About a month ago, the Talbot Spy and the Avalon Foundation agreed to partner in providing the community with candidate profiles for those running for the Talbot County Council in the July 19th Democratic and Republican primary elections. We did so in the belief that beyond the excellent work of the League of Women Voters and other civic organizations in providing issue-based forums before election day, voters would be greatly assisted in assessing each candidate using a long-form interview format.
Interviewed by the Talbot Spy editor Dave Wheelan, with the technical support of the Avalon’s Mid-Shore Community Television MCTV, these profiles center on three primary subjects; a candidate’s background, qualifications, and priorities if elected to office.
The primary elections will decide which five candidates will advance to the general election to be held November 7, 2022.
We think that our viewers will walk away much better informed on those critical themes, but will also recognize, as did the Spy and Avalon crew, that our community is all the more enriched by having such a unique collection of dedicated citizens among us. Talbot County is very lucky indeed.
These profiles are available for viewing in two different formats. The first, appearing below, are edited versions similar to other Spy interview format where we limit the content to each candidate’s commentary. They average about 15 minutes in length. MCTV will be broadcasting these interviews in their entirety until election day and can also be watched on the Avalon website here.
Democratic Party Candidates
Michele W. Dappert
Levin (Buddy) F. Harrison, IV
Keasha N. Haythe
Republican Party Candidates
(Candidates Bruce Corley and Wade Strickland respectfully declined the Spy/Avalon interview to participate)
Chuck F. Callahan, III
James “Jimmy” Jaramillo
Lynn Leonhardt Mielke
Letters to Editor
Rusty Strauss says
Could you please explain the number of positions that are open and how many can be voted for?
Phil Jackson says
Rusty, there are a total of five council positions available. Three of the current council members are not running again; two are. There are 15 candidates (8 republicans; 7 democrats) in the primary on July 19. Five of each party will make it through to the general election.