This letter is being sent to the Republican Central Committee and will be signed by all BQA Board Members:
Dear Republican Central Committee,
I write as President of Business Queen Anne's, a pro-business & pro-opportunity membership organization, to add our input as to the best candidate appointee to fill the open Commissioner's seat in District 1.
Business Queen Anne's believes it is important the Central Committee carefully consider who they will forward to Governor Hogan to fill this open seat. We believe the Central Committee should take charge locally and not muddy the water for Governor Hogan with multiple choices, and therefore we recommend sending up a single name.
We believe it important that any appointee reside in District 1 for an appointee not a District 1 resident will not be eligible for re-election in that District and can only run for the At-Large seat. Finally, significant time, expertise and energy has gone into a plan to finally resolve the Route 8 sewer problems, this project is finally underway and we believe it important any appointee you name is a solid supporter of that project.
We'd encourage the Central Committee to look at the primary candidates for District 1, especially Gene Legg, who fell short of his quest to be commissioner by just 104 votes. Gene was and remains very interested in the position and in continuing to serve Queen Anne's County. Gene is a District 1 resident and prior to retirement worked for Queen Anne's County Public Works, road division, for 36 years. Gene is one of very few candidates anywhere, who literally went door to door meeting, greeting and asking County residents for their vote, something wonderful for a small rural close knit County like this one. Finally, while there are few guarantees in life, Gene is a lifelong resident who loves Queen Anne's County, and who has no plans to leave the area, the County or seek higher office.
Thank you for your consideration,
Steve Donovan, President, BQA