LeRoy E. Myers, Jr.

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LeRoy E. Myers, Jr.
LeRoy E. Myers, Jr. (2007).jpg
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates from District 1C
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 8, 2003
Preceded by Casper R. Taylor, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1951-10-08) October 8, 1951 (age 63)
Hagerstown, Maryland
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) engaged to Maryland politician Nicole Wagoner
Profession Construction Politician

LeRoy E. Myers, Jr. (born October 8, 1951) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Maryland.

Background[edit]

LeRoy Myers was first elected into the Maryland House of Delegates in 2003 to represent District 1C, which covers Allegany & Washington Counties. He defeated long-time delegate and Speaker of the House, Casper R. Taylor. Taylor had been a staunch proponent of bring slot machines into Maryland, but with his defeat by Myers, the passage of slots has remained in limbo, until the 2008 referendum. In 2006, he easily defeated a political newcomer, Brian Grim.

Education[edit]

Myers attended Hagerstown Community College.

Career[edit]

Myers served in U.S. Army Reserves from 1970–76. He is the owner of a General Contracting Company in Western Maryland, MYERS BUILDING SYSTEMS. Myers formed Myers Building Systems in 1985 after working for over 15 years with his father's company, LeRoy Myers, Inc. During those years Myers had the opportunity to grow a general contracting division and in 1985 purchased the assets from the family business and started Myers Building Systems. He currently is a member of the Hagerstown-Washington County, Allegany County, and Hancock Chambers of commerce. He is also a member of the National Federation of Independent Businesses. His business has expanded since the start up in 1985 to more than seven times the volume. Myers Building is responsible for more than 2500 structures in the Tri State area, but mainly has been successful in building car dealerships. Myers Building Systems has had the opportunity to assist in the design of about every type of automobile dealership, including Mercedes, Toyota, Honda, VW, Kia, Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, Chrysler, Nissan, Subaru, Mazda, Mitsubishi, and the firm is currently under contract to build a new Acura dealership. Other projects include private schools and industrial warehouses, working for Fortune 500 firms such as Staples and FedEx.

Legislative notes[edit]

  • voted against the Clean Indoor Air Act of 2007 (HB359)[1]
  • voted against in-state tuition for illegal immigrants in 2007 (HB6)[2]
  • voted against the Healthy Air Act in 2006 (SB154)[3]
  • voted against slots in 2005 (HB1361)[4]

In 2007, Myers made a proposal to "prohibit motorists from displaying anything resembling or depicting 'anatomically correct' or 'less than completely and opaquely covered' human or animal genitals, human buttocks or female breasts".[1] He was referring to the popular accessories for pickup trucks and other vehicles known as, Truck nuts, calling the dangling testicles "vulgar and immoral," and stated that his proposal was made at the request of a constituent who was offended by the accessories.[1]

Political Activity[edit]

Election results[edit]

  • 2006 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 01C[2]
Voters to choose one:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
LeRoy E. Myers, Jr., Rep. 6,398   57.2%    Won
Brian K. Grim, Dem. 4,769   42.7%    Lost
  • 2002 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 01C[3]
Voters to choose one:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
LeRoy E. Myers, Jr., Rep. 5,657   50.3%    Won
Casper R. Taylor, Dem. 5,581   49.6%    Lost

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rein, Lisa (February 23, 2007). "Fake Private Parts Are No Joke, Myers Says". Washington Post. Retrieved September 3, 2007. 
  2. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Sept, 01 2007
  3. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Sept, 01 2007

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