Two elected Republican county leaders from Eastern Shore counties announced they are crossing party lines to endorse Frank Kratovil in the First Congressional District race. Roy Crow, President of the Kent County Board of Commissioners, and Jack Cole, President of the Caroline County Board of Commissioners, both called Kratovil the best candidate to represent the Eastern Shore in Congress.
Cole cited local environmental concerns as a key factor in his endorsement, and Crow voiced similar sentiments in endorsing Kratovil. Kratovil’s opponent, Senator Andy Harris, has the 6th worst lifetime environmental record out of 188 members of the Maryland General Assembly, according to the Maryland League of Conservation Voters. Kratovil also has been endorsed by the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition of Congressional Democrats. He lives in Stevensville with his wife Kim and their four sons. He has twice been elected State’s Attorney as a Democrat in majority-Republican Queen Anne’s County.