County Councilman James “Captain” McMahan is already looking toward 2014.
Just months after he was as Bel Air’s District C representative, McMahan is already planning a fundraiser. It’s not all about the next election, though.
“[I’m] still clearing bills from last September and November,” McMahan wrote in an email to Patch.
The former commissioner advertised a May 28 breakfast at in his May 12 “Capt’n Jim’s ‘Coffee Talk’” e-newsletter.
The event is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. and tickets cost $35.
McMahan, a 73-year-old Republican, is the oldest member of the seven-person council. With the announcement of the fundraiser, he said he is "officially" committing to serving another four-year term on the council if re-elected.
“I love the job and I feel I make a difference,” he wrote.
The former Army soldier in the primary election before trouncing Democrat Jack Feldman.
In the “Coffee Talk” message, McMahan said it costs “upward of $20,000 to run for a council seat.” The local resident promised the same service regardless of financial support.
"The fact remains you do not need to send anything to continue receiving the best service I can render,” he wrote in the newsletter. “Thanks so much for allowing me to serve you.”
McMahan indicated in the email that the message was “not sent from a government computer or from government internet.” McMahan did not use his county-issued email address to send the message.