From the News Journal:
In a news release announcing his candidacy, Lanzendorfer called for lowering taxes and eliminating useless regulations. He also called for giving more decision-making power in schools to local educators. “The federal government should not have the influence on our education community that they have today,” he said.
Lanzendorfer argues the war on drugs has caused prison costs to skyrocket. He argued taxation of cannabis and hemp could provide more school funding.
The question is whether Lanzendorfer will pull votes from the Republican, James Marino, or the Democrat, Stephanie Hansen. The last election in the 10th was in 2014, and Marino lost by 2 points to Hall-Long. So a close race in a low turnout special election could be affected by Lanzendorfer, especially if liberals are attracted to the Lanzendorfer’s legalization position while ignoring his other libertarian positions like ending all regulations and cutting taxes for the wealthy. That is why it is imperative that the General Assembly take the wind out of his sail and introduce legislation to legalize and tax marijuana in the first week.