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Jeff Hewett, Republican

For Washington County Commissioner

For Washington County Commissioner

July 13, 2006

BOONSBORO - Washington County must find a way to balance the increasing demand for services with the strain residents are feeling from rising tax assessments,said Boonsboro Police Chief Jeff Hewett, a candidate for County Commissioner.

"I just think that this county, with the growth of the county, there's going to be a lot of challenges facing the county," said Hewett, a Republican.

New housing should be concentrated in municipal areas that have the infrastructure to deal with residential population increases, Hewett said.

"If we're going to have development, let's keep it to the areas where we can support it," he said.

A retired Maryland State Police criminal investigator, Hewett was named chief of Boonsboro Police Department when the agency was formed last summer. Between his retirement in 1999 and the establishment of the town's police department, Hewett said he served Boonsboro as a resident deputy with the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

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Hewett, 47, has three children and lives with his wife of 23 years in the Sharpsburg-Keedysville area. He said he plans to continue working as chief if he is elected.

Hewett said the County Commissioners should lobby the state for more State Police troopers, and they should offer tax incentives to developers willing to provide housing for senior citizens and people with moderate incomes.

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