Russell O. Poole


As an appointed commissioner and candidate for election to the Bel Air Board of Town Commissioners, I would like to give you my thoughts on what is required to be an effective elected official.

The people who seek this position should be dedicated public servants interested in making our town and communities a better place to live, work, and do business. During the years (1989, 1991 and 1992) that I was president of the Homestead Village Community Association, I became very familiar with most of the issues that are of great concern to our residents. These issues are: public works, safety and the preservation of our neighborhoods. For the most part, we have been successful in addressing these issues through good communication with the town and county officials.

Since my appointment in November, I have worked with the town administration and public works department and have gained a tremendous amount of respect for the dedication of these people. There are no secret formulas for success, just hard work, dedication and good common sense . . .

There are important and sensitive issues such as Hoza Park, tipping fees and the library in Bel Air which must be addressed. I feel that with good communication and cooperation, decisions on these issues will be made to benefit the majority of our population . . .

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