From Del. Wayne Norman:
I am elated by the overwhelming support that the voters voiced for my values of conservative, limited government that count small business and low taxes as the creators of jobs, opportunity, and prosperity on Election Day. In Harford and around the country citizens stood up and joined me in saying “we have had enough!”
Even while struggling with a recession caused by big government, people exercised their right to vote for their leaders. This historic election showed that hard work and a common cause can achieve a big change. I am excited to return to Annapolis and to have your support to make a big difference for our state.
I am also excited that Harford is sending new leaders to make that difference, with conservatives Kathy Szeliga and Glen Glass joining the Harford County delegation. I was delighted that our common values were triumphant, and thank Jason Gallion for supporting me in the general election after we debated how to best accomplish our shared goals in the primary.
I must also thank my Democrat opponents, Joseph Gutierrez and John Jones. We disagree on policy and principle, but they are both respectable gentlemen and our differences were debated in a fair and honest manner.
I am humbled to be able to give a special thank you to my wife, Linda, son, Chip, daughter, Ashley, and to all of the many volunteers who as my friends gave countless hours to bringing our message before the voters.
Thank you to the voters, who demonstrated that hard work and honesty can be recognized even in the much-maligned field of politics. I will serve you with those same values, and hope to restore your, and my, faith in the good of people to manage a limited government in the peoples’ interest without derivement for personal benefit or agendas.