The Developer Cartel's Goal

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Please Don't Take My Picture


The woman in this photograph is Diana Waterman. She’s been the treasurer and financial records manager at Waterman Business Park in Chester which is about as close to the center of the Developer Cartel as you can get. She also happens to be the wife of Barry Waterman.

Barry Waterman is Mareen Waterman’s son. He is an owner/partner of Waterman Realty Company and the Waterman Family Partnership.

 Mareen Waterman is the driving force behind the Developer Cartel. His Cartel is attempting to buy the outcome in the Queen Anne’s County Commissioner race so he, his family and his developer friends can operate unhindered in their development pursuits. Sadly, corresponding with the goal of adding to their significant wealth is their goal of converting Queen Anne’s County farmland into another Glen Burnie.

So what was Diana Waterman doing when we took this picture of her this past weekend?  She was campaigning in Symphony Village with Robert Mansfield, one of two Republican Candidates for County Commissioner from District 1.

But what’s the problem and why didn’t she want her picture taken?  Well it’s not a secret that the Developer Cartel hand-picked Mansfield (see Cartel Candidate and Deadbeat Dad) and is working hard to promote him over his Republican Primary opponent, David Dunmyer. But the huge problem is Diana Waterman is also a top officer (Vice Chair) of the Republican Central Committee of Queen Anne’s County (and she’s running unopposed for re-election to the Committee).  She knows that by campaigning for the Cartel’s tool, Robert Mansfield, against another Republican, she is abusing her position on the Central Committee.

Each Central Committee member is elected by all party members and is supposed to be a representative of the entire party -- not certain elements or constituencies within it.  Under the by-laws of both Republican and Democrat Central Committees, it’s the role of each member, and the Central Committee in general, to remain completely neutral in their support of declared candidates until after the primary.  This is a good rule because it allows all candidates to be a part of a fair and ethical election process, supported by their local central committee. 

Members of the Developer Cartel don’t care about following rules, fairness, or ethics when their financial interests are at stake. 

Diana Waterman gave every appearance of hiding from our camera – because she was doing something she knows was wrong and was caught at it.

18 comments:

  1. I hope the other Republican Central Committee members will ask her to resign. This will definitely cause me to give my financial support directly to the candidates rather than the Republican Party. The Waterman candidates will not get a cent from me if I can help it. Can we report her to the state Republican Committee?

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  2. I agree. We will make no more donations to the party with people like her in charge. Good advice.

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  3. Wait a minute. When we give to the Republican party, people like Waterman control it? How do we know it won't go to her favorites?

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  4. You don't. It's my understanding that her young son will soon be on there with her soon.

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  5. Call it the Waterman party from now on. Any serious conservative should avoid this group like the plague. It's like Beck says, "It's not what's right or left, it's what's right or wrong." The Waterman party is just plain wrong!

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  6. I have just read every word on this site and am ashamed to say that I was buffaloed by this bunch. I was actually going to vote for some of Waterman's selections. I really had no clue. I know Olds and Arentz. How could they? People wake up! I just did. Good site. Keep it up. I'll never eat at Hemingways again! There ought to be a site showing all restaurant health inspections. Arentz where is your sense of decency?

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  7. The QAC Republican Central Committee is a plague on the party. They are splitting the Republican party in two at a time when we need unity to take back control of this state from the tax and spend liberals. The sad part about this is that it is all in the name of greed. They are willing to sacrifice the entire County Republican party so they can line their pockets. The state Republican party needs to know what is going on here. If they won't do anything about it, the National republican party needs to do something. Diana Waterman ought to be ashamed of herself.

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  8. All in the name of self interests. Shame, shame shame.

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  9. i suffered thru 3.5 years [as an elected member of the QAC central committee]Kurt tbabe and Don alcorn left within the 1st. few months.few citizens ever attended our meetings....So now we see the results.Andrew langer,Mrs Carrick,Waterman,marony now run the republican party..and they have approx 20,000.00 in their war chest.the money will be 90-100% spent by november1,2010..on waterman's picks!! RWF Jr.

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  10. "If men of wisdom and knowledge, of moderation and temperance, of patience, fortitude, and perseverance, of sobriety and true republican simplicity of manners, of zeal for the honour of the Supreme Being and the welfare of the commonwealth; if men possessed of these other excellent qualities are chosen to fill the seats of government, we may expect that our affairs will rest on a solid and permanent foundation."
    - Samuel Adams (1722-1803), a signer of the Declaration of Independence from Massachusetts who was called by many the "Father of the American Revolution"

    Sam Adams had the right idea, are we to settle for morally decrepit individuals to run the local government? Return to history.

    Denise Sultenfuss

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  11. You suffered Mr. Foley? Really? If you can't handle the RCC what makes you think you are cut out for County Commissioner?

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  12. Mr. Foley was voted by the citizens to the Republican Central Committee not the Waterman Central Committee. And who said he couldn't handle it? He's running for office so it would be unethical to remain on the committee. Oh, that's right ethics. Something in short supply on that committee. Kudos to Foley for his ethics.

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  13. I am a local realtor and just received an email from Dick Sells, Chairman of Bay Area Association of Realtors. In this email he correctly stated that our organization is not supposed to be political. Then he promoted Waterman's candidates, PAC and website. I am forwarding you his email. Please make it public so people can see how far Waterman's influence reaches. Mr. Sells is short on ethics and this shows it.

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  14. I got it too. I am a realtor that lives here and won't support the candidates that Sells is promoting. Sells and Waterman are 2 peas in a pod. I resent his use of BAAR to send what was basically an ad for the Waterman candidates. I only hope that readers of your site understand that most realtors in our county care about quality of life issues. I know the economy is bad, trust me. I'm suffering from it. But I don't want to live in another Baltimore and won't vote for people that want to do that to our county!

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  15. another angry realtorSeptember 9, 2010 at 6:31 AM

    You gotta do a story on this! Most of us live here and we do care. We ought to form another group called CRQAC-caring realtors in Queen Anne's County. I'm a Republican. Dunmeyer, Frohn and Simmons have my vote. I hope my husband agrees with me.

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  16. Angry realtor? More like "out-of-business" realtor...

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  17. When the RE Tax has to get raised to make ends meet, which will erode home value's further, which raise the foreclosure levels, which raise unemployment, Then we will see some angry realtors, and citizens. That's is if all services aren't cut to a bare minimum 1st. Come on people.

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  18. Anonymous @5:46
    A home's value is not based on additional taxes and fees, that speaks more to a home's affordability, not it's worth. Of course, if you add tons more homes that require infinitely higher county expenditures on services, the taxes are going to have to go up, you can count on that.

    I love how people pretend that we live in a vaccuum, look at the counties that ARE developed! Jesus Christ, it's not that difficult! Does Baltimore County have high taxes? Does Anne Arundel County have high taxes? Does Howard County have high taxes? The answer to all three is yes. They also have comparable unemployment rates, comparable foreclosure rates, comparable everything.

    Except of course they have more people. More concrete. More parking lots, more malls, more crime, more gangs, more blight, more more more.

    Oh, and what do foreclosures have to do with unemployment? Foreclosure follows unemployment, not the other way around.

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