Every election year, the Talbot Spy attempts to use the power of multimedia to introduce candidates for local office in a way that is far less traditional than the typical community forum or debate. Rather than be limited by a set amount of time to state policy views or answer questions, the Spy has used the video interview format to understand more fully a candidate’s points of view as well as their personalities. We continue this practice again this year but with a special partner in tow. The Avalon Foundation’s MCTV, with their wonderful downtown studio and video equipment, has teamed up with the Talbot Spy for a one-on-one with each one of the ten candidates running for office. While we have departed from our usual practice of editing our interviews for the sake of economy, we believe these “gavel to gavel” conversations will prove to be extremely useful as Talbot County voters go to the polls on November 6.
We continue or series with Republican incumbent Corey Pack. Corey is serving his second elected term on the Talbot County Council, after having been appointed in 2007 to fill a vacancy, and currently serves as Vice President. Mr. Pack has been employed with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, and has served as a Field Supervisor in the Mid-Shore area since 2002.