Thank you Talbot County for showing up and voting in our July 19th primary!
I am not a politician and I never will be but I will not stop fighting for our faiths, our families, and our freedoms. Although I did not make it through the Republican primary to be placed on the November 3rd ballot as a candidate for our County Council, I do appreciate all the support that I received and the support given to all of the County Council candidates, in particular, to Republicans Dave Stepp and Wade Strickland. This has been a very rewarding and humbling experience in which I have made many new friends, and I realize there are many more to be made.
At this point, I would be remiss if I do not clear the air on a particular political issue.
That issue being the one created by the Talbot Integrity Project (TIP). Although I did not meet with this group, I did convey to them that if I made it through the primary I would be happy to sit down with them and talk. In fact, this is the same response I gave to another special interest group as well as a couple of news outlets. Right, wrong, or indifferent, that was my decision as I am of the opinion that political candidates and politicians should answer directly to their constituents and not to lobbyists or special interest groups. As a result of my decision, the TIP misrepresented my stance towards meeting with them and my stance towards countywide development. I must now question, as should each Talbot County voter, what is the true intent and purpose of the TIP candidate recommendations, and have individual(s) within the TIP affected prior Talbot County elections? Just a thought based on what I have learned during our election process.
I have lived in multiple small, rural communities and that is why my wife and I chose Talbot County. We love our small town, rural lifestyle and we do not want it to change. I have visited some rural communities I formerly lived in, and they have been dramatically changed and ruined due to over development. Over development is the last thing I want for Talbot County, and I know that the Talbot County Comprehensive Plan was developed to help prevent that from happening. I am not anti-development but rather I am for slow, controlled growth within the scope of our comprehensive plan.
Take care and if you see me around town, please say hello.