Congratulations to Ed Fielding and Sarah Heard and to all Martin County residents who cherish the Martin County difference!
The high road can be bumpy and hard to stay on, but Sarah and Ed did just that and followed it all the way to victory in the County Commission primary elections.
Their success means four more years (Ed still faces a general election challenge but I have confidence he will be successful in November, too) of fiscal responsibility, protection for wetlands and shorelines, hard work to clean up our rivers, estuary and lagoon, and holding the line on our urban boundary.
The Lake Point entities operated by George Lindemann, Jr., who had his show horse electrocuted to try to collect insurance proceeds, spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on the campaigns of Ed and Sarah’s opponents and the political committees that tried — unsuccessfully — to subvert the elections.
We will restore our Comprehensive Plan. We will ensure transparency in local government. We will preserve our environment and grow our economy.
We will have not only Sarah and Ed on our Commission for the next four years, we will retain their outstanding appointees to the Local Planning Agency, Jim Moir and Crystal Lucas.
The high road is not always the shortest and smoothest way forward. But thanks to Ed Fielding and Sarah Heard and the thousands of Martin County voters who supported them, we have left those who chose the low road in the dust behind us.