From the Republican Central Committee of Harford County:
The Harford County Democratic Party had their hopes for favorable judicial ruling crushed on Wednesday when Harford County Circuit Court Judge John F. Fader II threw the case out, remarking “You’re asking me to make new law, I’m not willing to do that.”
The Harford County Council had previously followed the suggestion of legal counsel to follow the County Charter and only appoint members to the County Redistricting Commission of political parties that earned more than 15% of the votes cast for County Council. This meant that only nominees of the Republican Party were appointed, since the Democratic Party candidates received less than 12% of the votes cast county-wide.
The Democrats could have legally had a seat at the table if they had only found candidates to run. There were 7 Councilmanic positions including 2 incumbent Democrats, and a total of only 3 total Democratic Party Candidates.
Harford County Democrats wrote the County Charter when they were in power but now they want judges to change the law to suit their current, weakened position.
The Harford County Republican Party is vibrant and healthy. In 2010, for the first time ever, more Harford voters were registered as Republicans than as Democrats.
Today, according to the Board of Elections figures, there are greater than 2,000 more registered Republicans than Democrats.
The Republican Party message of individual freedom, limited government, and the rule of law are winning out in the public, and the future for Harford County is bright as a result.
The Republican Central Committee of Harford County meets every third Wednesday of the month at the Harford County Government Administrative Office Building at 212 S Main Street in Bel Air at 7PM. All are welcome to attend these public meetings.