Letter to the Editor: Price Should Lead the Talbot County Council


Dear Members of the Talbot County Council:

Congratulations on your successful election campaigns. You have been selected by the voters in a climate highly charged with raucous public behavior. Too much “ink” has flowed and we, The People have overcome the vitriol. We believe the public has spoken clearly and you are the new governing body of our beloved county.

Now as our new Talbot County Council you will be seated on December 3, 2018. One of your first tasks will be to choose the new County governing leadership. Jan and I believe Laura Price has earned her place to lead the Council. Consistently, she voted her conscience and kept her obligations to honor the best interest of her constituents. She’s earned this Council’s approval the hard way. She has continued to persevere regardless of the pressure to conform to a party line.

We call for you as members of our County Council to put aside the past history and recognize that Laura Price is the best choice of all candidates to represent the Comprehensive Plan and the Voting Citizens’ expectations. Isn’t it time to do the moral thing and resolve this underlying antagonism that has infiltrated the Council processes since 2015? Below are the reasons that we are contacting you:

  • Longevity: Laura Price has been elected and served for 8 years. Her families are long term residents of Talbot County.
  • Comprehensive Knowledge: Over her tenure, she has demonstrated to the electorate the most knowledge and understanding of the budget and all financial issues before the Council.
  • Constituency Advocate: She listens to all residents, does her research, attends community events, and has fought to protect our way of life, the rural character of our Villages and farms.
  • Appropriate Growth Advocate: needed. She supports appropriate growth and development when and where needed.
  • Vice President “Pass-Over Survivor”: Laura Price has been the Vice President twice but was passed over by the three Council Members who wanted to exclude her from having a leadership role because she is an independent thinker, does her homework, and works to represent all her constituents.

Please, seriously examine your conscience and find a way overcome the conflicts, acknowledge Mrs. Price’s contributions and grant her the formal leadership position on our County Council.

Janice and Barney Johnson

Letters to Editor

  1. Kenneth Mount Miller says

    Excellent summation on the qualities & attributes of Laura Price; many likewise represent qualities of an effective leader!

  2. I am encouraged by the number of folks endorsing Ms Price for Presidency of the Talbot County Council! My only hope is that the other members of the Council will pay close attention to this outpouring of support — and will add their own votes to those of Talbot County voters!!

  3. Laura Price took the most votes the people have spoken the council needs to listen. Laura is the only logical choice for president anything else would indicate we may council that does not have our best interest in mind, perhaps only interested in there our personal gain.

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