This winter I have spoken with a great number of Charles County residents who engaged me in conversation on issues that they care deeply about. The topics of our conversations were varied, but amid the diverse concerns and opinions expressed to me, one common theme stood out: a distinct sense of misgiving about the future of Charles County and the unresponsiveness of its elected leadership.
While I continue to find my work in the legislature tremendously rewarding, I share my constituents’ concerns. For that reason, and because I believe I can make a positive difference in a new role, I made the difficult decision to forgo my bid for re-election in 2014 as Delegate and run instead for Charles County Commissioner President.
Many of you are already aware of my decision, and I am both gratified and humbled at the nearly universal expressions of support that I have received. I am grateful for that support, and I hope I can count on you to stand with me as my new campaign progresses. In the meantime, please know that I am still your elected delegate and remain committed to representing your interests in Annapolis through the remainder of my term.
Over two terms in the Maryland General Assembly, I’ve made it a point to be accessible and responsive to your needs, and I plan to serve all of you with the same dedication and enthusiasm as your next commissioner president.
Delegate Peter F. Murphy
Charles County, District 28
Very enthusiastically, I announced today the start of the Generous Jurors Program in Charles County, which will begin next Monday, February 3rd. This program allows jurors to turn over their $15/day stipend to Charles County's Department of Social Services for the benefit of homeless children and children in foster care. These tax-deductible dollars are used to cover expenses not provided […]
It was my pleasure to be part of the special Health Care Benefits Fair today at the College of Southern Maryland. Along with Senator Middleton and County Commissioner President Kelly, we opened this event to encourage sign ups in the Maryland Health Connection Exchange. Coordinated by the Charles County Department of Health, and Health Partners, Inc., it offered an opportunity […]
What a wonderful evening it was to go down to Cobb Island's Ledo's at The Rivah Restaurant for the 4th & 5th District Democratic Club Meeting and Dinner. The guest speakers were a treat to hear as Amanda Stewart and Larreic Green, a couple of the new Democratic Party candidates who will be campaigning for office in the 2014 election, […]
I was pleased to join the panel discussion yesterday in the Charles County Government Building on the subject of how government and labor together can promote economic development in our county. Our presentation and interchange topics focused on project labor agreements (PLA's) and prevailing wage legislation. Along with Commissioner President Candice Quinn Kelly who served as the discussion facilitator, we were […]
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