Journalist @baltimoresun writer artist runner #amwriting Chaplain PIO #partylikeajournalist

Journalist @baltimoresun writer artist runner #amwriting Chaplain PIO #partylikeajournalist
Journalist @baltimoresun writer artist runner #amwriting Md Troopers Assoc #20 & Westminster Md Fire Dept Chaplain PIO #partylikeajournalist

Friday, May 17, 2019

Installation of officers at the Jerome L. Day Post 48 – 29th Division Association

Installation of officers at the Jerome L. Day Post 48 – 29th Division Association at the American Legion in Westminster - with Caroline and many good friends including Sgt. Major Jim Eckard. The guest speaker was Tony Eckard from the Carroll County Public Library who spoke about the "Celebrating America" program. 17May2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Having lunch with my several of my biggest fans

Having lunch with my several of my biggest fans who double as my command staff, my younger sister and my Mom. The rest of my command staff, my wife Caroline, went back to work. My command staff is awesome. Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Monday, May 06, 2019

Westminster mayor Joe Dominick praises council candidates


Westminster mayor Joe Dominick praises council candidates

Awesome letter to the editor by Westminster Mayor Joe Dominick - Carroll County Times May 6, 2019 Letters: Westminster mayor praises council candidates https://www.carrollcountytimes.com/opinion/letters/cc-op-letters-050619-story.html

You’ve started seeing campaign signs, direct mail, and Facebook posts asking for your vote come Tuesday, May 14. An election for three seats on the City of Westminster’s Common Council is upon us.

Between elections, the residents in the City of Westminster rely on myself and the Council to make decisions on their behalf. It is a great responsibility that we are honored to have. Every two years the residents of the City have the great responsibility to vote for half of their representatives.

Jessica Laird works in business development at one of the largest institutions here in the city. She brings a new energy to the City and will be a strong supporter of public safety and Main Street initiatives.

Steven Colella also brings a new energy to the City. All of his professional experience has been in municipal government and economic development. Public safety and downtown initiatives would be his main focus.

Kevin Dayhoff is a former Mayor and Councilman. He is a very kind and caring man. I haven’t met anyone who loves the City of Westminster more than Mr. Dayhoff. If you ever want to hear a detailed history of the City, just ask him.

Councilman Gregory Pecoraro is currently a Councilman and is seeking re-election. He has served multiple terms and brings a lot of experience to the current elected body. Councilman Pecoraro is a good man. I’ve worked well with him on issues — when we agree and when we don’t.

I’ve known Kate Carter for a couple of years. She is a technology professional with a lot of good ideas. Between her professional experience and interest in downtown, Kate brings a lot to the table. Kate’s father was a business professor at Western Maryland/McDaniel College. He was the best teacher I’ve ever had.

Ann Thomas Gilbert has been one of the main people moving the Veteran’s Independence Project forward. She has devoted her professional life to social services. Running for Council is one more way she wants to help her community.

Disagreement is good in government, but politics doesn’t have to be negative. These six individuals have decided to step up to help preserve what’s good in the City and move the rest forward.

I am confident that the City of Westminster will be in good hands come May 14. Please vote for those who you want in office.

Mayor Joe Dominick

Westminster

https://dayhoffwestminster.blogspot.com/2019/05/westminster-mayor-joe-dominick-praises.html

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Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Common Council
Westminster Municipal election May 14, 2019
Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

Carroll County Times: www.tinyurl.com/KED-CCT
Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://tinyurl.com/KED-Sun

Facebook Dayhoff for Westminster: https://www.facebook.com/DayhoffforWestminster/
Facebook: Kevin Earl Dayhoff: https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff

Dayhoff for Westminster: www.kevindayhoff.info
Dayhoff Soundtrack: www.kevindayhoff.net
Dayhoff Carroll: www.kevindayhoff.org
Kevin Dayhoff Time Flies: https://kevindayhoff.wordpress.com/  

Westminster candidates for the May 14th, 2019 municipal election.

Westminster candidates for the May 14th, 2019 municipal election.

May 5th, 2019

https://dayhoffwestminster.blogspot.com/2019/05/westminster-candidates-for-may-14th.html 

VOCAL always does a good job of doing its homework and bringing the issues in the community forward for consideration and discussion. According to its website, “VOCAL is an inclusive grassroots group in Carroll County, Maryland advocating for ethical and just principles, policies, and officials in local government…” The community owes a debt of gratitude to VOCAL for all its work on behalf of the community.

It’s coverage of the Westminster municipal elections may be found here: https://vocalcarrollcounty.wordpress.com/elections/elections-2019/city-of-westminster-election-2019/

Westminster voters will head to the polls on May 14, 2019 to elect three members of the Common Council. The term of office for a Common Councilmember is four years.

Six candidates have filed to run for three open seats on the Westminster Common Council. The deadline to file was Monday April 15, 2019. at 5 p.m. The election will be May 14 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., according to Shannon Visocsky, Westminster City Clerk.

Candidates for the three open seats on the Common Council are Kate Carter, Steven Colella, Kevin Earl Dayhoff, Ann Thomas Gilbert, Jessica M. Laird, and Greg Pecoraro.

Those who live on the east side of Md. 31 vote at the Westminster fire department at 28 John St., she said. Those who live on the west side of Md. 31 vote at the Community Center at 325 Royer Road.

Anyone who has lived within the city limits for at least six months and can vote in a general election is qualified to vote in the municipal election, Visocsky said.

In the past, the city has faced issues such as public safety, economic development and how to keep the Main Street area vital.

The Carroll Community Media Center’s candidate profiles and voter guide for the May 14, 2019 municipal election may be found here: https://www.carrollmediacenter.org/westminster-voting-guide

VOCAL’s voter guide may be found here: https://vocalcarrollcounty.wordpress.com/elections/elections-2019/city-of-westminster-election-2019/westminster-candidates/

https://kevindayhoff.wordpress.com/2019/05/06/westminster-candidates/

https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff/posts/10216366287523366

https://patch.com/maryland/westminster/westminster-candidates-may-14th-2019-municipal-election 

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Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Common Council
Westminster Municipal election May 14, 2019
Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

Carroll County Times: www.tinyurl.com/KED-CCT
Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://tinyurl.com/KED-Sun

Facebook Dayhoff for Westminster: https://www.facebook.com/DayhoffforWestminster/
Facebook: Kevin Earl Dayhoff: https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff

Dayhoff for Westminster: www.kevindayhoff.info
Dayhoff Soundtrack: www.kevindayhoff.net
Dayhoff Carroll: www.kevindayhoff.org
Kevin Dayhoff Time Flies: https://kevindayhoff.wordpress.com/  

Friday, May 03, 2019

Be sure to let us know if you are coming to “Koffee with Kevin.”

Be sure to let us know if you are coming to “Koffee with Kevin.”

May 3, 2019 by Kevin Dayhoff, kevindayhoff@gmail.com

Sherri and I are trying to figure out how much food to order for “Koffee with Kevin” on Saturday evening at Birdie’s Café on May 4th, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for light refreshments and conversation. Let us know if you are coming so that Sherri can make arrangements to have enough food available. We are looking forward to see you. For more information please see: https://www.facebook.com/events/294279461495454/ and please sign-in, if you have not already done so. THX 

Keep in mind that there are no plans for a program, speeches or any mindless political drivel. Look upon it as an art opening without the artist talk.

Several of the other candidates have been invited. I like all of them – they are our community leaders. Everyone gets a participation trophy in this election. After the top three take their turn at the council table chances are the other three will continue to play a leadership role in the community. We hope.

Westminster has some tough challenges ahead and this is a good opportunity to get together and toss around a few ideas. There will be plenty of Birdie’s great coffee and light refreshments available. Many folks have asked for a get together to talk about the election. This is your chance.

It was suggested that we consult with our Ouija board about how many folks are coming. Earlier I had asked my Ouija board if Tupac is really dead or just ignoring my texts like usual? I mean, while he was alive, he created five studio albums – but he really did release five albums after he died in 1996.

However my board is still angry since I asked it, “Describe the history of the sociological, economic, psychological, and physiological progress of humankind in relationship to ethnomusicology and religious structure, from its origins to the present day; concentrating especially, but not exclusively, on its social, political, economic, religious, and philosophical impact on Europe, Asia, America, and Africa. Be brief, concise, and specific. It should rhyme, and be iambic pentameter. Do it in one paragraph; use semi-colons if needed.”

The planchette circled the board wildly and spelled-out "electric arc light." Well, according to multiple media accounts, in 1895, five-years after Charles Kennard, Helen Peters, “and several other investors started the Kennard Novelty Company to manufacture the [Ouija] board as a toy,” the big election issue was “electric lighting for the city,” according to historian Jay Graybeal.

Graybeal explained in research he documented in the late 1990s, “…through a vote of the citizenry, the use of street lighting by electric arc lamps was preferred. That is, the overwhelming majority of the 'Electric' ticket over the 'Gas' Ticket brought electric lights to our streets. To follow the press and certain actions on the part of our city fathers, it would indicate that Westminster took on new life immediately…”

So let’s celebrate the idea of Westminster taking on a new life after the election.

There is no charge for this event. For those who have asked – if you would like to make a contribution to help defray the costs of the event – speak with Sherri directly. I just want to concentrate on having a great event and I want to concentrate on the election campaign.

Birdie's café is the epicenter of cool in Westminster, MD. Birdie's café is owned by Westminster native Sherri Hosfeld Joseph, a local businesswoman and professional photographer. Birdie's café is conveniently located at 233 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157 410-848.7931

https://www.facebook.com/events/294279461495454/

https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff/posts/10216343815161571

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Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Common Council
Westminster Municipal election May 14, 2019
Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

Carroll County Times: www.tinyurl.com/KED-CCT
Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://tinyurl.com/KED-Sun

Facebook Dayhoff for Westminster: https://www.facebook.com/DayhoffforWestminster/
Facebook: Kevin Earl Dayhoff: https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff

Dayhoff for Westminster: www.kevindayhoff.info
Dayhoff Soundtrack: www.kevindayhoff.net
Dayhoff Carroll: www.kevindayhoff.org
Kevin Dayhoff Time Flies: https://kevindayhoff.wordpress.com/  

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Koffee with Kevin at Birdie’s Café May 4, 2019

Koffee with Kevin at Birdie’s Café May 4, 2019
Friday, April 26, 2019
Come have Koffee with Kevin Dayhoff at Birdie’s Café https://www.facebook.com/birdiescafe/ on May 4th, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for light refreshments and conversation.
I am running for one of the three seats available in the upcoming May 14th Westminster city election. Please stop by to spend some time with our friends and neighbors to talk about Westminster – what you like and what you would like to see improved.
There will be plenty of Birdie’s great coffee and light refreshments available. Many folks have asked for a get together to talk about the election. This is your chance. Let us know if you are coming so that Sherri can make arrangements to have enough food available. We are looking forward to see you.
There is no charge for this event. For those who have asked – if you would like to make a contribution to help defray the costs of the event – speak with Sherri directly. I just want to concentrate on having a great event and I want to concentrate on the election campaign.
Birdie’s café is the epicenter of cool in Westminster, MD. Birdie’s café is owned by Westminster native Sherri Hosfeld Joseph, a local businesswoman and professional photographer. Birdie’s café is conveniently located at 233 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157 410-848.7931 http://www.birdiescoffee.com/; e-mail: coffeebird@comcast.nethttps://www.facebook.com/birdiescafe/
This is a strictly non-partisan event. Elections in the City of Westminster are non-partisan. More elections in Carroll County and Maryland ought to be non-partisan. I celebrate and maintain an open and affirming, inclusive platform that extends to Republicans, Democrats, Tories, Whigs, the LGBTQT community, folks from all faiths, folks who like cats, folks who like dogs, folks who like tea, folks who like coffee – it is all the same to me. Glad we got all that cleared-up.
My support of folks different than me is just simply called patriotism, common sense, and a reluctance to buy into hysteria and sensationalism. I am a Marine with issues – and I support human rights. Nothing complicated. Nothing to see here. Just move along.
If you have a different point of view, I am fine with that. I want everybody to be happy. I want you to be happy. As long as folks are nice to me – I love different points of view and again, as long as people are nice to me, I go out of my way to talk to folks who disagree with me. If you really do not like living here it makes me sad. I love Westminster. I suggest you move, so someone can take your place that wants to roll-up their sleeves and lend a hand. Westminster and Carroll County may be a great place to live – but we sure do have lots of work to do. And we need all hands on deck.
I offer experience, energy, accessibility, vision, fiscally prudent, and socially responsible leadership.
I have a thorough knowledge of the history and traditions of the city with a keen eye for some future changes.
It would be an honor to have the opportunity to take another turn as a Westminster elected official.
This has been paid for by Dayhoff for Westminster, Caroline Babylon – Treasurer.
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Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Common Council
Westminster Municipal election May 14, 2019
Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

Carroll County Times: www.tinyurl.com/KED-CCT
Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://tinyurl.com/KED-Sun

Facebook Dayhoff for Westminster: https://www.facebook.com/DayhoffforWestminster/
Facebook: Kevin Earl Dayhoff: https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff

Dayhoff for Westminster: www.kevindayhoff.info
Dayhoff Soundtrack: www.kevindayhoff.net
Dayhoff Carroll: www.kevindayhoff.org
Kevin Dayhoff Time Flies: https://kevindayhoff.wordpress.com/  

Kevin Dayhoff, Westminster Common Council Candidate 2019



Kevin E. Dayhoff Candidate for the Westminster Common Council – May 14th, 2019



Community Media Center Candidate Profile - 12:30 pm Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Community Media Center located at 1301 Washington Road, Westminster MD.

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Hi, I am Kevin Dayhoff and I am running for one of the three open Westminster city council seats available in the upcoming May 14th city election.

I previously served as the Westminster mayor from 2001-2005. And a council member from 1999-2001. Folks tell me that I did a good job.

I am a retired farmer, business owner, historian, fire and police chaplain, artist, and writer. I would like to roll up my sleeves, work hard, and put all those experiences to work and do it again.

I would like to take another turn working for the community in City Hall. I know the community, its citizens, its history, and traditions – and have a keen eye for some future changes. I offer experience, energy, accessibility, vision, a fresh perspective, new ideas, and fiscally prudent and socially responsible leadership.

I am convinced I can make a contribution and make a difference.

The opportunity to serve as an elected or appointed official in a community like Westminster is a special privilege and responsibility. There are many ways that a person can serve our community. You can volunteer with service clubs, civic and non-profit organizations, recreational programs, or help out at your place of worship.

Historically, since the early days of our city, various folks in the community have taken turns on the city council. This has been the case ever since the days when folks served as a trustee for the Union Meeting House – the seat of government years before Westminster was incorporated in 1818.

In the past 14-years since I left office in 2005, I have remained active and served the community in other ways – primarily with my job as a newspaper reporter writing history. I have also volunteered at my church, the NAACP, and the Westminster Fire Company. It was good to take a break and let other folks have a turn.

Our current leadership has done a good job. I would like to build upon all their hard work and successes. However, at the same time, I'm concerned that in some ways, the city lost a little of its focus and needs to get back to basics. Especially when it comes to supporting public safety – the fire company, the police department, and public works.

I look forward to supporting our historic downtown shopping and business district by working to continue to attract special events, businesses, shopping and local jobs.

I believe that we need to maintain a continued emphasis on municipal and business infrastructure improvements –such as developing more water resources and maintaining our roads, sidewalks, trails – and recreational opportunities.

A number of folks in the community have approached me and asked if I would like to take another turn. After some thought and discussion with various friends who are city, county and state officials, I am convinced that by working together, we can move Westminster and Carroll County to another level – and take the community to that next step.

I remain positive and optimistic that we can seize a number of opportunities that are available at this point in the city’s history, shake some things up, give it a fresh coat of paint, and makes some things happen.

Please consider voting for me on May 14th. I promise to work hard for you. 


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Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Common Council
Westminster Municipal election May 14, 2019
Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

Carroll County Times: www.tinyurl.com/KED-CCT
Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://tinyurl.com/KED-Sun

Facebook Dayhoff for Westminster: https://www.facebook.com/DayhoffforWestminster/
Facebook: Kevin Earl Dayhoff: https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff

Dayhoff for Westminster: www.kevindayhoff.info
Dayhoff Soundtrack: www.kevindayhoff.net
Dayhoff Carroll: www.kevindayhoff.org
Kevin Dayhoff Time Flies: https://kevindayhoff.wordpress.com/  

Be Determined on Your Goals


“Dandelions are free” Poems and other insects - March 1982 / Kevin Dayhoff

https://dayhoffwestminster.blogspot.com/2019/05/be-determined-on-your-goals.html

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10216336128409407&set=a.10203968656950350&type=3&theater
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Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Common Council
Westminster Municipal election May 14, 2019
Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.
Carroll County Times: www.tinyurl.com/KED-CCT
Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://tinyurl.com/KED-Sun
Facebook Dayhoff for Westminster: https://www.facebook.com/DayhoffforWestminster/
Facebook: Kevin Earl Dayhoff: https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff
Dayhoff for Westminster: www.kevindayhoff.info
Dayhoff Soundtrack: www.kevindayhoff.net
Dayhoff Carroll: www.kevindayhoff.org
Kevin Dayhoff Time Flies: https://kevindayhoff.wordpress.com/  

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Condemnations of The New York Times antisemitic cartoon


Condemnations of The New York Times antisemitic cartoon

Hat tip: Julie Lenarz, “If an openly anti-Semitic cartoon makes it into the international edition of @nytimes, you know how far Jew-hate has creeped back into the mainstream. This cartoon was handpicked, signed off, published. Not an honest mistake.”

Jerusalem Post Diaspora: FLOOD OF CONDEMNATIONS OF NEW YORK TIMES FOR ANTISEMITIC CARTOON

Congressmen join former ambassador to Israel and journalists in slamming the newspaper.

BY SETH J. FRANTZMAN   APRIL 29, 2019

Condemnations of The New York Times increased over the weekend after the paper’s international edition published an antisemitic cartoon. The offensive image was of a blind US President Donald Trump wearing a yarmulke, being walked by a dog with the face of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and wearing a Star of David collar. Despite the paper calling it an “error of judgment” to publish it, congressmen and Jewish organizations joined the chorus of outrage.

Read more here: https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Antisemitism/Flood-of-condemnations-of-NYT-for-anti-Semitic-cartoon-588044

https://dayhoffwestminster.blogspot.com/2019/05/condemnations-of-new-york-times.html


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Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Common Council
Westminster Municipal election May 14, 2019
Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

Carroll County Times: www.tinyurl.com/KED-CCT
Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://tinyurl.com/KED-Sun

Facebook Dayhoff for Westminster: https://www.facebook.com/DayhoffforWestminster/
Facebook: Kevin Earl Dayhoff: https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff

Dayhoff for Westminster: www.kevindayhoff.info
Dayhoff Soundtrack: www.kevindayhoff.net
Dayhoff Carroll: www.kevindayhoff.org
Kevin Dayhoff Time Flies: https://kevindayhoff.wordpress.com/  

Monday, April 29, 2019

Slow down and pay attention

The other night at Englar Road and Woodward. Slow down and pay attention. Sta 3 EMS] 21:24 CT: VEHICLE COLLISION ENGLAR RD / WOODWARD RD BOX: 0328 DUE: M37, E31 19006769 21:25 Thu, Apr 25, 9:25 PM

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Kevin Earl Dayhoff to run for Westminster City Council

Kevin Earl Dayhoff to run for Westminster City Council

April 7, 2019 by Kevin Dayhoff

Kevin Dayhoff: From Westminster for Westminster creating a sense of place

Kevin Dayhoff filed Tuesday, April 2, 2019, for the upcoming May 14th Westminster City Council election

Tuesday afternoon, 2April2019, Caroline, and I went over to the Westminster City offices where I submitted the paperwork to run for one of the three Westminster Common Council seats available in the next municipal election on May 14th, 2019. I am pretty excited about it. I am looking forward to hopefully having another opportunity to serve.

It has almost been 15-years since I served as an elected official. (I served as a Westminster Common Council Member from 1999-2001 and the Westminster Mayor from 2001-2005.)

Over the years I have stayed pretty active in the community. However, I would like another opportunity to make a positive difference in the community by serving as an elected official. I want to be part of something bigger than me, my art, my farm, my writing. During the election I am on leave from the newspaper. I have very much enjoyed writing for the Baltimore Sun Media Group and I have been assured that after the election I can go back to my old job. Taking 6-weeks off from writing is hard. It’s like telling me not to breathe.

At this point in my life, I really want to take another turn in government because I think I can make a difference. I know the history and traditions of Westminster (and Carroll County) government. Before I was first elected to the Westminster Common Council in May of 1999, I had spent 20-years as an appointed official with various boards, commissions, and committees. Those experiences served me well. I would like to have another opportunity to put those experiences to work.

A fresh perspective and new ideas are needed in any organization. As times change, so must the City of Westminster. And the changes that are necessary in our community are best served with a relentlessly positive attitude – building upon the successes of the past work of city officials. I applaud their work and accomplishments. However it is time to let someone else have a turn.

Support public safety.

My vision for Westminster includes getting back to basics and enhancing public works and safety. The public works department, the Westminster Police and the Westminster Fire Company play a basic and critical role in our quality of life in Westminster and need our renewed support.

I understand public works. I farmed for 25 years from 1974-1999. In those years I worked as a landscape designer contractor and property manager. I have served for many years as a fire and police chaplain and public information officer. The many years of experience has given me a good working knowledge of the operations and the challenges that lie ahead.

Support economic development

I look forward to supporting our historic downtown shopping and business district by working to continue to attract special events, businesses, shopping and local jobs.

I owned a business for 25 years. I have been self-employed as a writer and an artist since 1973. I have written for several newspapers and magazine since I left office in 2005. I wrote about local government, ‘cops, courts, and crime,’ community events, politics, and history. I look forward to building upon my experiences as a business owner, elected, and appointed official, and work as an historian and writer - to promote the business of Westminster.

Support working with other public officials.

I was born and raised in Westminster. I have held various appointed and elected positions in local, county, and state government since 1978. I look forward to using that background and experience to Westminster’s advantage and benefit.

Over the years I have enjoyed working with many local municipal, county, and state officials. I served on the statewide MML Board of Directors for five years.

Increasingly, the future of Westminster and all local government depends on how well we work with other governments, law enforcement agencies, fire and EMS services, education officials, non-governmental organizations, and government officials. I look forward to continue to working my fronds and colleagues.

I look forward to continuing to work for the citizens of Westminster. I am excited about the opportunities and the future.

My six principles of public service have not changed since 1999:

My Basic Six Principles - May 1999

1. Fiscal responsibility – Expanding Commercial, Industrial, Retail and Community Based Employment Tax Base

2. Public Safety

3. Promoting Citizen Based Community Based Grass Roots Customer Service Oriented Government

4. Economic Development – which includes a strong approach to annexation, Community Based Employment, and continued downtown revitalization.

5. Enhancing Family Quality of Life – to include expanded recreational opportunities and emphasizing basic municipal services: snow removal, trash collection, water and sewer service and education.

6. Infrastructure improvements – Water, sewer and roads.

Fundraising

I am really looking forward to taking another turn as a Westminster elected official. We have been slowly and thoughtfully putting together our campaign.

On March 20, 2019 we opened-up a campaign finance checking account. We are looking forward to working hard on a relentlessly positive campaign. If you would like to help, please consider contributing to our campaign at:

Kevin Dayhoff
Dayhoff for Westminster
PO Box 124
Westminster, MD. 21158

Make the checks out to Kevin Dayhoff and put 2019 campaign in the memo line. Thanks. Any questions, txt me at 410-259-6403 or email me at kevindayhoff@gmail.com

Authority Caroline Babylon Treasurer


Kevin Dayhoff Brief Bio March 6, 2019

From 1999 to May 2005, Kevin Dayhoff served on the Westminster Common Council and as the Westminster mayor (2001-2005.) Kevin retired from farming, property management, landscape design, and contracting in 1999.

He is a second generation member of the Westminster Fire Company. He has been a member since 2001. He has served as a Chaplain for the Westminster Fire Company and Maryland State Police Troopers’ Lodge #20 since January 2011. He has served as the Public Information Officer of the Westminster Fire Company since 2007 and assistant secretary since Jan. 2018.

Kevin served in the US Marine Corps Reserves from 1971 – 1973.

He has served as a non-partisan appointed official on various state, county and local government boards and commissions since 1978. Including his extended family, the Babylon family; members of the family have served as Westminster, Carroll County, and Maryland State elected officials since the 1890s, and in the military since the 1600s.

Since 2004 Kevin has written for a number of national and local publications. He currently writes for the Baltimore Sun Media Group and is assigned to the Carroll County Times. His current primary assignment is local history, but in the past he has covered ‘cops, courts, and crime,’ politics, and local, state and national government. The Maryland Delaware DC Press Association awarded him an editorial award in 2009, and a religion reporting award on May 12, 2017.

Although his ancestors were historically Quakers, he was raised in the United Methodist Church. Since 1998, he has been an active member of Grace Lutheran Church. He served on the Grace Lutheran Church council from 2012 - 2018.

Kevin served in the Civil Rights movement in the south from 1971 to 1973. He is a member of the Carroll County NAACP Branch #7014 and served on the executive board since November 2012 and secretary since Nov. 2016. Many members of the local Carroll County NAACP are retired law enforcement officers or defense contractors.

He has exhibited art and photography since 1981. An avid artist and writer, he continues his interest in art, music and books, government and politics, technology, the environment, business and Ag issues.

His family, the Wrights, Warfields, Gillis and Haines family have lived in the central-Maryland - Carroll County area since the 1600s. He was born and raised in Westminster and lives in Westminster with his wife Caroline.

For more information and background, visit: https://www.facebook.com/DayhoffforWestminster/ and www.kevindayhoff.info

By Authority, Caroline Babylon, Treasurer


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

A Lenten monologue collection: “Twelve Ask: 'Is it I, Lord?'”

A Lenten monologue collection: "Twelve Ask: 'Is it I, Lord?'" Performed at Grace Lutheran Church. April 14, 2019 with a bunch of my friends. It was good. I appreciated hearing the story of Matthew 26: 20-22 in the narrative story form. With folks playing the role of the Disciples including Kris McMasters, Pastor Dave Schafer, Rich Schuster, Laura Russell, and Mike Harrod – as Jesus 

When it was evening, he reclined at table with the twelve.[a] 21 And as they were eating, he said, "Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me." 22 And they were very sorrowful and began to say to him one after another, "Is it I, Lord?" Matthew 26: 20-22

5th annual Westminster Wine Stroll - Sunday, April 14, 2019

Caroline and I enjoyed seeing a lot of friends and neighbors at the 5th annual Westminster Wine Stroll - Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3 PM – 7 PM

Monday, April 15, 2019

Bill Rehkopf, PIO for the Sykesville Fire Company is providing commentary on the Notre-Dame fire on CBSN

Bill Rehkopf, the extraordinary PIO for the Sykesville Fire Company in Carroll County – is providing commentary on the Notre-Dame fire on CBSN. I was half-asleep listening and watching the coverage on CBSN and fascinating enough, I heard a familiar and knowledgeable voice accurately explaining various dynamic of the fire. I looked-up at the TV and sure enough, it was Bill Rehkopf. 

Enter "Bill Rehkopf CBSN Notre-Dame fire" in your favorite search engine… https://www.cbsnews.com/news/notre-dame-cathedral-fire-notre-dame-68-million-renovation-massive-fire-today/. This is so sad – we were just there not too long ago. Notre-Dame is an international and historic witness to history. This is such a tragedy. 

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Westminster Fire Department Volunteer Recruitment Open House

Westminster Fire Department Volunteer Recruitment Open House

Open House at Westminster Fire Company Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 12 pm – 5 pm. 28 John Street, Westminster, MD 21158.

By Westminster Fire Company PIO and Chaplain Kevin Dayhoff April 8, 2019

The Westminster Volunteer Fire Department will be participating in the Maryland State Fireman's Association's statewide recruitment event on Sunday April 14th at the station on John Street in Downtown Westminster. Station and Apparatus tours will be offered and personnel will be available to answer any questions about becoming a member. Stop by between 12-5 PM to start your journey as a volunteer.

Interested in joining our growing professional team? Our team is comprised of individuals of many walks of life. As is the fire service in a whole, WFD fosters a “family” environment. Challenge yourself, build new skills, meet new people, and become a part of a tight-knit public safety community all while serving a purpose greater than yourself.

Benefits: While most members will agree that there are many intangible benefits of membership, there are also several other   valuable benefits available to volunteers.

Following three years of qualifying active membership, members are eligible for the LOSAP program: $4,500.00+ Maryland income tax credit. And: Monthly retirement stipend after 25 years of active volunteer membership.

FREE World-Class training provided. All turnout gear and equipment provided.
On-duty insurance coverage/Workers’ Compensation. Tuition reimbursement program for College/Technical School students.

Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Company
28 John Street
Westminster, MD 21158
Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 12 pm – 5 pm
For more information call: (410) 848-1800

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Open House at Westminster Fire Company Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 12 pm – 5 pm. 28 John Street, Westminster, MD 21158. https://patch.com/maryland/westminster/westminster-fire-department-volunteer-recruitment-open-house


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