I’d like this Demo­crat to rep­re­sent me

The Enterprise - - Community Forum -

I am a Repub­li­can. I used to be proud to make this state­ment. The past four years, how­ever, have left me feel­ing frus­trated and ashamed. The party I once claimed as my own has be­come obliv­i­ous to its con­stituents.

My del­e­gate, Del. Deb Rey (R-St. Mary’s), claims she is for veter­ans, yet her vot­ing record proves her wrong. She was the only Repub­li­can del­e­gate who voted against nu­mer­ous bills to as­sist veter­ans and pro­tect their rights. My hus­band is a veteran of the Viet­nam War, and he proudly stands with his fel­low veter­ans.

Deb Rey has voted against pro­hibit­ing in­di­vid­u­als from car­ry­ing firearms on pub­lic in­sti­tu­tions of higher ed­u­ca­tion, she’s against col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing, and she voted against im­prove­ment and ac­count­abil­ity pro­grams for pub­lic schools. Rey voted against em­ploy­ers pro­vid­ing paid sick leave to cer­tain em­ploy­ees, against lim­it­ing green­house gas emis­sions, against parental leave for state em­ploy­ees, against pre­vent­ing wage dis­crim­i­na­tion on ba­sis of gen­der iden­tity and on and on and on.

It is time for a change. St. Mary’s County needs some­one to rep­re­sent the wishes of our com­mu­nity and to de­velop prac­ti­cal so­lu­tions for our prob­lems. We need to move to­ward the fu­ture for our chil­dren, our grand­chil­dren and our­selves. Join me and vote for Brian Crosby. To learn more, visit www.bc4md.com.

Ch­eryl Col­son, Dray­den

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