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.