Looking toward Talbot’s future
Unfortunately in recent years we have been represented politically by people who seem more devoted to inaction than action. Whether it is our county council or our Congressional representative, we see little in the way of vision or constructive representation.
In a recent election I took the opportunity to speak with our younger voters. One theme was clear. They do not see a future for themselves here and are planning on leaving.
At the same time it is clear older citizens are moving in and our population is aging. We face a future which may be unsustainable unless we plan to support a very different future.
One major issue is our dedication to our children. We need to attend better to how we support an educational system that will serve them and our needs. And some of that requires improved funding for our schools. How can we not dedicate ourselves to the future of our children?
Then we come to matters of the environment and our business future. Part of the environmental issue is our support of the stewardship of our waters and those who work to make a living serving our seafood industry.
As to business, our current jobs are focused heavily on government (teachers), health care (Easton Hospital) and food and drink. We need to work to attract tech industries among other industries and broaden our economic base in general. We have the land and space is already available.
To support our families in Talbot and our future we badly need vision and devotion to that future on the part of our elected representatives. As it stands now they have been failing us. It’s time for us to elect new people who dedicate themselves to our future. Keasha Haythe is running for the Talbot County Council and has a history and a platform which would serve us.
This is a crucial election at all levels so please come out and vote and, for the county I am recommending that you vote to bring us the vision and dedication of Keasha Haythe. ROGER BURT St. Michaels