Chris Fox Declares Candidacy

| May 10, 2009 | 0 Comments

Annapolis Business Owner Draws Crowd

Independent Mayoral candidate Chris Fox, lays out his vision for Annapolis to a crowd of 100.

Independent Mayoral candidate Chris Fox, lays out his vision for Annapolis to a crowd of nearly 100.

On Saturday at 11:00am, local Annapolis resident and business owner Chris Fox officially threw his hat into the ring for Mayor of Annapolis. Running as an Independent, Chris has some very concrete ideas on how to reverse the trend the City has seen in the past eight years and bring Annapolis back to Annapolitans.

Chris outlined his plans for the Market House and encouraged sitting council members to not act until a new administration is in place. Chris is a firm believer in competent city management and supports the referendum to allow for a City Manager. As a business owner and resident, he has a bidirectional view of city life. He has experienced the bureaucracy that the City has thrust upon business owners and understands why so many businesses are leaving Annapolis for the greener pastures of Parole. Chris is uniquely positioned to see our City from two perspectives.

Running as an independent will be an uphill battle; but in this election it may just be the thing that wins the election. He is not beholden to either the Republican or Democratic Central Committees nor does he have a political constituency of cronies to appease. From this position of power, Chris has the ability to bring difficult subjects to light without running the risk of political suicide.

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