Colburn stands by Del. Mautz endorsement claim
This response is to a letter from Del. Mautz (The Star Democrat, Oct. 26) refuting his endorsement for my candidacy for the office of Register of Wills in Dorchester County.
On numerous occasions, I asked and received Delegate Mautz’s endorsement for this office. I specifically remember two dates in particular. On Sunday, Sept. 9, at the East New Market VFC he confirmed that endorsement and stated he supported me wholeheartedly. On Sunday, Oct. 14, at his own fundraiser that I attended at his mother’s house, he stated publicly he was supporting all Republican candidates. He never ever specified that this endorsement was for Talbot County candidates only.
For 28 years, I represented the 37th district in the Maryland General Assembly. In that time I always strived to represent Dorchester, Talbot, Caroline and Wicomico counties equally. In the general elections, I always endorsed the Republican candidates, not showing any favoritism to one particular county.
RICHARD F. COLBURN
Cambridge claimed endorsement.”
On Oct. 18, Mr. Colburn made claims, at the candidates forum in Cambridge, that he was instrumental in getting funding for the Frederick C. Malkus Jr. Bridge. Guess he was unaware that Senator Malkus’ daughter was in the audience and on Oct. 19 she wrote a Letter to the Editor stating that he (Colburn) “had nothing to do with it.”
I know Richard and he banks on the failing memory of his constituents to rewrite history. One thing that will not be forgotten is his vote (while a state senator) to do away with retired state employees prescription plan. One more thing. Mr. Colburn has no clue when it comes to the position he running for.
WILLIAM P. BEALL
Federalsburg William Beall is a former twoterm mayor of Federalsburg. is