Col­burn stands by Del. Mautz en­dorse­ment claim

Sunday Star - - OPINION -

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

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