|Tom Coale, running in the Democratic primary for District 9B|
Drive blindly if I recommend pit beef in Woodlawn or barbecue in Laurel. But do your own research on politicians, and I'd recommend that you start with Tom Coale, who is running tomorrow in the Democratic primary for a delegate in District 9B.
You should go to the polls for the June 24 primary and vote for Tom if you live in his district.
HoCo Rising. He is enthusiastic. He is smart. He has been involved in Columbia and Howard County civic life for years. You can check out his positions at his campaign Web site. But I'd recommend Tom to anyone who likes HowChow because I have watched him take the optimistic, thoughtful tone that I try to keep here on the blog.
Honestly, we need more thoughtful, and we need more optimistic. I'm old enough that friends tell me first hand stories about politicians, and they're often cringe-inducing tales about ego and self-interest. I think Tom will write different stories if he can get to Annapolis, and I hope you'll check him out to see if you support him.
District 9B runs between U.S. 70 and Rte 108 on both sides of Rte 29. You can see the map above. To see detail, check out this Google map.