I have come to the conclusion that running for State Delegate in District 12B against Liz Bobo as a Republican would be an extreme uphill battle regardless of how favorable the election cycle might be for the Republican Party. For that reason as well as my personal belief that residents and businesses of Columbia are lacking representation in Annapolis I am switching my party affiliation to Democrat. As a public school teacher I see the importance of job creation and having a vibrant community surrounding the schools. From everything we have seen in the past few years, Liz Bobo opposes job creation, which negatively impacts school funding as well as leads to an increase in crime and unemployment.
I'm stunned. John is a former member of the Howard County GOP Central Committee and a well known Republican state-wide. In fact, he will be holding a fundraiser in less than a month's time with the last Republican County Executive this County has seen. I have to presume that John also has contacts with County Dems, and that they've cleared the path for him a bit. Delegate Bobo has been criticized, and hailed, for her position on CB 58 and 59.