Colvin visits northern QA’s
PONDTOWN — Jesse Colvin, candidate for Maryland’s 1st Congressional District, participated in a discussion Tuesday night, Oct. 23, with local community leaders centered around criminal justice reform, health care, education and social programs.
The gathering took place at the Boardly Chapel AME Church, 100 Hynson Road.
Attendees included the Rev. Ellsworth Tolliver, pastor of Boardly Chapel/Chestertown Town Council Member Third Ward, Paul Tue from Bayside Hoyas Inc., and members of local Kent and Queen Anne’s NAACP organizations.
Colvin said, “It is not enough to reach out to our communities when something goes wrong. Step one for me is establishing these relationships before I serve in Washington. If there’s a crisis, my call will not be the first but one of a longstanding conversation. Our sense of community on the Eastern Shore starts and ends with the strength of this relationship.”
Colvin served four tours as a U.S. Army Ranger in Afghanistan and worked on investigating wrongdoing on Wall Street and as a management consultant before deciding to pursue public service. He holds a master’s in international affairs from Columbia University.
Candidate Jesse Colvin, left, speaks with the Reverend Ellsworth Tolliver and Kia Watson-Reed at Boardly Chapel on Tuesday, Oct. 23.