Letter to the Public From Ted Patterson —
I would like to thank the many voters who came out on November 2nd to vote for my candidacy for the House of Delegates in District 34B. It is truly humbling to receive such strong support from around the district. We were underdogs from the start and yet came within percentage points of knocking off a well-established incumbent politician in Annapolis. Although we were ultimately unsuccessful, I believe we accomplished great things.
I would like to publicly congratulate Delegate David Rudolph on his successful re-election and Michael Dawson for running a good campaign. Both candidates are intelligent, hard working, and worthy of praise for their willingness to serve the citizens of Cecil County.
To all of you who voted for me I hope you will remember that our work does not end here! We must continue our efforts to change the way government operates at all levels. We must continue to advocate for lower taxes, less government spending, and more economic opportunity in our community. We must lead the fight for Constitutional government and stand in defense of personal liberties as enumerated by our Founding Fathers. I encourage you to get involved locally and become more politically active. Consider running for office or working on a campaign in the future. Attend public meetings to be informed on what local government is doing. Write letters to the editor and call in to talk radio. Make your voice heard. The cause for liberty is not about personalities or individual candidates, but about results.
In 2011 the county and state will be facing tremendous pressure to raise our taxes. We must stand together to send the message to our elected officials that we will not tolerate tax increases in 2011. Instead, let’s support spending reductions and cost cutting measures that will save taxpayers money and put more money back in the private sector during this time of economic hardship. Let’s work together to make Cecil County and the state of Maryland more prosperous and more free through supporting policies that improve government efficiency, limit government power over the individual, and open our economy for growth in the 21st century.
I again thank the voters of District 34B for their support in this election and encourage all of our newly elected public officials from both parties to work hard in the public interest.