Election season is here and there is one seat that is open for the first time since 1998: our State Comptroller. I am casting my ballot for Brooke Lierman to fill that role, and I hope your readers will join me.
The Comptroller is incredibly important – it serves as the elected CFO of the state, seeing every dollar in and every dollar out of our state’s coffers. It not only handles tax administration but also approves or denies all contracts as a member of the Board of Public Works. It is very important to have a strong environmental steward, like Brooke, on the Board of Public Works to help protect and restore our waterways and natural resources.
A Maryland State Delegate for 7 years Brooke has the vision and leadership we need to be a great fiscal steward and a champion for all Marylanders, including all of us on the Eastern Shore. I have worked with Brooke to pass legislation protecting both forests and waterways on the Shore and am very impressed with her ability to listen, compromise and work responsibly with stakeholders to get it done.
I support Brooke because she doesn’t just talk – she delivers. She is one of the most effective members of the General Assembly and nearly every bill she passes earns bipartisan support. Brooke is a coalition builder who has fought for more transparency and accountability her entire time in office. Additionally, Brooke is the only pro-choice candidate.
It is obvious that we need a younger generation’s perspective in leadership and government today. I trust Brooke, I am excited by her candidacy, and I hope that you will join me in voting for Brooke for Comptroller!
Jeffrey H. Horstman
Letters to Editor
Reed Fawell 3 says
Remarkably, the Washington Post declined to endorse the Democratic legislator from Baltimore City, Brook Lierman, for Maryland Comptroller, and endorsed the the Republican Barry Glassman for Comptroller instead.
All this was despite the fact (or perhaps because of the fact) that Ms. Lierman has been running for the Comptroller office for over the past two years, since August of 2020, and the fact that in August 2018, Lierman organized a protest against the opening of a campaign office for Larry Hogan in Baltimore City, and the fact that “She’s running for comptroller to champion policies and pursue partnerships that ignite economic empowerment, equity and resilience. Rooted in a commitment to the power of collective action and engagement, she knows that together, we can exceed our expectations of government and one another.”
It would appear to the objective observer that Brook Lierman is out to change the world, including, for starters, vastly enlarging the job of the Maryland Comptroller, by morphing it into the roll of Maryland’s Governor, and so by coup d’état replacing the Governor roll with her being Comptroller by reason of her own dictates declared in her years long campaign running for her own version of the Comptroller’s job in the State of Maryland. Apparently, this was too much overreach for even the Washington Post.