Schnebly making bid for county seat
Hagerstown businessman and former City Council member John Schnebly on Tuesday joined the ranks of those running for a seat on the Washington County Commissioners.
The county needs "experience, reasoned leadership to guide it over the next four years," said Schnebly, 48, a Democrat.
Schnebly said his concern about the future of the county prompted him to run for office.
"This whole thing to me is a leadership issue - an intangible," he said. "It's about peering out into the future and seeing with vision."
He said he anticipates an influx of people from the metropolitan area into the county in the next decade.
In light of that, Schnebly said he would work with the Washington County Board of Education, the Western Maryland delegation to the General Assembly and city officials to create a strategic long-term plan for the county.