ENDORSEMENT: Jessica Haire for Anne Arundel County Executive
Steuart Pittman needs to go. Haire gives county resident the best chance to win and prosper
Wealthy horseman Steuart Pittman is an accidental County Executive. He was elected in a freak blue wave against a candidate who, in any other year, would have been re-elected.
To say Steuart Pittman has been a disaster for Anne Arundel County would be a gross understatement.
There are five Republicans who are running for the Republican nomination for County Executive. To say that any of them would be an improvement over Pittman would be a gross understatement. But the election has bogged down into accusations about debates and who loves Trump the most, irrelevant distractions when our Anne Arundel Republicans need to be focused on electing a strong nominee.
The question for voters, as always, boils down to who can lead the county the best and who can present the best opportunity to kick Pittman out of the Arundel Center.
When you look at it from that perspective, there is only one.
Jessica Haire has spent the last four years on the County Council working with the other Republican members to hold the line, as best as possible, against Pittman’s rampant liberalism. Her priorities on the council have reflected that, focusing on property rights, reducing Steuart Pittman’s overburdening taxes, promoting infrastructure, and reducing the regulatory burden on county residents and businesses. Haire’s record is that of a common sense conservative.
Her priorities as County Executive also reflect that common sense conservatism. Haire is focusing on education, crime, taxes, the high cost of living in the county, and improving county services. These are all among the top priorities of county voters and highlight the weaknesses that Steuart Pittman has displayed during his accidental administration.
As a Councilmember, an attorney, a civil engineer, and a child advocate, Jessica Haire is the candidate most prepared to lead the county into the future. For that reason, The Duckpin strongly endorses Jessica Haire for Anne Arundel County Executive.