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Write-In Candidate For Hancock Town Council Makes Appeal

I am Charles Wilkinson

I ask for your vote as a WRITE-IN CANDIDATE for COUNCILMAN FOR HANCOCK, MARYLAND.

Many of you will remember that I ran for Councilman in the election of 2013.

Since 2013 I have been able to meet more of our Hancock Citizens, investors and business owners. I have also observed the positive growth that reinforces my belief that I had when I was looking for a retirement hometown:

(My statement below answers why I am running for Councilman.)

HANCOCK IS THE BEST PLACE FOR CHARLES WILKINSON TO LIVE

BECAUSE HANCOCK HAS A VERY POSITIVE FUTURE

I am a retired educator. I was a teacher of history for twenty plus years. I also served as a principal for a short time. I have also traveled extensively all over America.

1. As a direct result of my education (a Masters Degree in Educational Administration),  my career and my extensive travels across America, I KNOW I can make a positive contribution to the continued growth of Hancock.

2. We must continue to strengthen our existing businesses as we use all professional individuals both within and without Hancock to search for new businesses and INDUSTRIES to invest in Hancock.

3. Hancock has various opportunities (problems) that Hancock faces. Our former Prowler/Fleetwood facility is now empty as Evolve/Featherlight seem to be 100% out of business.

Our old sewer lagoon seems to be unable to comply with Maryland and EPA sewer regulations and thus may cost millions of dollars to eventually replace.

But I feel Hancock’s biggest problem was forced on Hancock years ago when I-70 was created in such a way to dead end into Breezewood with Breezewood becoming a huge preferred “destination” instead of choosing Hancock for truckers and private travelers who are ready to spend money if only they could quickly obtain food, fuel and lodging in Hancock.  Our Maryland/Hancock portion of I-70 further compounds our problem with the current design of Exits 3 and Exit 5 that makes Hancock very unattractive to truckers and private travelers who might wish to enter and leave Hancock quickly and easily for food and fuel.

A big part of the solution to Hancock’s BIGGEST problem (Hancock is not a Town that is easy to quickly enter and leave) will require large amounts of County, State and Federal money. Thus it will be a difficult/expensive problem to solve. However, I am ready to work with our Town, County, State and Federal governments to start to create “Hancock’s Golden Mile”......generally in the area of Hancock’s Log Cabin.

Please WRITE-IN Charles Wilkinson for Hancock Councilman on January 26.