Return him to Annapolis to complete the fine work he has begun as one of our state delegates
I attended the recent candidate forum sponsored by the St. Mary’s County League of Women Voters and the county chapter of the NAACP.
My interest focused on the candidates running for state delegate in District 29C, the district in which I reside.
Ms. Julia Nichols, the Democratic candidate for delegate, presented compelling arguments to voters on reasons why she should be elected to office.
While she did not have the experience that her opponent possessed, her presentation was concise and measured. She showed poise and confidence in her delivery and appeared to have a good understanding of the responsibilities of office.
Her opponent, Del. Gerald W. “Jerry” Clark (R-St. Mary’s, Calvert), the incumbent in District 29C, gave a comprehensive presentation of his responsibilities and outlined in detail his accomplishments while serving during the last legislative session in Annapolis.
Mr. Clark underscored his political and business background including his serving as a Calvert County commissioner for three terms, including one as that board’s president.
As a businessman, Mr. Clark has owned and operated several businesses in Calvert and has provided numerous employment opportunities for citizens of the region.
He has also served on countless local organizations supporting the citizens of Southern Maryland.
Perhaps the most impressive comments that he outlined were his efforts in initiating legislation including, but not limited to, sponsoring tax, judicial and environment reforms as well as sponsoring public safety initiatives. These efforts have convinced me that Jerry Clark has the experience and temperament to work with Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and folks across the aisle in providing both leadership and sound fiscal governance.
I urge voters in District 29C to support Jerry Clark and return him to Annapolis to complete the fine work he has begun as one of our state delegates.
Jim Davis, Leonardtown
The writer is a member of the St. Mary’s County Board of Education.