Record Editorial — Starting With Election of Co Executive, Cecil Co. Government Will Never Be As Small or Efficient As It Is Today

Record Editorial —

Those who voted in Cecil County believe they elected people who would lead their governments on a right turn.

Republicans were the clear choice of the Cecil electorate as the only Democrats to win in Cecil County, both by the slimmest of margins, were Del. David Rudolph from District 34B and Allyn Nickle for Register of Wills.

Everything else was a clean sweep for Republicans — folks who believe in smaller government and fewer taxes.

Yet everything voters thought they were accomplishing by touching the screens for the GOP was contradictorily and confoundingly neutralized by approving charter government.

On its sixth time on the ballot, charter government and all the bureaucracy it will create was approved by the same voters who went overwhelmingly for Republicans, i.e., less government and fewer taxes.

“I had five people not voting for it who said, ‘Look at Harford County and how big their government is,’ and they weren’t willing to talk it through with me,” Joyce Bowlsbey, chairwoman of the charter board, said the day after voters ignored the legitimate concerns those five people expressed to her.

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3 responses to “Record Editorial — Starting With Election of Co Executive, Cecil Co. Government Will Never Be As Small or Efficient As It Is Today

  1. Only time will tell how Charter government will effect the overall cost to Cecil County.

    Perhaps this vote was an edict on the negative influence of Pipkin and Smigel over the past 8 years – and the desire to rid Cecil County of their malicious influence?

    Either way – we’ve got what the voters voted for.

  2. This Harford County paper has actual experience with what charter did for Harford County so it’s interesting what they see based on years of actually watching their government get more complex and bigger. It makes sense to me, so we’ll see what happens here now. The problem on this side of the river was there was very little serious examination of the issue, from all sides. The publisher of the weekly paper wanted it to happen and so the little bit of reporting he had to do this to save the county. At least all of those wanting bigger government and more taxes lost the elections so that threat was removed. Hopefully that’ll help.

  3. ” “I had five people not voting for it who said, ‘Look at Harford County and how big their government is,’ and they weren’t willing to talk it through with me,” Joyce Bowlsbey, chairwoman of the charter board, said the day after voters ignored the legitimate concerns those five people expressed to her.” ”

    Legitimate concerns? If they were legitimate, why didn’t they want to discuss with Ms Bowlsbey? Because they were just regurgitating the misconceptions and lies about charter that the BIG MONEY machine spewed out prior to the election and they knew how weak their argument was.

    The threat was NOT removed as we now have a Smipkin controlled board of county commissioners who will do their best to turn charter into ruin. The five commissioners have no clue as to how to proceed. I pray they discuss and learn from the Charter Board, although their egos will undoubtedly get in the way.

    Hey Mike, if you didn’t want to talk about this issue anymore, why post a negative article about it? CHARTER WON. Let’s make it work.

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