Over the last few months, the Spy has attempted to offer an alternative way to get to know candidates on the Mid-Shore in this election year. About a month ago, the Spy and the Avalon Foundation agreed to partner in providing the community with candidate profiles for those running for the Talbot County Council in the July 19th Democratic and Republican primary elections.
We did so in the belief that beyond the excellent work of the League of Women Voters, the Chamber of Commerce, and other civic organizations in providing issue-based forums before election day, voters would be greatly assisted in assessing each candidate using a long-form interview format.
We have continued this with our profiles of the two remaining candidates running for Cambridge Mayor office. Interviewed by the Spy editor Dave Wheelan, these profiles center on three primary subjects; a candidate’s background, qualifications, and priorities if elected to office.
We think that our viewers will walk away much better informed on those critical themes, but will also recognize, as did the Spy, that the Cambridge community is all the more enriched by having such a unique collection of dedicated citizens among us. Cambridge is is very lucky indeed.
Letters to Editor
Peter L Woicke says
Steve Rideout is right: Cambridge desperately needs to focus on youth, the school system needs improvement. But more generally speaking: what is wrong with our country, at the highest level in our country two old men want to compete again for highest office and at the local level two older persons are competing to become Mayor in Cambridge. Where are the exciting young people with new ideas? I am 79.