Mark Long (D), candidate for County Council District 5, has earned the backing of Senator David Brinkley (R). Brinkley, one of Maryland’s most respected Republican leaders, currently serves as Senate Minority Leader in the Maryland Legislature.
Brinkley stated, “Mark Long and I had several conversations about his County Council candidacy. I’ve had conversations with several other business and municipal leaders in the district I trust. Mark will be available at community gatherings in all parts of the district and he will do his homework before making a decision. He will be an independent voice, regardless of which candidate is elected County Executive”
Senator Brinkley joins numerous elected officials from north county who strongly support Mark Long’s candidacy. They include County Commissioner David Gray (R); Walkersville Burgess, Ralph Whitmore (R); Thurmont Mayor, John Kinnaird (R); Myersville Mayor, Wayne Creadick (R); Emmitsburg Commissioner, Glenn Blanchard (D) and Thurmont Commissioner, Wayne Hooper.
Ralph Whitmore expressed the sentiment of the other elected officials, “I’m endorsing Mark Long for County Council because he’s made it clear that he will listen to everyone in our community and address our needs, whether Republican, Democrat, or Independent.”
The widespread support from both Republican and Democratic elected officials gives more momentum to Mark Long’s campaign.
“I am truly grateful for the outpouring of bipartisan support my campaign has received from elected officials from across Northern Frederick County,” said Long. “As a member of the the County Council, I promise to remain committed to getting the job done by respecting and listening to the citizens from our community regardless of any party label.”
Long faces Kirby Delauter (R) who is currently serving his first term as a County Commissioner on the Frederick County Board of County Commissioners. Both Long and Delauter grew-up and live in Thurmont, Maryland.