Keasha Haythe Declares Candidacy For Talbot County Council


Talbot County native and Easton resident Keasha Haythe has announced her candidacy for the Talbot County Council. The Talbot County democrat and economic development professional is running on a platform of education, business and economic development, and environment. She would be the first female African-American if elected to the County Council.
“As an economic development professional for more than 17 years and a small business owner, I know how critical business growth and retention is to our economic success,” Haythe said in making her bid official, adding, “I am dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses owners and will be an advocate for businesses.”

Haythe plans to work with traditional industries — manufacturing, farming and fishing – to have policies and programs that make economic sense for the county. A proponent that education and economic prosperity go hand-in-hand, she is also committed to supporting funding for programs that provide students with clear pathways in business and industry through technical training or college preparation. “Having a strong, prepared workforce is critical for individual and business growth.”

A waterman’s granddaughter, Haythe grew up in Talbot county, attended public schools and community college. “We must have a balance of policies that promote environmental stewardship – but don’t threaten our way of life,” she said, “I am committed to tackling environmental restoration by supporting our farmers and waterman.

Haythe will hold listening sessions throughout the county to hear concerns, ideas and discuss her agenda.
A 1991 graduate of Easton High School, Haythe attended Chesapeake College obtaining an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. Additionally, she holds a Certified Economic Development Developer designation, a professional certification of mastery in economic development skills and principles.

Haythe and her husband Marcus live in Easton. They have three children, Marcus Jr. (who served in the U.S. Army), Miniah and Isaiah.

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