Colvin vis­its north­ern QA’s

The Kent Island Bay Times - - Bay Views -

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.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

Can­di­date Jesse Colvin, left, speaks with the Rev­erend Ellsworth Tol­liver and Kia Wat­son-Reed at Boardly Chapel on Tues­day, Oct. 23.

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