On May 15, 2020, the Whig printed an op-ed from Cecil County executive candidate Danielle Hornberger. While I will not publicly endorse or oppose any candidate, I wish to comment on the following excerpt from Ms. Hornberger’s article in which she states:


Dear readers,

As the evolving concern and impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus heightens, all of us at your local newspaper and APG Media of Chesapeake are dedicated to providing the most recent and relevant information to our community.

During these unprecedented times, it is crucial for all people to get local and reliable information from a trusted source.

As we see our role to inform and update our community of the latest news or announcements, effective immediately, all local news, public information and announcements surrounding the coronavirus will be accessible as a public service to all visitors to our websites.

If you have questions or would like to submit information, please submit your questions to us and our news teams will do our best to assist you in providing information.

Each and every day, we are grateful for the work of our associates, the support from our community and the trust our readers and clients bestow in us.

Be safe.

Jim Normandin

President and Publisher

Jennifer Pingley, RN, who hails from Cecil County, is one of the candidates. If she wins, she will go on to run against Rep. Andy Harris in November.

With the upcoming election fast approaching, I feel it’s vital we vote our values. Therefore, I support Ms. Jackie Gregory for County Council, District 5.

Democrats, Independents and unaffiliated voters who wish to have a voice in the upcoming election of our next county executive have the option of temporarily changing parties by May 27 by completing the form at https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/OnlineVoterRegistration/VoterType

As a life-long library user, I felt the need to respond to Candidate Hornberger’s statements linking library funding to the money allocated by the county to the opioid crisis. Instead of condemning the county for investing in libraries, we should be applauding the foresight of the leadership in recognizing the importance of the library in fighting this problem.

I am writing to ask for your support of Don Harmer for Cecil County Council district 5. Don Harmer has consistently demonstrated his willingness to be a servant to the people of Cecil County in capacities that are not self-serving but impactful. He has guided and supported the development and improvements of parks throughout the county. He has served on the Planning Commission ensuring that responsible and purposeful growth is achieved in the county. He has used his own free time, to coach youth athletics for many years and has made a huge positive impact on those he coached. Don tirel…

As a veteran teacher with 20 years of service to the students of Cecil County, I have seen many elected-officials come and go. Many have attempted to “talk the talk” about the importance of our schools, however, it is much rarer to see someone show our schools and our students the support they deserve and so desperately need.

I am resident of North East and a prelaw student, who is gathering information on this coming election. I am familiarizing myself with the platforms of each candidate along with the history of the management of Cecil County using information on the ccgov.org web site.

I was listening to a local radio station and heard an advertisement for Jackie Gregory in her quest for reelection to Cecil County Council. She stated she supported all the normal great things most politicians say they do and at the same time oppose tax increases. As her advertisement finished, she played a sound bite from her opponent Don Harmer about a budget he supported. The message seems disjointed.

As we approach our voting process this year, I ask myself, which candidates are true “Leaders” and which are “Politicians”. There is a big difference. A true leader takes their organization towards the vision of the organization. This makes them an organization “Of the people, by the people and for the people. A politician takes takes their organization towards the vision of the politician or their political party. This makes them an organization “Of the politician, by the politician, and for the politician. I know which one I want, which do you want?

To the Editor, and citizens of Cecil County,

The Democratic Central Committee is reaching out to you today to assure that you have the most current information pertaining to the upcoming primary election. Most of you are well aware that the Party Primary Election has been postponed until June 2 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In our conversations with citizens around Cecil County, however, we have discovered that some people are not aware that the governor announced on 4/10/20 that the party primary elections will be conducted through vote-by-mail.

To the Editor and Voters of Cecil County,

If you're interested in submitting a Letter to the Editor, click here.

Opinion sections