A Conversation with Spy Columnist David Montgomery and 1st District Candidate Andy Harris

More than a few Spy readers thought it was a bit odd last week to have David Montgomery, our most politically conservative columnist, interview Democrat Jesse Colvin, who is running against Congressman Andy Harris this November. And yet many ultimately found this format a refreshing change from the more typical and sound bite-driven public forums or mainstream media interviews.

We took that as encouragement to continue our somewhat counter-intuitive approach by having David also interview Dr. Harris as well. And while it is true that their worldviews may be more aligned than with Jesse Colvin’s, Spy readers may find it surprising that Montgomery and Harris are not in agreement on many issues, including immigration and economic tariffs. Indeed, David has withheld his endorsement until he completed these interviews with both. He plans to share his final decision this week in his regular Spy column.

Once again, we are grateful to the Avalon Foundation’s MCTV for their help in producing this Spy conversation.

This video is approximately one hour in length 

TAP Preview: Move Over Mrs. Markham’s Ed Langrell and Jess Newell-Springer

Like many Tred Avon productions, cast members and directors are always a bit cagy about discussing the plotline of the plays they perform when talking to the Spy. And this is certainly true in the case of Move Over Mrs. Markham, when we gathered its director Ed Langrell and actress Jess Newell-Springer to talk it at the Bullitt House recently.
Eager to not give away the surprises that awaits the audience when the show starts on October 25 at the Oxford Community Center, Ed and Jess talk more in broad strokes about the shingains that take place when children’s books publisher and his wife decide to have their London flat redecorated.  As the couple prepare to go out for the evening, several couples plan to take advantage of the empty apartment for some madcap rendezvous.
This video is approximately two minutes in length.
Move Over Mrs. Markham opens October 25th and runs through November 4th.
Thursday/Friday/Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sunday matinees at 2:00pm
Thursday the 25th is special 2-for-1 ticket night.
Tickets may be purchased on line at www.tredavonplayers.orgor at the door.

LVW Forum: Colvin vs. Harris vs. Martin

There was only standing room only at the Talbot County Free Library auditorium Sunday afternoon as the League of Women Voters hosted a lively forum with the major candidates in the 1st Congressional District race. Democrat Jesse Colvin, incumbent Andy Harris, and libertarian Party Jenica Martin gathered in Easton for the second face-off sponsored by the nonpartisan voter education organization.

The Spy was there to capture the complete answers to LWV questions as well as submitted questions from audience members. As with all LWV forums, there were time limitations placed on all candidate answers and participants were asked in advance to restrict their remarks to those questions rather than address/attack their opponents.

This video is approximately one hour and three minutes in length

Talbot County Council Race: A Conversation with Rose Potter

Every election year, the Talbot Spy attempts to use the power of multimedia to introduce candidates for local office in a way that is far less traditional than the typical community forum or debate. Rather than be limited by a set amount of time to state policy views or answer questions, the Spy has used the video interview format to understand more fully a candidate’s points of view as well as their personalities. We continue this practice again this year but with a special partner in tow. The Avalon Foundation’s MCTV, with their wonderful downtown studio and video equipment, has teamed up with the Talbot Spy for a one-on-one with each one of the ten candidates running for office. While we have departed from our usual practice of editing our interviews for the sake of economy, we believe these “gavel to gavel” conversations will prove to be extremely useful as Talbot County voters go to the polls on November 6.

We continue our series with Democrat Rose Potter.  A two-term member of the Town of Trappe Town Council, Potter, graduated from Queen Anne’s County High School and Salisbury University and had worked for the Maryland Higher Education Commission before retiring in 2002.

This video is approximately twenty minutes in length.

 

Talbot County Council Race: A Conversation with Laura Price

Editor Note: It has come to the Spy’s attention that our plan to spread out our interviews with candidates running for the Talbot County Council may be seen as giving an unfair advantage to those whose surnames fall at the beginning of the alphabet. Given that ten candidates are running, and that early voting is still as early as October 25, we are releasing the last three remaining interviews today to mitigate that unintentional bias. 

Every election year, the Talbot Spy attempts to use the power of multimedia to introduce candidates for local office in a way that is far less traditional than the typical community forum or debate. Rather than be limited by a set amount of time to state policy views or answer questions, the Spy has used the video interview format to understand more fully a candidate’s points of view as well as their personalities. We continue this practice again this year but with a special partner in tow. The Avalon Foundation’s MCTV, with their wonderful downtown studio and video equipment, has teamed up with the Talbot Spy for a one-on-one with each one of the ten candidates running for office. While we have departed from our usual practice of editing our interviews for the sake of economy, we believe these “gavel to gavel” conversations will prove to be extremely useful as Talbot County voters go to the polls on November 6.

We continue our series with Republican incumbent Laura Price. First elected in 2010, Laura and her husband have been the owners of Ship and Print Place in Easton since 2002. She attended the University of Delaware.

Talbot County Council Race: A Conversation with Maureen Scott-Taylor

Editor Note: It has come to the Spy’s attention that our plan to spread out our interviews with candidates running for the Talbot County Council may be seen as giving an unfair advantage to those whose surnames fall at the beginning of the alphabet. Given that ten candidates are running, and that early voting is still as early as October 25, we are releasing the last three remaining interviews today to mitigate that unintentional bias. 

Every election year, the Talbot Spy attempts to use the power of multimedia to introduce candidates for local office in a way that is far less traditional than the typical community forum or debate. Rather than be limited by a set amount of time to state policy views or answer questions, the Spy has used the video interview format to understand more fully a candidate’s points of view as well as their personalities. We continue this practice again this year but with a special partner in tow. The Avalon Foundation’s MCTV, with their wonderful downtown studio and video equipment, has teamed up with the Talbot Spy for a one-on-one with each one of the ten candidates running for office. While we have departed from our usual practice of editing our interviews for the sake of economy, we believe these “gavel to gavel” conversations will prove to be extremely useful as Talbot County voters go to the polls on November 6.

We continue our series with Democrat challenger Maureen Scott-Taylor. The former head of marketing at the Tidewater Inn, Talbot County Chamber of Commerce, and director of corporate communications for Easton Utilities, Maureen was elected to the Easton Town Council in 2003, and served until November 2008.  She stepped down upon her appointment by Mayor Robert C. Willey as economic development director for the Town of Easton.

Talbot County Council Race: A Conversation with Jennifer Williams


 

Editor Note: It has come to the Spy’s attention that our plan to spread out our interviews with candidates running for the Talbot County Council may be seen as giving an unfair advantage to those whose surnames fall at the beginning of the alphabet. Given that ten candidates are running, and that early voting is still as early as October 25, we are releasing the last three remaining interviews today to mitigate that unintentional bias. 

Every election year, the Talbot Spy attempts to use the power of multimedia to introduce candidates for local office in a way that is far less traditional than the typical community forum or debate. Rather than be limited by a set amount of time to state policy views or answer questions, the Spy has used the video interview format to understand more fully a candidate’s points of view as well as their personalities. We continue this practice again this year but with a special partner in tow. The Avalon Foundation’s MCTV, with their wonderful downtown studio and video equipment, has teamed up with the Talbot Spy for a one-on-one with each one of the ten candidates running for office. While we have departed from our usual practice of editing our interviews for the sake of economy, we believe these “gavel to gavel” conversations will prove to be extremely useful as Talbot County voters go to the polls on November 6.

We continue our series with Republican Jennifer Williams. Jennifer is the current president of the Talbot County Council. A practicing attorney in Easton, and real estate executive before that, she graduated from the University of Maryland and her JD from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

This video is approximately thirty-five minutes in length.

Talbot County Council Race: A Conversation with Corey Pack

Every election year, the Talbot Spy attempts to use the power of multimedia to introduce candidates for local office in a way that is far less traditional than the typical community forum or debate. Rather than be limited by a set amount of time to state policy views or answer questions, the Spy has used the video interview format to understand more fully a candidate’s points of view as well as their personalities. We continue this practice again this year but with a special partner in tow. The Avalon Foundation’s MCTV, with their wonderful downtown studio and video equipment, has teamed up with the Talbot Spy for a one-on-one with each one of the ten candidates running for office. While we have departed from our usual practice of editing our interviews for the sake of economy, we believe these “gavel to gavel” conversations will prove to be extremely useful as Talbot County voters go to the polls on November 6.

We continue or series with Republican incumbent Corey Pack. Corey is serving his second elected term on the Talbot County Council, after having been appointed in 2007 to fill a vacancy, and currently serves as Vice President.  Mr. Pack has been employed with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, and has served as a Field Supervisor in the Mid-Shore area since 2002.

Talbot County Council Race: A Conversation with Naomi Hyman

Every election year, the Talbot Spy attempts to use the power of multimedia to introduce candidates for local office in a way that is far less traditional than the typical community forum or debate. Rather than be limited by a set amount of time to state policy views or answer questions, the Spy has used the video interview format to understand more fully a candidate’s points of view as well as their personalities. We continue this practice again this year but with a special partner in tow. The Avalon Foundation’s MCTV, with their wonderful downtown studio and video equipment, has teamed up with the Talbot Spy for a one-on-one with each one of the ten candidates running for office. While we have departed from our usual practice of editing our interviews for the sake of economy, we believe these “gavel to gavel” conversations will prove to be extremely useful as Talbot County voters go to the polls on November 6.

We continue or series with Democrat Naomi Hyman. Naomi has been a marketing and communications professional for more than three decades. She currently volunteers with the Talbot County Empty Bowls Steering Committee, the Talbot Association of Clergy and Laity (TACL) Executive Committee, and the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Committee.

This video is approximately twenty minutes in length.

Talbot County Council Race: A Conversation with Peter Lesher

Every election year, the Talbot Spy attempts to use the power of multimedia to introduce candidates for local office in a way that is far less traditional than the typical community forum or debate. Rather than be limited by a set amount of time to state policy views or answer questions, the Spy has used the video interview format to understand more fully a candidate’s points of view as well as their personalities. We continue this practice again this year but with a special partner in tow. The Avalon Foundation’s MCTV, with their wonderful downtown studio and video equipment, has teamed up with the Talbot Spy for a one-on-one with each one of the ten candidates running for office. While we have departed from our usual practice of editing our interviews for the sake of economy, we believe these “gavel to gavel” conversations will prove to be extremely useful as Talbot County voters go to the polls on November 6.

We continue or series with Democrat Pete Lesher. Pete has been a Easton Town Council member since 2009 and has worked as Chief Curator at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum for several decades.