The 1st District: Introducing Candidate Jesse Colvin


It’s too bad that one of Jesse Colvin’s most compelling examples of his character is pretty much reserved for those who know something about college basketball.

A candidate in the Democratic primary for the Congressional 1st District seat now, and with four active tours of duty in Afghanistan as a U.S. Army Ranger behind him, Jesse still has a hint of horror in his voice when he recalled before our formal Spy interview of being a freshman reporter on Duke University’s student newspaper and asking the famed Coach K (Mike Krzyzewski) why he had ‘screwed up’ after a critical match against the University of Maryland.

The crowded press room fell silent as Jesse’s basketball heroes started to awkwardly shuffle their feet as Duke’s only living god, who is referred to on the Duke campus as “GOAT,” as in “Greatest of All Time,” came down on the cub reporter in a rage of fury that would crush a typical nineteen years old. But that might be the point; Jesse Colvin is not your ordinary anything.

A gifted student with a bright future in the field of international relations, Colvin instead signed up to not only serve in the military but sought out and earned a position in the 75th Ranger Regiment, perhaps the most elite fighting force in the world.

With all that in mind, it doesn’t seem so shocking then to see someone of Jesse’s age, with no significant political background, decide that he has what it takes to win what is turning out to be a hotly contested Democratic primary contest in June of next year and then defeat Representative Andy Harris in November.

This video is approximately five minutes in length. We have included Jesse Colvin’s “Coach K” story after the credits. For more information the Jesse Colvin for Congress campaign please go here

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Letters to Editor

  1. Gren Whitman says

    We First District democrats should take long looks at both Mr. Colvin and attorney Michael Pullen, from Easton.
    A plus for Colvin is that he actually lives in Harris’s back yard and can confront “Doctor No” on his own turf, up close and personal.

    • Charles Jones says

      The Chestertown Spy should take a look at another Democrat candidate for the Fist District, Allison Galbraith from Abingdon, Md. Allison has already confronted Rep. Andy Harris and found him wanting. She would be glad to be interviewed by the Spy. Here is a recent interview she did.

  2. I would like to ask Mr Colvin if he would have voted to further bloat our ridiculous defense budget or insist the funds be diverted to public education so our kids could have text books printed after 9/11 ?

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