March 13, 2010 — Ted Patterson filed today to run for State Delegate in District 34B because business-as-usual in Annapolis cannot continue. Ted, a lifelong resident of Cecil County, said, ”We do not have a revenue problem in Annapolis; we have a spending problem. Right now our state faces enormous fiscal problems that will, if not addressed by bold leadership, lead us to disaster.” Ted has the will power and vision to make tough decisions that will balance the Maryland state budget.
The Friends of Ted Patterson are hosting a “Campaign Kick-Off” reception on Wednesday, March 31st at 7pm. The reception will be held at the Susky River Grille located at 600 Rowland Drive, Port Deposit, MD 21904. Ticket prices are $45 per person. Sponsorships are available. For more information contact the Campaign Treasurer, Carrie Taylor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 302-981-1477.
Ted is a graduate of Perryville High School and the University of Delaware, and is committed to our community’s future. Ted worked at a local middle school tutoring students in math, science, and writing, and volunteered as a football coach at Perryville High School. He later worked for the Cecil Land Trust writing the policy paper “An Environmental, Economic, and Social Cost-Benefit Analysis of Proposed Grain Barging Facilities in Cecil County, Md.” in support of the Cecil Land Trust’s goals of helping local farmers in our region create greater profitability for their long-held family farms.
During Ted’s time with the University of Delaware’s Institute for Public Administration he has spearheaded important research on issues such as transportation/land-use integration and transit-oriented development. He also participated on a team project to create a framework for comprehensive community design guidelines for older road users. In June 2009, he published “Integrating Transportation/Transit Planning in the Overall Planning Process” for use as an agenda moving forward for Delaware transportation planners working toward greater integration between land use policies and transportation investment priorities.
Our Founding Fathers, through the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, outlined a supreme law of the land that fostered the development of our great country. Sadly, the freedom and prosperity we have come to enjoy as US citizens and Marylanders have come under attack. In Annapolis Ted will be a champion for individual liberty, Constitutional government, and fiscal discipline.