Union Head Throws Marks Some Love

Councilman called "a labor-friendly Republican" for his vote Monday on a controversial pension bill.

Councilman David Marks is getting a tip of the hat from an unlikely place for a Republican.

John Ripley, president of the Baltimore County Federation of Public Employees, threw a little love toward Marks, a Perry Hall resident.

"Councilman Marks has proven himself recently to be a labor-friendly Republican," said Ripley.

"I'm not sure he wants that title or not, but he certainly has been on our issues," he continued.

Marks was one of four council members who voted to Monday night.

Todd Huff, a Timonium resident and the only other Republican on the council, voted against tabling the bill.

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Calm down March 25, 2012 at 07:18 PM
I heard that the real issue is that Marks committed a yes vote and then flipped again. Obviously not good for his word, which is the currency in the political arena.
Bart March 25, 2012 at 07:50 PM
My guess is that Marks looked at the facts, and made the right and noble decision in the issue. Kamenetz was willing to throw the working stiffs of this county under the bus in order to "balance" his budget. Oh, if only all our elected officials had the integrity of David Marks. He has supported most of Kamenetz's plans, but not this one. Calmdown, you have shown yourself to attack anyone who doesn't tow the county Executive's line with childish, schoolyard names. So, your declarations don't carry much weight in these discussions.
David Marks March 26, 2012 at 05:00 PM
I made no such promise. Funny how "Calmdown" just routinely parrots whatever talking points some in the administration want us to hear.
Buzz Beeler March 26, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Councilman Marks, I had dealings with him a while back and he screamed that I was picking on him when the issue was he just could not get his facts straight. To me, facts in the form of documents, settle agreements. signatures, audits, memos and campaign finance reports are crucial in any debate with this administration. My file cabinets are overflowing between what the administration wants us to hear and what should be heard. It's been a while but I remember a certain person I debated with entered a Patch contest where he knew not only the names but which one was a painting and which one was photo involving the the faces lining the executive's hallway. He forgot I had spent some time up there also during my career going back to Anderson. Should be an interesting time with Fort Howard, Seagrams and the Government Center.
Baltimore County Parent March 27, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Bart, I think you are completely right. I have noticed that David Marks always does the noble thing. For that, he has earned respect from both Democrats and Republicans.


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