It is an undisputed fact that county executive candidate Jan Gardner donated money to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s election campaign. The O’Malley administration implemented the “rain tax.” Obviously Jan Gardner supports our governor, but she remains silent when asked if she supports the “rain tax.” This is a relevant question for candidate Gardner, as the “rain tax” is on our property tax bills.
I support county executive candidate Blaine Young, who fought the “rain tax” — even thumbing his nose at O’Malley by charging us only a penny on our property tax bills. The Frederick News-Post acknowledged with a bull’s-eye in its campaign fact-checking article that candidate Gardner has consistently raised taxes and fees on the families of Frederick County.
Will county executive candidate Jan Gardner support the “rain tax” with an increase from a penny? I fear that if she is elected we will be faced with more taxes at the local level.
MARY LINGER POSEY