Election '90/council Races: Pierno Upsets Schafer, Hatem

Beats Helton Webster Scores Win

September 16, 1990|By Karen Keeney | Karen Keeney,Staff writer

Retired IBM executive Jeffries Webster coasted to an easy victory in the Democratic primary for the District B County Council seat Tuesday.

He will face Republican incumbent Joanne S. Parrott, a former advertising executive, in the general election Nov. 7. Parrott had no primary opponent.

Webster, of Fallston, received 8,564 votes, compared to 5,038 votes for his primary opponent, John R. Gaughan, also of Fallston.

Webster took 42.2 percent of the vote, while Gaughan received 24.8 percent.

Almost one-third Harford Democrats who went to the polls or cast absentee ballots didn't vote in the District B primary race, based on county Board of Supervisors of Elections results.

Both Webster and Gaughan, president of a Bel Air-based environmental consulting firm, said during the campaign that they saw growth and protecting the environment as the major issues facing the county.

Webster, 60, has emphasized his proposals for improving recycling.

Parrott has proposed that a new county agency be created to handle recycling and sediment control problems.

In the general election, Parrott, 50, also plans to stress constituent service. Parrott, who was first elected to office in 1986, said she has treated being a council member as a full-time job.

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