I just wanted to take a moment to recognize some candidates in contested, but lower-profile, local races who I believe are deserving of support.
Sheriff (Vote For One): James Fitzgerald. He has done a good job and, in my opinion, should be re-elected to another term. His opponent appeared, frankly, out of his element at candidate forum held earlier this year. A write-up of that event can be found here: http://spartanconsiderations.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-forum-part-one-law-and-order.html.
Judge of the Orphans' Court (Vote For No More Than Three): Anne Dodd, Nicole Bormel Miller and Leslie Smith Turner are all solid choices. Dodd and Smith Turner are incumbents while Bormel Miller is seeking the office for the first time. I believe all three will do a fine job executing the responsibilities of the position. Further background on the Court can be found here: http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/36loc/how/html/functions/howjudicial.html#orphans.
Still reading through the other questions on the ballot (the two proposed Constitutional Amendments and the proposed Charter Amendment). Need to finish my homework on those measures tonight.
See you at the Bain Center soon!
Stay tuned, as more will follow.