Wade Kach has been a member of the House of Delegates since Gerald Ford was President. He probably needed to come home long before now, but his plans for coming home are running for county council and not retiring. He may be retired either way after the June primary if he doesn’t manage to defeat incumbent councilman Todd Huff in the Republican primary.
While Kach’s wife is busy attacking his opponent on Facebook, the delegate himself is running into some ethical problems with his campaign mailings and emails.
Cross provided a picture of a letter that was mailed out by the Kach campaign and detailed what was in it:
The mailing then segues into a “questionnaire” soliciting citizens’ thoughts on two issue areas which would seem to highlight perceived vulnerabilities of Kach’s primary challenger, incumbent Baltimore County Councilman Todd Huff.Hey, I get it…politics is a full contact sport. Kach is free to employ such tactics, even though they seem to be a violation of his pledge not to run a negative campaign.What he is not free to do, however, is to use state resources in the process.In the mailer, Kach solicits feedback to these questions by email, and lists his official state delegate email address as a proper response vehicle.
Clearly the man is either arrogant, clueless, or both. Sitting on the floor of the Maryland House of Delegates and using a state-issued smartphone or laptop to field campaign inquiries is not what I would call doing the job he was elected, and reelected, to do.Will someone who received either the mailed or emailed version of this communication contact the Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics and report this outrageous behavior?
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.