On Monday, Vermont Daily Chronicle emailed the same questionnaire to candidates in most contested statewide races in next Tuesday’s Democratic and Republican primary. Below are one candidate’s answers to these questions: “If elected, how would you:
Reduce the cost of living?
Promote widespread, affordable home ownership?
Protect the public from crime?
Promote successful schools?
Protect a clean environment?
Protect civil liberties?
In any other way promote the welfare of your constituents?
Gerald Malloy, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate
My name is Gerald Malloy and I am seeking to be Vermont’s next US Senator. I believe in God, Country, Family, and the Constitution.
I have 42 years of highly relative service to our Nation, and across that experience of great responsibilities I have demonstrated performance and leadership. I graduated from West Point and have served and performed in military, government, and business in leadership positions. This includes performing worldwide with 20 NATO partners and allies, combat and nuclear surety operations, 20 Presidential Disaster Declarations, performing with many US Govt organizations and the law enforcement community, and performing the last 11 years in business development leadership positions in a highly competitive business environment growing business and supporting US Government organizations, mostly in DC.
I have earned a Master’ degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Temple University, a graduate certificate in Business Intelligence from Georgetown University, and graduated from the US Army Command and General Staff College. I am a Vermont parent, father of 4 children, including 3 teenagers in Vermont schools. I see our Country going in the wrong direction, I am going to fight for change for a better future for all Vermonters.
Reduce the cost of living? My platform includes viable, common sense ideas to return to abiding by the Constitution, promoting economic prosperity, and ensuring defense, security and order. The current administration is failing Vermonters and America in these. Please see my website, http://www.deploymalloy.com. I will fight to return to a Federal government of less control, less regulation, less spending, and no new taxes – Government that provides just enough order so every American can enjoy the liberty, freedom and rights of the Constitution. Implementing my ideas, and discipline, will result in lowering the cost of living.
The reason we are experiencing 40-year high inflation and are now in a recession is the reckless overspending of our current administration that has led our national debt to over $30 trillion. The reason our gas and oil prices are at record highs is the Biden administration Executive Order/Crusade to kill the oil and gas industry. I will fight to overturn that Executive Order and to return to spending within budget. As a United States Senator, objectives include ensuring the United States achieves independence for oil and gas, future energy, critical technology, and food. The current administration has failed America in its responses to pending and real inflation; as US Senator I will seek to ensure responsible and timely fiscal and monetary policies.
2. Promote widespread affordable home ownership? At the Federal level, as above, I will not support the overspending that has caused the inflation and recession we are all now experiencing. The Biden administration response in raising interest rates has substantially increased mortgage rates and they are projected to continue increasing.
As a US Senator I will act to reduce Government regulation and control that does not benefit economic prosperity, and I will support infrastructure development that does benefit economic prosperity. There are 3 major issues impacting affordable housing and home ownership in Vermont: 1) infrastructure that is not in place; 2) the restrictions of Act 250; and 3) well-paying jobs. Vermont must decide to make changes related to land use and development, and to infrastructure development so that builders will decide to invest in building starter homes and other housing. I fully recognize that Vermont has not been growing well-paying jobs. I will utilize my many years of experience and success in business development, working directly with US Government organizations and across industry, to grow well- paying jobs and business investment in Vermont.
3. Protect the public from crime? I fully support our Law Enforcement community and will fight to fully fund, not defund, the police. I will also seek to ensure our court systems put criminals in jail, not let them go back out on the street again. We have a Fentanyl crisis in America – I call it Chemical Warfare as China produces the synthetic opioid called Fentanyl and pushes it into America mostly across the southern border. Last year 10,000 lbs of Fentanyl were seized in the US and this is enough lethal dose to kill 2 billion people; the cause for the majority of the 100,000+ overdose deaths in the US last year. I will seek to put up the Wall along our southern border and enforce immigration laws. I will also seek sanctions against China related to Fentanyl. Our Law Enforcement community is a critical part of our society, part of the order that allows us to enjoy the rights of the Constitution. My son is going to become a Police Officer later this year after graduating college and I am very proud of him for entering that noble profession.
4. Promote successful schools? Stacey and I have 4 children in school, including 3 in Vermont schools right now. I am in favor of school choice and will fight for parents’ rights to determine what is and what is not taught to children in public schools. I am in favor of STEM focused education that prepares our children for a successful future, and does not include CRT, Wokeism, or Transgender studies. I have had many conversations with Vermonters about education reforms, from reducing costly layers of administration right up to getting rid of the US Department of Education, and I will consider these actions as a US Senator. Overall, going back up to spending and discipline above, I will look closely at what our Government invents in with taxpayer dollars. Recently I watched Congress provide $40B to Ukraine and now $280B in the CHIPS Act. I have issues with how Congress spends huge sums of taxpayer dollars. I will fight to ensure we spend with discipline on America’s future, such as education improvements.
5. Protect a clean environment? I am 100% in favor of developing future US energy, climate, emissions, and environmental plans and capabilities. I am not in favor of backing into a “New Green Deal” that is not viable. I propose a re-evaluation of our future energy plans that includes industry, developing the resources (that we do not possess), infrastructure, and cost for every American to see and understand.
I do not believe we are in a climate emergency. I will also seek agreements, or sanctions, with countries based on emissions.
6. Protect civil liberties? I took the Oath to support and defend the Constitution and served well and faithfully under that Oath for over two decades. As a US Senator I will continue to serve well and faithfully under Oath to support and defend the Constitution to protect civil liberties. I will not waiver in my belief in the right of every American to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In terms of nominations as a US Senator for positions such as lifetime Supreme Court Justice that impact civil liberties, I will base my nominations on character and qualifications, and I noted I would not have supported the recent SCJ nomination based on being soft on crime.
7. In any other way promote the general welfare of your constituents? I will serve all Vermonters, Vermont, and the United States, under the Constitution and the values of Duty, Honor, and Country, for a better future. I bring 42 years of successful service and experience across military, government, and business, and as Vermont’s Republican United States Senator I will provide the leadership and performance that is missing. It has been an honor meeting thousands of Vermonters campaigning across all 14 counties over the past 7 months. May the 14th star shine bright!