Monday, August 05, 2013

EJ Pipkin resigns, Dave Olds wants to be reelected

State Senator EJ Pipkin, Republican of the 36th district here on the Eastern Shore announced his resignation effective August 12, 2013 today, appears that he is moving to Texas to pursue a degree in Sports Management. Good luck to the Senator and cue up the race to replace him. Jay Jacobs? Steve Hershey? Mike Smiegel? Steve Arentz? David Dunmyer? Who knows? Look forward a year of scuttlebutt. 

On another, related front, perusing the Maryland State Board of Elections site today to see who might be making a go at running for Queen Anne's County Commissioner in 2014 and the only declared candidate so far is incumbent Queen Anne's County Commissioner Dave Olds from the Kent Island district.

In what may be the most impressive case of self-delusion ever, Dave Olds must think that he is doing a good job representing the people of Kent Island and Queen Anne's County. He supported the Big Box effort that was roundly defeated by the voters of the county, and he also supported major revisions to the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance, also rejected by the voters. Oh, and Olds also supports the building of the Four Seasons development on Kent Island, which would be the largest development in history in the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area, a few people on Kent Island having been talking about that lately. 

The deadline for filing as a candidate is Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

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