Wednesday, August 02, 2006


I read one MD blogger who was surprised about how young Kristin Cox (Ehrlich's LG pick) is. But at 36, she seems like an experienced adult next to some of the people straight out of school who think they're old enough to make laws for the state of Maryland. In the District 18 delegate race, we've got two candidates who are very young (one may not yet be able to drink legally): Jeff Waldstreicher and Noah Grosfeld-Katz.

Now, while I'm happy that young people want to serve their community (I'm going to assume that's why they are running), they probably ought to get some life experience before trying to become a lawmaker. Waldstreicher is something like 26, so with law school, that gives him a couple of years of life experience outside of school. And Grosfeld-Katz (according to the address listed in the Gazette and another on apparently still lives with his mom, the incredible (and unfortunately retiring) Sen. Sharon Grosfeld.

With the example of great legislators like Sen. Grosfeld, D18 deserves legislators of proven experience, ability, and dedication.


Blogger Sara da Muse said...

Hey, did anyone else see that Valerie Ervin has been endorsed by the MoCo Chamber of Commerce? I thought she was the progressives' darling and Hans Riemer was running from the middle. What's the deal?

8/03/2006 10:17:00 AM  
Blogger David from Silver Spring said...

I met Jeff a few weeks ago when he knocked on my door and I'll admit that I was at first struck by his youth. But after talking with him for a few minutes, I saw a young man with a great understanding of his district and a genuine passion that older politicians try to grasp. John Kennedy used to say that he was "old enough to know but young enough to do" and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives before his 30th birthday. District 18 has a long history of supporting young leaders – Chris van Hollen was just 28 when he was first elected to office. While it is a concern to see kids stepping out of a college dorm and running for office from their parents' house, Waldstreicher is a homeowner and a professional and he is plenty old to hold office in Annapolis.

8/03/2006 03:58:00 PM  

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