From Derek J. Howell, Chairman, Harford County Republican Central Committee:
In his 2013 State of the County Address, County Executive David Craig opened his address with a quote from Scripture, Proverbs 29:18 – “Where there is no vision, the people perish….” Indeed, we are living in times where we don’t have to look far beyond Harford County to see that people are suffering from a lack of leadership and vision in their elected officials. I believe we are blessed to be served by David Craig, and I applaud Mr. Craig for his leadership, planning, and the vision he has applied in Harford County.
County Executive Craig pointed out various achievements and successes of the County in his State of the County Address. Among these he explained some of the recent safeguards and protections that have been made to promote the protection of life and property of Harford County citizens. Securing and protecting the life and property of its citizens is the chief responsibility of civil government, and Mr. Craig has proven to be committed in helping to protect life and property in Harford County. Some of these attainments reported by the County Executive were the new state-of-the-art Southern Precinct for the Harford County Sheriff’s Office; enhancements to many of our local volunteer fire and EMS companies through a variety of capital improvements, most notably the first fully county-funded volunteer fire station at Patterson Mill Road; plans for a new state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Center in Hickory and if approved, a Department of Emergency Services to provide more support, coordination and assistance to our volunteer fire and EMS service.
I recently had the opportunity to visit the new Southern Precinct when I attended the Rt. 40 Republican Club meeting, where it meets in the community meeting room. The precinct is a welcomed upgrade, and it will serve the Sheriff’s Office and citizens of Harford County for many years to come.
There were many more achievements laid out by County Executive Craig in his address. I would encourage you to take a few minutes and watch County Executive Craig deliver the State of the County Address:
Derek J. Howell
Chairman – Harford County Republican Central Committee