A vote not cast is one for the op­po­si­tion

Maryland Independent - - Community Forum -

The day is dawn­ing on Charles County as we ap­proach our polling places. Com­pla­cency is our worst en­emy at this crit­i­cal time with res­i­dents who are not look­ing at the can­di­dates, espe­cially those who have not ap­peared at many of the fo­rums. Just last week the NAACP spon­sored a fo­rum with only one Demo­crat com­ing out to let peo­ple know what he stands for and to en­cour­age us to re­turn him to an­other term as del­e­gate in An­napo­lis.

All I know about the Demo­crat can­di­date for state Se­nate are the words “frack, frack, frack.” This was at the first fo­rum held at the Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land where all can­di­dates for the House of Del­e­gates and Se­nate showed up. This is the man who un­seated Sen. Mac Mid­dle­ton us­ing some false in­for­ma­tion. He is the same man who went out of the county to Bal­ti­more to have a fundraiser with lob­by­ists and the same man who had po­lit­i­cal in­for­ma­tion printed in New York. This makes me won­der where his heart is.

Even Del. Edith Pat­ter­son did not care enough to show up last week. She may be think­ing she will get back in even if she does not show up. Do your home­work and look at her vot­ing record on­line.

Del. C.T. Wil­son, the only Demo­crat at the fo­rum, did show and he won the hearts of the peo­ple there af­ter a very pro­duc­tive stint in An­napo­lis with Charles County as his top pri­or­ity. Mau­reen Woodruff and Jim Craw­ford

made good pre­sen­ta­tions at the fo­rum which qual­i­fies them as very good can­di­dates along with Wil­son. They ap­pear to be the three del­e­gates who will do the most for Charles County.

Bill Dot­son, a very suc­cess­ful busi­ness­man, should be one of the first to look at. Check out his web­site. He has our county as a top pri­or­ity. He wants to im­prove the bot­tle­necks on routes 301, 5 and 210 by stop­ping the send­ing of our tax dol­lars to coun­ties north of South­ern Mary­land and im­prov­ing trans­porta­tion. He also wants to see school prop­er­ties in Charles County to

be rid of trail­ers and will sup­port get­ting more money ded­i­cated to ed­u­ca­tion from our leg­is­la­ture for Charles County. Be­cause of this, we must vote for Ques­tion No. 1 on the bal­lot to pro­tect ed­u­ca­tion money and must vote against Ques­tion No. 2 which is un­fair to elec­tion boards and can cause un­scrupu­lous peo­ple cast­ing il­le­gal votes that can­not be taken back.

The bot­tom line is to get out and vote. Re­mem­ber that a vote not cast is a vote for the op­po­si­tion.

La Plata

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