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Letters to the editor - 10/24

October 24, 2002

Vote Hardin for commissioner



To the editor:


James Herbert Hardin has lived in and worked for the betterment of Washington County for More than 30 years. Through all these years he has served this community by working for the School Board, both as an employee and as a member of the elected Board of Education.

His efforts show in the lives of so many in this community who attribute so much of their personal success to his guidance and direction as a high school administrator. He has touched the lives of so many who "grew up" to an awareness of how much he truly cared about and contributed to their future.

Words used to describe Hardin are trustworthy, honest, hard-working and caring. He is a man who practices the same principles he has advocated for years: Do your homework, study hard and learn all the facts, make smart and informed decisions, play by the rules and stand up for your beliefs. In this day and age when people tell you what you want to hear and form positions without all the facts, Washington County citizens can be confident that Hardin will work together with others to protect the best interests of our community.

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So, why is Herb Hardin running for County Commissioner? He would like to make a positive contribution to our community beyond education and feels now is the time. And he wants to be part of the team that addresses the challenges our community is facing today.

What are his credentials? His experience with the Board of Education, at both the local and state level, has provided opportunities to work together with County Commissioners, the local delegation to the state and many other state officials to provide for a bright future for Washington County. This includes experience dealing with large budgets and the ability to evaluate programs to produce the greatest benefit for the dollar for our community. Most importantly, he longs to continue the journey to making Washington County a premier community that attracts individuals and families who can enjoy rewarding careers and raise children in an environment that is safe and prosperous.

How do I know all this? Because Herb Hardin is my father and my mentor and my friend. And I know that he will be a great asset and friend to Washington County when he has the opportunity to serve us all as a County Commissioner. When you go to the polls on Nov. 5, vote for James Herbert Hardin for County Commissioner.

Cynthia L. Perini

Hagerstown




Townsend makes no sense on guns



To the editor:


According to recently released information, Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend refused to cooperate with the FBI to carry out background checks by giving them access to the Maryland State Archives in compliance with gun control laws that she says she supports.

The article it was because the state hadn't received the $45,000 funding necessary to perform these checks. If she was really interested in making sure the citizens of our state are protected from people like the sniper, couldn't she have found temporary funding to ensure this was carried out?

What are we paying her for? Maybe her pay is being given to her so she can attack Bob Ehrlich, like she has been doing, about the need for more gun control? Maybe the $45,000 would have been better spent if it had come from her salary.

We do not need more gun control. How about enforcing the hundreds of gun laws on the books. The Brady Act was highly touted as the answer to our gun problems, and here our aspiring governor to be is not complying with legislation she is suppose to enforce. I hope the people of Maryland see that we don't need four more years of the same mess we already got by electing her.

Bradley M. Jacobs

Hagerstown

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