Letter to the Editor: Talbot County Council Needs Change and it Starts with Naomi Hyman Being Elected


I was born in Easton, raised in Cordova. I left the area to go to college and was one of many who could not return home do to lack of job prospects. I am thrilled to be back as my husband has opened a dental practice in Easton. This is a great place to raise kids and my family and friends are here.

However, I am less than pleased at the representation of Talbot County citizens on the council. There appear to be three incumbents in particular that are heavily influenced by funding. These three seem to blatantly vote against the public opinion in favor of special interests and conflicts of interest have been brought to light.
Talbot County needs new representation and that is why I will be voting for Naomi Hyman in this election. Naomi has been preparing, educating herself, and campaigning for this election for approximately 20 months now. The major platform that drew me toward Naomi was her promise to represent all citizens equally. Growing up in Cordova, I see that there are parts of this county that are ignored. The roadways, snow removal, cellular service…I could go on. Naomi has met with residents of Cordova and heard their concerns. She has also met with residents of Unionville and other underserved areas of the county. She is willing to keep learning and compromise instead of digging her heels in, which does nothing for progress.
Had Naomi been in the Council at the time, she would have listened to the overwhelming opposition to the increase in the decibel level, large scale development, and also short term rentals and voted no. It is an outrage that the council went against its own Comprehensive Plan goals to further their personal gains without regard to the quality of life for the citizens and preserving rural character of Talbot County.
I think it is important to look beyond party and focus on platform and proposed policies. I am certain if you hear what Naomi stands for, she will earn your vote.
Megan Berman

Letters to Editor

  1. Alan Boisvert says

    Naomi got my vote already….

  2. Dirck Bartlett says

    I have been impressed with Naomis thoughtful responses to questions concerning the Comprehensive Plan and growth and development issues in general. She has researched the Comp Plan in an impressive way and she is prepared to understand it and defend the goals of the citizens of Talbot. This is a huge issue for me. We do not agree on many social issues certainly but regarding growth and development, she is right on target.

    When asked a tough question in a recent candidates forum, she was not embarrassed to say she needed to do more research on the issue, before answering. That was the smartest answer of the night because the issue (The Clean Chesapeake Coalition) sounds like something we (the county) should belong to, however, her caution was very intuitive. As it turns out, Talbot has not joined the coalition because, in reality, it is a group of counties who want to complain about the Conowingo Dam, but not act on measures to clean up the bay in their local waters. I was very impressed that she knew to be cautious of answering this question and was not afraid to say so.

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