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Why no mention of Ralph Jaffe's run for governor? [Letter]

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I'm wondering if the letter writer who asked "Who's qualified to be Maryland's next governor? No one!" (April 6) had all of the pertinent information before coming to that conclusion.

The author mentioned Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown along with the general phrase "Republican candidates." However, there was no mention of teacher Ralph Jaffe, who is running as a Democratic candidate for governor.

As a teacher and facilitator of learning in the educational realm, Mr. Jaffe believes in tailoring instruction to the needs of students, who are at the heart of the school matter.

He carries the same concept into the political arena. As a teacher, he is leading a movement to get rid of the corruption in Maryland politics. By example, he is showing students what has to be done to get rid of the moral bankruptcy that pervades our system today.

Just look at the five principles he stands for — his refusal to take campaign contributions and his pledge to serve only one term, take no salary, keep away from paid political lobbyists and tell the truth all the time.

Check out his website, In the political arena, he promises to tailor his gubernatorial experience to the needs of the citizens of Maryland, who are the heart of the matter.

Perhaps the Sun reporters who cover the campaign should start to impart all of the information to the voters rather than continue their narrow-minded, biased approach to reporting about political candidates.

Taking such a step would provide readers and voters with a more accurate and comprehensive picture of the election scene.

Freda Jaffe, Baltimore

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