LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Sen. Tim Scott Deserves Kudos

Tim Scott
Sen. Tim Scott has been praised for having a diverse staff. (Courtesy photo)

Thank you for sharing the article, “Democrats Far Worse than GOP in Minority Hiring,” by Stacy M. Brown in the July 20 edition of The Washington Informer. Your article shines some light on the honorable senator from South Carolina, Tim Scott. I know very little about the senator, other than he is black and a Republican, but your article gives me a little insight into what he seems to stand for. I can only imagine what it feels like to serve in the U.S. Congress and be the only black Republican senator, but Mr. Scott seems to have his priorities in place. He seems to understand that the only way to advance is to have an opportunity to serve in positions that allow you to advance, and you have to be given that opportunity to serve by someone in power. I applaud Mr. Scott for his foresight and his commitment to doing the right thing.

Lawrence Byers
Washington, D.C.

Largo on Cusp of Economic Boom

I hope Prince George’s County develops Largo the same as Silver Spring or Tyson’s Corner. I got very excited when I read your article by William J. Ford, “Hospital Anticipated as Nucleus of Future Downtown Largo” in the July 27, 2017, Informer. Just think of it, finally a downtown district in Prince George’s County, and Largo is a prime location. It has the land, the roads, and most importantly it has the community to support the growth. The residents in Prince George’s County have been trying to attract high-end shopping and dining options for its residents for years. Well, this may be just what the doctor ordered (no pun intended), the hospital. Yes, the new hospital, with all of its satellite businesses that surround it, can be the engine that drives the kind of growth we have been longing for.

David Shepard
Fort Washington, Md.

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