Two days ago the self described citizen watchdog group People for Change released a scathing email to their supporters blasting the front runner for the County Council in the District 6 Special Election Derrick Leon Davis, and accusing his campaign of pay to play politics in a reference to former councilwoman Leslie Johnson who resigned after pleading guilty to corruption charges. The email also takes to task three people who would be Polk’s colleagues if he is elected. “If Polk is going to be serious about projecting an image that he will be able to hit the ground running on day one and work well with the other members to serve his district, he will have to send a clear message to this group to tone it down,” said a member of the Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee from the 6th district.
The email which was sent to the more than 30,000 homes People for Change claim to represent bashed Davis for accepting campaign donations from employee unions (who People for Change call “special interest”) and endorsements from political leaders like Rushern Baker, Del. Justin Ross, and more. “Maybe someone should ask if Mark Polk had been offered these endorsements would he had turned them down, he did accept their endorsement and the majority of the group don’t live in District 6,” the same Democratic Central Committee member said. The email also blasts council members Will Campos, Mel Franklin, and Andrea Harrison. The attacks on Franklin ignited passionate responses from supporters of Franklin who condemned the attacks from People for Change on listserves, twitter, and facebook. “One of the biggest problems we have in this county is people thinking they are going to do something and don’t need to work with other people. Endorsements by leaders of a body you plan to work with are very important. The member from District 6 can’t get anything done with votes from at least four of his peers. This is just another example of the extremes that this group promotes and why Polk, if he wants to be seen as a serious candidate, should put them in their place,” a member of Polk’s HOA Board (where he is president) who is leaning toward voting for Arthur Turner said.
Mark Polk is running for the vacated seat on the Prince George’s County Council from District 6 on September 20th against fourteen other candidates including Derrick Leon Davis and Arthur Turner.
THERE IS A CANDIDATE IN THE RACE WHO IS BOUGHT AND PAID FOR. (See attachments on his campaign finance reports — it will be a shocker!)
We can not talk about ethics and accountability and allow our County officials to be involved in this District 6 race. THIS IS NOT THEIR SEAT! IT BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE!