OhNine OnLine For October 23 ~ Annapolis Capital Punishment

Friday, October 23, 2009

OhNine OnLine For October 23

Yesterday's Annapolis Rotary Club Forum with the three mayoral candidates was a great opportunity for many of the city's most dedicated community and business leaders to get up close and somewhat personal with Cohen, Cordle and Fox. Not much new to report in terms of their stump speeches or what transpired except to say that all of three of them are becoming much more polished speakers and delivering clearer messages than ever before.

As for last night's forum and quasi-debate at Maryland Hall, that was really quite positive and eye-opening in some respects, mainly how the candidates handled themselves. As for issues and answers, not much new in that department either. In many respects, the crowd was reflective of the nine candidates, panelists and moderator and they were not reflective of the broader demographics of the city either. If I have some time and don't fall asleep, I'll pound out a few lines....

District 30 candidate for the House of Delegates and Cohen volunteer Judd Legum has posted a piece about Dave Cordle on his blog. It's a negative piece but it raises some good points. However, I disagree with the assessment that Cordle has not attended every city council meeting. It is hard for anyone to have developed a perfect record over two busy terms, especially since he has a full-time job and a family so I don't fault him or any long-serving lawmaker for missing some votes and meetings. http://www.juddlegum.com/blog/2009/10/cordle-makes-up-for-lost-time/

TODAY: Friday, October 23
7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Almost 7:30 Friday Morning Democratic Breakfast. Eastport Democratic Club, 525 State Street, Annapolis 21403 (corner of State and Chester). Democratic Candidates for Aldermen Mathew Silverman, Ward 5; Kenny Kirby, Ward 6; and Ian Pfeiffer, Ward 7. Cost: $6. To receive notices of upcoming speakers, contact Edie Segree at easegree@comcast.net.

Chris Fox for Mayor, Hunt Meadow Cocktail Meet and Greet, 6:00 pm, Home of Melissa Hayes, 425 Fox Hollow Lane, Annapolis, MD 21403, ALL ARE WELCOME - RSVP @ 410-280-2647 (food and drinks will be served)

A pre-election gathering for Annapolitans working in or supporting the arts to meet Josh Cohen, Democratic candidate for Mayor, will be held at the Annapolis Collection Gallery, 45 West Street, on Friday, October 23 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. RSVP to Katherine Burke, Katherine@annapoliscollection.com or 410-280-1414. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.


Rock Toews of Ward Eight reminds us that on Saturday mornings he is at Ahh Coffee, Eastport Shopping Center, at 9 AM and then at Leeward Market, Corner of Second and Chester at around 10 AM.

Scott Bowling of Ward Three says folks are welcome to join him this Saturday, October 24th from 9:00 to 10:00AM at the Starbucks at 1901 West Street.

LISTEN TO CP Publisher Paul Foer on 1430WNAV at 8:15 every weekday morning.
READ CP Publisher Paul Foer's "The Ninth Ward" every Wednesday in The Capital
JOIN US EACH THURSDAY 8-9 am for our Sip N' Blogs normally at ZU Coffee, 934 Bay Ridge Road in the Giant Shopping Center.Oct 22--Chris Fox (at Sly Fox Pub State Circle)Oct 29--Dave Cordle at Zu Coffee. Stop by on your way to work for your morning latte and meet other local activists. Zu now has a drive-through window!


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