In a letter to the editor for the Daily Times Mike Calpino, District 2 Wicomico County Council candidate, calls for more challengers in the upcoming County Council races.
“Yet in Wicomico County, the majority of incumbents remain unchallenged,” Calpino states. “If the same people remain in power, they will do the same things tomorrow we complained about yesterday.”
In an Election year that has seen unprecedented political activity, where people are attending rallies, going to budget meeting and expressing dissatisfaction, Calpino believes more people need to run for public office.
“Time is running short in this election cycle. Surely there are a handful of people in our county who embrace the principles of limited government, personal liberty and responsibility who will challenge the status quo. If no one runs and no one gets behind the challengers, our elections become a sham.”
Calpino is in the beginning stages of his campaign yet is very well prepared and versed in the issues. On his website he declares his reason for running and the focus of his campaign.
“My candidacy is based on two things. The first, and most important, is what I would call a “Jeffersonian” political philosophy, a set of principles based on the philosophy and ideals of Thomas Jefferson and the other Founding Fathers.” He continues, “The principles of limited government, individual liberty, God given rights, and laissez faire economics. The second is a set of proposals to apply these principles to our county government.”
Calpino is running against longtime incumbent Republican Stevie Prettyman.