Recently Holly Wright wrote a very strong criticism of Pete Lesher’s decision not to introduce his planned request to the other members of the Talbot County Council, urging them to revisit the controversial green light for the Lakeside project. She called Pete’s decision an embarrassment.
Pete is no coward, and certainly not the “embarrassment” to the Democratic Party that she called him. I have known Pete for well over twenty years: he is intelligent, thoughtful and hard-working for the citizens of the County. He has faithfully served both the Town of Easton and Talbot County for three and a half terms. That is fourteen years. This is the first time I can remember having heard him criticized, especially in this vicious, uncalled-for manner.
I believe no public servant deserves to be berated in this way, and I hope not ever to read this kind of letter against any public servant again. Disagree, yes. Insult, no.