Adam Cunningham Responds to the Takoma Torch 2022 MoCo Candidate Questionnaire

Adam Cunningham is a candidate for Maryland State Senate District 39.

From his website (
“I’m literally just a regular, working class black man who never had political aspirations up until I started running. But I believe that is a strength to my candidacy. It’s for the simple fact that I am a regular person that I feel qualifies me the most for becoming an elected representative of this district. Our elected officials should be regular people, working-class folks who understand that the way things are right now isn’t working and want to push for real, tangible change!”

Below are his answers to our important questions:

  1. If the MoCo government was a dictatorship, what’s the first thing you would do as its unquestioned supreme leader?
    I would simply abolish the Montgomery County government. 
  2. Which superhero would you hire to run MCPS and why?
    I would choose The Flash, specifically Wally West, because he can run fast.
  3. Mosquitos or cicadas?
    Cicadas without a doubt. Cicadas are annoying but uncommon, but mosquitos are literal hellspawn. If they weren’t crucial to the ecosystem I would fight hard for their extinction.
  4. If Elon Musk offered 44 billion dollars to buy Montgomery County, how would you respond?
    I suppose that depends on a few things. If he were to show up to Montgomery County to announce this purchase, I would be obligated to pepper him with rotten tomatoes and eggs, among other things.
  5. Which Golden Girl are you and why?
    I unfortunately have never watched the Golden Girls in any real capacity, but if I had to choose I’d be the oldest one that is the most sarcastic.
  6. If you had to send a mixtape to your opponent(s), what songs would it include?
    Several variants of Bella Ciao, several songs by System of a Down including Protect the Land and BYOB, and probably some French drill music to top it all off.
  7. Who would you Kiss/Marry/Kill between Bethesda, Silver Spring, and Gaithersburg?
    Kiss Silver Spring, Marry Gaithersburg, and Kill Bethesda.
  8. You’re watching a baseball game and the umpire blows a call that ruins the game for your team. Tear him a new one in 6 words or less.”
    Your mother is a TERF!”
  9. On a scale of 1 to 10, how nervous are you that this survey will be posted all over social media?
    About 4.2069.
  10. If you had to earn a very important endorsement with a cheesy pick-up line, what would yours be?
    Are your pants a compressed file? Because I’d love to unzip them! 

    Jokes on you, Adam. We aren’t wearing any.