From the campaign of Rovall M. Washington:
Dear Residents of Harford and Cecil Counties,
It is without question that I wish to serve my community. Since my initial beginnings of developing an afterschool program in Edgewood, MD at Anthony’s Barbershop, I have collaborated and donated personal time and financial resources to non-profit organizations like Harford County based Gospel of Life Ministries to help the unfortunate. Over the last year, I have served as a Board Member on the Joppa/ Joppatowne Community Council. During this timeframe I have cultivated a deeper appreciation for the needs of an established community. Concurrently, I was drawn towards the needs of the neighboring community of Edgewood; of which is fighting to change its status among the county. To ensure the success of this conversion, I avidly attend and support the Edgewood Community Council meetings and Servefest functions that better our community. I am a mentor for Harford County’s Kids C.A.N. Project whose mission is to identify and provide opportunities for caring adults to help young people succeed in life. Within my heart bleeds the passion to make a difference.
I began this journey of public service with the belief that a seat in the House of Delegates would allow me to serve my community to the fullest. However, after reading a passage from the late Dr Martin Luther King JR that reads, “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity… “, I felt drawn to allow myself to serve my fellow Harford and Cecil County residents in such a way that my passion for equality and zeal for what is morally just be utilized to benefit my peers. It is because of this that I have decided to withdraw my bid for the House of Delegates and campaign for the Maryland State Senate seat in District 34.
I am the best candidate for this position because I see a severe flaw in our current state senator. I possess the spirit, confidence, and morality to help lead and shape our community for a better tomorrow. As a father, I know what it is like to have to lead by example. As a survivor of divorce, I know what it is like to have to pick up the pieces and start over. In this last recession I learned what it was like to be vulnerable to the economy, while watching our government react slowly and at times uncaringly. I understand these things because I am just like you. It is because of this similar trait that I can and will serve Harford and Cecil County better than anyone else; especially those who choose to deceive and manipulate the system because of his/her economic status. I choose to be a candidate for the Maryland State Senate because I am you. I am and will always be your voice. With the guidance of my campaign manager, Edgewood Community Council Chairman Jansen Robinson, and the support of community leaders like Harford County Councilman Dion Guthrie, I will not only serve my fellow residents to the best of my abilities, but I will be an open resource to those who need me in their time of need and the capabilities the office provides.
As the only Democratic State Senatorial candidate that resides in the district I wish to serve, I promise to listen, promote, and understand your needs collectively and do my all to provide you with the results you desire in the State Senate. I am not a politician. I am a man who is tired of the loss of interest by our elected officials once they are in office. Your interest is my interest. I hope you give me an opportunity to prove my loyalty to my district and my state.
My name is Rovall Washington and I want your vote to be the next State Senator in District 34 this fall.
Rovall M Washington
Candidate, Maryland State Senate 2010