I take exception to the Guest Commentary of Patrick Hornberger in the edition of The Star Democrat dated July 15, 2020.

I worked for Sen. Frederick C. Malkus from 1972 until his retirement in 1994 and some thereafter. My 23 years with him included 13 sessions of the Maryland General Assembly of which one was the year of the legislation for the funding on the bridge across the Choptank River. If Sen. Malkus had not pursued what he did, we may still be riding over a two-lane bridge! He did not ask or indicate that the bridge be named for him — this I know as a fact from other senators that I had contact with. They informed me to be in the gallery on the day it was to be proposed to name the bridge in his honor and I was there to witness it.

Mr. Hornberger fails to list ALL of the accomplishments that Sen. Fred Malkus did for the Shore during his tenure of 47 years in the General Assembly. That is ONE of the reasons that he was honored with the bridge title.

I say that the bridge remains as it is!!!!




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