From Harford Campaign for Liberty:
Fellow Harford County Resident,
In early April, Harford Campaign for Liberty sent every candidate for Harford County Council a Liberty Survey, to allow each candidate to express his or her views on important economic and social issues.
Sadly, although email records show most candidates opened their survey, only five candidates actually took the time to respond.
Only one incumbent candidate – Chad Shrodes in District D – actually returned our voter survey.
Thank you to the following candidates who answered the survey:
Michael Perrone, Jr in District A
Eric Daxon in District C
Chad Shrodes in District D
Johnathon Grimmel in District D
Dan Lambros in District E
Where are the incumbent candidates who should have found it easy to answer these questions based upon their voting records??
Are they just giving us a song and dance?
Are they like the Boy Band of the month, afraid if they answer a question truthfully their fans will stop loving them?
Is our County Council all flash, and no substance? If they don’t respond now, in the election season, how do we really know They’ve Got It – The Right Stuff?
Dion Guthrie, District A – perhaps he didn’t answer because he doesn’t want you to know he happily votes for thousands of dollars in state and county freebie conditional loans for corporations every time OED Director Jim Richardson asks for them.
Joe Woods, District B – maybe Joe couldn’t be bothered to answer, since he’s running unopposed – but shouldn’t you know his intentions for the next four years? Will he vote to raise the budget? Raise taxes? Raise the roof?
“Capt’n” Jim MacMahan, District C – After rubber stamping his approval on over 300 new zoning changes including several commercial B3 changes during the last Comprehensive Zoning Review, Mr. MacMahan claims to be concerned about the property rights of residents. But why does he now want to vote away his voice in zoning appeals? How does he feel about the livability code, which would infringe upon homeowners’ rights, both rentals and primary properties?
Richard “Coach” Slutzky, District D – Coach Slutzky is running for Council President, and says he represents strong Republican values. Why then did he vote for both the Beechtree Estates TIF, which is now the only under-performing loan on the county books, and the James Run TIF, which gave major developers $23 million in tax easements for prime undeveloped property? What else will Richard Slutzky vote for in the future? Is he for or against Liberal spending? We can’t know, he won’t fill out his survey.
Mary Ann Lisanti, District F – Ms. Lisanti is running for House of Delegates this year. But before she goes, she’s left us a liberal legacy of bicycle paths, obesity task forces, and the new Healthy Community Planning Board, which will recommend new ways to mind your business for you. Little wonder she didn’t want to answer any questions, she’d rather move on to Bigger Brother programs. How will she vote in Annapolis?
ASK THESE HARFORD INCUMBENTS TO BE ACCOUNTABLE – CALL OR EMAIL, AND TELL THEM TO SEND IN THEIR SURVEY!
Dion Guthrie: 410-638-334 email@example.com
Joe Woods: 410-638-3520 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim MacMahan: 410-638-3523 email@example.com
Richard Slutzky: 410-638-3522 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Ann Lisanti: 410-638-3526 email@example.com
If you’d like to review the surveys of those who DID take the time to answer, please click here!
This 2014 election is crucial – The American economy is shaky, Maryland has been losing residents to more conservative states, and the liberal agenda continues to snowball down in Annapolis.
We need to know our local elected officials will be good stewards of our money!
We need a finely-tuned, harmonious set of officials for County Council. Not a Boy Band.
Please contact your County Council member today. It’s not too late to find out what they really think, before the primary election on June 24th.
Steering Committee, Harford Campaign for Liberty