I’ve just put a Dunleavy for County Commissioner sign out on my front lawn, which means I guess I’m committing myself to an Independent, something I haven’t done in a couple of elections. I am in agreement with just about all of his stands… especially keeping the PATH line out of Jefferson County, supporting and expanding the National Parks (Harper’s Ferry, Civil War Trails, etc.), Modification of the Zoning Ordinance, etc.
I listened to John Case’s hour and a half interview with Ed Dunleavy yesterday, after having heard Paul Taylor, the Democrat, a while ago, and having heard Delegate John Doyle’s comments on the Independent two weeks ago, also on John’s show (is anyone else covering local politics at this depth around here?). I was very impressed with Ed’s comments and the fact that he didn’t avoid directly talking to the issues… not something you always get around here. His financial accountancy background stands out with his concern with “the books” on the County Commission’s work (not something you hear from other candidates or current Commissioners whose function, after all, is to spend our money.)
The Republican will be on John’s show next week, but he would have to go a long way to get me interested in him. Next Thursday (October 14) at 7PM all the candidates will debate at War Memorial Building—Shepherdstown Men’s Club. This should be a place to make a final decision. If you are from Jefferson County, go there and ask the questions which will define their potential as Commissioners.
It looks like we’ll have another rain this morning… it will last all day. Probably tomorrow as well. By Thursday we should be back to a sunny day and it will get to be a little warmer (we’re in the 50° area now) and be up in the 60°-plus somewhere.
In a few minutes I’ll be out walking the dogs, then I can bring up my dry laundry, empty the clean dishes from the washer and add in the dirty dishes and get them started. I’ll vacuum up dog hair on the living room rug today and clean off the kitchen floor, too.
I’ve just finished making a new pot of French Roast coffee and it’s almost 10:00 AM. I was in bed until 8:30 as it was, then listened to the radio for a while hearing the end of John Case‘s interview with Delegate Doyle. Tomorrow he has candidate Dunleavy, who is running as an independent for County Commissioner, someone I am very interested in. This is John’s politics week before he leaves early… I’ll be covering the show alone on Friday morning and I’m planning what I’ll be doing on it. Right now I’m not sure.