Baltimore Sun

Give Glendening some credit for his time as governor

- — Greg Spangenber­g, Halethorpe

I am writing in response to the recent letter regarding Larry Hogan’s decision not to endorse the Republican nominee for governor (“Larry Hogan is just another Helen Bentley,” Aug. 3) and how Helen Bentley’s similar decision in 1994 helped get Parris Glendening elected.

In the 1990s, I was employed by the Maryland Transporta­tion Authority Police. Gov. Parris Glendening was gracious in placing my agency in the Law Enforcemen­t Officers Pension System enabling officers to retire with 25 years of service, more in line with most police department­s. He also granted us a 10% pay increase to make up for the raises Gov. William Donald Schaefer didn’t give us in his eight years as governor. This also gave us equity with other department­s. On two occasions, I was able to say thankyou personally to Governor Glendening.

I do not know what letter writer Martin Sadowski’s profession and financial status is or was but I, for one, raised a young family in a much better and equitable position thanks to Governor Glendening.

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