Laura E. Price
Talbot County, Council Member, At-Large
Born, raised, and educated in Easton, Laura Price comes from a long line of Eastern Shore natives. Her determination to succeed was apparent early on. She took up ice skating at 13, an age considered too late for a skater to become a serious competitor. At 16, she moved away from home to train at the University of Delaware. She earned a spot on the U. S. National Ice Dancing Team and later spent six months in Japan as part of the featured act in “American Ice Fever.” Carrying her habit of excellence into other areas of life, Price won the title of Mrs. Maryland America in 2005 and competed in two national pageants. As an athlete and skating coach, she promoted healthy lifestyles as her platform. Her leadership skills earned her the position of director of the state pageant.
At a time when wasteful spending and budget cutbacks are paramount issues at every level of government, Price feels well-qualified to serve as a watchdog of taxpayer dollars. As owner of Mailboxes, Etc. in Easton, she relishes balancing the books and looking for ways to make the family business more efficient. Price says that much of Talbot County’s economy is dependent farmers and watermen, so finding ways to help clean up rivers and the Chesapeake Bay while still making sure that they have a viable way to make a living is a challenge that is unique to the county.
Price, her husband Richard, and their sons Nicholas and Justin enjoy jet skiing on the Tred Avon River. Both boys are active in Boy Scouts.
Wilbur “Buddy” Levengood, Jr.
Caroline County, Commissioner, At-Large
Wilbur Levengood, also known as “Buddy,” was born in Dover, but has lived in Caroline County for all but three years of his life. After graduating from North Caroline High School, he began his 35 year career as an employee of the county. He has been a small business owner, a farmer and past president of the Farm Bureau, and a lifetime member and trustee of the Goldsboro Volunteer Fire Company. Having seen the county from many angles, Levengood intends to upgrade infrastructure while aiding farmers and preserving the rural nature of the area. He believes these things, along with maintaining the quality of services that citizens have come to expect, can be done through responsible money management.
In his spare time, Levengood surfs the net and enjoys armchair exploring on Google Earth. His musical tastes include rock and roll, country and some classical. Levengood and his family visit all kinds of auctions, including those where old farm machinery shows just how much technology has changed agriculture and agrarian communities. Levengood enjoys shopping with his wife Sherry and daughter Hayley and finds it to be a relaxing distraction from his usual responsibilities. No doubt his bargain hunting skills will be an asset in balancing the county budget.
In the future, Levengood looks forward to driving cross-country with the family to see such sights as Lake Meade, the Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon, and Our Lady of the Rockies in Butte, Montana.