Each election year, The Sun's editorial board endorses candidates it believes are best to represent the state and its districts. But what qualifies this board to tell constituents who is better suited and committed to fight for their interests in Annapolis? Do any of the members of this board live in the 45th district? The candidate the paper endorses, Sen. Nathaniel McFadden (who unlike me, did not complete the paper's candidate survey), is touted as the number two man in the Senate, but how have the 45th district and its residents benefited from his esteemed status in the General Assembly? Simply put, they has not. Where I lie my head down every night, neighborhoods are plagued with high unemployment, homicides, non-fatal shootings, infant mortality, health issues, trash, rats and failing schools that lag behind Baltimore City, which lags behind the state.