Letter to Editor:
I recently sent a press release, via e-mail, to the media announcing my filing for Re-election to the Office of Sheriff for St. Marys County. It was brought to my attention that sending the e-mail from my office was a violation of the Maryland Ethics Commission law pertaining to Political Activity. I believed that as the incumbent Sheriff it would be proper to send the press release via my work e-mail. I was mistaken and for that I apologize.
I can assure the citizens of St. Marys County that I have never abused the authority of my Office and I have always had the best interest of the county and the Sheriffs Office first and foremost. I have been in contact with the State Ethics Commission to clarify several issues and this will not happen again.
David D. Zylak
St. Marys County, Maryland