Town Councilman Al Silverstein will run for mayor of Easton in the May 2023 election.
Silverstein announced his mayoral campaign in a Friday news release.
In his statement, Silverstein said:
“Twenty-one years ago, my wife Karen and I moved to Easton after I accepted a job with the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce as its president and CEO. We fell in love with this community and decided to make it our home.
“Over the course of the past twenty years, I have served this community in leadership positions such as the United Fund of Talbot County, Talbot Family Network, Mid-Shore Regional Council, Talbot County Economic Development Commission, Talbot County Office of Tourism, Upper
Shore Transportation Advisory Group, Eastern Shore Heritage Inc., Talbot Historical Society and as an Easton Town Councilmember representing Ward 1 since 2015.
“The four areas that I will stress in my campaign will be:
“1) Engaging citizens to express their wants, needs, concerns and solutions for the betterment of our community.
“2) Enhancing the lifestyle and quality of life for our citizens through the expansion of recreational and cultural activities in our community.
“3) An intentional Economic & Community Development strategy to attract, retain and expand businesses that can contribute to the economic wellbeing of our community and its citizens. Provide career and professional employment opportunities to attract a new generation of community contributors.
“4) Developing new programs within the Easton Police Department to reimagine community policing and to build a safer community.
“I pledge to you that if I am elected mayor, I will dedicate my efforts to maintain the high standards of service we provide to our citizens while working with town staff to find ways to do an even better job of serving our community.”