Van Hollen stops in Ce­cil dur­ing se­nate cam­paign

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By CH­ERYL MATTIX AND JES­SICA IANNETTA

cmat­tix@ce­cil­whig.com

— U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen made two stops in Ce­cil County on Thurs­day as he con­tin­ues his cam­paign for re­tir­ing Sen. Bar­bara Mikul­ski’s seat.

The Demo­crat, who served in the Mary­land House of Del­e­gates from 1991 to 1995 and the Mary­land Se­nate from 1995 to 2003, was elected to the U.S. House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Mary­land’s 8th dis­trict in 2003. He faces Repub­li­can

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can­di­date Del­e­gate Kathy Szeliga in the race for Mikul­ski’s seat on Tues­day. Szeliga also made a pri­vate stop in the county this week, vis­it­ing the Or­bital ATK fa­cil­ity.

On Thurs­day af­ter­noon, Van Hollen toured the newly-ren­o­vated Per­ryville Ele­men­tary School and then stopped by the Ce­cil County Sher­iff’s Of­fice to learn about the im­pact of sub­stance abuse on lo­cal crime.

As he be­gan his visit at the sher­iff’s of­fice, Van Hollen told Sher­iff Scott Adams he would like to de­velop a good re­la­tion­ship, not­ing Ce­cil County’s ag­gres­sive ap­proach to the sub­stance abuse is­sue.

“You’ve been a good work­ing model,” he said.

In re­sponse to Van Hollen’s ques­tion about law en­force­ment chal­lenges in the county, Adams said that out­dated data is a big prob­lem.

“It’s hard to know if what we’re do­ing is hav­ing an im­pact be­cause the data we are given is usu­ally two years old,” Adams said.

In 2011, Ce­cil County had the most heroin over­dose deaths in the state of

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JES­SICA IANNETTA

U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen an­swers ques­tions from third­graders dur­ing a visit to Per­ryville Ele­men­tary School

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY CARL HAMIL­TON

Sandy Cove Min­istries em­ploy­ees sub­due Dfc. Joseph Ken­ley, try­ing a swarm method they had just learned.

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