By SAMANTHA KRULEWITZ
Gubernatorial candidate Ellen Sauerbrey said Thursday night that growth is necessary for the economy, to a certain extent.
"It is a delicate balancing act," said Sauerbrey, who attended the Republican Annual Elephant Club Reception Thursday night at the Women's Club, Inc. on Prospect Street in Hagerstown.
"If you don't have a growing economy then you have young people leaving because they can't find jobs," she said in an interview. "If there is too much growth you lose the quality of life and the peaceful community, the life people treasure."
Asked about Washington County Commissioner James Wade's comment Tuesday that parents should be required to pay for their children's textbooks and bus transportation, Sauerbrey said that there is definitely a lack of resources, especially textbooks, in public schools.