as the chief financial officer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

He has won many awards and accolades, such as the Elmer Stats Award, Meritorious Service Medal, the Presidential Senior Executive Service Distinguished Rank Award, Commander’s Award for Superior Civilian Service and the Superior Civilian Service Medal from the U.S. Department of the Navy.

“I have always been a pragmatist and have worked across organizational and ideological divides to get the job done, “ Campbell said. “I also can stand up to political pressure to protect the interests of Maryland’s citizens, and will place your interests before all others,” Campbell added.

Campbell has campaigned on various issues, including what he terms self-inflicted structural deficits and runway spending in the state’s budget. Campbell said the increase in the state taxes, state fees and state tolls are discouraging small business investments and punishing taxpayers. Campbell also said h wants to reform the state’s pension fund program which he believes is in “dire financial straits.” He also believes that as federal spending decreases, Maryland will be devastated.