A Conversation with Dan Watson and Bipartisan Coalition For New Council Leadership

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As Talbot County begins early voting for the November midterm election, a new political action committee has formed with the primary purpose of not only changing County Council leadership but to specifically unseat its current president, Jennifer Williams.

The Coalition emerged from four different grassroots organizations:  Citizens For Managed Growth, Citizens For Sustainable Communities, Neighborhoods Are For Neighbors, and the Talbot Preservation Alliance, each of whichhppens to focus on a dfferent issue affecting the County.  The one thing that unites these groups is encouraging voters to remove Ms. Williams from office.

This unprecedented approach to local elections has become controversial. Critics have charged the group with personalizing the race, which they believe runs contrary to Talbot County’s history of focusing on issues rather than personalities. Others suggest the PAC was created out of political motives unrelated to its core mission.  Yet the PAC asserts it is indeed focused on policies and issues, not personalities.

All of this was reason enough for the Spy to talk to Dan Watson, the chair of the Bipartisan Coalition For New Council Leadership to understand more clearly the mission of the Coalition and the rationale for its use. The Spy has also offered the same opportunity to Council President Williams to respond to these grievances, and we hope to broadcast that interview as soon as possible.

 

This video is approximately ten minutes in length. For more information about the Bipartisan Coalition For New Council Leadership please go here

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