District 6 Candidate Derrick Leon Davis Will Be Your New Councilman
Voters haven’t even had their say yet, but all signs point to them plunking their levers for Derrick Leon Davis on September 20. Why? Well, because our County Executive says so, as recently reported by WTOP. Baker says that since Davis was part of his slate last year, “Nothing has changed to persuade me that he’s not the right person for that area.”
While I don’t really have any say in the outcome, when will Democrats stand up and start pointing out that it’s simply undemocratic for an elected official to anoint a candidate in your own primary? If Davis is the best candidate, then Baker doesn’t need to put in his two cents because I believe he can trust the voters to figure that out for themselves.
Although our County Executive presides over the entire county, I’m not sure he lives in District 6 either and voters should question his reasons for wanting his own ally on Council to represent them. Although I haven’t blogged in quite awhile, I could not stand by silently and once again watch the voters of District 6 be manipulated into choosing somebody based on an endorsement, rather than one’s qualifications, their record of service, and their platform on issues that matter in District 6. I also wouldn’t mind if somebody else stepped up and declared their candidacy. We know there are a vast number of really smart and talented people in District 6. Don’t be scared off by early endorsements, please step up and get in the race. We need your leadership and your fresh ideas, rather than people who are recycling the same old stuff.