My original, and first, voter registration card from 1981. I have been
registered as Republican since day one.
I post this because of so many
candidates that change their party affiliation for political gain and for the
purpose to deceive. (or so it may appear).
Still working on the website.
To email Patrick:
Click here for my page
NOTICE: My website is not
written in third person like so many other candidates websites. Everything is
typed by me, Patrick E. Flaherty.
So, why am I running for a seat on the
Calvert County Board of County Commissioners? Good question!
It comes down to representation.
Specially, the lack of representation. Calvert County residents, for years, have
failed to be represented in Prince Frederick with decisions made in their best
interests. We are constantly being told, and berated, that we do not understand
the "needs" of government. That things must happen and go the way we are told
they must go regardless of what we the people think. It appears that more and
more our Commissioners are "taking issue" with the very people that elected
them. We have commissioners that react "strongly" to the people or "call out"
the people in public when they disagree with citizens.
Not one commissioner sitting on the
board currently fights for, or defends the voices of, the people. But we have
commissioners that will publicly either berate the people for speaking their
minds and coming up with new and better ideas, or just sit and remain silent and
It is time for the people to be
represented. For decisions to be made in their best interests. Electing me as 1
or 5 County Commissioners will give you that representation and at least one
loud voice, yours, on the board.