Pete Lesher

“Investment in our downtown area will not only make Easton a better place to shop, eat and find entertainment, but it will protect and boost property values all around town and make Easton an even better place to live,”

  • Some of My Qualifications

    Active in the community, he is elected to the Easton Town Council, chairs the St. Michaels Historic District Commission, and serves on the boards of the Maryland Humanities Council, Council of American Maritime Museums, and Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

  • What I'm For

    Downtown revitalization, solutions to local traffic, safety issues and environmental stewardship.

  • One of My Ideas

    Easton must attract and retain law enforcement and emergency workers and provide them adequate support. Our community policing effort can only be effective with a fully staffed department.

  • Campaign Website

Pete Lesher (M.A. History, Columbia University) has served on the staff of Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum since 1991, currently as Chief Curator.

He is in his third term on the Easton Town Council, where he has been an effective in advancing downtown revitalization, developing municipal parks, and limiting annexation to parcels that are already developed. Working collegially with the mayor and the rest of the Council, he seen the town improve its credit rating while holding property tax rates steady. He is proud of his work with the Easton Comprehensive Plan, and the town’s cooperation with Shore Regional Health’s plans to develop a new medical center in Easton.

His civic engagement includes serving as chairman of the St. Michaels Historic District Commission, on the board of Maryland Humanities, the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, Council of American Maritime Museums and in the past as Curatorial Chairman of the Talbot Historical Society. He is past council president of Grace Lutheran Church in Easton. He volunteers with Cub Scout Pack 190.

Pete lives in the Earle’s Addition neighborhood of Easton (south of Brookletts). He and his wife, Mariana, have two children who attend Talbot County Public Schools.

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