Colvin trav­els district, talks to vot­ers

The Star Democrat - - OPINION -

A truly re­mark­able thing is hap­pen­ing in the First Con­gres­sional District this week and last.

Jesse Colvin, one of our two can­di­dates for Congress, is trav­el­ing the district in his cam­paign bus, vis­it­ing all 12 coun­ties from the north to the south spend­ing a day in each, meeting thou­sands of our cit­i­zens. He is vis­it­ing farms and busi­nesses, meeting wa­ter­men and factory workers, learn­ing about eco­nomic con­di­tions in shops and restau­rants, talking with ad­min­is­tra­tors in schools and health­care fa­cil­i­ties. Lis­ten­ing, learn­ing and sharing his views with his fel­low First District neigh­bors.

And then, even more re­mark­ably, he is meeting in town hall fo­rums ev­ery day in each of the 12 coun­ties, filled to ca­pac­ity with Repub­li­cans, Democrats and In­de­pen­dents, all en­gaged to­gether in civil po­lite dis­course about the is­sues fac­ing us. No shout­ing. No protests. Just po­lite cour­te­ous lis­ten­ing and sharing of views among neigh­bors with this young Amer­i­can, Army Ranger, busi­ness­man and ser­vant leader who wants to rep­re­sent and help ad­vo­cate for all of us in the Congress of the United States.

Quite re­mark­able and so re­fresh­ing, that vot­ers of all po­lit­i­cal points-of-view are com­ing to­gether to be in­spired by a new kind of Con­gress­man for the First District.

Jesse Colvin is this Repub­li­can voter’s can­di­date for Congress. PHILIP J. WEB­STER St. Michaels

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