Young lists issues in council campaign

Harford County has long been a terrific place to live. Yet there are many issues facing our county that will require reasoned debate, careful planning and coordinated action if we are to continue to have a small-town atmosphere with a growing economy.

We must be tough on crime - the existence of gangs and the shocking crimes occurring throughout the county must be fought with the concerted effort of all of Harford's law enforcement.

We must make education a priority, and we must continue to improve all county schools. Ninety-five percent of school boards in America are accountable to the public - my plan for a partially elected board may be found on my Web site, www.votebyoung.com. We have a great education system, but there is much room for improvement.

We must develop stronger and more complete long-term plans so that our county can grow economically without losing our high quality of life. County officials must communicate fully as a body, and with the people they represent - no newspaper should be a means of communication between our leaders.

Everyone is welcome to walk into my campaign office at 15 N. Main St. in Bel Air. Harford is blessed to have a very active citizenry, and we must do more to give the people a voice. Government must always be made more efficient so that our tax dollars are not wasted.

The importance of these issues encouraged me to run as your Republican candidate for County Council district C. There are many issues that are facing Harford, and I feel that my involvement in the community, experience, and the principles of an Eagle Scout make me well equipped to lead the Bel Air and Forest Lakes communities with a strong vision for Harford. I am looking forward to working with all of Harford's residents for the betterment of our home.

Brian Young

The writer is a candidate for District C in the Harford County Council.

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