I so hate how ignorant Typepad is. My blog platform has really cramped my style this week. But, waaahhh, me.
There are some extremely important elections going on Saturday. Those would be the elections in the villages. Of special import are the three contested village elections in Town Center, Harpers Choice and Hickory Ridge. Below I present this blog's endorsements and why.
Harpers Choice has a clear choice before it between the past and future of Columbia. The clear and obvious choice for CA Board in Harpers Choice is Bob Fontaine. Bob is an experienced activist, volunteer and professional who has literally spent his life's work in diverse and underprivileged populations. He knows how to make Columbia better for the generations who are here and is concerned about generations to come.
In Hickory Ridge, Harry Schwarz, very early in his campaign, almost made a fatal mistake when he used the most inappropriate word in Columbia, a word so vulgar it ought to be known as the "G-Word"......... GEDS. I can look past this serious error and look at the totality of his portfolio versus those of his candidate, and Schwarz is a cut above. He clearly looks at Columbia as a whole, and even through use of the vulgar word, he acknowledges that not all of Columbia is encompassed by the ten villages. Harry Schwarz has demonstrated mastery of how all the pieces of Columbia fit together and is deserving of a seat on the CA Board.
And in Town Center, incumbent CA Board member Suzanne Waller faces a challenge from a candidate who's talking about things in 1982. Really? Besides her experience as the only incumbent CA Board member seeking re-election, I am taken by Waller's comments about tne new CA President and the qualities that person must possess. BTW, anyone heard anything lately about the CA Presidency? Is this the most hush-hush major executive recruitment Howard County has ever seen, or what? But I digress. We can count on Waller to ask the tough questions and make people think outside the norms. She deserves this blog's support in her return to the board.
So there you have it. I know the elections have been underway for awhile, but for those of you who have yet to decide-- if you don't choose these candidates, you have mental problems.
Next up-- the Delegate race in District 13.
Wednesday is Administrative Professionals Day!
Let's be careful out there.