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Howard County League of Women Voters – Non-partisan?

Posted by Ed C on Saturday, January 13, 2007

Update: My mistake. It turns out that the four council-persons referenced in the LWVHC President’s Letter are all members of the LWVHC. Greg Fox was not included because he is not currently a member. So, the anwser to the question is yes. Thanks for the clarification. Ed C.

— Original post—-

(Just having some fun here folks.)

Okay, while writing about the General Assemby’s Public Hearing I need to see how to spell Grace Kubofcik’s name (she a Co-President of the LWVHC) and something jumped out at me. First, the LWVHC mission statement says:

We are a non-partisan (emphisis added), multi-issue, grassroots organization whose mission is to encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in local, state, and federal government and to influence public policy through education and advocacy.

Okay, but the President’s Page has this:

Congratulations to members Mary Kay Sigaty, Calvin Ball, Jen Terrasa and Courtney Watson, elected to serve on the Howard County Council, pictured above.

What happened to the fifth member that was elected this November? You know, that Republican from the 5th district, Greg Fox. Freudian slip or intentional slight?

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7 Responses to “Howard County League of Women Voters – Non-partisan?”

  1. cindy vaillancourt said

    was he in the picture referenced?

    cv

  2. Ed C said

    There was no picture included in the referenced link. However, the same article appeared in the Dec newsletter and it did include a picture, but Greg was not shown. The picture seemed to be taken at the Dec 4th Induction Ceremony, and Greg was there at the same table, I saw him!

    Anyway, they could have added a Greg Fox (not pictured) comment.

    Just saying.

  3. Jen said

    Congratulations to the MEMBERS elected. Greg Fox isn’t a member of the LWV?

  4. Ed C said

    Jen, Is Calvin a member?

  5. Jen said

    Ed,
    You’ll find a list of members included in your LWV guide.

  6. LWV Member said

    Calvin is a member. Mr. Fox is not a member at this time, but now is the time to sign up for next year and I know the League would love to have him as a member. Visit http://www.lwvmd.org/howa/howamem.html for more information on how to become a member of this organization.

  7. I would urge Mr. Fox to be cautious about joining the LWV. With a name like “League of Women Voters”, the organization sounds like its sole purpose is to encourage women to vote or to engage in some other kind of women’s suffrage activity. That is not so. The organization has published on its website it’s “official” position on a variety of different issues, from government policy to social policy to natural resources. I am not passing any sort of value judgment on their positions, but any elected official should use caution when becoming a member of any special interest group, particularly one whose name appears to be a bit misleading.

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