It’s a long way to November but it’s not too soon to start lining up behind some of the contenders. In fact, I think I’ll spread out my picks over the course of the next six months or so in order to present the case for each individual, as opposed to doing them in groups. I’ll start with the easier ones.
It will probably come as no surprise that I like Dennis Schrader in his bid to reclaim the District 3 council seat he held from 1994 to 1998. Jen Terrassa is the first term incumbent.
Jen Terrasa is a nice person who works hard. I just don’t think the job agrees with her.
Dennis, on the other hand, is the kind of person who understands the dynamics of the burgeoning cyber security sector and how our county can best benefit from it. I find him to be a political moderate as well. His experience in planning and development with the University of Maryland Medical Center would also be a real asset to have on the council as the county begins to embark on it’s next growth spurt.
Until last November when he was our guest on “and then there’s that…,” I probably knew his wife Sandy better than him. The more I know him, the more I like him. You can listen to that podcast here.
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