From James D. “Jim” Thornton:
I would like to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to the voters of Harford County for standing by me through this Primary Election cycle. Your trust in me to move Harford County forward as your democratic candidate for County Council President both humbles and inspires me. I am confident that, together, we can continue to fight for this critical leadership position to create positive change in our county.
Over the last five months, numerous dedicated volunteers spent countless hours supporting my campaign effort to secure the trust of the Harford County community allowing me the opportunity to lead the County Council to a place where we can maintain our quality of life while supporting safe and responsible growth. Without each volunteer, committee member and supporter, we would not have been successful at the primary polls.
The informed decisions by our community members allows us to move forward in our quest to restore trust and belief in the County Council as a responsible, decision-making body that represents the interests of all Harford County residents, especially our children. I am appreciative of the trust and support from our community and I am urging you to join me in this important mission because much work lies ahead.
By providing a forum where all candidates may express their goals and beliefs equally in order to educate the public on the issues, The Dagger should be commended for their comprehensive coverage of the Primary Election thus far. As we move through the next five months to the General Election on November 4, 2014, I urge each Harford County citizen to educate themselves on the key issues that affect our county.
I would like to thank my democratic opponent in the primary, Christopher Boardman, and invite him and those that support him to join us in our campaign to bring responsible leadership to the County Council. Regardless of party, we all agree that the time is now to work together for stronger, effective leadership in Harford County.
As a candidate for Harford County Council President, I believe in: fiscally-responsible investment in our education system; improving our transportation infrastructure; diversifying the economic base of our county by partnering with Aberdeen Proving Ground; and, making connections and sharing information with community groups and leaders in order to encourage everyone to work together for the benefit of all citizens.
Thank you for your continued support. Please join me in the quest to return the Harford County Council to a governing body that represents and protects the rights of all citizens in Harford County.
James D. “Jim” Thornton
Candidate for Harford County Council President