From James “Jim” D. Thornton:
To the Citizens of Harford County:
I wish to express my deepest and most profound gratitude to all the voters of Harford County who cast their ballots for me in my quest to become the next President of the Harford County Council. We were unsuccessful in this attempt, my first campaign for elected public office, but it has been an experience that I would not have missed!
It has been very humbling for me to meet so many of you that shared my concerns, and who felt that I was the best person for this important job.
I spoke with Councilman Slutzky on Wednesday and congratulated him on his election to President of the Harford County Council. The Council is faced with many significant issues over the next several months; the one which I believe has to be high on their list is how they will work with the County Executive to address the uncompetitive salary situation for all county employes.
To my campaign staff and to the campaign volunteers — you have my thanks and my respect forever! Your hard work was astounding and daunting. Without you, I could not have come nearly as far. I need to thank most of all my Campaign Chairman, John Haggerty; my Campaign Manager, Russ Kovach; my Treasurer, Carolyn Wilkerson; and Rosemarie O’Brien, my Events Coordinator. There are many others, too, who should be thanked, and I will do so privately and immediately.
Thanks again to you all, and let’s all work together for the sake of our beautiful Harford County!
James “Jim” D. Thornton