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.