Tierney addresses second allegation of theft

| October 26, 2017
Rams Head

Ward 1 Candidate for Alderman, Elly Tierney, has issued a statement addressing the recent reports in The Capital about a theft charge in 2011 in Baltimore City. This came on top of a prior article in The Capital detailing another theft from a local business in 2012.  The Baltimore City charges were dropped and the 2012 case has been expunged.  Below, is Tierney’s statement.

Gavin Buckley - Democrat for Mayor

The press coverage in the last week has been a surreal experience and one that I didn’t plan well for in choosing to run for Alderman of Ward One. I had closed a chapter in my life and compartmentalized it to a fault. I did not disclose incidents that were painful memories in my past. Looking back that was a bad choice. I sought legal advice in disclosing an expunged record when I was asked to be Ward One Residents Association President and I never looked back.

Let me provide some framework. I was fortunate to have a wonderful career that became my life, my identity, my support network through a very difficult marriage which ended in divorce. To cope with this, I used alcohol to self-medicate, while still maintaining my career and being a Mother. However, the finality of a divorce does not end the conflicting and confusing emotional complications associated with it. There were several periods of legal and financial firestorms. I left my career on a high note; my Mom died and my sole occupation was awaiting closure on the Inn. Without any established support structure, I fell apart and during that time I made some bad decisions, not all of which I clearly remember but for which I am fully responsible.

I learned that alcohol is a short-term solution and not worth the pain and suffering. Alcohol is no longer a part of my life. I have settled into a wonderful marriage, and have sought to be a positive force in a community that I love. I am very thankful for recent support from people around me that has reinforced my desire to stay in the race. If anyone wants to sit down with me to discuss this further, I am available.

I hope the voters will judge me on my more recent actions, the ones that made you vote for me in the primary. The decision is now in the voter’s hands.

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