I about fell out of my chair…
Posted by David Keelan on Thursday, October 19, 2006
I knew they were expected, but I didn’t know when. It shocked me because it is not what I expected.
The winners are:
CE – Chris Merdon
…largely because he has more management and government experience than Democrat Ken Ulman, but also because he seems more sensitive to the concerns of county residents who feel shut out of land-use decisions.
Hmmm. “Shut out of land-use decisions.” Who said that before? Oh, the Howard County Maryland Blog said that. The Sun hit Ken’s weak spot. No wonder Ken is trying to chip away at where Merdon is strongest – no matter what it takes. I think the Sun has closely examined the record of both of these individuals and, despite what any smear site might say, the Sun came to the right conclusion on this one.
1. Courtney Watson
Based on her school board experience
2. Gina Ellrich
This is sweet…
a businesswoman and civic activist who would bring to the job more sophistication and know-how than the appointed Democratic incumbent, who has served only a few months.
3. Donna Thewes
In this Laurel-area district, voters often feel overlooked, says Republican Donna Thewes, a longtime civic activist who is determined to make sure the voices of her neighbors are heard. Working hard to overcome a Democratic advantage in the district, she appears to have the energy and spark to make good on her promise.
Well quite honestly Donna has been doing it for years
4. Mary Kay Sigaty
Sorry, I disagree. I like her. She is taking the redevelopment of Town Center way too lightly. D’Asto is all over it. Not that Mary Kay supports bad development but I don’t think she is going to fight the fight on this one. She is going to let it unfold as is. Tom is going to hold people accountable.
They kind of took a swipe at Ken.
[Mary Kay] who narrowly lost the post to Mr. Ulman four years ago and has become a leading critic of the “Comp Lite” process that he supported.
5. Greg Fox
Need I say more?
If the Sun’t endorsement holds any weight then we are looking at a majority Republican government next year led by Chris Merdon. I know each of these people and I will tell you now that as a minority the Democrats won’t be marginalized and ignored for the next 4 years.
However, in the end I think that Tony Salazar will win and Tom D’Asto is making incredible progress. I am telling you people if you have not heard Tom speak you are missing a real treat. He is fantastic and his message is great.
Mary Kay may have more experience than Tom, but Tom actually gets it, he walks the walk and talks the talk.
You can meet Tom at his next fundraiser.
Maple Lawn Community Center
7600 Maple Lawn Blvd., Fulton, Maryland 20759
Thursday, October 19, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Please come and enjoy some vorspeise (light fare), wine, and
seasonal beer while meeting many of the Special Guests,
Senator Allan Kittleman, Senator Sandy Schrader,
Dennis Schrader — Director, Maryland Governor’s Office of Homeland
Price: $60 ea; $100 per couple
Sponsorships (includes tickets): Pilsner – $150, Ale – $250, Lager – $300
R.S.V.P.: Please use RSVP card below and
respond by October 16 th.
For more information, contact Tom D`Asto at 301-996-6783 or email@example.com
Authority: Tom D`Asto Election fund, Geoff Carton, Treasurer